Mobility Manager is the ideal tool
for companies and public administrations
with which draft the Home-Work Shift Plan.
The first web application for
the Home-Work Shift Plan.
Systematic trips (those taking place every day in the same time slots – peak hours) to and from the workplace (or study) are the main traffic managers in urban areas and the main problems related to mobility and environment. However, these are displacements that are as problematic as they are foreseeable because they occur regularly over time and space.
Who makes these trips? Mainly workers and students.
Their mobility is one of the major problems related to road congestion and urban mobility, with dramatic consequences for the environment, worn down by the continuous increase in CO2 emissions and for the health of citizens, their state of mind, their level of stress, their productivity and so on. As mentioned, the interesting thing is that these movements are as harmful as they are easy to analyze because they occur every day, from the same points to the same destinations and at the same times.
The MobilityManager software
MobilityManager is a software able to draw a detailed picture of the mobility habits of employees: where do they leave, where they arrive, where they park, how much they pollute, what their personal needs are and what their attitude towards change towards alternative solutions is, more sustainable.
How does it work
The starting point of the software is the administration via PC or app of a short online questionnaire for employees in order to have the data needed for the software for processing.
At the end of the data collection phase (which can be repeated every six months / year), the company will have all the necessary information that will help it, through the software, to draft the Home-Work Moving Plan and make strategic decisions for the rationalization of company mobility, for the increase in the quality of life of employees and the reduction of pollutants.
Why use MobilityManager
Drawing up a Home-Work Movements Plan is a long and complex job often carried out by professionals in the company who usually deal with anything else and are not experts in mobility.
Our software allows anyone, even without experience on the subject, to easily write a professional PSCL in a very short time and without effort but above all with a considerable time and resources saving: no instrument or professional studio is able to produce a more complete PSCL than the MobilityManager software.
The Area Module
The MobilityManager and MobilitySchool software, in addition to the features described, are also a powerful tool for collecting data on the daily movements of thousands of people and urban mobility planning. Municipalities can manage and analyze a huge amount of information in a simple way for the development of sustainable mobility in large area contexts.
Today, traffic dramatically affects the lives of cities and citizens. Aiming only on public transport is sometimes ineffective (too often the buses are trapped in traffic) and insufficient (due to the high costs to increase the supply). And this with the consequences we know in terms of deterioration of the quality of life (smog, stress, unreliability of the transport system and high losses).
Why do the Administrations after decades fail to alleviate this phenomenon?
Simple, because they tend to make decisions using insufficient information, in particular with regard to the actual demand for transport, ie the mobility needs of citizens. If I do not know where every single person comes from every morning, what time he leaves home, where he is going, why he uses the car but especially how much and at what conditions he is willing to change his habits of travel, the decisions regarding mobility they will always have a high probability of failure.
The interventions on the offer of road transport (organization of the network, intelligent traffic lights) can certainly help to thin the traffic but hardly to reduce it; those on the public transport offer, while necessary, are burdensome and require long lead times. If there is no longer a direct intervention on the demand for transport (punctual support, teleworking, parking and road payment, information to users) and in particular on modal choices, road vehicles will tend to be the same as today.
The MobilityManager software wants to support the traditional systems for traffic monitoring and solutions for the simulation of transport networks to provide the municipalities with information on the demand for mobility that will help them tomorrow to reduce the use of the car and lower the polluting emissions in their territory.
The Employee Questionnaire Form
It is web based and completely responsive so that it can be compiled in any place and from any device (pc, tablet, other). It consists of three sections of questions and can be customized according to the needs of the company/public administration:
- Technical questions (starting address, means used, leaving time at home, etc.);
- Social questions (family members, type of vehicles owned by the family, etc.);
- Attitudinal questions (the aptitude for change towards all alternative forms of transport to the car will be measured through the transport principle of the stated preferences aimed at measuring the elasticity to the change of the interviewed subjects);
- Ad hoc questions (chosen together with the Customer) in case there are particular aspects of business mobility that you want to deepen.
Once the data collection and reporting phase is over, the software is able to immediately highlight, for each location of the company, the macro-category of intervention on which to focus its attention.
In practice, MobilityManager analyzes and interprets the data for us and advices us what to do.
Once identified the category of intervention suggested by the software we can create, through this module, real intervention scenarios: we will know in advance the results we will obtain from every action we want to put into practice.
It is worth noting that this module represents the most advanced technology in the software and a unique feature: it is the result of years of research on the adaptation of the mobility planning algorithms to the context of the company moving Home-Work / Home-School.
The engine of this module is a complex mathematical model (Random Utility Model with Revealed and Stated Preferences) able to assign a weight to each attribute related to each modal alternative (model calibration) and to return the probability of each modal choice (application of the model), in order to determine in advance an estimate of what will be the results for each intervention that we want to put in place.
Calculation of Costs and Analysis of Savings
Thanks to the Report module it is possible to produce a detailed analysis of the monetized effects of employee movements (ie mobility habits) from three distinct points of view: business, externality, individuals.
All the items are grouped in a systematic way and aggregated according to a classic tree scheme that follows the logic of the corporate social balance. The parameters used by the models for the calculation of the individual items are all customizable by the analyst, so as to allow maximum flexibility of analysis. It seems clear that home-work mobility as well as having environmental impacts represent a real cost both for the company / public administration and for the employee.
Bad mobility habits affect both productivity (and other business costs) and worker/student pockets. The Costs/Benefits module will also give us a detailed cost/savings scenario for each intervention designed for both the company and the employee.
The Map cartographic Module
The numerical results produced by the software are geolocated to allow an easy and immediate visualization on the map, accompanied by the possibility to define a series of filters. The cartographic module is a powerful tool for spatial analysis of the mobility phenomenon, without the need to export and process data in a GIS (Geographical Information System).
- Origin of the move: the domicile of each employee will be displayed on the map;
- Modal split viewable on map. Each icon will be colored according to the mode of transport used by the employee;
- Flows to the work site viewable on map. The indicative path is calculated using routing engines provided on the web by third parties;
- Possibility to cross the answers of the questionnaires with the map.
Calculation of pollutants
Among the indicators, the software automatically calculates 6 different types of pollutants (including PM10 and CO2) produced by company employees and by students for their mobility choices.
Pollutant emissions are calculated in accordance with the European model COPERT4, taking into account the ACI vehicle fleet and the geographical area to which the headquarters belongs. In particular, the COPERT4 provides the amount of pollutant produced by a specific vehicle category covering 1 km. These coefficients are then multiplied by the kilometers traveled by each individual with the vehicle used, obtaining the calculation of polluting emissions.