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In a rapidly urbanised and connected world, data is driving decision making in cities across Europe. A plethora of sensors and computing devices covering the edge/fog/cloud compute continuum are deployed, connected, and monitored. New mobility services are reshaping the urban mobility landscape leading to a radical expansion of data.
By leveraging on the accumulated data created within the duty cycle of these services over the next three years the EMERALDS project will design, develop and create an urban data-oriented Mobility Analytics as a Service (MAaaS) toolset to exploit the untapped potential of extreme urban mobility data and as a result, improve urban mobility decision making.
The toolset will demonstrate advanced capabilities in data mining of large amounts and varieties of urban mobility data whilst considering privacy aspects. As opposed to off-the-shelf solutions, EMERALDS will actually create tailor-made data acquaintance services which goes beyond the simple collection of extreme mobility data and is able to distribute computational workload of the clean-process-analyse pipeline to many nodes of different types, including the data collection layer per se (i.e., at the edge).
As a result, higher quality data can be transmitted to the subsequent computing levels leading to the design of far more advanced data analytics tools and services.
From simple use-cases like rerouting traffic to prevent congestion, multi-modal integrated traffic management, trip demand forecasting, to more crucial cases like crowdedness informed/aware risk assessment, emergency evacuations and search and rescue missions, being able to analyse data from the plethora of available sources can not only save citizens’ time in their routine activities, but also prevent catastrophes that may lead to the loss of life.
Within EMERALDS, Trust-IT will deliver a well-focused dissemination and communication plan, ensuring high quality content and its distribution through relevant channels, targeting the right stakeholders identified and assessing the impact of the activity.
With our participation in standardisation projects, such as StandICT.eu and HSbooster.eu, we will map and create synergies and cooperation for the alignment with global standards, connecting key-players in the field and facilitate the adoption of EMERALDS results in other communities.
Trust-IT leads two tasks specifically T6.1 “Communication & Dissemination activities” and T6.3 “EU Synergies & Liaison”. It will also contribute to the T6.2 “Exploitation Strategy”.