Food and Mobility as a Service
AVA is an intermodal platform, which enables travellers to access food throughout their whole travel chain across all different modes of transportation. Intermodal dynamic routing eases the matching of individual mobility and foodchains while always respecting the overall individual mobility context. Main course in the train - dessert in the bus. Intermodal multi-course dinner - AVA makes it possible. Spontaneous route changes are easily accommodated. In the future food and food sources will become an important parameter for travel decision making. Based on real-time food delivery and personal mobility forecasts, intermodal route options can be chosen.
The key to an individual dining experience is the convenient expression of a dining desire that can be completed and fulfilled by AVA. With a dining desire, the user expresses the important aspects of his/her mobile dining experience. This is facilitated by chat-like interfaces. The level of detail can be chosen, including e.g. price ranges, time, type of meal or dining environment during the current trip. The rest is left to AVA. If it’s a booking during a trip or on-demand, pre-order and seamless payment make mobile food acquisition simple.
The food and mobility elements of a mobile dining cloud can be matched with two degrees of freedom:
route-to-food or food-to route. Mobile mealmatching balances dining desires and the capabilities of a mobile dining cloud. Beyond enabling a premium dining experience, mobile mealmatching provides opportunities for all parties involved. It supports demand bundling, improved demand forecasts for food sources and collective transport of food or people. Demand management can balance between peak times and times of weak demand.