One of the highlights of the 3rd Plenary Meeting in Breukelen at the beginning of July 2013 was the kick-off of the two project “Use Cases”. Beside of the theoretical examination of the project’s main topics, the further steps are to test its results on the real world. Therefore, two use case scenarios are foreseen in SIMPLI-CITY. The first deals with the increased mobility demand and is structured into two parts, first, “routing to a big event” in Dublin considering road traffic diagnosis and road traffic predictions, and second, “personalised traffic restrictions” in Bologna.

Using SIMPLI-CITY, it will be possible to automatically detect traffic congestion, delayed buses and other traffic anomalies in real-time. In the real world context, a query, such as: “Why is there traffic congestion in Dawson road now?” are then answered by SIMPLI-CITY with “This is caused by a music concert in Canal road that starts in 30 minutes, with a probability of 0.4”.

The traffic prediction functionalities developed in SIMPLI-CITY will help drivers to make efficient navigation plans considering the available traffic information. Once the information to be predicted is known by the SIMPLI-CITY system, real-time prediction is provided and its results are refreshed on a time basis.

In Bologna, SIMPLI-CITY will act as a “personal assistant”, which is able to know at any time where and how it is possible to access the city. It will help road users to reach their destination easily while using the most appropriate transport mode, thus reducing driving time, congestion and reducing the CO2 emissions. 

 

The second use case enhances the driving experience by raising the environmental awareness and the driver’s comfort.

SIMPLI-CITY will provide alternative route suggestions, avoiding standard navigation based on traffic, municipality events and eco-mobility information. Further, offline vehicle information as well as route comparison and community information will be included.

For the driver’s comfort, applications will be provided, dealing with holiday route planning, the integration of a multimedia guide as well as an accident distant early warning system which is able to detect if a user is approximate a dangerous driving point. For entertaining the driver, a radio app will enable media stream access and access to social networks will be integrated into SIMPLI-CITY.

Both SIMPLI-CITY’s “Use Cases” will show how to implement various project results and to bring theoretical input to live.

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