Impact 1 - On the economics of the Travel Services Providers ecosystem:
The ecosystem’s economics of Travel Service Providers will benefit by the elimination of the need for any common and scheduled ‘platform’ development. By supporting full semantic interoperability of interchangeable and loosely coupled tools, data and services, within a distributed ‘web of transportation things’, multiple concurrent implementations will be developed independently by specialist suppliers and co-exist competitively. This will apply downward market pressure to the cost of sourcing tools and technologies for Travellers, Retailers and Operators, while allowing them to retain full control of the choice of business models through which to consume or provide value.
Impact 2 - On the time to market for innovations:
The IT2Rail Project is conceived and organised as an initial delivery of the wider Shift2Rail IP4 project, and it is scoped to deliver a demonstration of its full set of capabilities on a significant realistic and concrete Use Case within a real European multimodal travel corridor. This approach allows for an early discovery of potential technological, organisational or business process issues while at the same time containing the Project’s scope within achievable limits. It will pave the way to a complete set of use cases under Shift2Rail IP4. This approach will significantly reduce the risks of expensive redesign or rework.
Impact 3 - Enrich passenger experience:
Through the implementation of our specific IT2Rail use case, Travellers, Services Retailers and Transport Operators will perceive beneficial impacts.