BT unlock MaaS opportunities for Manchester
TravelSpirit Affiliate, BT, have not only identified a key barrier to Mobility as a Service – interoperability of data across different modes of transport and linkages into our health, social and building systems infrastructure – they have done something about, for Manchester! Working with the TravelSpirit Foundation, BT have been working hard to demonstrate, at scale, the value of Hypercat, an open source and royalty free Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for breaking down the barriers for the Internet of Things (IoT). For more detailed technical information visit here.
The outcome is a Manchester IoT Data Hub, that easily combines data from multiple platforms (including from our affiliate member, TransportAPI) and publishes it in a uniform way, with a data-catalogue that is machine-readable – enabling third-party apps to automatically interrogate the hub – significantly helping drive further standardisation of data and seamless aggregation for Mobility as a Service companies.
Merry Christmas, TravelSpirit Community!
Jeremy Dalton, CTO, TravelSpirit Foundation