"The key to delivering a seamless end-to-end travel experience is to aggregate and integrate information from various transport systems and services including traffic data shared by the authorities or operators, and weather information, into a unified mobility management platform that then enables Mobility- as-a-Service (MaaS) to evolve towards a fully integrated transport service.
Big data analytics can provide real-time information to commuters to indicate whether trains or buses are on time and if there is road congestion that may impact their journey by increasing journey time or its variability. Integrating data such as live weather information can help provide new services both to customers and to transport providers to help predict and manage network disruption more effectively. This will help the transport sector to provide more integrated and customer-focused services.
The implementation of MaaS will necessitate a multi-modal journey planner, physical changes to existing transfer nodes and an urban mobility management centre. It will require detailed engagement with the transport operators to understand their concerns, and to secure their acceptance and participation.
Equally importantly, commuters need to be informed about the benefits of MaaS so that they become stakeholders in its successful implementation. It would be necessary to understand the concerns of the consumers and gauge their willingness to pay for such a service."
Whilst each of these experts focuses on a different aspect of harnessing IoT and analytics, they are in fact complimentary. NCS, TIBCO and Intel have formed a partnership to help deliver innovation IoT transport solutions that are smart, safe and citizen-centric.
By leveraging its talent pool, experience and track record, domain expertise and ecosystem of partners, NCS has the skillsets and competencies to help its customers in harness the insights from data analytics.
The TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud platform interconnects everything, capturing data in real-time wherever it is and delivers intelligence to organisations through analytical insights.
Then completing the partnership, Intel provides an entire ecosystem of IoT devices and the Intelligent Systems Framework, which provides a roadmap to help system builders to develop products for the IoT prioritising manageability, security and connectivity.
With this combination of data science talent, the platform and the devices, the NCS, TIBCO and Intel partnership offers clients end-to-end solutions to help them achieve their smart transport aims by turning IoT data into automated action.
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