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Development a hardware and mobile app to optimize the urban mobility system in cities of the State of São Paulo

Grant number: 17/15964-6
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: August 01, 2018 - April 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Transportation Engineering
Principal Investigator:Fábien Giovanni de Oliveira
Grantee:Fábien Giovanni de Oliveira
Company:Milênio Bus Ltda
CNAE: Transporte rodoviário coletivo de passageiros, com itinerário fixo, municipal e em região metropolitana
Transporte rodoviário coletivo de passageiros, com itinerário fixo, intermunicipal, interestadual e internacional
City: São Paulo
Associated scholarship(s):19/03178-1 - Development a hardware and mobile APP to optimize the urban mobility system in cities of the State of São Paulo, BP.PIPE


A study presented in the year 2014 by the National Transport Association (ANTP) pointed out that in cities with more than 60 thousand inhabitants, the inhabitants spend about 22.4 billion hours only on the road, this represents 49% of the time consumed with Mobility. According to the survey, 29% of trips are made using public transport, and collective transportation is responsible for traveling 57.2% of the distances in the usual trips. With greater access to technologies, exploring sensor-related products, 3G internet, mobile applications, hardware and smartphones can be a solution for cities to provide more efficiency in transportation and generate more quality of life for their residents. Another justification for the submission of the project is that in March 2017, after an open innovation process (Hackathon) in the company EMTU (Metropolitan Urban Transport Company of São Paulo), this project was chosen by the company as potential in the sector, Which guaranteed the invitation to be part of the incubator of projects related to urban mobility of the EMTU. The goal is to develop a prototype of hardware associated with a mobile application, which integrates five major areas: Urban Mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Smart Cities. With the integration of such areas and improvement of the prototype, it is hoped to bring innovation in the segment of public transport and provide the end user: comfort, quality and safety in the chosen vehicle, as well as secure and accurate information that will help in the different decision-making .The methodology that will be worked out for the success of the prototype development is the direct relationship between a public transport company, in which case the company is EMTU, where the project is already incubated. There is already a first version of the prototype (developed in 36 hours), and that was responsible for the selection of the project by EMTU, however it is sought to improve the product and test in a bus line, then in a region and later extend to cities. If our project comes to be contemplated with the PIPE we hope to build the prototype next to the one that will be installed in public transport, and test it before starting the large-scale production process. With our project we hope to collaborate for the quality of life of the people in the cities, besides generating more technological innovation with in the urban mobility of the state of São Paulo. According to Ashton (2009), Internet of Things is to designate processes that involve objects connected in network and that produce and / or process information in real time and in an autonomous way, in our project the connection between Hardware and the user's cell configures this Score. The term "Big Data" refers to the dataset whose size is beyond the ability of typical database tools to capture, manage and analyze (Manyika 2011), in this way the sensors in the hardware associated with the mobile the user will generate useful business data. Artificial intelligence according to Kosko (1992) is a branch of computer science that proposes to elaborate devices that simulate the human capacity to reason, to realize, to make decisions and to solve problems, in short, the capacity to be intelligent. Smart Cities refers to people's systems interacting and using energy, materials, services, and financing to catalyze economic development and improve the quality of life. The concept is also seen by some authors as something associated with the attraction of human capital (Glaeser and Berry 2006), or even the combination of this aspect with quality of life (Shapiro 2006) in an attempt to explain the rapid growth of cities that house people Highly skilled. (AU)