meters mapped on Amsterdam Central and Brussel Midi.
increase in indoor customer navigation speed.
increase in customer experience rating for indoor navigation.
The Dutch Railways are on a mission to make flying obsolete within Europe. International train travellers however, experience quite some challenges during their journeys. To make international train transit the preferred way of travelling, it is needed to overcome these challenges. Especially in the area of stress relief there is room for improvement. Like knowing whether you will make your connection or how to find your way to the platform. NS International and Bit team up to explore how technology can make the travel experience as smooth as possible.
Research and prototyping
Every large station is filled with routers. Using these routers for triangulation provides us the data to determine one’s location. With Google maps as a starting point, we covered every square meter of Amsterdam Central Station. We mapped all destination points like platforms, shops or lockers. And we mapped all passageways like corridors, elevators and gates. Connecting these points to existing navigation software, we made it possible for travelers to use a sound indoor navigation that was even able to assist in switching floors. An unparalleled feature in the European market.
A prototyped indoor navigator with an accuracy of 1 meter, able to navigate floor levels.
26% increase of customer satisfaction in favor of prototype assistance compared to regular routing in train stations
First phase MVP addition to the NS app for travelers