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Work Packages

MobiWallet will be organized in 6 Work Packages that encompass the work needed to achieve the stated goals and objectives of the projects. The names of these, together with their interrelationship, are shown on the diagram below:

WP1: Coordination and Management

The goal and purpose of this task is to cover the technical, administrative and internal coordination of the project and is led by the Project Coordinator, Indra. As part of the duties of this task, Indra is also the contact point for dialogue with the Commission. The coordination and management activities within the project will be supported by both the yearly project meetings of the General Assembly, and the Project Executive Board meetings organised twice a year. There are two tasks in this work package meant to differentiate between the everyday and technical issues (T1.1) and the administrative and financial issues (T1.2), such as those related to pre-financing payments, cost justifications, etc. This work package has the following goals:                              

  • To ensure effective communication between Participants, consortium bodies, stakeholders,  other CIP-ICT PSP smart city funded pilot projects, and also with the EU Commission.
  • To carry out the content of the WPs and deliverables of the project according to the Work Plan and to enable their integration.
  • To ensure the technical supervision of the project, including coordination of the technical progression the different WPs and collaborating with the WP leaders to establish the communication channel among WPs.
  • To ensure the administrative management in order to meet the contractual commitments and control the project financial situation.

WP2: User Requirements and Interoperable Mobility Services

Work Package 2 is focused on defining the framework for the successful implementation of the pilots in Spain, Italy, UK and Serbia. The overall intention is to increase the reliability and credibility of the project through implementing the ISO 24014 standard.
Specific project tasks and activities are focused initially on defining the specifications and conditions for transport related smart charging and payment systems needed for the pilots. For this purpose it is required to collect current state of the infrastructure within all four pilot sites such as the state of the technology within the public transport, current payment options available and to identify future improvements required for the pilots.
The activities are then focused on defining the final pilot functionality and risk assessment related to interoperability.
Major part of the work package is the definition of a common methodology for the pilots aiming to unify and structure the activities across all four pilots. In particular it will be required to collect the information on all pilots in relation to standard ISO 24014 (ultimately aiming at the Commission's preparatory action “To develop and validate a European passenger transport information and booking system across transport modes"), collect information of available tools and methods and asses their overlap as well as to collect the fare management methodology from each of the pilot site. This will enable the assessment of common targets and goals enabling the definition of the common evaluation and measurements metrics and KPIs.
Finally, a detailed pilot implementation and deployment plan will be created for each of the pilot sites indicating the pilot adaptation requirements, milestones, deadlines and phases. Contact points, communication paths, support, contact points, communication paths and support will be defined. Furthermore, roles, data management and collaboration with transport operator will be defined.

WP3: Interoperability Framework 

The Work Package 3 Interoperability Framework (Top-Up Anywhere , Travel Everywhere) aims to define and perform all the adaption and integration activities and efforts in order to allow all partners involved and their related National pilots to exploit a full interoperability payment platform.
Having as mainly reference the ISO 24014 standard and starting from the results of the WP2, this Work Package takes also in account end-users accessibility and services requirements and will produce a full set of benchmarks in order to validate the integrated payment platform capabilities. Finally, as additional activity, this Work package will draft a set of recommendations that will enable the achievement of the interoperability and will explore the harmonization and the potential enhancements with other fare management standards and other IFM existing organizations (both from EU and not).
The Work Package 3 is divided into the following tasks :

  • Task 3.1: Adaptation of Services towards Interoperability: this task will perform all efforts needed to adapt existing software that is to be used in the pilot services to the interoperable fare management standards.
  • Task 3.2: Adaptation and customization of services to the Pilot Cities: adaptation of the pilot services to the selected cities and preparation of the test sites for deployment.
  • Task 3.3: Recommendations to Interoperability Specifications. Interoperability capabilities benchmark test execution. This task will also draft a set of recommendations.

Intecs (Italy) is leading this Work Package jointly with Universidad de Cantabria (Spain) and Centro (UK) as leaders of tasks 3.2 and 3.3 respectively.

WP4: Deployment, Data Analysis and Implementation of Pilots

This Work Package will cover the full work of pilot execution after it has been adapted to the city. It covers four pilots with three stages each in of Santander (Spain), Tuscany (Italy), West Midlands (UK), Novi Sad (Serbia). The first stages of these pilots will be done in accordance to the deployment plan designed in WP3. The second and third stages will expand on what is learn during the first stage and the recommendations of WP3 to expand and scale-up all pilot sites, eventually involving hundreds of users per pilot. The results of this WP will also serve in WP5, to draw the main conclusions and to generate the business plans and large scale uptake in WP6.

The general structure of this Work Package has five tasks, one for each pilot site, so as to allow task leaders to have greater control over the pilots at each site. This is done since each pilot site has their own individual goals and objectives besides the common project goals that allow the project’s solution to be validated under the widest range of circumstances possible. A fifth task for pilot coordination will provide technical support to the pilots, looking to find the most relevant and highest-impact synergies and best practices discovered in the implementation and execution of each pilot. In particular, an analysis of corrective actions taken will be compiled and from these a guide for general deployment will be written.

WP5: Monitoring & Evaluation of Results

This work package, led by TTR with support from ALEPH and involvement of all project partners, will evaluate the four demonstrations and monitor the project performance. This will include evaluation of impacts and the process of implementation. A set of common Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will be used to ensure an easy comparison between the demonstration cities.

Best practices and future implementation guidelines will be generated to aid further cities with their implementations of IFM services. Useful data profiling of users will also be developed to help other cities with their decision making process and targeting of technologies of this time to the segments of their populations who will have the highest take up of new technology services for their mobility needs.

 

WP6: Dissemination, Exploitation and Business Plan

 WP6 will take care of the dissemination and exploitation activities. The former will involve all the Partners, while the latter will mainly implicate the effort of the industrial Partners. 

In particular, the exploitation strategy will be informed by the market potential and the viability of the resulting technology,i.e. information that will be collected regarding user experiences with the technology. This will be applied to an appropriate competitive strategy analysis framework to identify possible roots and routes for exploitation of MobiWallet. An open source strategy will be defined in this context and will be initiated before the end of the project. Furthermore, feasibility studies will be conducted, and relevant models for resource and risk management will be deployed. This WP will further build a set of business models emerging from the conclusions obtained in WP5 analysis. Each business model will show the value of the pilot services to provide profitable and sustainable revenue streams and to reduce the emissions in cities.