Traffic Management as a Service: a smart digital traffic control centre for every small and medium-sized city? 

 

Traffic Management As A Service

low cost

Current urban mobility centres are notoriously expensive, and focus on installing costly hardware in order to monitor traffic. Moreover, those systems are unable to provide personalised information to the city’s residents. The Traffic Management as a Service-system on the other hand uses data that are readily available from various partners and companies, and works multimodal. In other words: it takes all manner of transportation modes into account.

Traffic Management As A Service

individual and relevant

Advantages of Traffic as a Management System for the City of Ghent and the residents who subscribe are myriad: citizens can gain immediate access to information about their means of transport or their trajectories of choice.

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two-way traffic 

City of Ghent employees will be able to monitor all mobility data, and use these to adjust traffic lights, inform residents, evaluate and prepare mobility measures when needed. 

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innovation in mobility 

Setting up a traffic centre is an important part of the City of Ghent’s latest mobility plan (Strategic Mobility Vision 2015). The Ghent Mobiliteitsbedrijf developed ‘Traffic Management as a Service’ (TMaaS.eu), which is radically different from previous traffic centres: the Traffic Management as a Service-concept is based on a fully digital and virtual platform that processes traffic data and provides real-time information to the residents of Ghent. To achieve this up-to-date flow of information the data are dealt with and distributed to the users automatically, so operators are no longer required to continuously monitor screens.

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a virtual traffic centre for ghent 

Advantages of Traffic as a Management System for the City of Ghent and the residents who subscribe are myriad: citizens can gain immediate access to information about their means of transport or their trajectories of choice. Subscribers will receive real-time and personalised traffic advice about their neighbourhoods or journeys (i.e. accidents, traffic jams, delays, availability of vehicles in car sharing networks, train scheduling, bicycle parking, available parking spaces, weather updates, etc.). 

 

efficient, safe and sustainable 

Commuters will not only be informed about their journeys, but will be notified of alternatives if need be. This way, all citizens will be able to travel in the most efficient, safest, most sustainable and most agreeable way. On top of this, City of Ghent employees will be able to monitor all mobility data, and use these to adjust traffic lights, inform residents, evaluate and prepare mobility measures, etc.

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About the project  

This project is co-financed by the European Regional and Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative

Urban Innovative Actions is an Initiative of the European Union that provides urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. Based on article 8 of ERDF, the Initiative has a total ERDF budget of EUR 372 million for 2014-2020

More information about Urban Innovative Actions

 

Partners 

Mobiliteitsbedrijf Stad Gent in partnership with: 

Barco

B.Bloom

Be-Mobile

European Passengers’ Federation

Mintlab - KU Leuven 

Tom Tom

Universiteit Gent - Instituut Duurzame Mobiliteit

Waylay 

 

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Press

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Press  

Download: Bekendmaking EU-subsidie (10-10-2017) 

Download: [English] Announcement EU-financing (10-10-2017)

Download Topic Coordinators Paper (UIA): Policy trends from the proposals under the topic of urban mobility

Download Interview with Frank Vanden Bulcke in Thinking Cities, edition December 2017 (extract from Thinking Cities Magazine)

images  

Photography: Jerroen Willems

logo's

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download logo van de Europese Unie en UIA 

download logo van de Stad Gent

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