Aubin is a new journey planner app designed with the autistic community, for the autistic community. Unlike other journey planner apps, Aubin combines journey planner and travel companion and calculates the least stressful journey for the user, not the fastest or cheapest.
Using new route planning technology and detailed descriptions of each transport interchange and routes, Aubin finds the least stressful route for the user. In the event of disruption, Aubin will also suggest alternative routes or modes of travel by using saved preferences to help the user get to their destination.
For many autistic people, travel on public transport can stressful and confusing, with many avoiding using it altogether. Aubin is designed to give autistic users confidence and help make independent travel more practical, encouraging more people on the autistic spectrum to travel by rail.
Aubin is currently in its second phase of development and will be available in Autumn 2018.
There are roughly 700,000 people classified as being on the autistic spectrum in the UK today, and for many travelling on the railways can be a stressful and even overwhelming experience. The aim of Aubin is to make independent travel a reality for more autistic people, and aid parents and carers of those who may not be able to travel alone.
“Introducing Aubin, a new type of journey planner app designed to make travel on public transport easier for people on the autism spectrum.”
Uses JNCTION’s own new route planning technology and detailed descriptions of each transport interchange to help plan less stressful routes.
When there is disruption on a route, Aubin suggests alternative routes or modes of travel by using the user’s saved preferences to help the traveller get to their destination.
Aubin includes a digital autism alert card to assist passengers who find verbal communication with communication with other passengers and transport staff.
Aubin includes an emergency call function to contact a parent or friend quickly and easily.