2024 - 2026


Launched in January 2024, JULIA, short for Joint Developments for Urban resiLIence connecting users to public transport through space technology, is an initiative funded under the Horizon Europe programme.

The project seeks to integrate EU Space services and data into the global public transport sector, primarily utilising Galileo, the European Global Navigation Satellite System (EGNSS).

Introducing JULIA

JULIA aims to enhance the reliability, efficiency, and sustainability of public transport networks, including buses, trains, and bicycles. By taking a holistic approach, the project focuses on developing advanced Transit Tech, an Operative System for Public Transport Operators, addressing specific technical, operational, and user-oriented aspects. This contributes to the creation of a more advanced and efficient public transport ecosystem. JULIA combines digitalisation, public transport expertise, and EU Space services, including Copernicus Earth Observation data, to offer a comprehensive solution for sustainable and equitable mobility.

The project actively addresses users’ pain points related to public transport reliability, safety, and convenience. By prioritising the needs of EGNSS users, JULIA aims to make public transport more user-friendly. It particularly focuses on improving experiences for diverse user segments, including gender-related aspects and vulnerable users. Building on Nemi’s technology stack, JULIA strives to transform it into an industry-leading “Transit Tech Operating System.” This platform goes beyond demand-responsive bus services to offer a user-friendly and efficient solution for public transport operators, simplifying operations and enhancing the overall passenger experience.

In collaboration with technological partners, JULIA introduces cutting-edge applications for public transport based on space services (Galileo) and data (Copernicus). These 10 applications aim to enhance real-time information and communication, reducing barriers to sustainable travel.

The Lane Patrol service by Keita Mobility Factory, a vital component of JULIA, focuses on assessing and improving cycle lane networks globally. Utilising computer vision and AI, Lane Patrol aims to not only enhance safety and quality but also reduce barriers to cycling for citizens, encouraging sustainable travel. The robust assessment provided by Lane Patrol contributes to the Vision Zero goal of reducing fatalities and injuries, making cycling a safer and more accessible mode of transport.

Making JULIA Happen

JULIA counts on the multidisciplinary expertise of various technological and public transport partners. Under their stewardship, the JULIA project will run from January 2024 until June 2026.

POLIS' participation

Throughout the project, POLIS will bring mobility expertise to ensure the success of JULIA. Their combined knowledge in mobility, space technology, and public transport will drive the project forward, ensuring it meets its goals and objectives.

Stay Updated

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