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Implications of Digital Systems on Mobility as a Service

Implications of Digital Systems on Mobility as a Service
Author(s)/Editor(s): John M. Easton (University of Birmingham, UK)
Copyright: ©2024
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4138-8
ISBN13: 9781799841388
ISBN10: 1799841383
EISBN13: 9781799841395


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The transport sector has undone a period of rapid change in the past 30 years within individual transport modes and the greater use of ICT. Technology has created low-cost business models in aviation, digitalization of assets, the introduction of in-cab signaling on railways, the deployment of managed motorways, traffic control on the highways, and many more significant advances, all of which have been enabled using ICT. In accordance with the exploitation of data, such as customer, asset, and environmental, mobility services are more advanced than ever. Individual transport modes cannot continue to function in isolation or without meeting these digital shifts if they are to develop as an industry and reap the benefits of a cleaner, greener, and more personalized travel experience for the future.

Implications of Digital Systems on Mobility as a Service explores the role of data in the future of multimodal transport, showcases the work of leading organizations in the transportation research community, and highlights the roles that promising new technologies will play in readying transport networks for the 21st century. The chapters discuss the implications of digital systems on the growth of mobility as a service and provide a snapshot of the challenges facing transport as infrastructure, financial, and climate pressures force a shift to modern ways of working. Topics include big data, business analytics, the internet of transport things, improved user experience, and real-time transport operations. This book is essential for industry professionals, transport professionals, researchers in the transportation field, policymakers, and civil servants, as well as practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in how digital systems are affecting transportation.

Author's/Editor's Biography

John Easton (Ed.)
John Easton is a Lecturer currently working in the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education at the University of Birmingham. His current research interests centre on methods for the storage, processing and display of railway related datasets; in particular data representation and exchange via ontologies and parallel, semi-autonomous processing by software agents. Selected work in this area has included the TRIME third-rail monitoring system, which in 2012 was the joint winner of the Stephenson Award for Engineering Innovation at the National Rail Awards, and a range of EU-funded projects including INTERAIL, AUTOMAIN, OnTime, Capacity4Rail, and In2Rail. On a day-to-day basis, John is heavily involved in the Centre’s £1.65 million Strategic Partnership with Network Rail on the theme of data management and integration. He also sits on the IET’s Rail Technical and Professional Network executive team, and on the NSAR-led Routes into Rail group. From July 2015 to March 2016 he worked with the network simulation team on the cross industry Digital Railway programme.


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