We’ve all had a negative experience with a travel company or a transport service at some point in our lives.  In some cases, service providers are directly responsible for these shortcomings while in others the company has no fault due to events that are beyond its control. The aim of the My-TRAC project is to make travelling easier and more comfortable through different modes of public and private transport. The goal of the project is to create a platform that will record the travelers’ data and will simulate the route they want to travel.

The platform will allow users to introduce information on their trips, before, during and after they occur, in order to improve their experience and advise them on the route they should take to reach their destination. These recommendations will consider various factors, such as traffic density, weather, best parking, etc. Morevoer, it will help transport operators to offer a better service thanks to the data obtained by the system.

The My-TRAC Project is financed by the European Commission (H2020-S2RJU-2017), whose partners include the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Sparsity SL, the Technische universiteit Deft, Aethon Symvouli Michaniki Monoprosopi IKE, Experis ManpowerGroup, STRA LDA, ATTIKO METRO AE and Union int. Transports public and the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca.

Without a doubt, an interesting project that will improve our travel experience. I’ll keep you informed on the progress of this project.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.