WP01 - Traveller Concerns Specification The traveller concerns specification work package aims to provide a novel Travel companion and enhance the traveller’s journey. This work package aims at:
Completion of previous developments and filling gaps related to intermodality
Enhance user experience by optimizing the balance between information requirements of the transport providers, individual information needs of the passengers as well as transparency and overview within the complexity of available information.
Provide a collaborative space for user feedback
Maintain and improve a framework that allows the integration of the new components.
New HMI for the different components of ExtenSive project
A Web Front End enabling to access Travel Companion services from Web Browsers
Update the traveller experiences with up to date mixed reality solutions.
An orchestration Engine, enabling a Travel Expert to experiment orchestration of travellers during their LBE experiences
A personal application including a new interactive interface based on map solutions.WP02 - Traveller Concerns Implementation The traveller concerns implementation work package aims at improving the traveller concerns specification as well as the implementation of its different modules. This work package aims at:
Implementing new ExtenSive Travel Companion modules and different interfaces
Implementing the ExtenSive Web Front End specified on WP1
An orchestration Engine, enabling a Travel Expert to experiment orchestration of travellers during their LBE experiencesWP03 - Evolution of IP4 components Specification Evolution of IP4 components WPs (WP3, WP4) are linked to TD4.2, TD4.3 and TD4.4, and specially to all the modules and components deployed at the core of the IP4 ecosystem that make possible all the flows such a shopping, ticketing and trip tracking, as well as those tools created for TSP to manage these aspects. The activities take as input the works of previous projects (ATTRACkTIVE, Co-Active and MaaSive) with the following objectives:
Enhance orchestration components, taking into account new needs, shortcomings detected in previous versions, new flows of information and secure data exchange.
Improvement of journey planning by optimizing the algorithms for intermodal needs and enabling the IP4 ecosystem for a multi-client approach.
Assure compatibility with different validation schemas and technologies, proposing optimal ticketing solutions for MaaS and intermodal environment. Make a better management of customers’ accounts and TSPs revenues, reinforcing also security and anti-fraud mechanisms.
Enhance and create new tools to be used by TSPs. The existing Contractual Management Market place, that allows them to register multimodal contractual agreements and MaaS packages will be enhanced with new capabilities. A new tool will be proposed for TSPs for events and real time information management, facilitating also the dispatching of events to the users.
WP3 will focus on providing the specifications that will guide the implementations done in WP4.WP04 - Evolution of IP4 components Implementation Evolution of IP4 components WPs (WP3, WP4) are linked to TD4.2, TD4.3 and TD4.4, and specially to all the modules and components deployed at the core of the IP4 ecosystem that make possible all the flows such a shopping, ticketing and trip tracking, as well as those tools created for TSP to manage this aspects. WP4 will focus on implementing the specifications designed in WP3, including updates of specifications when needed.WP05 - Software as a Service Solutions Specification The general objective of this work package is to provide a seamless door-to-door travel experience, realised “as a Service” and able to integrate small PTOs fast and easily. This work package aims at:
Building an intelligent Software as a Service (SaaS) architecture, providing a complex and scalable data management system
Fast and easy deployment, including a standardised integration and registration of new TSPs, as complement of the activities already started in CONNECTIVE
Provision of a wide range of functionalities available “as a Service”, including Journey Planning, Offer Building, Real Time Information handling and further evolution and adaptation of the Ticketing components and Operators services already implemented within MaaSiveWP06 - Software as a Service Solutions Implementation The Software as a Service (SaaS) Solution Implementation work package is linked to previous activities on a SaaS approach already started in other S2R projects. WP6 aims at complementing these activities, by improving the SaaS Solution specification and implementing the different components and by demonstrating a possible solution for real time handling “as a Service” as Proof of Concept.WP07 - IP4-IP2 Collaboration Specification As part of Shift2rail JU initiative and in line with the 2020 annual work plan objectives, Extensive project partners are committed to tighten the link with other IPs and CCA projects and exploit synergies. In this context, this work package aims at enhancing the passengers and operators’ services through integration with IP2 Traffic Management system especially for an automated integration layer using data structures following the conceptual data model. This would allow for new business analytics development for a better management of traffic and stations.
