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Next generation traffic management for empowering integration of automated vehicles, cross-stakeholder collaboration and proactive multi-modal network optimization.

FRONTIER aims to provide the network and integrated traffic management strategies of the future, taking into account new modes of transport and automated vehicles, the minimization of pollution and congestion,  the reduction of accidents, and the need to reduce the cost of mobility for citizens, public authorities and businesses.

Project Objective

On the operational level, FRONTIER facilitated the transition towards resilient multimodal autonomous mobility. The team established  the processes of collaboration and arbitration among stakeholders while developing the business models for addressing the commercial viability of the identified solutions.

The objective was to develop, apply and test autonomous management systems, secured by design, that would constantly evolve using data generated from real-time monitoring of the transportation system, knowledge generated by operators and decision makers, and simulation models providing system optimal solutions accounting for new mobility services and technologies. These systems will support and enact proactive decisions, realising our vision to empower a seamless transition to an autonomous and integrated transport management for future mobility services.


The Role of Aimsun

Aimsun developed a traffic simulation framework including new data streams of future connected and automated transport system, modules for traffic events and patterns detection and modules for demand and supply management.

The Aimsun team also contributed to the state of-the-art and practice review and the preparation of simulation networks for the pilots by contributing to the development of modules for traffic patterns and events detection, as well as the generation of transport system management strategies for network optimization and the development of cooperation agreements and decision approaches for arbitration.

Pilot sites

FRONTIER will be validated in three pilot sites (Oxfordshire UK, Athens GR and Antewerp BE) focusing on three main themes: Smart Infrastructures and CAVs integration; Multimodal mobility for passengers and freight cross-stakeholders collaboration; Network performance analysis for planning and policy making. To materialize this concept, FRONTIER follows an efficient multidisciplinary approach bringing together partners from 5 universities and research institutes, 7 companies, 5 transport authorities from three diverse European countries, one testbed for traffic management and one international road federation.


Coordinator: Fundacio Eurecat

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