On-demand Public Transportation Platform Architecture: March ’22 Update

On-demand Public Transportation Platform Architecture: March ’22 Update

The INNOAIR project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative.  

Modeshift is proud to be a part of INNOAIR. Our central position to the project involves the creation and implementation of an on-demand public transportation platform (ODPTP) which will be carried out by a team of dedicated professionals already dealing with similar projects. 

After successfully defining the scope and providing a demo for the INNOAIR mobile application, Modeshift focused on testing the application to prove its viability in real-life situations. We are happy to report that the application is performing outstandingly well and will soon be ready for deployment in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. 

Defining the operational zones 

The tests began with the definition of the city zones in which the INNOAIR on-demand public transportation app will be operational. They are three – Red, Blue, and Yellow. A team of engineers mapped the zones, defining which streets can be included in the app and which are to be excluded.  

Defining potential virtual stops 

Virtual stops are an integral part of the INNOAIR ODPTP. They are defined as potential pick-up and drop-off points that need to be no more than 200 meters from the rider’s location (a maximum of 400 meters where necessary). Modeshift’s team defined 58 such virtual stops that will be used within the app, providing convenience and a great user experience to riders. 

Real-life testing 

To ensure the application will be running smoothly, Modeshift’s team carried out a series of simulations and real-life tests. Their goal was to prove that the application is operating as intended, identify possible improvements, and spot bugs.  

Stay tuned for our next update at the end of June! 


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