How can mobility be made more efficient in Switzerland?
What is required from transport systems?
How shall future transportation look like?
To complete the survey, you will need the 5-character participant ID that you received in the invitation letter.
Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Click here for more detailed information on how to use the Catch My Day app.
This PDF summarizes all relevant information for study participants.
Please find here the consent form which needs your approval in order to participate in the study.
MOBIS is a joint project undertaken by the ETH Zurich, the University of Basel, and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
MOBIS is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Innovation Promotion (Innosuisse) and the Federal Department for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC).
The study aims at conducting surveys related to mobility and analysing mobility behaviour with methods at the frontier of scientific research, in order to inform policy with respect to optimising transport planning in urban areas.
Participation in MOBIS is by way of a written invitation to randomly selected inhabitants of Swiss urban agglomerations. The invitation is non-transferable and may not be shared with others. The participation in the smartphone study is subject to additional inclusion criteria.
Click on www.mobis.info (or type the link into your internet browser). To begin the survey, enter your 5-character participant ID.
The MOBIS survey is available in English, German and French.
The online survey takes about 10 minutes. At the end of the smartphone study, there is one additional survey.
Your participant ID was sent to you in a personal letter. In case you cannot find it anymore, please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
No. To participate in the smartphone study, you first have to fill in the survey. Thereafter you will be automatically forwarded to the registration for the smartphone study, if you fulfil the inclusion criteria.
To participate in the smartphone study, you need to fulfil the following requirements:
In sum, approximately 2 hours.
The smartphone study will last two months.
Your two-month smartphone study period starts the moment your first trip in Switzerland is recorded by the app.
The deadline for starting the smartphone study is 15.11.2019. However, we recommend you start as soon as possible so that we can help you if ever you have problems or questions.
We recommend that you try to keep your smartphone on and the tracking active for the entire duration of the study.
Deactivating the tracking,
logging out of the app, or
turning off your smartphone
can negatively affect the quality of the study results.
The effect of the app on your smartphone performance heavily depends on the exact phone model and operating system. Unfortunately, this is out of our control. We suggest you charge your phone when not traveling, for example at home or work, instead of turning it off. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
You must be successfully tracking in Switzerland on at least 30 days during the two-month study period, i.e. at least 15 days each study month.
This study requires you to be actively tracking in Switzerland on a regular basis during the two-month smartphone study.
If you intend to travel abroad and will return before 15.11.2019, you can simply install the app and start the tracking when you return.
If you intend to travel abroad for more than 2 weeks during the two-month study, we recommend you do not participate in the smartphone study.
The participant ID breaks the link between data and study participants. The researchers directly involved in the study can link participants to their participant ID, however, this is not possible for third parties. This pseudonymisation makes it possible for the study to link responses from the surveys with the data from the smartphone tracking, which would not be possible with complete anonymisation.
You will receive weekly summaries of your mobility, by transport mode.
Yes. For your complete participation you will receive CHF 100. Complete participation implies tracking of mobility during the full two months of the study duration and filling in the final survey. Will will ask you about the details for the transfer of the compensation in the final survey.
No. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any compensation for the short online survey.
For a detailed explanation on how to use app, please read these instructions.
«Catch My Day»
The Catch My Day app can be downloaded using the following links:
Once you have installed the app, open it and click on REGISTER to create an account. Then, enter :
This usually happens when you have already created your account, but try registering again. Please make sure that your account is activated and then simply log into your account.
You will receive a confirmation email from email@example.com after having successfully created your account. Please click on the link in this email to activate your account.
It is possible that the confirmation email was sent to your spam folder. Please check there first.
Otherwise, it is also possible that you made a small typo when entering your email address. We regularly try to detect and fix such cases. If you have not received the confirmation email and have not heard anything from us after a few days of creating your account, please write us an email and we will help solve the issue.
Once you have clicked on the activation link in the confirmation email, your account will be activated.
Then open the app, click on the LOGIN button and enter the email address and password you chose when creating your account.
Please note that it may take a few days before your recorded tracks appear in the app. We thank you for your patience.
This problem has been reported by several users. The app development team has released a new version of the app that should fix this problem. Please update the app to be able to see the missing buttons.
For technical reasons, your last trips may only appear in the app after some time. If your trips do not appear for several days, please make sure that your settings are correctly set.
In the app settings, the "Tracking active" toggle must be activated.
In your smartphone settings, you must give the Catch My Day app permission to access your location.
However, different smartphone models and mobile operating systems may require additional settings.
We highly recommend you read the app instructions for more details.
You may notice that the app does not always correctly record your mobility behavior.
Indeed, even the best algorithms for detecting the chosen transport mode usually only achieve about 80% accuracy.
We would therefore be grateful if you could occasionally validate your trips in order to improve the quality of the results of the MOBIS study. Even only a few validations can significantly improve the accuracy of the app.
For a more detailed explanation on how to validate your trips, please read the app instructions.