SIMON is a demonstration oriented project, with three large scale pilots in Madrid, Lisbon and Parma aiming at promoting the independent living and societal participation of mobility impaired people in the context of public parking areas and multiple transport modes, through the adoption of specific navigation information and access-rights management solutions.

SIMON will propose a mobile application to support impaired citizens in the use of public and private transport modes. This application will not only include specific information and navigation functionalities, but will also make use of e-payment and e-id mechanisms to propose coordinated tariff policies and reduce fraud. In this same context, SIMON will enhance the European parking card for disabled people with contactless technologies and will integrate mobile solutions to support user unique identification in existing park meters whilst preserving privacy.

SIMON will deploy four new service platforms supporting:

  • Access-right management for parking areas and public transport: the SIMON SAYS platform.
  • Navigation and mobility assistance: the SIMON ANSWERS platform.
  • Booking of reserved parking spots and information on the status (occupied or free) of the parking spaces: the SIMON BOOKS platform.
  • Management of urban barriers –i.e. bollards – to limit access to certain areas of the city –e.g. pedestrian zones, whilst granting access to users with reduced mobility: SIMON OPENS.

These services will feed three applications:

  • A mobile application for citizens: SIMON LEADS.
  • A mobile application for parking controllers: SIMON CONTROLS.
  • A back office application for the public authorities, parking and transport operators: SIMON Trusted Service Manager (SIMON TSM).

The security tokens used by these applications and services will be based on two similar but yet different technologies and a third traditional element in parking management:

  • RFID smartcards.
  • NFC smart phones, which can indeed emulate the same behaviour as a contactless smartcard.
  • Park meter, which can be used to interface the above mentioned tokens and complement them.
simon components

simon components


SIMON Mobile on Google Play

Simon Mobile on GooglePlay

Download Simon Mobile on GooglePlay

SIMON Mobile available on the App Store

Simon Mobile available on the App Store

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