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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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


January 23, 2019

Successful TransformingTransport General Assembly meeting in Madrid

The General Assembly meeting of the TransformingTransport Horizon 2020 project took place on 21-23 January 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The three-day meeting, which gathered more than 70 transport innovation and big data experts, was hosted at the project coordinator’s Indra Sistemas SA, premises.
January 8, 2019

TransformingTransport unveils its latest Big Data pilot results and technologies at ICT 2018

Considered one of the most important events in Europe to advance technology in the EU, ICT 2018 proudly showcased the latest in high-tech transportation software and innovation among its wide array of fields and topics. TransformingTransport (TT), the Horizon 2020 Big Data Value Lighthouse project, was excited to participate in the event, which took place in Vienna from 4-6 December, highlighting the latest results of its ambitious pilot cases which are expected to radically transform transport operation through Big Data use.