The Mobility Choices project aims to make a significant contribution to strengthening sustainable mobility in the Lake Constance area.
The Mobility Choices project by Prof. (FH) Thomas Feilhauer from the Process and Product Engineering research center aims to make a significant contribution to strengthening sustainable mobility in the Lake Constance region.
Most of the traffic takes place on the street, mostly by car, due to habits and social influence. This is where the research center comes in. "With the Mobility Choices app, we get an overview of real alternatives for everyday means of transport that take into account the preferences of each individual in terms of environment, health, time and costs," explains Prof. (FH) Thomas Feilhauer, head of the project.
The "Mobility Choices" app records the routes traveled by the user with GPS tracking. It recognizes the means of transport used, analyzes the route according to the criteria environment, health, costs, and time and shows alternative connections.
The users have a variety of settings in the app to better adapt the data evaluation to their own needs. e.g. preferred means of transport, number of transfers, waiting times, route lengths, and individual priorities.
The functionality of the app is currently designed for the Lake Constance area and its public transport.
The aim of the project is, in addition to promoting sustainable mobility and the associated reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the creation of a basis for decision-making for authorities, municipalities or related institutions and the sustainable behavior change of society.
The collected and anonymized data can be processed for a variety of application areas:
More information on the project here
Mobility Choices is an EU project in which the state of Vorarlberg and the canton of St. Gallen are involved. The project has been funded by the Interreg program Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein from 2016 to 2019.