Launch of the multimodal route planner Modalis

Instant System and Qucit develop the first predictive calculator.

 

A retrospective of events:

1st October 2018: launch of the web itinerary calculator Modalis.fr.

20th February 2019: installation of Qucit`s predictions for self-service bicycles, parking in buildings and on-street parking.

15th April 2019: release of mobile application Modalis. 

Modalis is the multimodal journey planner that groups all modes of travel in the New Aquitaine Region (France). The user can identify the fastest and/or most environmentally friendly means of transport between public transport, cycling, private car or carpooling. Available in web and mobile versions, this calculator is in response to the New Aquitaine Mobilities joint desire to encourage the use of alternative means of transport to the private cars.

A first in France: Instant System and Qucit have collaborated to integrate Qucit’s artificial intelligence models into Modalis. BikePredict anticipates the availability of bicycles and docks at each station in Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Pau. ParkPredict anticipates the time required to find a parking space and the level of traffic on existing car parks in Bordeaux. The predictive system enables reliable journeys which makes Modalis a smart route planner in France!

How is the prediction algorithm integrated into the calculator?

In order to encourage intermodality and the use of public or soft modes of transport, Instant System & Qucit provide reliable information. It allows users to choose in advance the means of mobility that suits them best. 

Qucit enhances the service of Modalis, the Multimodal Information System of Modalis implemented by Nouvelle Aquitaine Mobilités, by providing a real-time and predictive vision of the availability of self-service bicycles and car parks in several cities of New Aquitaine (Bordeaux Metropole, La Rochelle, Pau). This is a differentiating factor for Modalis and it is appreciated by users and mobility stakeholders.

Simon Girardeau

Project Manager, Modalis

What happens next?

Predictions of car parks availabilities and the time required to find a parking spot on-street are of great interest to local authorities. They could soon be available in new cities!

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