02 Mar TR 1/2017 – OPTICITIES – A technical view on the harmonisation of urban ITS mobility data
Mobility stakes are increasingly important in today’s fast-growing urban centres all over the world, but particularly in the European Union, where 75% of inhabitants live in urban areas. The 21st century is indeed the century of cities, where we can also find the bulk of economic development and of innovation potential.
After forty years of massive investments, infrastructure networks inter-connections have become a priority to secure urban population growth and economic development. This was introduced in transport public policies through the concepts of inter-modality, multimodality and co-modality. Moreover, in the 1990s, information and communication technologies applied to transport modes led to the deployment of network management systems and user information services.
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