- Fundació Eurecat (Spain)
Eurecat is the Technology Centre of Catalonia. Providing the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise, it offers solutions to their innovation needs and boosts their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment. Eurecat accelerates innovation, cuts down scientific and technological infrastructure costs, reduces risks and provides specialised knowledge for each company.
The range of services offered by the centre are primarily focused on: applied R&D, technological services, information technology consulting, highly specialized training, product and service development, promotion and distribution of technological innovation.
- Frontier Innovations (Greece)
Frontier Innovations is an Information Technology solutions SME, with the mission of delivering innovations expanding the digital frontier, while having an impact on its customers. To this end, FI works by understanding the needs of its customers, learning the status quo of their business operations and seeing how and in what degree it can be disrupted by using advanced information technology while enabling data driven informed decision making.
FI has been founded by a team of people who have long and extensive experience in the management of ICT projects, and a strong background in implementing and managing both private and public funded complex R&I projects. The FI team has a considerable research and academic background in cutting-edge methodologies, systems and technologies, which allows transforming research and innovation activities into real-life applications that generate tangible impact to society and business.
- MOBY X Software Limited (Cyprus)
MOBY is a software and transport research company that focuses on developing transport related solutions. The company has developed MOBY app, a smartphone application that collects user data in order to effortlessly and efficiently derive travel survey information. MOBY platform includes an Android and iOS phone application, that collects user location data in a non-intrusive way. The application is paired with a web platform where the user can review their travel data and complete any additional surveys required by the survey manager. The web platform is built with a user-oriented perspective, and it allows the survey manager access to live data collection statistics and information through a dashboard, aiming at optimal control of the survey progress.
The MOBY platform is an integrated system that facilitates data collection process, and it can be tailored to each specific survey requirements, perform location-based analysis and account for case specific particularities. MOBY team members have significant experience in transport demand modelling, identification and development of prototype business models for innovative transport services and transport policy analysis.
- De Vlaamse Waterweg (Belgium)
De Vlaamse Waterweg (DVW) is a waterway authority in Belgium that manages and operates a smart and versatile waterway network that contributes to the economy, prosperity and viability of the Flemish region by supporting inland waterway transport, controlling water management and increasing the attractiveness of the waterways for recreation, tourism and nature experience.
The ultimate goal is to increase traffic on the inland waterways as a viable alternative to the other transport modes and to develop and maintain a coherent waterway network in order to create economic and social added value and prosperity and quality of life in Flanders.
- Athens Urban Transport Organisation (Greece)
Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA S.A.) is the responsible authority for planning, coordinating and financing the public transport system in the Athens metropolitan area. OASA, operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, has as subsidiaries the two operating companies: OSY S.A. which provides public transport services with buses and trolleybuses and STASY S.A. which provides public transport services with the fixed track modes (metro and tram).
Since June 2014, the OASA group operates under a new brand name and identity as “Transport for Athens (TfA) One city - One network”. Its’ mission is to increase the competitiveness of public transport by improving the level of services, network connectivity, as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of public transportation in the context of sustainable mobility. TfA offers integrated fares as well as monthly, annual and seasonal passes by means of the ATH.ENA Card, a smart card for travelling with all modes operating in the area. It also offers passenger information through its website and trip planning through Google transit module based on PT schedules. In March 2016, OASA launched the integrated Passenger Information and Fleet Managements System (Telematics) for Buses and Trolleys. The system provides real-time passenger information on 1000 stops and through smart-phone applications, as well as monitors the fleet of buses and trolleybuses providing public transport services in the metropolitan area of Athens. In February 2017, the Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) was launched by OASA, introducing a smart card as a replacement of paper tickets and passes.
- Oxfordshire County Council (UK)
Oxfordshire County Council (“OCC”) is responsible for providing many key services and employs over 20,000 people to deliver these. Each year the OCC manages £700 million of public monies in the provision of these services on behalf of Oxfordshire’s 650,000 people. This includes transport planning and policy, roads, schools, social services, the fire service, libraries, the museums services, trading standards, land use and waste management.
OCC have embedded a commitment to support new technology that delivers new mobility models within its Science Transit Strategy and Autonomous Vehicles is integral to that. This project will allow OCC to understand the local policy and regulatory framework that is required to get the positive benefits that AV brings while understanding potential risks and mitigation strategies to ensure AV can be an integral part of the Oxfordshire transport system.
- United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UK)
UKAEA researches fusion energy and related technologies, with the aim of positioning the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy. UKAEA is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
UKAEA owns and operates the Culham Science Centre - a 80 hectare science park in Oxfordshire.
