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Transforming Transport Participation in NECTAR CONFERENCE

TransformingTransport participated to the three-day 14th NECTAR Internatinonal Conference: Transport in a networked society. The conference was held in Madrid, Spain, from the 31st of May till the 2nd of June 2017 and organized by: NECTAR Network, tGIS, TRANSyT-UPM and the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC). TT was represented by UPM as the organizer of the event and more specifically by the coordinating partner (INDRA) in the main session on June the 2nd with the title: “Transfer transport innovations into business and institutions”. The session was chaired by Stephane Petti from the EIB and counted with the participation of different transport operators and authorities of Spain.

Big Data will have a profound economic and societal impact in the mobility and logistics sector, which is one of the most-used industries in the world contributing to approximately 15% of GDP. Big Data is expected to lead to 500 billion USD in value worldwide in the form of time and fuel savings, and savings of 380 megatons CO2 in mobility and logistics. With freight transport activities projected to increase by 40 % in 2030, transforming the current mobility and logistics processes to become significantly more efficient, will have a profound impact. A 10% efficiency improvement may lead to EU cost savings of EUR 100 billion. Despite these promises, interestingly only 19 % of EU mobility and logistics companies employ Big Data solutions as part of value creation and business processes.

The TransformingTransport project will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable, and replicable way the transformations that Big Data will bring to the mobility and logistics market. To this end, TransformingTransport, validates the technical and economic viability of Big Data to reshape transport processes and services to significantly increase operational efficiency, deliver improved customer experience, and foster new business models. TransformingTransport will address seven pilot domains of major importance for the mobility and logistics sector in Europe:

  • Smart High-ways
  • Sustainable Vehicle Fleets
  • Proactive Rail Infrastructures
  • Ports as Intelligent Logistics Hubs
  • Efficient Air Transport
  • Multi-modal Urban Mobility
  • Dynamic Supply Chains

The TransformingTransport consortium combines knowledge and solutions of major European ICT and Big Data technology providers together with the competence and experience of key European industry players in the mobility and logistics domain.