Smart Mobility 2016 #hackthetraffic: a conference on sustainable solutions for urban travel

On June 14, Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris, France)  will host an international event where various actors will be able to showcase the latest innovative solutions for urban travel in Europe.

Across the continent, whenever you travel and ask local citizens about transport or car traffic, it is not uncommon to hear that their City or Town is the worst place in the world on this subject.

This is not because people are pessimistic, but because Europe like many other countries around the World is facing the consequences of growing population. This growth in urban population has serious implications for transport systems many of which were built before the boom and so can get overloaded very quickly.

Since infrastructure cannot be changed overnight, many actors have realized that there is another important resource that can be used to solve congestion problem more quickly: the ongoing digital revolution. Tapping this resource can also help Europe’s Cities, many of which face cuts from central governments, find alternative sources of funding while avoiding placing an extra tax burden on Citizens.

Issy organises this conference in the framework of a local project, So Mobility, which was conceived to find sustainable solutions for urban travel through a public-private partnership between the City and actors such as Cisco, Transdev, Colas, Bouygues Immobilier, Engie, RATP, La Poste and Caisse des Depots. The project engages the entire regional transport ecosystem,  including start-ups, clusters and other public authorities and is co-funded by Cap DigitalATEC ITSECIM and OpenTransportNet.

This will be a good occasion to meet various actors, from Cities to Public Authorities, to Companies and Start-ups, who will showcase different experiences and innovative solutions, including traffic management through Big Data and IoT and the use of smartphones to improve parking experience. There will also be a discussion on multimodality and the new innovative solutions in transport.

The program includes a Roundtable: Big Data to improve Traffic Management?

Can Big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) provide new solutions to reduce congestion in cities and their increasing population? 76% of the European population lives in urban areas. Besides the time lost in traffic (about 50 hours a year in Paris and 100 in London), these traffic jams have serious consequences for the daily lives of citizens and the CO² emissions.

To tackle traffic issues, many Cities are working and testing digital solutions that exploit Big Data and IoT to model traffic management and improve Citizens well-being. During the Conference in Issy-les-Moulineaux, many of these Cities and actors will share their experiences with the audience.

To register for the event, please click here.

June 14, 2016 at 8:30am - 5pm | Paris

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