Citopia MaaS offers a secure, easy-to-navigate federated marketplace where users can plan/book multimodal trips with seamless itinerary, ticketing, and payment on Citopia with the blockchain-based Integrated Trust Network (ITN) as the trust anchor/DIDs registry for identity management. Users select their trip preferences to choose from different providers and travel routes that best suit their needs while retaining full control over who sees their data and how that data is used.
Citopia uses W3C Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs), and Zero Knowledge Proof technology to ensure that the SSDTs™ of travelers, transit agencies, vehicles, mobility service providers, and other connected entities in the ecosystem are compatible, can communicate, and can transact while preserving data privacy.
All transactions go through the SSDTs™ of the stakeholders by issuing VCs with embedded DIDs (digital signatures) for future verifications. Users’ personal (or organizational) data is always stored on the users’ device or server and cannot be shared without permission.
The demonstration will involve developing Citopia MaaS (marketplace) mobile app for users and web interface for service providers; integrating Citopia and ITN core services to enable the creation of decentralized, self-sovereign identities; coordinating communication of trip data between modal service providers; and creating MOBI Trusted Trip (MTT), VCs and other necessary VCs that enable seamless multimodal transit. The demonstration will use GTFS data and sovereign identities linked with timestamped locations to enable the issuance of MTT VCs.
The project advisory panel is made up of members of the following organizations: Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, Austin Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority, EZ Pass, Houston METRO, IBI Group, Oregon Department of Transportation, SEPTA, and USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems & IoT, State Road & Tollway Authority.
The goal is to create a product-market fit for real-world implementation once the pilot is successfully demonstrated.