Live demonstrations

Daily MOBiNET service demonstrations at MOBiNET / Dynniq stand

On 20, 21 and 22 June 2017 recurrent presentations on MOBiNET final results and components took place. The presentations highlighted the best use and added value of the platform for use cases such as RTTI, Parking, Taxi, GLOSA and Voice Info. Technical as well as business aspects and related findings were highlighted during the presentations.

The presentation of each service started with a general introduction to the MOBiNET project: overview of the MOBiNET platform offer, the MOBiAGENT application for consumer interaction with the MOBiCENTRE, and the MOBiNET core components and tools.

Each presenter clearly highlighted how the platform was used by each service, what different components were used as to highlight the added value of the service (with and without MOBiNET).


Figure 1: Peter-Paul Schackmann, TNO, presenting RTTI

  

Figure 2: Jesper Holgersen, GateHouse, (left) and Tamas Roosz, NMP, (right) presenting Parking


Figure 3: Daniela Vasari, PluService, presenting Taxi Bologna

  

Figure 4: Robbin Blokspoel, Dynniq, presenting GLOSA Figure 5: Olli Pihlajamaa, VTT, presenting VoiceInfo

The individual presentations for RTTI, , Taxi Bologna, GLOSA and Voice Info are available.



 

Live outdoor demonstrations

Live outdoor demonstrations included the Parking and GLOSA services in cooperation with CO-GISTICS in the Dynniq and Géoloc vehicles.

The demonstration illustrated the roaming of parking services was also demonstrated between a local parking service and two MOBiNET parking services, one from Denmark and the other from Italy, by making use of Strasbourg open data. MOBiNET functionalities of authentication and service discovery between providers using the same data format, as well as the billing & clearing between business parties were highlighted through the demonstration.

The GLOSA (Green Light Optimal Speed Advice) service was also demonstrated. GLOSA gives a speed advice to the driver in order to reach the intersection with a green light. During this demonstration the MOBiNET demo driver was approaching one or more of the 5 equipped traffic lights in Strasbourg. For the occasion the traffic light controllers were adapted by Fareco so the GLOSA service could receive the real-time information from the traffic light controller and give the driver a speed advice. This V2X facility integrates the most recent version of SPaT/MAP and most recent security standards.

MOBiNET enables deployment of GLOSA as an online service, seamlessly available across different locations in Europe. The GLOSA real-time data and location data of Strasbourg were published in the MOBiNET marketplace. The (foreign) driver of the demo ride could use the GLOSA service in Strasbourg, via his own app and not a different GLOSA app special for Strasbourg.

  

 
  

 
  

 

GLOSA

The GLOSA service was demonstrated in cooperation with the CO-GISTICS demo. It was also integrated in the MOBiNET platform and demonstrated by Dynniq who brought one vehicle to Strasbourg.

The GLOSA service, when approaching one of the 5 equipped traffic lights in Strasbourg, gave a speed advice to the driver in order to reach the intersection with a green light.

GEOLOC SYSTEMS had developed its own V2X facilities integrating the most recent version of SPaT/MAP and most recent security standards. The GLOSA application had been adapted and received real-time information from the traffic light controllers adapted for the occasion by Fareco. The demonstration was completed by a second vehicle provided by Euro Metropole of Strasbourg.

The demo had the ambition of being interoperable with another GLOSA application developed in the frame of the European MOBiNET project by Dynniq.

     

Figure 7: Demonstration proposed by Geoloc systems as a result of the CO-GISTICS project

MOBiNET integrated the MAP/SPaT in its framework for connected and location based communication hosted by Dynniq, sharing the same framework as the testsites with GLOSA in Vigo, Trondheim and Helmond. Parking information was published in the MOBiNET service directory. This means all parking services connected to MOBiNET were automatically able to use the local data from Strasbourg, irrespective of their country of origin.
 

Parking services

The parking service demonstration showed the roaming of parking services by two parking services connected to MOBiNET, one from Denmark and the other from Italy, and making use of loca data from Strasbourg. Parking information from the two services and StrasMap open data were published in the MOBiNET Service Directory. The demonstration illustrated MOBiNET functionality of service discovery between providers using the same data format, and how these services can then use MOBiNET authentication and billing functionalities, irrespective of their country of origin, and seamlessly for their own customers, who can continue to use their own app across different locations in Europe.

