MobilityManager is the ideal tool
for companies and public administrations
to develop their mobility 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 schools) are the main source of traffic in urban areas as well as an important source of pollution. However, these trips are not so problematic 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 whether 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 processing.
At the end of the data collection phase (which can be repeated every six months / year), the software will automatically generate indicators (KPI), graphs and maps. In addition, our online tool is suggesting adapted and specific mobility recommendations. Simply said, mobility manager is automatizing the development of mobility plans to reach a better mobility.
Why using MobilityManager
Developing & implementing a mobility plan is a long and complex task and the best way to achieve modal split targets is to trust our mobility expertise and our innovative mobility software.
Our software allows anyone, even without experience on the subject, to easily write a professional mobility plan in a very short time and without effort but above all with a considerable time and resources saving.
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 stated preferences aimed at measuring the respondents’ change elasticity);
- Ad hoc questions (chosen together with the Customer) in case there are particular aspects of business mobility that you want to deepen.
In practice, MobilityManager analyses and interprets the data for you and advises you what to do.
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.
Once identified the category of intervention suggested by the software you can create, through this module, real intervention scenarios: you will know in advance the results you will obtain from every action you 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.
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 and to return the probability of each modal choice, 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 commuters’ financial situation. The Costs/Benefits module will also give us a detailed cost/savings scenario for each intervention designed both for 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.