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Using a Smart City IoT to Incentivise and Target Shifts in Mobility Behaviour--Is It a Piece of Pie?

Poslad S, Ma A, Wang Z, Mei H - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: Whilst there is an increasing capability to instrument smart cities using fixed and mobile sensors to produce the big data to better understand and manage transportation use, there still exists a wide gap between the sustainability goals of smart cities, e.g., to promote less private car use at peak times, with respect to their ability to more dynamically support individualised shifts in multi-modal transportation use to help achieve such goals.We describe the development of the tripzoom system developed as part of the SUNSET-SUstainable social Network SErvices for Transport-project to research and develop a mobile and fixed traffic sensor system to help facilitate individual mobility shifts.This helps to promote mobility shifts towards achieving sustainability goals.

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Affiliation: School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK. stefan.poslad@qmul.ac.uk.

ABSTRACT
Whilst there is an increasing capability to instrument smart cities using fixed and mobile sensors to produce the big data to better understand and manage transportation use, there still exists a wide gap between the sustainability goals of smart cities, e.g., to promote less private car use at peak times, with respect to their ability to more dynamically support individualised shifts in multi-modal transportation use to help achieve such goals. We describe the development of the tripzoom system developed as part of the SUNSET-SUstainable social Network SErvices for Transport-project to research and develop a mobile and fixed traffic sensor system to help facilitate individual mobility shifts. Its main novelty was its ability to use mobile sensors to classify common multiple urban transportation modes, to generate information-rich individual and group mobility profiles and to couple this with the use of a targeted incentivised marketplace to gamify travel. This helps to promote mobility shifts towards achieving sustainability goals. This system was trialled in three European country cities operated as Living Labs over six months. Our main findings were that we were able to accomplish a level of behavioural shifts in travel behaviour. Hence, we have provided a proof-of-concept system that uses positive incentives to change individual travel behaviour.

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Mentions: To simplify platform monitoring and reduce maintenance times, we used a single deployment that is shared between all the living labs. An outline of such a deployment is provided in Figure 8. The various living lab specific data sources are situated at the bottom, providing their data to the joint tripzoom system deployment. End users can use the web browser or mobile application to interact with the platform. This also provides to developers, e.g., to get an overall view of the system status, to adapt the configuration, or to deploy new components or register new applications.


Using a Smart City IoT to Incentivise and Target Shifts in Mobility Behaviour--Is It a Piece of Pie?

Poslad S, Ma A, Wang Z, Mei H - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

SUNSET deployment outline.
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sensors-15-13069-f008: SUNSET deployment outline.
Mentions: To simplify platform monitoring and reduce maintenance times, we used a single deployment that is shared between all the living labs. An outline of such a deployment is provided in Figure 8. The various living lab specific data sources are situated at the bottom, providing their data to the joint tripzoom system deployment. End users can use the web browser or mobile application to interact with the platform. This also provides to developers, e.g., to get an overall view of the system status, to adapt the configuration, or to deploy new components or register new applications.

Bottom Line: Whilst there is an increasing capability to instrument smart cities using fixed and mobile sensors to produce the big data to better understand and manage transportation use, there still exists a wide gap between the sustainability goals of smart cities, e.g., to promote less private car use at peak times, with respect to their ability to more dynamically support individualised shifts in multi-modal transportation use to help achieve such goals.We describe the development of the tripzoom system developed as part of the SUNSET-SUstainable social Network SErvices for Transport-project to research and develop a mobile and fixed traffic sensor system to help facilitate individual mobility shifts.This helps to promote mobility shifts towards achieving sustainability goals.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK. stefan.poslad@qmul.ac.uk.

ABSTRACT
Whilst there is an increasing capability to instrument smart cities using fixed and mobile sensors to produce the big data to better understand and manage transportation use, there still exists a wide gap between the sustainability goals of smart cities, e.g., to promote less private car use at peak times, with respect to their ability to more dynamically support individualised shifts in multi-modal transportation use to help achieve such goals. We describe the development of the tripzoom system developed as part of the SUNSET-SUstainable social Network SErvices for Transport-project to research and develop a mobile and fixed traffic sensor system to help facilitate individual mobility shifts. Its main novelty was its ability to use mobile sensors to classify common multiple urban transportation modes, to generate information-rich individual and group mobility profiles and to couple this with the use of a targeted incentivised marketplace to gamify travel. This helps to promote mobility shifts towards achieving sustainability goals. This system was trialled in three European country cities operated as Living Labs over six months. Our main findings were that we were able to accomplish a level of behavioural shifts in travel behaviour. Hence, we have provided a proof-of-concept system that uses positive incentives to change individual travel behaviour.

No MeSH data available.