A Faster, Better, Smarter City

Posted by Richard Doody on Oct 18, 2018 12:32:54 PM

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Dublin City Council (DCC) have begun a phase 1 pilot with Irish technology firm Good Travel Software (GTS) to improve DCC’s car and bike sharing services for staff at its Wood Quay headquarters. The pilot aims to reduce the number of employees taking cars to work by making it incredibly easy for staff to book shared vehicles, via their mobile phone, for the short cross-city trips that are typically required by DCC staff. This will lead to a reduction in congestion and parking requirements at DCC’s offices. During the pilot phase, it is planned to engage with other DCC facilities and other large employers across Dublin with the aim of reducing the overall levels of congestion and parking problems in the city.  

GTS are world leaders in Mobility technology. Based in Dublin the company client list includes General Motors, Tata Motors and Toyota. Focused on delivering Mobility as a Service (MaaS) GTS has a complete platform that allows users to book dynamically routed buses as well as shared bikes, ebikes and cars via one booking and payment platform.

For the pilot GTS will be providing its car, ebike and bike sharing technologies to DCC and developing the service so it best meets the needs of DCC staff. The pilot is being conducted under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme coordinated by Smart Dublin, an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities that aims to promote innovative solutions to the challenges facing the city, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland. The pilot is co-funded by DCC and Enterprise Ireland.

Peter Soutter GTS’s CEO said “As a company we have clients spread all over the world, so we’re delighted to now be working in our own city and on such an ambitious project. The future of transit lies with city municipalities delivering seamless multimodal transport to their citizens and its great to begin this process for Dublin city with the team at Smart Dublin."

Commenting on the project Chris Garde Town Planner within DCC’s Smart Cities Section said, “Dublin is a global leader in technology and it makes sense that we should lead the way in using technology to deliver faster, better and smarter transport for residents and visitors to the city.  It's great having the opportunity to work with world-leading companies like GTS who possess significant expertise and experience delivering mobility solutions. It is envisaged that innovative systems and procedures developed during the Smart Mobility Hub SBIR project will create a template to nudge our behaviour towards more sustainable modes of transport."

For Further information contact Richard Doody from GTS at richard.doody@goodtravelsoftware.com or Smart Dublin at info@smartdublin.ie. You can also book a meeting with one of our Mobility Experts for more information about our multi-modal solutions


Topics: Car Sharing, Data Analysis, Fleet, Press

Written by Richard Doody