Download the app, participate in challenges, and win prizes!
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the ‘new normal’ is being introduced all over the world. Our cities may not exactly resemble what they used to, but we are working together to ensure an urban mobility landscape that provides us with the freedom to move around and safely travel.
Even though scientific evidence so far seems to indicate that there have been very few contagions on public transport systems, which is proving to be a safer place than many, it is important that our sector continues its efforts to provide the safest possible environment for travellers.
This is exactly where CO-APS comes in.
CO-APS is a new mobile application that helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 by limiting crowding in public transport and public spaces.
Contagious risk is a mixture of distance, duration of exposure, wearing of masks and speaking. With CO-APS, developed for passengers, by passengers, the application creates a full and real-time picture of the situation.
CO-APS will deliver more options and choices for passengers – by choosing which service suits them best from the palm of their hand, the power lies with the passenger.
To provide the right information to users, CO-APS is constantly gathering real-time data on crowds in public transport: how busy is it in a specific station? Is the wearing of masks being respected by public transport users? By providing this information, travellers can make informed decisions before, and during their journey.
Now, who better to provide this information than actual public transport users? This is where you come in. CO-APS cannot achieve its goals without you!
In the coming month, CO-APS will be running its first pilot, whereby CO-APS users will take part in challenges that help data gathering on crowds in public transport. When using CO-APS, users will be asked to provide real-time information through various games.
Not only will you be contributing to reducing the spread of COVID-19 – CO-APS users can win points by participating in the pilot. These points can be exchanged for rewards such as public transport tickets, discounts, or services provided by different companies.
Accept the challenge, play, and we ALL win!
CO-APS is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019, EIT Urban Mobility has been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places.
“CO-APS is a good example of what we want to achieve with the COVID-19 CALL: to address urban mobility challenges posed by the pandemic such as ensuring safety in the use public transport.”
Daniel Serra, Innovation Hub South Director at EIT Urban Mobility.
More info about EIT Urban Mobility: www.eiturbanmobility.eu