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How do people move from place to place? When do they do it? Why do they do
it? Where do they go? How long does it take? What choices do they make?
What are the risks? Answers to these questions are needed to be able to
manage the mobility demand (authorities) and propose personalised and
context based smart mobility alternatives (users) to reach the
destinations within a reasonable time window and with a reduced level of risk and impact.
Traffic congestion costs the EU more than 1% of the GPD per year. The transport
infrastructure must be used as efficiently as possible to facilitate
industry and trade while balancing the needs of other users. Vehicles,
users, infrastructure, administrators and enforcers should be connected.
Although the user wants reliable door-to-door trips free of stress, they
generally accept a degree of inherent road and public transport
congestion as a fact of life, but attach a high value to reliability and
predictability of travel conditions. An increase in the reliability and
predictability of travel times can rapidly reduce the cost associated
with excessive levels of congestion and simultaneously reduce travel
related stress and subsequent risk of accident.
The aim of this project is to provide a solution to manage congestion on a
cost-effective basis with a cooperative approach that leverages new
technologies and real time traffic data. This will offer the road user a
reliable personalised trip solution including multimodality.
The Idealist2018 project is funded by the European Commission, under the Leading Industrial Enabling Technologies ICT theme of Horizon2020 – Research & Innovation Framework Programme, under grant agreement no. 645216. Any opinions expressed in these pages are those of the author/organisation, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission or the Ideal-ist members.