- University of Antwerp (Belgium)
The University of Antwerp has a long-standing tradition in transportation research, performed by the institutions that merged into the University of Antwerp in 2003. Academic teaching at the University of Antwerp is closely linked to original scientific research carried out by the University's academic staff. UA derives about half of its income from external funds for scientific research. Besides fundamental scientific research, a great deal of applied and policy-oriented research is carried out.
The supranational, federal and regional governments and the private sector or national and international foundations commission research from the Antwerp researchers. Apart from these quantitative data, research at UA is also of high quality. UA researchers are members of top-quality international research teams and achieve excellent results in strictly competitive inter-university selections.
At the Department of Transport and Regional Economics (Faculty of Applied Economics), project research plays a key role in gaining scientific knowledge. The Department aims at a wide array of research projects, incorporating longer-term fundamental research projects, as well as contracts with diverse promotors and limited assignments intended for immediate application. Business knowledge also involves to a large extent policy advice, consulting and individual research of the Department members. This way, in the past years, a lot of research was performed for companies, and high-standing research was done into the evaluation of transport investments, mobility policy, tourism, the maritime and port sector, and spatial aspects and city policy.
The lines of research pursued by the Department of Transport and Regional Economics are located on the interface of general and business economics. The rich set of tools that the fields of transport and spatial economics offer are apparent in the broad range of research procedures applied. These include strategic analyses, methods of economic research and assessment, information gathering and analysis, operational research, model-based analysis, forecasting and simulations.
- International Road Federation (Switzerland)
The International Road Federation (IRF) is a global, independent, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Active since 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all. Its approach is centred on key strategic components of knowledge transfer & information sharing, connecting people, businesses and organisations, and working with policy & advocacy.
- Aimsun (Spain)
Aimsun (www.aimsun.com) is a leading international provider of software and services for traffic planning, simulation and prediction. Acquired by Siemens in April 2018, Aimsun continues to focus on algorithms, software and operational know-how for mobility applications. The company has over 20 years of experience in strategic transportation planning, traffic engineering and mobility management, with a team of over 100 highly qualified employees in Barcelona, London, Paris, New York City, Singapore and Sydney, serving customers in 90 countries worldwide.
Aimsun provides a multiresolution modelling framework that simulates future traffic patterns by representing individual needs and available transportation options. As such, it is the perfect all-in-one tool for decision makers and researchers in transportation modelling: from planning to operations and evaluation of ITS, demand-responsive transport and autonomous vehicles. The team also provides decision support in real time, helping traffic operators to accurately forecast upcoming traffic conditions and choose the best traffic management strategy to ease congestion and reduce emissions.
Aimsun services rest on three main technological pillars:
(i) processing of big data and spatio-temporal data analysis;
(ii) modelling and simulation of traffic systems;
(iii) visualisation of information and visual analytics.
- Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)
The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a non-profit research institute established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education of Greece and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. ICCS performs top-quality research and innovation activities and provides scientific service to private and public bodies. ICCS is active in research and innovation programs financed by the European Commission with substantial participation in competitive research.
The research unit of ICCS participating in FRONTIER is the Information Management Unit (IMU, http://imu.iccs.gr) which was established and is led by Prof. Gregoris Mentzas. The research activities of IMU focus on human-AI interactions, decision support systems, recommender systems, cloud and edge computing, behavioural change support, semantics and knowledge management.
IMU has experience in application domains like smart manufacturing, digital enterprise systems, smart transport and mobility systems, e-health, electronic governance and cyber-security. In the last 20 years IMU has participated in more than 53 research projects with a funding of more than 16 million euros and has an academic output of more than 350 publications.
- Netcompany-Intrasoft (Luxembourg)
Netcompany-Intrasoft is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence and expertise, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organizations. As of November 2021, Netcompany-Intrasoft became a member of the Netcompany Group, a Denmark located IT company founded in 2000. Netcompany is the fastest growing and most successful IT services company in the Nordics, owning vast technology experience and deep industry-specific knowledge, creating innovative solutions tailored to meet business goals.
Netcompany-Intrasoft employs more than 2,800 highly skilled professionals, representing over 50 different nationalities and mastering more than 30 languages. With headquarters in Luxembourg, Netcompany-Intrasoft operates through its operational branches, subsidiaries and offices in 13 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Jordan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Romania, RSA, UK, UAE and USA.
- Preston EV Limited - StreetDrone (UK)
StreetDrone is building technology to help organisations deploy autonomous technology, safely, at a low cost, and at scale. We enable all types of organisations to rapidly test and learn about the future of connected and automated transportation.
