SIMON project partners will meet on 28th and 29th September in the 11th project meeting that takes place in Reading (UK).
The aim of this meeting is, on the one hand, review and improve the functionality of applications and to share the results and experiences of the activities carried out in pilot tests in Madrid, Lisbon, Parma and Reading.
Moreover, the partners will focus the preparations for activities to be undertaken for the end of the project. Namely a final event in Madrid as well as informative seminars in all cities that participated in the pilots.
Regarding the system, the partners will review new developments and features that have been implemented, for example, the iOS version of the app SIMON Mobile, or indoor location performance.
This application has now a new version for Android and iOS.
Simon Mobile is an application for navigation, orientation and parking designed for persons with reduced mobility. In Madrid, Parma, Lisbon and Reading, it provides access to important accessibility information such as the location of disabled parking spots or the location of elevators and ramps to access subway stations. With Simon Mobile, it is possible to compute walking, driving and transit routes and use step-by-step navigation during a trip.
Simon Mobile integrates with a new concept of the EU parking card for the disabled (commonly known as Blue Badge) that is currently being tested in a large-scale pilot running at several European cities. The goal of this ICT-enhnaced badge is to reduce the fraudulent use of disabled parking spots to ensure that they are available to the persons that really need them. Combined with a Simon disabled badge, disabled citizens can use Simon Mobile to validate for parking and to view the usage history of their badge.
Further information: http://simon-project.eu