Transport

Transport Photo
The transport demonstrator will focus on Cloud Enabled Mobility (CEM). This concept seeks to connect users with information and other cloud-based services (e.g., booking and billing systems) in such a way as to reduce travel frustrations and congestion, and also allow users to make spontaneous public transport decisions.

Motion Map

MotionMap App

One aspect of CEM that is being particularly examined is the development of a city-wide transport information service. This service, called MotionMap, will be delivered as an app that continuously describes the real-time movements of people and vehicles across the city. The App has embedded timetables, car parking, bus and cycleway information, and estimates congestion and crowd density in different parts of the city.

A user trial of MotionMap will start in April 2017. To register your interest email enquiries@mksmart.org.

 

The video below is an introduction to our approach in developing MotionMap.

Developing MotionMap

Developing MotionMap

A demonstration system of MotionMap will be used to explore how this type of user-focused information might influence travel behaviour and transform the provision of all types of transport services in Milton Keynes. It will not only be an information system in its own right, allowing people to provide personalised travel information, but will act as a platform on which community groups and businesses can build new, cloud enabled, transport services.

Sensors for People

Sensors For People

The detailed specifications for MotionMap were completed and a specialist consultant was appointed to develop and demonstrate the app. Extensive sensor network development, testing and demonstration has now been completed. These include using small cameras and visual analytics to provide data on car park occupancy, congestion and how crowded the local buses are.

 

The Future

Driverless Cars

MotionMap will be launching its Beta phase in early 2017! Contact enquiries@mksmart.org to join.  MotionMap will also be incorporated into the Cambridge and Milton Keynes Transport Strategy as its legacy beyond MK:Smart and the HEFCE funds.

We will also take the Milton Keynes’ predictive traffic models to explore how MotionMap can help cut anticipated future congestion. We also aim to explore the potential for how MotionMap can help enable novel forms of public transport (e.g. driverless pods and buses-on-demand).


Leader: Prof. John Miles
University of Cambridge

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