The objective of the proposed Spatial Modelling Analytics & Real-time Tracking (SMART) Mobility Project is to mitigate traffic congestion challenges and revolutionize the efficiency of traffic and commuting in cities by leveraging the capabilities of new 4D spatial technology platforms and real-time vehicle location data.
Currently, a real challenge exists in generating and accessing timely transportation data. Traffic reports and transportation engineering information are often scattered throughout a variety of departments, lacking a central clearinghouse where data can be easily accessed by all users. The SMART Mobility project will give city planners and managers the tools they need; integrated state-of-the-art sensor technology, powerful and agile data repositories and automated analysis systems that deliver enhanced situational awareness of a city’s transportation infrastructure.
The SMART Mobility system will be built on the latest technical innovations. New mobile technologies and spatial systems and models will facilitate more rapid, easy access to on-demand ride services, real-time ridesharing services, carsharing programs, and bike sharing programs. Access to real-time data and analytics will also support better planning and management and reduce traffic congestion, idling and allow trucks to navigate more quickly through and around cities, driving down the costs of goods for all consumers.
The international consortium for the SMART Mobility system consists of partners from Canada, the Netherlands, and Sweden that bring together complementary core competences covering the full market value chain composed of providers for sensor data, networks, platform and spatial technology services, application services and end-user organizations.