Multimodal mobility information all under 1 roof!
TMaaS launched in April 2020 the multimodal mobility platform for the City of Ghent: LINK.Gent
A TMaaS dashboard for Ghent: LINK.gent
Your city’s mobility data in one single location. The TMaaS dashboard provides you with an overall picture of the mobility in your city. You can thus make smarter decisions thanks to the TMaaS solutions that can be added to the dashboard. Most TMaaS solutions are data driven and can be configured using the locally available data.
TMaaS Map Viewer
The TMaaS Map Viewer is an autonomous option for viewing maps and zooming in on map details. Users can see map details, switch layers on and off and zoom in on details. They can also view additional pieces of information about different elements on the map, such as the description and the update rate of the data and a link to more detailed information. Users can find locations by entering the addresses in the ‘find location’ box. The TMaaS Map Viewer can be used as a stand-alone feature or can be integrated into the TMaaS Dashboard.
This service, that is powered by the TMaaS Trigger Activator and the multimodal TMaaS Alternatives Calculator, acts as a pre-trip alert system to make journeys through the city smarter and speedier. Alerts are sent to users by email, text or in-browser notifications and are tailored to the users’ own personal travel preferences.
Additionally, in the event of rare incidents that have a significant impact on mobility, general alerts can be published to all users at once.
Users create a personal profile in the platform and enter their daily points of departure and destination in or around the city as well as their preferred means of transport (car, bike, public transport, etc.). Citizens can select how they want to receive future alerts (e.g. SMS, email or in-browser), the days they would like to receive messages and in which time slots they want to be alerted. The notifier is primarily designed as a pre-journey alert, as the system is not capable of knowing the exact location of the user (no tracking of users). Users can create new routes at any time, add or delete trips and switch notifications on and off.
TMaaS Data Editor
When operators receive information on traffic events from citizens through the 2-way communication or from other sources, they should be able to insert this information into the dashboard. (Planned) road works or road closures and corresponding detours can also be inserted into the dashboard. It can be entered in the TMaaS platform as a new data source, so that other system components (e.g. route planner, notifier, real-time traffic events, etc.) can take this information into account.
TMaaS Trigger Activator
TMaaS monitors traffic conditions and user preferences on a continual basis. Whenever the combination of traffic information and user preferences requires a calculation of alternative routes and means of transport, the TMaaS engine sends a trigger to the ‘Alternatives Calculator’ to request useful travel alternatives for this user.
TMaaS Alternatives Calculator
The route planning function in the Alternatives Calculator (back-end) is designed for the ultimate in multimodality so that different modes of transport can be combined for one single journey. The TMaaS Alternatives Calculator calculates relevant travel alternatives for drivers, users of public transport (allowing for timetables and location of public transport points), pedestrians and cyclists based on real-time traffic conditions. When determining suitable travel alternatives, user preferences are accounted for.