 
Scenario for the North Denmark Region service (NDR):

For the demo the open data for Strasmap.eu were used and converted into the data format that the NDR Parking API uses. A proxy server was set up to do this conversion. The service was then published into the Service Directory, pointing to the proxy server as service provider, relaying data from Strasbourg in the right data format.

The MOBiNET demo driver was a user from Aalborg who had arrived in Strasbourg for the first time, having no relations to any parking providers here. Fortunately the user’s normal parking provider in Aalborg was MOBiNET enabled and was a parking provider in Strasbourg:
Initially the MOBiNET demo driver searched for the parking lot that was closest to the conference centre, by checking the “Near my position” checkmark and then the “Take me to a parking lot” button.


Figure 8: NDR Parking “Take me to a parking lot”

The app then found the MOBiNET enabled parking provider in Strasbourg and suggested the nearest parking lot which was Rives de l’Ar.


Figure 9: NDR Parking “Nearest parking lot in Strasbourg”

By swiping right on the screen with the suggested parking lot the user received directions to the parking lot from his position at the conference centre.


Figure 10: NDR Parking “Directions to the nearest parking lot”

If the user wanted to use an external navigation program to guide him to the parking lot, he could press the buttons at the lower right of the screen to start such a program.
Once arrived at the parking lot, the user had to press “In Parking Lot” button (he could swipe left to go back to that screen).


Figure 11: NDR Parking “In parking lot” button

The user then had a grace period of three minutes in which he could abort the parking session without having to pay for the parking.


Figure 12: NDR Parking “Parking initiated”

After the three minutes passed the screen changed and the user now received the option to terminate the parking session.


Figure 13: NDR Parking “Pay for Parking”

As the two parking services were using MOBiNET, the Aalborg parking service informed the Strasbourg parking service (using MOBiNET Identity Management) and the Billing component about the parking taking place and the parking attendant in Strasbourg was able to check if the parking was valid, by looking up the license plate number in the Strasbourg backed system (e.g. via an app).
Once the user pressed the “Pay” button, the parking session was terminated and payment took place at his local parking provider In Aalborg.
As the parking provider in Aalborg and the one the user had been using in Strasbourg were both MOBiNET enabled, the two services and the Billing component were all informed about the termination and the amount involved. At the end of the month the Billing component sent out an invoice to the Aalborg parking service, containing the due amount that their user had in Strasbourg.

 
Scenario for the Italian service myCicero:
For the demo the open data for Strasmap.eu were used and converted into the data format that the myCicero platform uses. myCicero app integrated the parking areas covered by Strasmap.eu giving a complete overview of the structures available in Strasbourg (mostly those close to the ITS European congress venue). In a unique app it was possible to offer useful information to support driver pre and during trip.

To allow the integration of this data, the technical team had designed an updated version of the logical and physical architecture. New components and services had been included to perform this new integration. Whenever the parking app requested parking data provided by Strasmap.eu, the new service translated and forwarded this request to the app and showed this information to the user.

In the car the MOBiNET demo driver was a user from Italy who has arrived in Strasbourg for the first time, having no relations to any parking providers here. Fortunately the user’s normal parking provider in Italy (reseller of pre-paid parking service) was MOBiNET enabled and so was a parking provider in Strasbourg with specific enabled functions.

Initially we ran the myCicero app that showed the available mobility services and the new features, such as ITS European Congress.


Figure 14: Italian myCicero app including the ITS European Congress”

The user could click on the button and the app showed the MOBiNET enabled parking areas close to the ITS venue, in Strasbourg.


Figure 15: Italian myCicero app “MOBiNET enabled parking areas close to ITS venue in Strasbourg”

A comprehensive list of available parking areas and the map to improve the UI and UX were available for the end-user.


Figure 16: Italian myCicero app showing the end user available parking areas and map to improve UI and UX

The user could search the parking areas by using the list or the map. Clicking on the parking area, the app showed detailed information for selected parking area, such as time and price.


Figure 17: Italian myCicero app navigating the user to the parking area

By clicking on the specific function Bring me here, the app invoked the Google API to navigate the user to the destination, the parking area.
Of course the user could just take information about parking areas in Strasbourg because there were not WS or API available to integrate the booking and payment function.
The demonstration wanted to prove the potentiality and usefulness of the MOBiNET platform and its components and how the services can be combined to enlarge the offered functions both to the stakeholders and users.