Making connected mobility a reality

Luc Pierson

Red Hat Principal Solution Architect

Increasingly, the Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling local authorities and mobility providers to extract and use great volumes of data from fixed and mobile sensors.

As these technologies evolve, the centralized platforms that deliver them should be robust, secure and easier to use. They also should be scalable (vital for any IoT solution) and interoperable (so that data can more easily be collected from all kinds of places).

Atos’s Vertical Competence Center for Public Platforms has developed a standardized IoT platform to address these challenges. The public platform is available on demand and is based on a managed service developed in collaboration with technology partner Red Hat. It is designed to collect and aggregate data from fixed and mobile devices that are tracked and mapped in real time. The systems, devices and sensors that collect this data can be on trains, buses, trams, cars and fixed infrastructure, and can also gather information about the objects and environments around them.

The platform is designed to analyze and visualize data for those involved in planning and managing mobility services through a set of dashboards and serves information to the consumers of those services via a mobile app.

Current applications

Atos’s Innovation Lab is working for the French Ecological Ministry in Bordeaux to deliver a road information management solution for cities. The solution employs new vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle- to-infrastructure (V2I) ITS communication technology and provides powerful analytics dashboards to aid real-time decision-making by city planners. While Atos’s smart city platform collects many different sets of data, the real value comes from looking at where datasets intersect — for example, measuring the impact on air quality of different planning decisions such as closing streets or adding extra buses. Over time, the city can identify trends to inform future planning decisions.

The Atos team is also working with the R&D Institute VEDECOM in Versailles and local government to develop the platform to improve mobility services in Versailles by giving residents and visitors real-time information about cab sharing, carpooling and even the use of integrated autonomous vehicles. The platform aggregates open data so citizens can see a live dashboard to help them make better informed transport choices in real time.

Out of the box

The value of the platform to transport planners and operators is that it can be deployed quickly and securely. It is a ready-to-use, flexible, fully managed service. This means that instead of having to focus on developing or maintaining advanced technologies, transport planners and operators can focus on using the data to plan and create new services.

The platform is designed to comply with European IoT standards and data regulations and can be used by any city.

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