The proposal for the project MoveWise-Research (MW-R) was submitted for the call INNOSUP-02-2016 “SME Innovation Associate”. AETHON requested to hire a post-doctoral researcher with sufficient academic experience on transportation engineering, data analytics, behavioural analysis and IT programming for the purpose of performing a proof-of-concept research (TRL 5 – development of model/algorithm) on modelling tours incorporating user feedback.
The key objective of the MW-R project was to develop a model/algorithm for planning of tours and trips in real time incorporating user preferences and data on traffic obtained from public (and open) sources. The model was to be created by using data from public transport authorities in Greece and by performing a small-scale survey to obtain user feedback on trips.
By achieving the MW-R goal, the model would be able to change the perspective of travellers by providing targeted information about planned routes that will improve mode, route, time of departure and destination choice. AETHON aimed to incorporate the model in a smartphone application and to gain knowledge on transportation behavioural analysis that can be used in multiple professional activities.