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  • 23 July, 2019

What does Big Data mean for the future of transport in Europe?

There’s a lot going on these days with Big Data, the collection of numerous data sets from many different sources to extrapolate patterns that could help improve operations and save costs in many fields.
  • 11 June, 2019

Analysing Big Data for Airports improves circulation and increases airport sales

Passenger satisfaction is currently one of the most significant key performance indicators (KPIs) for benchmarking airports and airlines. It also yields valuable insights on airport processes, including their effectiveness and efficiency.
  • 8 April, 2019

Big Data helps authorities get a clearer picture of city traffic

Urban traffic management centres constantly strive to keep the traffic flowing in the city. That said, traffic incidents at critical spots can rapidly spread congestion all over the city, requiring quick action to mitigate the impacts of an incident, including informing travellers. 
  • 6 March, 2019

Big Data to improve planning for logistics actors in transportation

How can customer expectations such as reliability and in-time delivery processes be fulfilled? How can logistics stakeholders deal with unexpected situations in day-to-day business? There are many challenges logistics actors face in a highly competitive arena.
  • 12 December, 2018

A new era of predictive maintenance in railway is dawning

Every day millions of people travel by rail, whether for commuting, business, or pleasure. Thousands of people are also inconvenienced by delays and cancellations resulting from the failure of one or more rail assets or engineering works.
  • 27 November, 2018

Big Data models are already improving airport operations

The year 2017 saw a new record in passenger and cargo. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) declared that 4.1 billion passengers and 56.1 million tonnes of freight were carried in 2017, showing over a 7% increase in both passengers and freight.
  • 31 October, 2018

Big data to help cities improve freight delivery

Traffic management in a city can be one of the hardest jobs for a city official. It can bring with it a host of problems, not only in terms of traffic jams and pollution, but also in dealing with city dwellers’ reactions when things don’t go as planned.
  • 7 August, 2018

A combination of advanced technologies to boost European highway operation

What if Europe’s highways can be smarter, safer and more efficient? Two pilot projects under the formidable EU-funded Transforming Transport project – which boasts 47 organisations from 9 countries and a budget of EUR 18.7 million – are currently ensuring that this vision becomes reality.
  • 27 July, 2018

Big Data to transform logistics models

The logistics sector can benefit significantly from exploiting Big Data in order to streamline services and operate more efficiently. Many logistics providers already produce and use large data flows, which is why the advent of Big Data is making waves in the logistics sector.
  • 30 March, 2018

Big Data to make car fleets safer, more efficient and more eco-friendly

The concept of connected cars is already here! A few years ago the idea seemed almost impossible yet now it is entering the market in full force. New vehicles are being equipped with systems that connect a car to the driver’s smartphone, which then becomes a black box for driving habits based on large am...
  • 14 March, 2018

Predicting the future in logistics hubs enhances operational decision-making

The flow of goods is increasing worldwide, and transport hubs such as duisport – the world’s largest inland port – are finding it challenging to keep pace with growing trade volumes. Photo: © duisport/Frank Reinhold
  • 5 February, 2018

Big Data to tackle urban freight delivery challenge

The quick rise of e-commerce and the urban population growth are causing many freight delivery challenges for cities. Luckily, an enterprising pilot project in the Spanish city of Valladolid could lead to a new model to help European cities reduce traffic arising from delivery trucks.
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  • 22 December, 2017

How effective is Big Data in transforming transport?

The TransformingTransport project has taken on the challenge to demonstrate in detail how Big Data will transform the mobility and logistics sector. The project is validating the technical and economic viability of Big Data solutions to reshape transport processes and services that can potentially increa...
  • 28 September, 2017

Big Data unlocks the logistics challenge by analysing social media

More people than ever before are shopping online, a phenomenon which plays an important role in radically enlarging the customer base for retailers and fostering competitiveness like never before. Industry, businesses, delivery companies, transport companies and retailers can all benefit from this growin...
  • 18 September, 2017

Enhancing online shopping through big data

E-commerce is on the rise, and economic competitiveness can grow if the process is streamlined. One way of achieving this is by analysing the huge volumes of data, i.e. Big Data, that come from different electronic sources such as online sales, delivery records, customer reviews, spending habits, social ...