The BONVOYAGE project aims at designing, developing and testing a platform optimizing multimodal door-to-door transport of passengers and goods. The platform integrates travel information, planning and ticketing services, by automatically analysing non-real-time data from heterogeneous databases (on road, railway and urban transport systems); real-time measured data (traffic, weather forecasts); user profiles; user feedback.
The platform is supported by an innovative "information-centric" communication network that collects and distributes all the data required. The highly heterogeneous, distributed and mobile nature of data, coming from data-centers, sensors, vehicles, goods and people on the move, calls for an innovative networking paradigm. Current networks limit themselves to "just" providing communication channels between hosts. Our paradigm, called Internames, allows communications among entities identified by names, without the constraint of a static binding to a particular location.
The BONVOYAGE project ended in 2018. You will find more information about the project at http://bonvoyage2020.eu/. The final solution is presented in the article Federation and Orchestration: a Scalable Solution for EU Multimodal Travel Information Services.