Project underway: Data will lead the way through traffic

by | Jun 23, 2017

Several Gate 21 partners have taken the first steps on a new project that will use data to help us make our way more easily through traffic. Rambøll has mapped the existing possibilities for ITS in the Greater Copenhagen region and this forms the basis for further work within the project application.

How can we use new and existing traffic data to ease the everyday lives of road users? This is one of the questions that a project currently under development will seek to answer. The project is called The Intelligent Mobility of the Future in Greater Copenhagen.

“In the project we will work with a broader understanding of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). We will work with Intelligent Transport Management, which is a more appropriate term because it is the management of data that makes the systems intelligent. And we will do that because we aim to solve traffic challenges and promote green transport,” explains Anna Thormann, who is heading up the project application work. She is a Program Manager for the Transport Area at Gate 21.

In connection with the development of the project, Rambøll has mapped the existing ITS opportunities in Greater Copenhagen. The mapping identifies the areas a project can benefit from. Against this background, the development of the project will continue until the application is due to Interreg ØKS (Øresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak) on 15 September 2017, or February 2018.

Read Rambøll’s ITS mapping here (pdf).

ITS opportunities match challenges

Ramboll’s mapping and subsequent exploration work point to a number of existing ITS opportunities in different parts of Greater Copenhagen. The possibilities are specific to different areas’ various local traffic challenges:

  • Maas (Mobility as a Service)
  • Mobility hubs
  • ITS signal systems and traffic information
  • Driverless vehicles
  • Intelligent bicycle promotion
  • Travel between Denmark-Sweden: Carpooling

“We have had workshops to focus more on the content of the individual ITS areas and matching that with actual demonstration projects locally,” says Anna Thormann and she continues:

“The mapping points towards some problem areas that we believe can be better resolved with better data collection, data management and data transmission to, for example, traffic operators, municipalities and road users. The mapping points to existing ITS options. It is the ambition of the project that we will work hard to spread existing and well-functioning ITS solutions and create more coherent mobility in collaborating across geographic areas.”

Read about The Intelligent Mobility of the Future in Greater Copenhagen here (pdf).

The project is open to new partners

The development of the project is still in its exploratory phase – opportunities for cooperation between Denmark and Sweden are still being investigated. The following partners have shown interest in the project:

Malmö City, the Municipality of Copenhagen, Movia, LOOP CITY, Skåne Region, the Capital Region of Denmark, Zealand Region and Gate 21.

The project is open to new partners in the Greater Copenhagen region. Perhaps your municipality or company has an obvious demonstration project?

The mapping and work on project development is an Interreg-funded preliminary project. The final application for the project must be submitted to Interreg ØKS on September 15, 2017 or February 2018.

Read more about the Interreg ØKS program here.

More information?

Anna Thormann, Programme Manager, Transport
Phone: 3145 1134 – email: