Door-to-Door Personal Navigation for Public Transit Users: NADINE

Background: There are a multitude of systems that provide information about transit schedules and stops. Some of them use dynamic real-time information while others involve pre-installed static databases. However, there is as yet no all-in-one application capable of integrating all data and services.

Project mission: To implement a fare-aware, door-to-door personal navigation solution for transit users which can be adapted for other regions and contexts. Thanks to integration with other applications, users will be able to access a completely personalized solution on their mobile device that will handle everything from wayfinding to ticket purchasing.

Innovation: An open, modular service architecture uniquely provides existing applications such as city information systems with transparent access to a new, easy-to-use pervasive personal navigation solution. This will include a fare-aware journey-planning and wayfinding application with mobile ticketing functionality. Route suggestions will take account of the validity of mobile tickets already purchased and, if necessary, be coupled with a recommendation that these be renewed or added to.

Project partners:

  • Transit provider Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg (VAG)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
  • HanseCom GmbH, Hamburg
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI, Dresden
  • University of Regensburg (UNIR)
  • Transit provider Erfurter Verkehrsbetriebe AG (EVAG)

Promoted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.