MoTiV Kick-off meeting

The kick-off meeting of the MoTiV project will be held in Zilina on 14-15 November 2017.

As coordinating partner of the consortium, the University of Zilina invites all project partners to this two-day-meeting at the University Science Park. The Consortium will discuss the activities, strategies, action plan as well as specific topics related to the project implementation.


MoTiV project at a glance

Objective: The “Mobility and Time Value” (MoTiV) project addresses emerging needs and perspectives on Value of Travel Time (VTT), a relevant research area particularly valuable to decision-makers, transportation planners, engineers, and economists in the context of projects aiming at enhancing transportation infrastructure.

The main goal of the project is to contribute to advance research on VTT by introducing and validating a conceptual framework for the estimation of VTT through a European-wide data collection. The data will be gathered through the MoTiV smartphone app, which combines and integrates in an innovative way features from a multi-modal “journey planner” and an “activity/mobility diary”. At a conceptual level, the project introduces a new definition and methodology for the estimation of VTT based on the value proposition of mobility. This approach allows exploring emerging views of
VTT that consider not only its economic dimension, but also motivations, preferences and behaviours linked to the broader concept of individual well-being.
The project will therefore extend current knowledge on VTT at theoretical and technological levels. A European-wide behavioural and mobility dataset will be made available to the scientific community to stimulate further research on the topic.

In addition to decision-makers, transportation planners, engineers, and economists, and other actors engaged in mobility and transportation projects, the results of the project are expected to contribute to the development of new mobility services and to the extension of existing applications for informed travellers. MoTiV will as well provide a direct value to the end user by allowing to easily track, understand, and re-evaluate individual mobility and travel decisions, with the aim making best use of one’s own time in line with personal motivations, preferences, and lifestyle.

Project number: 770145

Starting date: November 1, 2017

Duration in months: 30

Funding: EUR 1 930 835,50

Funding scheme: RIA – Research and Innovation action

Call (part) identifier: H2020-MG-2017-SingleStage-INEA

Work programme topic addressed: MG-8-5-2017 – Shifting paradigms: Exploring the dynamics of individual preferences, behaviours and lifestyles influencing travel and mobility choices

Coordinating person: Dr Giuseppe Lugano, University of Zilina, Slovakia

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