This project will examine and provide solutions to effectively link digitalisation and transport innovations for passenger and freight mobility in urban agglomerations in order to obtain a more efficient and sustainable urban transport system.Digitalisation of transport systems makes it easier to integrate services to empower customers and it enable operators to deliver services more safely and efficiently. The project will alalyse how dominant trends of urbanisation, emerging technologies/digitalisation and the sharing economy both necessitate andenable changes in urban transport systems. Urban areas are dependent on an efficient and environmental-friendly freight transport system and a corresponding system for individual mobility for catering to travels related to work, service, social, school and leisure purposes. However, both freight transport and individual mobility in urban areas are increasingly reaching its limits since the process of urbanisation has caused continuous rising demand for urban mobility systems. The project will demonstrate how digitalisation of the transport system may result in significant improvements both in economic, environmental and social terms. The application of information and communication technologies (ICT) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) can make transport safer, more efficient and more sustainable for all modes of passenger and freight transport. Moreover, the integration of emerging technologies can create new services and are key to support jobs and growth in the transport sector. The project will contribute to new scientific knowledge and practical experiences by use of an urban mobility lab for data driven policy developments. The project has access to a unique combination of data for passenger mobility and freight transport and, to a computational infrastructures and expertise in computational sciences & data analytics which is combined with knowledge in transport economics.
Project leader: Frants Gundersen
Institution: TRANSPORTØKONOMISK INSTITUTT Stiftelsen Norsk senter for samferdselsforskning