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What is Transforming Transport?

Transforming Transport is an EU-funded project that represents a strong consortium of 48 leading transport, logistics and information technology stakeholders in Europe.

With a budget of EUR 18.7 million and the participation of 48 organisations from 9 countries, the Horizon 2020 Big Data Value Lighthouse project is working to find a more efficient and more sustainable transport paradigm. It aims to show concrete, measurable and verifiable evidence of data value that can be achieved in mobility and logistics by leveraging big data, i.e. the massive amounts of information that can be analysed using powerful software to reveal trends, patterns and associations.

The consortium is bringing about a major paradigm shift in transport and logistics through 13 pilot projects in 7 pilot domains to showcase big data impact in the below areas:

  • highways
  • rail infrastructure
  • airports
  • urban mobility
  • vehicle connectivity
  • ports
  • e-commerce logistics

Big data will be obtained from a variety of data sources in the sector: operational efficiency metrics, customer feedback, arrival and departure times, freight delivery statistics, waiting times at transport hubs, road traffic records, weather data, traveller habits and maintenance downtime records to name just a few. The transformation has already begun.


Smart Highways

This domain caters for a number of different activities to incorporate technologies into roads for improving the operation of autonomous cars

Sustainable Connected Vehicles

Vehicles outfitted with special technologies that tap into the internet or wireless LAN and provide additional benefits to the driver.

Proactive Rail Infrastructures

Invest in cutting edge technology enabling major national staffing contracts in record-breaking turnaround times, providing clients with

Ports as Intelligent Logistics Hubs

May involve systems that provide unmanned, autonomous transfer of equipment, baggage, people, information or resources

Smart Airport Turnaround

Involves edge technology for significantly improved operational efficiency and proactive disruption management, less missed flight

Integrated Urban Mobility

Involves a planning concept supporting the integration and balanced development of all modes for reduced traffic congestion and delays

Shared Logistics for E-commerce

Reflect a desire for a modal shift, or a change between modes, and usually encompasses an increase in the proportion of freight trips

Latest News


September 28, 2020

TransformingTransport Success Story on the EC website!

A huge EU-funded project has demonstrated how big data and artificial intelligence could transform Europe's transport sector, cutting costs and fuel consumption on road, rail, air and sea while boosting operational efficiency and improving customer experience.

October 23, 2019

EBDVF TT Session

EBDVF19 was organized by BDVA, in collaboration of the European Commission and VTT as the main local organizer. TT was represented in this event during the assigned session for transport entitled "The Transforming Power of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Everyday Mobility and Logistics" chaired by TT coordinator Rodrigo Castiñeira (R&D Coordinator, Indra).
Successful Transforming Transport General Assembly meeting in Madrid
TrasnformingTransport unveils its latest Bid Data pilot results and technologies at ICT 2018
TransformingTramsport organising a session and co-organising a workshop at the EBDVF 2018