Designed to help reduce stress for autistic passengers. Uses JNCTION's new stress calculating algorithm technology.
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.
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.
Unexpected changes when travelling – over 52% of autistic people said that a “Fear of unexpected changes” prevented them from travelling on public transport (National Autistic Society) Both the journey planner and travel companion can pre-warn users of changes in their journey
What is Aubin?
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.
What challenges does Aubin address?
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 a disruption, Aubin will also suggest alternative routes or modes of travel by using saved preferences to help the user get to their destination.
What are the benefits of Aubin?
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.
How to get Aubin
Aubin is currently in development and will be available soon.