Pilot Goals:

Working with other partners the goal for the Car Sharing Pilot, in which this analytic is used, is to supply an interface for service providers so a single routing interface can calculate multimodal trips for users using their services. Using the architecture designed in the project, data is securely transferred between service providers and the platform where only required parties can access the data. This ensures that only the information required by the service providers is accessible to them and any other data supplied by the user is kept safe from prying eyes. For example, a bus company does not have access to a driver license, the Multimodal Itinerary planner only requires a list of routing preferences including start and end locations, the CO2 calculator only needs distance and vehicle information. Preserving the privacy of the data in the way reduces the potential of data leaks or cyber-attack.

Project Goals:

  • Develop an analytic that supplies users with Itineraries through the Information Sharing Infrastructure (ISI)
  • Integrate services from service providers to the analytic
  • Supply CO2 information in relation to the Itinerary that the user requested



When a user plans a trip the data is sent to the ISI and then retrieved by the multimodal itinerary planner using service credentials supplied. The multimodal itinerary planner searches for the best routes/plans that serve the users preferences and once that information is collected the itinerary planner contacts a second analytic [CO2 calculator] that calculates the CO2 usage over the trip supplied. All this information is collated And using the ISI interface the itinerary, including routing details is written to the data lake where it can be retrieved by the end user.

With strong progress being made to finish on a high, the testbed configurations are being tweaked and the final pilot testing phase is starting to ramp up. With so many bespoke components to be integrated it is nice to see healthy collaboration taking place to solve issues and reduce friction between components where possible. We look forward to seeing the finalized pilot and hope you do too.