Headquartered in Oxford, UK, StreetDrone is a unique autonomous vehicle business working with our clients to bring new autonomous technology and new autonomous businesses into the world. StreetDrone has three key technology areas; functionally safe autonomous test vehicles, Enterprise open-source autonomous driving software and StreetDrone Cloud, with the latter building in connectivity and data applications such as fleet management and teleoperation. These technology areas allow us to support a variety of tests, trials and deployments of autonomous vehicles, including 5G-related projects.
- TagMaster (Sweden)
TagMaster is a leading European company providing traffic and network management solutions. It recently acquired Sensys, a pioneer company in traffic sensing and related data analytics solutions. The group aims to extend its California traffic solutions with the FRONTIER proactive decision support functionalities. Since its founding 15 years ago, Sensys has been the leading innovator in wireless detector solutions for ITS, with dozens of patents, awards and a wide product portfolio. Sensys continues to develop innovative solutions for ITS applications, with a pipeline of new products primed for launch.
- Attiko Metro (Greece)
Attiko Metro (ATTIKO) (www.ametro.gr) is a 27-year old state-owned company, specializing in planning, engineering, construction and operation of urban rail projects. ATTIKO is based in Athens and carries out projects in the Attica region and in Thessaloniki. The company is certified by TÜV Austria on the quality management system, according to EN ISO 9001:2008. The firm employees include 271 engineers and IT-specialists, out of whom 124 are holders of MSc/PhD degrees. The company’s expertise includes all engineering topics, covering: large size civil works, geotechnical and structural engineering, electromechanical installations, power supply systems, radio communication (TETRA), CCTV, track works, signaling& SCADA, rolling stock, depots, operation control centers (OCC), safety, security, access control and intrusion detection systems.
AMETRO will participate in the project through the Research & Technology (R&T) Department, as well as the Transport Planning Department.
- Attikes Diadromes (Greece)
Attikes Diadromes SA, also known as Attica Tollway Operations Authority, is the Operating and Maintenance Company of the Attiki Odos Motorway (Attica Tollway) in Athens, Greece. The Tollway is the 70 km-long ring road of Athens, fully access-controlled through 39 toll barriers (6 mainline barriers at the extremities plus 33 entry ramps). It provides a link between the national motorway network and connects the city and its suburbs with the new Athens International Airport and provides connections with mass transport mode facilities (Metro, Suburban Rail and Buses).
Attikes Diadromes is responsible, among others, for traffic management and safety of users, toll collection, detection and management of incidents, maintenance of the infrastructure and equipment, commercial policy, public relations and communication and monitoring of users’ complaints.
- IBI Group (Greece)
IBI Group is a multinational professional services company consulting in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, transportation, and technology. Founded in 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, IBI Group provides professional consulting services around the world, organizing its expertise into three sectors: Intelligence, Buildings and Infrastructure. IBI has grown steadily and has now over 60 offices throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, employing over 3,000 difference makers professionals.
IBI Group has a wealth of global experience spanning over 25 years in planning, design, deployment, and operation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), including traffic management, traveller information, commercial vehicle operations, transit management, advanced traffic management centres and tolling.
Our collaborative and combined approach focuses not only on creating the best solutions today, but also determining the right solutions for tomorrow. We believe cities of the future must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch.
- University of Wolverhampton (UK)
The University of Wolverhampton (UoW) is a public university located on four campuses across the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire counties in England. The university has three faculties comprising seventeen schools and institutes. It has over 21,000 students and currently offers over 790 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In FRONTIER, the UoW is represented by the School of Architecture and the Built Environment and in particular its Sustainable Transport Research Group (STRG).
The group has members coming from a wide range of backgrounds and has participated in noumerous H2020 mobility related projects including OPTIMUM, MaaS4EU and HARMONY. It has experience and international reputation in a number of fields such as intelligent transport systems, systems integration and design, simulation and modelling, multi-agent systems, artificial intelligent applications, knowledge-based engineering, computer engineering and management.
- Technical University of Crete (Greece)
The Technical University of Crete (TUC), founded in 1977 in Chania (Crete, Greece), is a small and dynamic university with a clear mission: to expand knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. In this endeavour, the pursuit of excellence is the driving force. The unit involved in the project is the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory (DSSL) with profound knowledge and broad experience in the theories of modelling, simulation, optimisation, automatic control, and their practical application to traffic and transportation systems. DSSL received the 2011 IEEE ITS Institutional Lead Award by the IEEE ITS Society for outstanding contributions and successful implementations in traffic flow modelling and control.