On 15 July, TM 2.0, ERTICO’s leading innovation platform in interactive traffic management, organised a webinar on Mobility Network Management (MNM), discussing how this important concept can be achieved and further developed through cooperation with all the mobility stakeholders.
Dr Johanna Tzanidaki, Chief Innovation Officer at ERTICO and moderator of the webinar, welcomed the participants and introduced the important work conducted by the TM 2.0. Bringing together 42 member organisations from the public and private sectors, and with half of its members being public authorities, the TM 2.0 Innovation Platform focuses on solutions for advanced interactive traffic management, with a governance concept based on the principles of dialogue, co-opetition and trust among traffic stakeholders. These principles, that form the basis for road-based traffic, are the same upon which, the entire mobility network can be managed in becoming safer, more efficient and sustainable.
The webinar was held in the form of a dialogue among four mobility experts who shared their views and knowledge on the topic from an industry, integrator, a public authority and the MaaS community perspective. The discussion first explored the link between traffic management and Mobility Network Management. Martin Dirnwoeber, working on Digitalisation and Traffic Management at AustriaTech, a leading member of the TM 2.0 and already working towards implementing MNM, highlighted the importance of the interaction between the different modes to enhance urban mobility and the vital role that traffic management plays in that. Jop Spoelstra Innovation Manager at ERTICO member Technolution, added that public-private collaboration is key to achieving dynamic, real-time traffic management, as well as understanding the users. The need to create technologies and sharing data to support multimodality was discussed by Dr Laura Coconea, Head of Global Portfolio