Today, Kentyou is proud to announce that we have been selected to join the EUHubs4Data project. Our experiment in EUHubs4Data will focus on data driven solutions to develop the use of active mobility and electric mobility solutions in European cities.
Kentyou selected in competitive call
The EUHubs4Data project, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, launched an open call for innovative, data-driven experiments. 93 SME from 22 countries responded to the call and we were among the 10 proposals selected for funding.
Throughout the 9 months project, we will exchange with EUHubs4Data, benefiting from their infrastructure, access to data sets and technological support.
Promoting accessible active mobility
Our experiment will focus on the optimisation of the location of soft mobility stations (shared/electric bikes, scooters, cars) in different areas (urban, rural, industrial). Our goal is to maximize the reachability to the mobility means while minimizing the installation costs, but also to explore incentivization models for fostering citizens engagement to soft mobility.
This is important from an environmental perspective, as the use of individual cars, account for more than 16% of the greenhouse emissions in France. But our project has also a social objective as our algorithm is specifically designed to ensure fairness in transportation access and to target different social groups (unemployed, students, ageing population).
Aggregating data and scaling up
In this experimentation, data from a large number of heterogeneous sources (demographic, topographic, points of interests, data about bike lane usage, traffic pattern, weather conditions, etc.) are integrated in the decision-making of the station allocation.
This is made possible by the use of our sensiNact platform which act as a unifying framework able to easily integrate heterogeneous data into a unique processing environment.
The EUHubs4Data infrastructure will allow us to integrate into our data platform hundreds of datasets offered by the data providers in Spain. Furthermore, it will allow us to scale this model in big data and different cities with the support of HPC4Poland and TERALAB service providers.
This experiment will reinforce and complement the work already started up by Kentyou in AI4Cities, with the perspective of deploying our solutions to 6 major EU cities (read more about this here).