Ideas for journey planners

Within the 1st Smart Mobility Challenge 22 innovative ideas on how to develop a European multimodal journey planner were submitted. One-sentence description of every idea can be found below.


Author of the idea




AMADEUS IT Group SA - Juan-Jesus Garcia (Spain)

AMADEUS’ future multimodal solution will combine the existing air distribution solution and planned pan-European rail distribution platform.

Idea: PDF pdf - 90 KB [90 KB]


CHAPS spol. s r. o. - Tomas Chlebnican (Czech Republic)

The right architecture for a European multimodal journey planner is a distributed system with standardized API (Application Programming Interface).

Idea: PDF pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]


Sophie Demeyer - Ghent University (Belgium)

ROUTiT planner allows for calculating the fastest route and provides the information on the (un)certainty of travel time.

Idea: PDF pdf - 253 KB [253 KB]


NCRS Demokritos – Stelios Thomopoulos (Greece)

The suggestion is to develop an open platform of intelligent multimodal travel scheduler in the form of adaptive asynchronic p2p networks of competing and cooperating real time scheduling services.



eNotions – Klaus Homann (Germany)

TeleportR journey planner is a multimodal planner with focus on the last mile solutions, payment and ticketing options and multimodal travel assistant. It advocates the need for the EC to push for common technology and financing schemes.

Idea: PDF pdf - 206 KB [206 KB]


European Passengers’ Federation - Josef Schneider (EU)

European intermodal travel planner able to support advanced public transport user should be a distributed system and be based on an open dataset of timetables.

Idea: PDF pdf - 234 KB [234 KB]

Annex: PDF pdf - 70 KB [70 KB]


Patrick Gendre (France)

The necessary foundation for a ‘sustainable’ European multimodal journey planners is the combination of Public Transport stops repository, open information services repository, standardisation process promoting interoperability

Idea: PDF pdf - 122 KB [122 KB]


Damian Hajduk (Poland)

ITS EUROPE 2020: the idea is to create a truly European multimodal transport planner for persons (ITSEP) and goods (ITSEG) by 2020.

Idea: PDF pdf - 141 KB [141 KB]

Annex: PDF pdf - 454 KB [454 KB]


iRail - Pieter Colpaert (Belgium)

The pre-requisites for successful journey planning are open data policy and real-time accurate information obtained directly from the operator (in an integrated planning solution).

Idea: PDF pdf - 93 KB [93 KB]


Isabelle Lantelme (France)

Multimodal journey planner is a European challenge concerning real-time scheduling and pricing.

Idea: PDF pdf - 122 KB [122 KB]


Logica – Mika Vuorio (Finland)

A European multimodal journey planner should be a distributed system, connecting journey planners through open APIs.

Idea: PDF pdf - 112 KB [112 KB]


Penelope Ventures GmbH – Maxim Nohroudi, dr. Tom Kirschbaum (Germany)

Byebyehello Journey planner combines planning the trip (according to time, budget, environment preferences), booking and paying with one click. It uses a distributed approach with A* routing algorithm.

Idea: PDF pdf - 176 KB [176 KB]

Update: PDF pdf - 6 MB [6 MB]


Ricardo Reis Da Silva (Portugal)

The European Aggregated NEtwork Solution (EANES) is a community-oriented approach to journey planning in Web 2.0.

Idea: PDF pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Annex: PDF pdf - 215 KB [215 KB]


Servicehuis Parkeer- en Verblijfsrechten (SHPV) – Rick Warnar (the Netherlands)

The National Parking Register plans to combine parking information with the existing real-time route and congestion information by supplying data (tariffs, locations, regulations and availability) for (inter)national routeplanners.

Idea: PDF pdf - 123 KB [123 KB]

Annex: PDF pdf - 267 KB [267 KB]


Roger Slevin (the United Kingdom)

The European multimodal journey planner should be a distributed journey planner, composed of local planners connected through an open, standardized API.

Idea: PDF pdf - 122 KB [122 KB]

Annex: PDF pdf - 297 KB [297 KB]


SNCF – Barbara Dalibard (France)

Mytripset is a vision of a journey planner that wants to move from a classic functional tool to an open and intuitive service available on all devices.



Transport Direct – Nick Illsley (the United Kingdom)

European City to City Comparison journey planner is a two-step solution. The first step is to plan the trunk journey using the pan-European trunk multimodal planner. The second step is to plan the local journey using local journey planners connected to the trunk planner.

Idea: PDF pdf - 174 KB [174 KB]


Trapeze Group PTI – Nicholas JS Knowles (the United Kingdom)

The idea is to establish a set of uniform, integrated standards for exchanging network, timetable and rich fare data (NeTEx), allowing to build complete multimodal journey planners on a European scale.


19 – John Hazlewood (Bulgaria) proposes to extend its current Internet Booking Engine (IBE) technology to integrate other modes beyond air travel, and create a multimodal journey planner.

Idea: PDF pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Annex: PDF pdf - 859 KB [859 KB]


Trenitalia – Davide Pifferi (Italy)

Le Frecce journey planner that will be launched in 2012-2013 will be a four-layer abstraction model with layer-specific interoperability protocol.



UIC, International Union of Railways – Michael Stevns (France)

The idea is to include extensive environmental impact measurement (Environmental module for Eco-Responsible Journey Planning) in the winning journey planners and ideas. (It is a meta-idea, possible add-on to the winning idea and journey planner)



UITP, International Association of Public Transport (Belgium)

General UITP position on European approach to multimodal journey planners is that there is a need for the common framework (distributed system), rules of conduct and standardized APIs.

Idea: PDF pdf - 471 KB [471 KB]

Last update: 15/01/2013 | Top