Technical feasibility

SECTION I: Testing

1

Has the R & D result been tested?
YES x
NO

If yes:

1a

In what mode has the result been tested?•    Prototype

•    Pilot Application

•    Alpha/BETA testing

With the project ECOBACH -on-call bus ECOlogical - has developed a system of mobility’s management, which uses wireless technologies and methodologies for parallel and distributed computing, based on integer linear programming algorithms, which allow to obtain solutions and choices, undertaken by the system itself, able to minimize time and cost of the service.
Pugliatech – Ecobach is the application of this service in the field of tourism mobility.

From the technical point of view the overall system, can be viewed as the set of three subsystems that cooperate synergistically:

  • Software,
  • Devices
  • Processes

have been successfully implemented and tested.

1b. Please describe and discuss the testing results

An initial installation of the system was performed in 2006 in the historic town of Brindisi (Italy), and consists of five electric shuttles circulating in an area of about 5 sq km, are 15 Poles. The tests, conducted in 2006, demonstrated the system’s functionality.

If no:

1c

Describe what type of testing does the R&D result need?

1d

What is the time needed for testing?

1e

What is the cost needed for testing?

SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development

2a

To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )

Based on the experience described you could implement a similar service for the use of tourist mobility. Cetma has the resources to implement the project.

2b

What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?
-

2c

What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?
-

2d

Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.

Technological development has developed all aspects, the service was fully implemented, tested and evaluated through experience conducted in the city of Brindisi.

SECTION 3: Deployment

3a Define the demands for large scale production in terms of
  • Materials
-
  • technologies, tools, machineries
To implement Pugliatech Ecobach,  service infrastructure resources required are those used in the case of the city of Brindisi:

  • an operations center responsible for managing and monitoring system,
  • poles for booking travel on the road network,
  • electric shuttles responsible for the transport of passengers.

Pugliatech-Ecobach may implement the use of devices already in possession of customers (such as mobile phones or PDAs) in service booking.
In this way it would not be necessary to distribute the points of reservation on the road network. These collection points would be customized to the needs of tourists.
In this case the network of points of booking / collection would extend to:

  • Hotels;
  • Tourist interesting points;
  • Tourist information points.
  • Staff effort
The personnel necessary for the achievement of the service is:
-  Electrical – shuttle Drivers ;
- Staff responsible for monitoring station.
Of course  the exact quantification  depends on the area you intend to serve.

 SECTION 4: Overall Assessment

1

What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?
Technical feasibility of the research result was demonstrated.

 

KEYWORDS QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT (0-5).

Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so far

1

2

3

x

5

Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development team

1

2

3

x

5

Current development stage

1

2

3

4

x

Overall technical feasibility

1

2

3

4

x

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