Multi-source Big Data Fusion Driven Proactivity for Intelligent Mobility
The EU-funded OPTIMUM project is working to unveil state-of-the-art information technology solutions to improve transit, freight transportation and traffic connectivity throughout Europe. Through tailor-made applications, OPTIMUM is striving to bring proactive and problem-free mobility to modern transport systems by introducing and promoting interoperability, adaptability and dynamicity.
The transportation sector is undergoing considerable transformation with seamless connectivity and ever-increasing mobility options. Modern transportation systems have to mitigate problems emerging from complex mobility environments and the intensive use of transport networks, such as excessive CO2 emissions, high congestion levels and diminished quality of life. Due to the saturation and complexity of transport networks, innovative solutions to these problems need to be underpinned by collected, processed and broadcasted data from various sensors, systems, crowdsourcing and service providers. Furthermore, digital-age transport systems will have to anticipate situations in near real time and provide the means for proactive decisions, which, in turn, will prevent problems before they emerge.
OPTIMUM establishes largely scalable architecture for the management and processing of multisource big data, which enables the continuous monitoring of transportation system needs while facilitating proactive decisions and actions in a semi-automated way. The project follows a cognitive approach based on the big data supply chain loop “Observe, Orient, Decide, Act”, with the aim of achieving continuous situational awareness. Among other things, OPTIMUM aims to: