Understanding the risks and weaknesses of existing methods and mobility tools

Figure 1: nuMIDAS methods and tools design approach The nuMIDAS project conducted research to gain a deep understanding of the weaknesses of existing methods and tools supporting transport/mobility researchers, planners, and policy makers, as well as the identification of critical parameters that need to be updated, extended, removed, or completely re-drafted. The emergence of new mobility solutions and technologies have significantly affected the principles upon which current practices are based. The results are now published and available in deliverable 3.1., led by consortoium partner FACTUAL. The research takes into account new concepts required to assess more realistically and [...]

January 17, 2022|Insights, Uncategorized|

Defining nuMIDAS use cases through UML models

Figure 1. Intermediate UML representation of UC2 Nowadays, the mobility ecosystem has drastically changed its shape through the rise of new stakeholders and services, including the gradual penetration of connected and automated vehicle technologies, mobility schemes relying on the principles of sharing economy. Although there are already many research and methodologies upon which many tools have been developed for supporting mobility planners and policy makers, there are still needs, which are differentiated in many thematic categories (e.g. transport planning, dynamic traffic monitoring), that require further research and development of additional tools to meet the current needs of the cities. [...]

December 21, 2021|Insights|

Service-oriented solutions for a changing mobility ecosystem

Figure 1: nuMIDAS model – Service-oriented architecture    The mobility ecosystem is evolving rapidly, whereby we observe the rise of new stakeholders and services. On top of that, new services (e.g., shared mobility, electric infrastructure management, MaaS) operate in an environment in which traditional services (e.g., public transport, last mile logistics, travel demand modelling) are well established. The enormous amount of gathered data by municipalities, service providers and other related or unrelated parties is the key to the ability to make these complex choices. Successfully integrating all these various technologies and solutions for the design of the transport system and policy design remains a challenge.   The first specialised task of the nuMIDAS project was the state-of-the-art assessment of traditional [...]

November 24, 2021|Insights|

Meet our partners – Marc Figuls

Marc Figuls is a managing partner and strategy director at FACTUAL, an innovation consultancy based in Barcelona focused on mobility. He is a Civil Engineer with more than ten years of experience in the mobility field, he has been involved in local and international projects including over 20 EU projects about sustainable mobility, MaaS, shared mobility, automation and road safety. 1. Can you tell us a bit more about your role in the nuMIDAS project? I am in charge of the nuMIDAS project from FACTUAL side, together with my colleagues Carola and Martí, who are also very active [...]

July 28, 2021|Insights|

Dashboards: a powerful tool for decision makers

Part of the H2020 nuMIDAS project encompasses the development of a data & solutions  toolkit for mobility services, whose outcomes and potential products can be supportive in shaping policy, in decisions and in managing mobility services. Within this toolkit, one of the aims is to create a dashboard tool that provides mobility managers, planners and policymakers with valuable insights on the deployed mobility services’ KPIs and is supportive for setting up and evaluate the goals for smart mobility in their city or region. NuMIDAS partner MAPtm- a service provider based in Utrecht and specialized in traffic management- will develop this [...]

July 27, 2021|Insights, Uncategorized|
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