Transforming Transport Management: Introducing SYNCHROMODE, a data-driven revolution

POLIS, in collaboration with 14 partners from across Europe, is proud to announce the launch of SYNCHROMODE, an ambitious project set to reshape the landscape of transport management. The project is aimed at addressing the ever-growing challenges faced by the transport sector, SYNCHROMODE leverages cutting-edge data-driven ICT tools to optimize transport operations and revolutionize the overall management of multimodal transport networks.

Running from 1 May 2023 to 30 April 2026, SYNCHROMODE (Advanced traffic solutions for synchronized and resilient multimodal transport services) aims to provide answers to current traffic management challenges by developing a data-driven ICT (Information and Communications Technology) toolbox. This will improve the management of transport operations and optimize transport capabilities.

Transportation is crucial to the EU economy and society, employing 10 million people and contributing 5% of GDP. However, technological advancements and changing mobility patterns have led to increased traffic and emissions, exposing vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Existing management strategies fall short of addressing diverse mobility needs. Enter SYNCHROMODE, a game-changing ICT toolbox that empowers transport managers with predictive capabilities and network optimization. By harnessing data-driven insights, SYNCHROMODE aims to revolutionize transport management, creating efficient and sustainable mobility systems for the future. To achieve this, 3 exciting case studies will be conducted in Thessaloniki, the Netherlands and in the Madrid Region. These diverse locations will serve as testing grounds for the SYNCHROMODE toolbox, showcasing its immense potential in enhancing urban and peri-urban traffic management, large-duration event management, and fostering collaboration between mobility and logistics operators.

Meeting the partners

The project was held on 10 and 11 May 2023, hosted by the project coordinator, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH) in the vibrant city of Thessaloniki, Greece. With all project partners in attendance, the meeting proved to be highly productive, facilitating comprehensive discussions on every aspect of the project. With three exciting years on the horizon, the entire team is eagerly looking forward to the groundbreaking advancements and transformative outcomes that lie ahead.