The EU Horizon2020-funded OPTIMUM project held its kick-off meeting on June 18–19, 2015, in Brussels, Belgium. Over 30 representatives, including scientists, experts and stakeholders from 18 partner organisations and eight European countries, gathered to begin what will be a three-year cooperative effort.
The principle aim of OPTIMUM (Multisource Big Data Fusion Driven Proactivity for Intelligent Mobility) is to develop and distribute state-of-the-art information technology solutions to improve transit, freight transportation and traffic connectivity throughout Europe. Through the management and processing of multisource big data and the creation of tailor-made applications, OPTIMUM will strive to make transport systems more interoperable, adaptable and dynamic.
The aim of the OPTIMUM kick-off meeting was to establish a common understanding, set targets among partners for the timely implementation of the project, and identify possible risks and opportunities that lie ahead. The consortium will strongly benefit from its close cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE).