DORA – Door to Door Information for Airports and Airlines
Creating real-time routing service – to reduce travel time of air passengers
The DORA project designs and establishes an integrated information system that helps passengers to optimise their travel from the origin of their travel to the airplane at the departing airport as well as from the arrival airport to their final destination. Thus the DORA integrated information system created within the project together with necessary software platforms and end user applications supports the reduction of the overall time needed for a typical European air travel, including the time required for the transfer to and from the airports.
To ensure this, the DORA system will provide mobile, seamless, and time optimised route recommendations for the travels to the airport and time optimised routing within the airports, leading the passengers through terminals to the right security checkpoints and departure gates. DORA will integrate all necessary real time information concerning disruptions in the land transport environments and on incidents and changes within the airport terminals to provide the fastest route alternatives, ensuring the accessibility of airport and airplane at any time in accordance with individual passengers’ requirements. The DORA system will be designed in a generic way to ensure that it can be widely adopted independently from passengers and airports locations.
The DORA system will be implemented and tested in realistic environments within the project involving the cities of Berlin and Palma de Mallorca as well as the corresponding airports in both cities. At least 500 real end users – passengers – will be involved in the trials. To support the passengers’ route optimisation the DORA project will investigate and design technologies to recognise long waiting queues and provide indoor location services at airports, which will be integrated into the DORA system and tested within the project trials.
DORA is a three years Research and Innovation action / project under the EU programme Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement no. 635885, EC funding of 4,682,895€) started on 1 June 2015.