Collaboration is a concept that carries heavy weight when discussing multimodal trips of passengers. For Transport Service Providers (TSPs), it is a method to facilitate a seamless door-to-door (D2D) journey, which is a basic goal set out by the EU in the 2011 Transport White Paper. However, collaboration is a very generic concept that is hard to define. For SYN+AIR, collaboration among modes of transport relates to data sharing among TSPs enabling passengers to enjoy a seamless door-to-door travel experience.
The main objective of SYN+AIR is to develop a Smart Contracts Framework, to tackle the aforementioned challenges.
What is a Smart Contract and how we will develop the framework?
Smart Contracts are agreements among TSPs that define data sharing criteria (scope, parties’ obligations, contract’s time span and fulfilment criteria). Therefore we will achieve this by generating common goals for Transport Service Providers (TSPs) that will justify data sharing, facilitating the user to execute a seamless D2D journey. Customer journeys will be generated for the entire multimodal chain and SYN+AIR will analyse how those journeys can be facilitated through improved planning and operations activities (following the ATFCM phases: strategic, pre-tactical, tactical) powered by data sharing. For the analysis, air travelling is placed in the epicentre; all multimodal chains consider the usage of air travelling. Furthermore, we are going to perform an extensive analysis of travel companions in order to enrich the Data Flow Model defined in the Smart Contracts Framework to improve the provision of information to the end user: the traveler.
Consequently, a “Smart Contracts Framework” will be generated based on a Business Process Model. Data generated by Travel Companion apps will also be analysed in the context of enriching the Smart Contracts Framework allowing TSPs to improve their activities and execute informed decisions. Finally, SYN+AIR will determine what additional information can be provided, through Travel Companions, to assist the traveler at his multi-modal journey.