MOMENTUM project – Kick off meeting in Madrid

Published on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - 08:16

On the 16 & 17th of May 2019, the Kick off meeting of MOMENTUM project has been held in Madrid. MOMENTUM will be carried out by a consortium of 12 partners, coordinated by Empresa Municipal De Transportes (EMT) in Madrid.

The team will develop a set of new data analysis methods, transport models and planning support tools that can capture the impact of disruptive technologies such as MaaS and CAVs. These emerging technologies are forcing radical changes on urban mobility and this three-year project, worth €2.9m, aims to support city authorities in the task of designing the right policy mix to exploit their full potential.

The University of Deusto – DeustoTech participates as leader on data collection and analysis of data from the users of public transport, such bus, trains, car-sharing, with the aim of generating new transport models for urban planning in cities.

The first step for the MOMENTUM team is to identify a set of plausible future scenarios for European cities over the next decade, factoring in disruptive technologies such as CAVs, and then identify emerging activity-travel patterns using data collected from personal mobile devices and digital sensors. The team will then develop data-driven predictive models of the adoption and use of new mobility concepts, particularly MaaS and shared mobility, and their interaction with public transport.

The new data analysis methods and travel demand models developed by the project will help enhance existing state-of-the-art transport simulation tools, which will be then be used to test the impact of a variety of policies and innovative transport services across 4 similarly sized cities: Madrid (ES), Thessaloniki (GR), Leuven (BE), and Regensburg (DE), evaluating the contribution of the proposed measures to the strategic policy goals of each city.

The partners in MOMENTUM are: EMT – Madrid (coordinator), Nommon, City of Thessaloniki, CERTH, City of Leuven, Transport& Mobility Leuven, City of Regensburg, Technical University of Munich, University of Deusto, Aimsum, Polis, UITP.

The project consortium of MOMENTUM during the meeting and the technical visit

MOMENTUM project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 815069