MEISTER aims to optimise the use of urban infrastructure by linking charging and parking services. An interoperable platform and services for reserving and paying for charging processes will be implemented.
Finding a parking spot in the inner city takes time and energy. City2.e, funded by the German national government, investigates how we can improve parking: Parking sensors report free spaces, which are then shown in an app. The VMZ was responsible for the mobility platform the routing services.
For the EU Commission’s research area ‚Steering towards Green and Perceptive Mobility of the Future’, project partners created an app for urban bikers. The VMZ developed the bike routing for the project. We determined high risk areas for accidents and gave app users an ‘avoid high accident areas’ option in their route planning.
Four mobility displays give employees and visitors at the Federal Ministry of Transportation and Digital Infrastructure all transportation options at a glance: They can find out about the traffic situation on Berlin’s streets, construction sites and disruptions, public transport departure times, walking routes to nearby stations and carsharing options.
In the historically-protected offices of the City Council’s Department for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection there is also room for the technology of the future: In the entryway, one mobility display for public transport and one for individual transportation inform visitors about their next connections.
Our mobilitx information can be easily integrated into other devices: for congress center Berlin Messe the VMZ runs a system in the cloud. Real-time information of the streels and from Berlin airports on upcoming departure flights are presented in the Messe’s content management system on portable columns at different locations.
Visitors can see how much our mobility display has to offer at the Ludwig-Erhard-House in Berlin. For the Berlin Chamber of Commerce offices, the VMZ integrated information on upcoming departures into an existing CMS so it could be embedded into the Chamber’s event information service. This solution is hosted on the customer’s own server hardware.
Mobility displays have proven itself outside of Berlin, too. Two displays, one for individual transport, the other for public transport, demonstrate this at SIEMENS’ Munich offices for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Data on the traffic situation doesn’t come from the Traffic Information Center Berlin but from a local provider integrated by the VMZ.
VMZ realized a 4K mobility display for the operation in an 80 inch display at the exit west of the Munich Trade Fair Centre. In addition to a location map, the mobility monitor contains an overview of public transport as well as the fair's own airport shuttles and details of the current traffic situation and related messages.
The VMZ’s route planner calculates the best path – according to the criterion of your choice: duration, distance, cost or environmental cost (CO2 emissions). This production-tested module for apps and info systems can be individualized at the project level. Upon request we will include external routing data from sources like Google and TomTom.