10-06-2015

Commutastic - a mobile application that rewards you for avoiding traffic

Commutastic is a research application that gives users the opportunity to get rewarded for avoiding traffic. This game-like application is part of the I-GEAR project of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) which explores ways to use gamification to reduce traffic congestion in Luxembourg. The app is designed to offer participants alternative after-work activities in the Kirchberg area in Luxembourg city. They are free of charge for the duration of the study that takes place in June 2015.

What is the purpose of this pilot project? 

The aim of this project is to improve the overall traffic condition in Luxembourg and cross-border countries. Rather than being stuck in traffic jams, you gain free time to engage in wellness and relaxation activities. Furthermore, you reduce your own CO2 footprint.

Who can participate?

Anyone who has an iPhone works in Kirchberg and uses a car to get to work! You can team up with 2 to 5 colleagues or sign up individually.

What does it mean to participate?

You are encouraged to use the Commutastic application during two consecutive weeks in June. You can follow app suggestions to avoid traffic jams and do activities after work in the Kirchberg area. Go swimming at d'Coque, visit the MUDAM, go for a workout to Ellipse fitness or watch a movie in Utopolis! For following the app suggestions you collect points and badges.

How much time does it take?

This depends on you, from a few minutes per week up to a maximum of half an hour a day. You should get involved at least two times.

When does it start?

The study starts on 8 June 2015.

Please confirm before your participation to Martin Kracheel martin.kracheel@uni.lu.

What about the privacy of your data?

I-GEAR takes the study participants' data privacy very seriously and our study research team adheres to Luxembourgish (CNPD) as well as international data protection requirements and recommendations.

  • Updated 10-06-2015