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Transport Telematics

Welcome to the Thematic Group on Transport Telematics! This group brings together people working on and interested in Intelligent Transport Systems in urban areas to network and learn from each other. Furthermore, we try to respond to questions and ideas that members of the group have. More information about the group can be found below under 'description'.

With Transport Telematics we mean urban Intelligent Transport Systems (urban ITS). Urban ITS comprises all types of ITS that are applied in an urban area. Examples are traffic control management, traffic optimization, traffic monitoring, routing, access control, booking and ticketing, public transport priority, fleet management, real-time information, variable message signs, trip planning, and smartphone applications. Urban Intelligent Transport Systems are used to make traffic and transport in cities faster, safer, more sustainable, more comfortable and more user friendly. Urban ITS comprises all modes of transport (car, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, public transport), and can help to coordinate traffic flow (for all users), improve public transport with faster and more reliable travel times and help cyclists and pedestrians by making roads safer. Intelligent Transport Systems allow better collection, coordination and use of traffic data to manage traffic, and tools to evaluate, visualise and warehouse this information can help solve bottlenecks and unsafe situations.

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For more information on the Thematic Group on Transport Telematics contact Eline Jonkers, and to join the group, click on the banner on the right-hand side on this page.

Submitted by Sebastián PERNET on 22/12/2016

Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation, with the support of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and its members, and following the long-standing tradition of Y4PT Youth Lab series, is promoting the organization of local transport hackathons around the world, by combining the best of boundless human creativity and the benefits of current information and communications technologies (ICTs) in collaborative environments, with the aim of advancing transport sector towards sustainability.

Winners from each local transport hackathon will join other Canada-based hackers at the 1st Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon Montreal 2017 ( ) in the framework of the 62nd UITP Global Public Transport Summit Montreal 2017 – the world’s oldest and leading sustainable transport event – to contest in a final round for unveiling the world’s best ground-breaking transport solutions.

More than 20 major cities around the world are hosting the first local transport hackathons. Other cities are also welcome to join.

Different local stakeholders such as universities, youth groups, ICT companies, transport operators, authorities, start-up mentors and hackers are called to collaborate with Y4PT and to be part of the world’s first ever global transport hackathon.

Everyone is invited to get on board. This is an one-off opportunity to show to your audience and users how important is for you to support this kind of events where innovation and creativity is putting forward new ICT-related solutions to boost both the private sector business performance and the public sector policy efficacy, and thus to unlock new opportunities to expand, diversify and renew your organization’s portfolio of products and services.

Further information on the 1st Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon Montreal 2017 at , or or please contact: Mr. Sebastián PERNET, Co-Founder and Treasurer of Y4PT Foundation, .

Follow up the Y4PT Transport Hackathon series on social networking/media websites ( ) such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube by using the hashtag #Y4PThackathon .

Submitted by Simone Bosetti on 19/10/2016

Modern transport telematics systems experimented by CIVITAS Plus cities (2008-2012) offer opportunities to make urban transport faster and more efficient, and support travellers. Communication technology are  used to coordinate traffic flows with the help of satellite-based applications, global positioning systems, wireless data transmission, automated traffic counting devices, and high- resolution cameras. Such technologies make it possible to give priority to public transport, improve parking management and better enforce road rules, but they can also provide passengers with real-time information and mobile guidance.

Find more @ Vitoria-Gasteiz, Aalborg, Brescia, Skopje, Craiova, Ljubljana, Bologna, Tallin, Usti-nad-Labem.


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Submitted by Adrià Ramirez Papell on 01/08/2016

We are an start-up from Barcelona area developing an exciting project of shared mobility: Shotl ( With Shotl, citizens will insert their desired origin and destination through their smart phone. The system will match the requested route with that of other users traveling in the same direction. One of our main focus is to offer a great customer experience during all the trip, including vehicles with extra comfort, facilities to work on board and vehicles driven by professionals.
We want to work together with public bodies and transit agencies to contribute to better, greener and more accessible cities, enabling the change to more car-independent lifestyles.

We are currently developing and calibrating our product, and trying to understand which are the best cities and environments to do our first deployments. Thus, we would really appreciate collaboration from this forum on the following topics:
- Previous similar experiences that could help us learning the crucial success factors (i.e. Kutsuplus in Helsinki) and best practices.
- Research studies investigating or predicting the potential impacts of a service like ours.
- Regulation, legal and political benchmarking (barriers and facilitators) among EU cities and countries.
- Suggestion of potential cities and areas that would be open and suitable to test Shotl.

Please do not hesitate to ask us more detailed questions about Shotl in case you are interested. We would appreciate help and suggestions.

Kind regards.

Submitted by Fred DOTTER on 04/07/2016

The purpose of traffic management is to inform, guide and if necessary direct road users. It is a management process that contributes to achieving policy objectives. Policy objectives in the urban context that ITS and traffic management can contribute to are for example: Accessibility of the city., a clean environment, low energy use, a safe city, and attractiveness of the city for tourists.

With this CIVITAS Insight, the CIVITAS CAPITAL project wants to provide information on ITS and its importance for a sustainable urban mobility.

As we are interested to get your views and ideas by 11 July 2016, all members of this Thematic Group have the possibility to contribute to the content of this CIVITAS Insight. If you are interested to contribute, please leave a message here!

CIVITAS Insight 20 - ITS for traffic-monitoring, management and enforcement

Submitted by Fred DOTTER on 28/04/2016

Hyper urbanisation, climate change, and demographic and societal changes are some of the megatrends that have imposed pressures on transport networks and set obstacles to door-to-door mobility. By virtue of technological breakthroughs many of the obstacles could be hindered and seamless mobility could be achieved. Novel mobility services that heavily rely on technological advances could contribute to seamless mobility.

With this CIVITAS Insight, the CIVITAS CAPITAL project wants to provide information on Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and its importance for a sustainable urban mobility.

As we are interested to get your views and ideas by 06 May 2016, all members of this Thematic Group have the possibility to contribute to the content of this CIVITAS Insight. If you are interested to contribute, please leave a message here!

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Submitted by Eline Jonkers on 15/04/2016

On May 30th and 31st there is a CIVITAS study tour on Urban ITS in Helmond. The study tour offers to experience innovations happening in the ‘silicon valley’ of Europe! For example the ‘road of the future’, the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path, the innovative traffic control centre and the ‘crossing of the future’. Local innovators and policy makers will share their experience and practices. This tour is of particular relevance for professionals working in urban ITS and traffic management domain.
You can find more information on

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CIVITAS FACTS&FIGURES: Transport Telematics in CIVITAS Plus cities (2008-2012)


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Policy Recommendations For EU Sustainable Mobility Concepts based on CIVITAS Experience

The Policy Recommendations present the main findings arising from the evaluation of the CIVITAS Plus Collaborative Projects (CPs), which ran from 2008-2012.

This publication was written under the auspices of the CIVITAS POINTER project, which supported five collaborative projects (CP s) implemented within the framework of the third edition of the CIVITAS programme. Evaluation and monitoring were the key stones of CIVITAS POINTER. Drawing from first-hand, corroborated statistical evidence gathered from participating cities, this publication presents the results of the CIVITAS Plus cross-site evaluation and policy assessment. These findings support the development of clear European-level policy recommendations that have the potential for being embraced by all European cities — not just those which make up the CIVITAS community.

The document seeks to identify factors that can boost the effectiveness and consistency of future strategies, thereby securing greater sustainability in urban mobility patterns. Policy makers are provided with contemporary facts for debating purposes, and a number of conclusions and recommendations based on lessons learnt from CIVITAS Plus are put forward.

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