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Project strives to transform transport

An international consortium of researchers is collaborating to transform transport across Europe through mobility and logistics while cutting emissions and improving efficiency.

Partners from Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK are collaborating under the Horizon 2020 Big Data Value Lighthouse project ‘TransformingTransport’, to show concrete, measurable and verifiable evidence of data value that can be achieved in mobility and logistics.

With a budget of €18.7m and the participation of 47 organisations from 9 countries, the project is set to include 13 large-scale piloting and targeted demonstrations across the continent, involving state-of-the-art big data technologies.

Project co-ordinator Rodrigo Castiñeira, said:  “TransformingTransport operates on a budget of €18.7m and will run for 30 months.

“To achieve its aims, TransformingTransport brings together partners from Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.”

TransformingTransport technical co-ordinator Andreas Metzger explained that the project partners provide extensive and complementary expertise in transport and logistics, as well as information technology.

He added: “Partners cover all relevant transport sectors and markets, including road transport, railways, inland water and sea transport, air transport, warehousing and courier activities. Important information technology areas covered include large-scale data analytics, software engineering and security.”

TransformingTransport will look at how the massive amounts of data being generated from the sector can be effectively exploited in cutting-edge ways to support this transformation.