smart commuting

The smart commuting project explored the different ways of combining work and life with intelligent transport system services and new concepts for supporting sustainable commuting.

Millions of Europeans commute as a part of their daily life. In fact, the number of European commuters is ever increasing; this of course leads to more problems in terms of congestion and mobility. So, it is important to find ways to make it not only more pleasant but also more sustainable.

‚smart commuting‘ is a project which aimed to investigate how this is best done. It identified the needs of mobile workers, and then implemented smart services that meet these needs. The project used interviews, surveys and workshops to achieve its aims. The end goal of the project was to create an evaluation method that can be applied to schemes designed for suitability and feasibility of new mobility services. This led to high quality mobility services, such as car sharing platforms. Moreover, the project also allows cities to scale up existing sustainable and intelligent mobility services. In the end, the project came up with concrete policy recommendations and a script for a stakeholder process. The project was conducted in Finland, Switzerland, and Austria.

Client Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe (JPI)
Project Partners tbw research GesmbH (AT),
Aalto University (FI) (Project Lead),
­AC2SG Software Oy (FI),
­AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AT),
­Growth Corridor Finland (FI),
­ISTmobil GmbH (AT),
­Office of Mobility in the canton of Basel-Stadt (CH),
­Tuup Oy / Kyyti Group Ltd. (FI),
­Virta Ltd. / Liikennevirta Oy (FI),
­ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences (CH),
Further Information Project Homepage

Project Duration April 2016 to April 2018
Services of tbwr Evalutation,
Policy Recommendations,
Identification of Users‘ Needs,
Concept and Development of Decision Support for Optimised MaaS