This work package will address the below specific objectives:
Define decision support algorithms specifications to support operators with disruption management through multimodal alternative paths;
Define the functional architecture for data interaction with the TMS, necessary for the CDM data model extension;
Define enhanced business analytics specifications for both passengers and operators;
Improve cooperation between operators through multimodal service management and performance evaluation;
Foster data integration definition and interoperability towards the overall railway system architecture.WP08 - IP4-IP2 Collaboration Implementation The IP4- IP2 Collaboration Implementation work package is linked to the previous tasks and activities in WP7 laying the foundation for IP2 – IP4 data integration requirements and DSS algorithms specifications. WP8 has the objective of completing these activities by enhancing and updating previous specifications and implementing different components.WP09 - Infrastructure on stations and their surrounding Specification Give travellers an overview of the station as well as information about railway station points of interest (POI) and the nearest surrounding through integration with In2Stempo project (IP3):
Enhance the existing proprietary indoor navigation in the Travel Companion, during specification phase by usage of the assumptions of WP7 In2Stempo project (IP3) – the DT (Digital Twin) of a station as well as BMS (Building Management System) and business information. Business specification for railway station indoor navigation module building and technical conditions for data delivery from infrastructure (IP3) side.
Describe devices (staying at the traveller’s path at the railway station area) status confirmation mechanisms, as well as the way for transferring status to the system.
Transform data from 3D model and BMS into a mobile usable equivalent (e.g. OSM – Open Street Map), as baseline for the calculation of indoor routes.
Preparation of a map showing POI’s statuses according to the OSM standard.
Verification of the possibility of using the IFC (OpenBIM) standard in digitization processes for MaaS.
Enhancements of the screen reader for TC HMI (TC Human Machine Interface) with the intention to improve voice assistance for travellers when moving at the station or its surrounding. Specify the utility of the voice assistance for ticketing vending machines at stations, informing and assisting travellers to purchase their tickets.
Specification of the database combining information based on different data sources, as infrastructure solutions from In2Stempo or digital solutions from MaaSive combined with currently running information systems - in order to give the best answer to a request to the application.WP10 - Infrastructure on stations and their surrounding Implementation The Infrastructure on stations and their surroundings work package is linked to the previous tasks and activities as described in WP9, with the intention to give travellers an overview of the station and its nearest surroundings, by integrating and using the data of WP7 in IN2Stempo project (IP3).
WP10 aims at completing these activities by enhancing and updating the specifications and implementing the components. In addition, a demonstrator at the Jurata station (or another station attached to the project) shall be realised.WP11 - Large-scale Implementation and Technical Coordination As part of the Shift2Rail initiative, the ExtenSive project partners have a strong commitment to organise and develop their search activities in line with all other Shift2Rail projects and within an efficient engineering framework. The methodologies, the tools, the quality of the work product and the coordination are considered as key factors to deliver high quality work product in timely manner. This work package, covering “Large-scale Implementation” and Technical Coordination, will address the following objectives:
Define and apply the proven best practices in system engineering;
Enhance the Shift2Rail IP4 glossary including new concepts related to ExtenSive activities and provide feedback to enhance the IP4 reference ontology;
Guarantee the technical consistency across the project;
Manage the technical coordination and mitigate strategy to bypass or resolve the technical issues;
Foster of the convergences of technologies to facilitate the adoption across the Railway industry;
Define testing strategy and create testing material and means;
Pre-integrate software components inside the project and provide active support for the iTD4.7;
Elaborate technical and business studies on how to realize large-scale implementation.WP12 - Dissemination and Communication Communicate on the project vision and results are important tasks to promote the ExtenSive and Shift2Rail purposes. With a consistent approach with the Shift2Rail objective, the Dissemination and Communication work package will address the following objectives:
Establish the Data Management Plan
Put in place communication tools and channels to guarantee seamless exchange between partners and to have a permanent link with a large audience
Ensure that the outcomes of the project will be produced at time and with a high quality
To disseminate the project goals and results to the interested audiences.
Set up and maintain a qualified audience to communicate results and share knowledge
Organise and conduct public events to share the acquired experience and know-know of partners
Manage the experts consultancy in order to collect recommendations and advices about the project requirements and solutions
Foster the application of search results across the industry
Align the search activities with the existing standards
To expand the adoption and maximize the impact of the ExtenSive results and S2R IP4 platform.WP13 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT The Project Management work package will be conducted in compliance with the general conditions and provisions set forth within the Grant Agreement and the Horizon 2020 guidelines for the successful implementation of the Project. The objectives of this work package are:
To guarantee the efficient coordination of the project work package and tasks
To ensure effective consortium management
To ensure efficient overall administrative and financial management of the Project
To ensure the running of a quality assurance process.
