Innovation and harmonisation of products and technologies are a must for the rail industry in order to be able to offer cost-effective services and safer, affordable and more attractive transport to passengers.
The GoF4R (Governance of the Interoperability Framework for Rail and Intermodal Mobility) project is a part of the Shift2Rail Innovation Programme related to Passenger Services (IP4). It aims at creating right conditions for introducing a new technology and advancing the development of innovative multimodal travel services in Europe. The project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Teleste is participating in the GoF4R project to research and innovate on passenger information systems that are based on open data and standards.
During the project the current demand, supply and regulatory elements of the market for customer-centric mobility services are identified, and taking into account these factors, the scope is to create an interoperability framework and enable a complete transformation of the European transport system into a global services and data market place.
The desired outcome of the project is to bring cost reduction by enhanced interoperability between current systems. With the adaptation of the new technology richer product portfolios and smarter services can be offered to customers, and the flexibility of the framework will result in a reduced time-to-market of advanced customer experience applications. Integrating fragmented platforms and systems will contribute to a better customer experience as passengers will be able to enjoy personalized journey information systems, regardless of the mode of transportation.
As part of the work, the project will organise and conduct surveys, workshops and seminars involving academia, standardisation and specifications organisations, public authorities, transport industry stakeholders, technology specialists, representative organisations of passengers such as the European Passengers’ Federation, and of the industry such as the European Rail Industry (UNIFE), Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (UIC) and International Association of Public Transport (UITP).
More information about the project www.gof4r.eu