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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.

TT was honoured by visits from high-level personalities, including Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General DG CONECT of the European Commission, Ingolf Schädler, Deputy Director-General of the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, as well as Gail Kent, Director of Directorate “G” Data, DG CONECT of the European Commission. These and other key stakeholders were keen to learn about the different pilot projects and what they mean to the future of transport in Europe.

In particular, 4 of TTs 13 pilots demonstrated their most ground-breaking results at the event. These were the Smart Passenger Flow pilot, the Smart Turnaround ETA Prediction pilot, the Shared Logistics for e-Commerce pilot and Load Balancing Pilot – Norte Litoral (read more information on the pilots’ results demonstrated at the event at the dedicated Press Release).

All the newly showcased technologies and software solutions from the four pilot projects generated a significant amount of interest at the booth, highlighting what the future of more efficient sustainable transport will look like.

In the morning of the second day of the conference, TT participated in a key networking session entitled Impact of the Data-Driven AI in business sectors. The project coordinator, Mr Rodrigo Castineira (INDRA) presented the latest results emerging from the project, its innovations and solutions, which are set to improve European transport on multiple levels.