As part of the SIMBA (Safe and Mobile with Assistance Systems) research project, Mentz Datenverarbeitung (mdv) has integrated data from the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project into its trip planner system, enhancing the routing algorithm to increase mobility and accessibility using the available attributes in OSM.
The project goals are to ensure autonomy of the elderly and disabled and to provide safe and comfortable trips that account for their specific mobility limitations.
One of the new improvements is the consideration of specific link types and attributes, which are imported from the OSM source data and integrated into the routing network graph.
Marc Ullrich has studied civil engineering at the TU Munich and works as a Senior Software Engineer at mdv (Mentz Datenverarbeitung GmbH). He is member of the EFA journey planner developer team and works on national and international projects. Find his LinkedIn profile here:http://de.linkedin.com/in/marcullrich.