As pointed out in the R&I field identification, mobility indicators turn out to be a key issue in various branches of the ITS tree, such as in Decarbonisation of Mobility, Urban Mobility, or Intermodal ITS. The particular goal of mobility indicators is to assess the performance of services, such as mobility service operation, or the effects of measures for the sake of quality of life such as road safety enhancement, noise, pollutants or greenhouse gas mitigation. Their role is to identify the actual state or the progress made. Little research has been undertaken so far; the European Commission started calling for expertise in order to tackle this recognised key topic.
The key users are regions, municipalities, urban planners or (public) transport operators. Three umbrella organisations have been identified who host these user groups (two city associations and one for public transport operators who are often public services of cities). A cooperation with the umbrella organisation opens a lever in terms of standardisation and uniqueness on the “knowledge market”. Access to cities and transport operators is beneficial in two ways; first, they are potential customers for academic knowledge and second, they are valuable partners when it comes to competitive research projects. Furthermore, a cooperation with the experts called by the commission and potential experts that might show up in the scene would be rewording in a way that in the case of other universities it increases scientific knowledge and in a way that in the case of urban planners value chains could be created.
The stakeholders are engaged in ERAdiate in the following way:
- Umbrella organisations: membership in thematic working groups which broadens the visibility of UNIZA.
- Cities and Mobility Operators: involve in project proposals or eventually affect direct tenders.
- Urban Planners: create value chains in the daily planning routine.
- Other universities: R&I to achieve a profound and recognised scientific basis.
To be completed at a later stage:
- Autonomous Driving
- Travel Behaviour