“Good infrastructure, better connections, and cheap tickets are the main concerns of EU citizens when it comes to transport.”
EU transport Comissioner Violeta Bulc (quoted in reference to results of the 2014 Eurobarometer survey).
MyCorridor is a 3-year project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Its overall objective is to achieve sustainable travel in urban and interurban areas and across borders by replacing private vehicle ownership by private vehicle use. The project looks into connecting services from various service providers and providing the traveler with alternatives to replace their own vehicle trip with combined shared vehicles and multimodal transport solutions. The project is part of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept that puts users at the core of transport services, offering them tailor-made mobility solutions based on their individual needs.
How does it work
On one hand, MyCorridor project introduces a gateway for service providers who are willing to register their transport services and make them available on the platform. On the other hand, end-users (both travelers and carpoolers) send a request for mobility. The platform that acts as a matchmaker between their preferences and the available services.
The key components of the project will be in a one-stop-shop information system and a single payment mechanism.
The conventional MaaS concept is mostly concentrated on public transport and sharing mobility services within a certain locality. MyCorridor expands this view to Corridors. The project will bring together different MaaS issuers of various cities and regions which are connected by corridors. For more information please see the Pilots page.
MyCorridor will also develop an innovative platform, based on mature Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) technology, that will combine connected traffic management and multi modal services.
The project will also aim to modernise the mobility market by introducing new business models, payment schemes ( e.g. Mobility token) and business roles ( e.g. Mobility Services Aggregator).
Overall, a 10% mobility enhancement is targeted for the project’s Pilot sites and at least a 15% shift from private car to shared transport solutions.
MyCorridor tasks will be undertaken by a balanced consortium that encompasses all key actors, namely 2 key industrial Partners (SWARCO, Tom-Tom), 7 dynamic SME’s in the mobility market (INFOTRIP, CHAPS, WINGS, MAPTM, AMCO, VivaWallet, HaCon), 1 mobility agency (RSM), 1 ITS association (TTS), 4 Research performers (UNEW, CERTH, UPAT, SRFG), 1 multinational Legal Firm with specialisation in novel mobility scheme structuring (OC) and IRU Projects which will act as the liaison to MaaS Alliance.