In project TIMON (enhanced real TIme services for optimized multimodal MObility relying on cooperative Networks and open data) the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS (former Fraunhofer ESK) together with partners from seven other European countries aimed to increase safety, sustainability, flexibility and efficiency of road transport systems by leveraging data from a diverse set of sources, i.e. open transport data, infrastructure sensors, data generated by drivers and vulnerable road users (VRUs).
This data is aggregated, harmonized, and processed by a cooperative open web based platform and a mobile application, developed with the purpose of delivering information and services to drivers, VRUs and businesses in real time. In addition the project has the following main objectives:
- Harmonize data from open transport data sources to be used in real-time information services
- Leverage the information gathered from different sources, by applying artificial intelligence techniques to enable traffic congestion prediction and optimized routing
- Provide highly accurate positioning information for vehicles and VRUs through cooperative positioning techniques
- Design and implement an ITS-G5/LTE capable hybrid communication system enabling usage of both technologies in an intelligent, cooperative way