OTN partner Birmingham City Council attended West Midlands Intelligent Mobility Conference on the 6th July 2015. It was an interactive conference looking at various visions for intelligent mobility in the West Midlands area, under the auspices of Centro, who are the Passenger Transport Executive. 10 different organisations presented their vision, with the highlight being Citymapper, who have finally extended their coverage to cover the Birmingham area.
Put Your City on the Map!
OpenTransportNet is an exciting new project designed to revolutionise the way transport related services are created across Europe. By bringing together open geo-spatial data within City Data Hubs and enabling it to be viewed in new easy to understand ways, OpenTransportNet will enable:
- Anyone to have fun with data, by viewing data mash-up's in maps and graphs and be able to use and embed these maps in their own websites
- Public Sector users to gain insights from linking and visualising different data sets and be able to make better public service decisions based on the findings
- Businesses and entrepreneurs to use the data to enhance existing services and build new transport-related services
- The wider open community to benefit from the project outputs and findings to advance geospatial data standards such as INSPIRE
OpenTransportNet is currently in a development phase. The Consortium supports an open innovation culture and as such would love to hear from anyone interested in supporting our aims in any way.
A Parisian driver spends on average 55 hours a year in a traffic jam. The average for Brussels is 83, for London it’s 82, for Antwerp 78 and for Stuttgart 60. At the same time, public transport is becoming more crowded and less convenient for commuters. What can be done?
To answer this question and more, the City of Issy-les-Moulineaux organised a conference on smart mobility within a framework of Future en Sein, Europe’s largest event dedicated to transport and innovation.
On 20 May 2015 all fourteen OpenTransportNet project partners convened in Birmingham, UK, for a two-day meeting to discuss progress made in year one and the steps that need to be taken to ensure its continuity in the year ahead.
On 16 June 2015 the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux will be hosting a conference on ‘How to Build Smart Mobility Systems to Improve Local Transport Plans’ as part of Future en Seine, a festival dedicated to digital innovation in Europe. By bringing mobility and technology experts from across Europe to Issy, the city aims to promote the exchange of information and best practices, and in doing so further the understanding of digital innovations and their role in improving urban travel.