ExtenSive Quality plan
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On 24th August, CS and PKP, along with PKP Informatyka and the Polish Railway Institute, conducted a demonstration of ExtenSive WP10 functionalities at Pomiechówek Railway Station in Poland. ExtenSive’s WP10 focuses on advancing the interaction between the station infrastructure and the Shift2Rail application “Travel Companion”. Specifically, the demonstration included communication between the Travel Companion and the station's Ticket Vending Machine (TVM), as well as testing the traveller’s positioning and guidance within the station using 3D Augmented Reality.
Regarding the Operator tools, the ExtenSive project is working on the Customer Relationship Manager (CRM), a component that allows TSPs to interact with the ecosystem and to which new roles have been added, such as a main administrator, where the system now allows the registration of transactions through ecosystem services in the CRM to be verified by the TSP. In addition, through a notification the TSP can now view the different transactions (purchases, cancellations, etc.) registered for the services in the CRM, improving the traceability of the offer in the ecosystem.
On 6th June, partners from IP4MaaS, CONNECTIVE and ExtenSive came together in Barcelona for the joint Final Event. Held during the UITP Global Public Transport Summit, it was an opportunity for members of the public to hear about the culmination of years of collaboration across the CFM and OC projects. In the morning session, partners from CONNECTIVE and ExtenSive presented the results of workstreams ranging from Location-Based Experiences and Collaborative Spaces to Business Analytics and the Interoperability Framework. In the afternoon session, IP4MaaS partners presented the results of the various demos that have taken place over the last 12 months. While this event marks the formal end of years of research and development in IP4, the technologies created across the programme will be further developed in the Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking; members of the public are invited to follow progress as we enter a new era for IP4 solutions.
Aligned with the evolution of IP4 components, the Contractual Management Market Place (CMMP), which represents a component that allows the creation of multi-operator mobility agreements, has been enhanced with new functionalities. These include the provision of new roles and access rights management (such as for the administrator of the platform that has different rights to the TSPs); product management has also been improved to allow the manual inclusion of products by the TSPs.
On 3rd May, the 6th IP4 Advisory Board Summit was held online. This meeting was the final opportunity to bring together IP4 partners with the team of impartial industry experts that make up the Advisory Board. Joao Mira (Thales Portugal) presented a project review of COHESIVE, and Juan Manual Castro Arias (Indra) and Yana Lazarova (CS Group) updated the Advisory Board on key project developments in CONNECTIVE and ExtenSive over the last year. There was also a lessons learned session where IP4 partners and Advisory Board members provided feedback on the Advisory Board process over the lifecycle of IP4, and offered recommendations for interactions between future ERJU projects and associated Advisory Boards.
ExtenSive Newsletter Issue 2 has now been published and can be accessed under Results and Publications. This newsletter covers the last 12 months of project developments within ExtenSive as well as details of upcoming work and events, including the IP4MaaS/CONNECTIVE/ExtenSive Final Event to be held in Barcelona on 6th June.
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On 8th November, the ExtenSive project was presented during the 3rd Innovation Days. Marco Ferreira (Thales Portugal) and Souheir Mili (CS Group) presented on the key functionalities that have been developed by IP4, including the Final Release functionalities of the Travel Companion and the Operator Portal. In addition, Khaled Mansour (Alstom) presented the state of play regarding route to market for IP4 technologies and the exploitation plan. This online event was recorded and can be found at the link below.
Between 14th and 17th November, several members from the IP4 partnership attended the Transport Research Arena (TRA) held in Lisbon, demonstrating COHESIVE’s Final Release functionalities featured on the Travel Companion app and the Operator Portal. The Travel Companion was presented on a large interactive screen, showcasing the results of several European pilots. Further demonstrations of the Travel Companion were also offered following the ExtenSive Mid Term Event, where partners provided updates on the various work packages and welcomed questions from the public on the project's progress.
The pilots showcased included those in Berlin with VBB, and Athens with OASA, Attiko, Brainbox (bike-sharing), Taxiway and Ride2Rail (ride-sharing), Helsinki and Brno. These results demonstrate the full end-to-end proposition of the Travel Companion, from journey selection to ticket purchase.
Between 20th and 23rd September, several members from the IP4 partnership joined tens of thousands of international transport professionals at InnoTrans in Berlin, successfully conducting the Integrated Technical Demonstrator for COHESIVE’s Final Release functionalities featured on the Travel Companion app and the Operator Portal. This demonstrator used scenarios in Berlin with VBB, and in Athens with multimodal options including OASA, Attiko, Brainbox, Taxiway andRide2Rail. These demonstrations showcased the possibilities enabled by the Final Release, with full functionality demonstrated in the end-to-end journey selection, including booking and payment of tickets as part of the ‘one-stop shop’ – a key functionality of the Travel Companion.
On 30th November, the 5thAdvisory Board Summit was held online, a forum set up to ensure impartial and objective expert feedback is received during the IP4 lifecycle. Anna Perras (HACON) provided an overview of the IP4 Ecosystem implementation, and Marie Masserey (IATA) presented insights from the world of aviation with a talk on the evolution of passenger air transport standards, identifying areas for collaboration between IATA and UIC. The 6th and final AB Summit will be held on 3rd May 2023.
On 13th October, IP4 partners attended and presented at the online IRP Workshop on integrated ticketing and air-rail co-operation. Results of the IP4 programme pilots and demonstrations were presented by Marco Ferreira (Thales Portugal), as well as the wider technical achievements from COHESIVE and its partner projects in IP4 (ExtenSive and CONNECTIVE). Marcus De Paz and Khaled Mansour (Alstom) also presented the state of play of IP4’s route to market and exploitation, highlighting the phased expansion predicted for IP4 technologies as it builds from the ‘City Ecosystems’ that have been tested so far in pilots and demonstrations.
Extensive Project has been spotlighted in a double-spread article in the International Railway Journal July 2022 edition.
The article discusses the objectives, challenges and developments of the project and highlights the roles of the consortium members. The article also focuses on the preparation work that the team are doing ahead of the major project milestone; the integrated technology demonstrator at the InnoTrans conference in Berlin, September 2022.
A copy of the article can be found in the Results and Publications section of the S2R Extensive website.
Between 28 - 30 June, Extensive partnership members Souheir Mili (CS Group) and Joseph Cairns (Network Rail) attended the Connecting Europe Days 2022 conference in Lyon, France, showcasing the IP4 achievements. The Travel Companion application developed during the IP4 programme was demonstrated on a large interactive screen, receiving excellent feedback from industry professionals and members from the European Commission.
In addition, our paper titled 'Shift2Rail IP4: Building an interoperable multimodal ecosystem' was presented on the Marketplace stage in the main hall, attracting listening from all parts of the industry.
ExtenSive project 1st newsletter has been published and can be accessed via the Results and Publications section of our website.
As the project has just passed its halfway point, this newsletter describes the overall concepts of the project and developments so far.
ExtenSive project brochure has been published and can be accessed via the Results and Publications section of our website.
This first edition of the brochure describes project's objectives, benefits and general structure. The follow up version is expected to be published towards the end of 2022.
On 20 - 21 October 2021, ExtenSive had its fifth Technical Management Team Meeting which took place online.
Technical overview & achievements of the project , Work Package progress and general Project management was on the agenda. Planned Pilots for IP4Maas and Ride2Rail were also discussed.
The meeting was in full attendance by all work package leaders and representatives from all open call projects.
Next meeting is scheduled on 19-20 January 2022
From 14 – 15 April 2021, ExtenSive project partners organised the Second Technical Management Team Meeting. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this meeting occurred online.
Over the successful two days, the current status of the project was presented and projects partners centred discussions on the integration of Use cases as well as all open points and next steps were also planned. Specific attention was also placed on preparations for the upcoming IP4 Advisory Board Summit which will the first of its kind for ExtenSive, which will take place on 12th May 2021.
On 5th November2021 the third Advisory Board Summit was held online. This event organised by Network Rail (UK), had a mix of technology service providers, Mobility service providers and technical experts as defined by IP4 in attendance. The Summary reports for all other IP4 projects (ExtenSive, MaaSive, CONNECTIVE and COHESIVE) was presented, focusing on main achievements attained by each project so far as well as the next proceeding steps and milestones.
This event also welcomed new members as part of the Advisory Board group. There was also an interactive session centred around specific topics including Augmented Reality (AR), Data Governance and route to market. Expert advice &recommendations were also provided by the Advisory Board.
A date for the next summit was agreed as 13th May 2022.
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