Research Project Door-to-door information for Air Passengers (DORA) has started

10th July 2015

The research project DORA is funded within the EU research program Horizon 2020 and refers to the tender MG 1.3-2014 Seamless Air Mobility. DORA has been launched the 1st June 2015 and has a term of 3 years. The VMZ Berlin is responsible for the technical project management.

In the DORA project an innovative door-to-door information service will be developed and tested, which involves the landside transport, air traffic and the real time situation at the airport terminal. The information service is provided to the passengers as a smartphone app.

During a one-year test phase the service will be developed as a prototype for the connection Berlin - Palma de Mallorca.

The essential component is an intermodal routing service based on real-time data on the road, rail and air traffic situation for the departure from and journey to the airport. With newly developed solutions for the mobility inside the terminal such as indoor navigation via smartphone and waiting time detection at the security checks the mobility information offer for passengers will be completed. In case of disruptions passengers are automatically informed about alternative routes. In addition, the service will be integrated into the information systems of transport companies and airport companies.

In addition to the airport companies, the cities of Berlin and Palma de Mallorca, the operators of the local traffic information centers, the public transport companies, universities as well as technology companies participate in the project. In Berlin the precise partners besides VMZ Berlin are the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment, Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB), Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg and the Technical University of Berlin. Air Berlin is an associated partner.

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This project has received funding from the european union's horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n° 635885.