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European rail information centre (eric) in freight transport for end-users on mobile platforms

Research and development of the rail freight transport information system for mobile users with continuously updated data (tariffs, calculations, list of goods, stations, distances, wagon catalogues, rail infrastructure, railway map etc.) From the whole europe and in several european languages

The main idea of the system ERIC (European Rail Information Centre) as the centre of information from the rail freight transport from Europe and Asia encourages to provide this information to the end-users from the transport, forwarding and logistics companies dealing with rail transport directly to their mobile equipments such as smartphones and tablets. This approach offers exploitation the latest telecommunication technologies during the process management that are considerably more affordable than existing solutions available on the market. This fact assumes the mass distribution in practice. Implementation brings significant economic savings in costs of users at the same time with competition advantage. These savings have both immediate as well as long-lasting characters. From this fact the main goal of the project comes: research and development of ERIC software solutions for mobile platforms. The second goal follows possibility to exploit mobile technology in connection to already existing information systems of the main partner and increasing the possibility of greater use of the results of this project in practice. These information systems are used in Europe so this project envisages also with several language versions. The system ERIC Mobile will provide following continuously updated information to users on mobile platforms: – Lists, code-lists and catalogues (NHM, RID, ETSNG, stations DIUM, TR-4, wagon catalogues, RICS of railway companies, container terminals etc.) – Information on stations of railway undertakings – Tariff distances – Railway infrastructure – Prices for transportation – Library of documents and regulations – Railway Map The system will be designed as modular, so system updates will be possible to perform anytime. Particularly easy system expansion with new modules and functionalities demanded by the end-users will be also possible. The system will be based on European regulations and standards. All components will comply with EU legislation. The current position of the main partner as the leader on European market providing such a kind of information supposes not only success of the project, but also the commercial implementation of the project results. Application of the system is expected on the market in a partial manner also during the course of the project. The project partners anticipate the use of project results initially to existing customers using other systems, and then to new customers. As regards the scope of the project, it is designed for the entire European area and brings innovation, appropriate and beneficial for the whole Europe.
Acronym: 
ERIC Mobile
Project ID: 
11 156
Start date: 
01-01-2017
Project Duration: 
48months
Project costs: 
880 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Data Processing / Data Interchange, Middleware
Market Area: 

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.