Gaining insight into European door-to-door travel

The DATASET2050 project

By Hector Ureta, Innaxis and Annika Paul, Researcher, Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.

DATASET2050, “DATA-driven Approach for Seamless Efficient Travelling in 2050” is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded by the European Commission, under H2020 Call MG.1.7–2014 “Support to European Aviation Research and Innovation Policy. It is coordinated by Innaxis, with EUROCONTROL, the University of Westminster and Bauhaus Luftfahrt as partners. DATASET2050 was launched in December 2014 and will last 36 Months. The key highlights of DATASET2050 are the following:

The objective of DATASET2050 is to provide insights into the European door-to-door travel paradigm for the current, 2035 and 2050 transport scenarios, through a data-driven methodology.

It puts the passenger at the centre, paving the way for a seamless, efficient door-to-door travelling experience. Its main focus is to analyse how the European transport supply profile (capacity, connections, business models, regulations, intermodality, processes, infrastructure) adapts to the demand profile (customers, demographics, passenger expectations, requirements).

It addresses the main transport mobility goal stated in the EC’s Flightpath2050 document: In 2050, 90 per cent of travellers within Europe will be able to complete their journey, door-to-door within 4 hours. Through application of statistical analyses, multi-modal mobility modelling and predictive analytics, DATASET2050 will compute the current status and future prediction of air transport mobility across Europe.

The analyses will enable the identification of transport bottlenecks in the current scenario and across different future scenarios. These findings will serve as a basis for the development of intermodal transport concepts; identifying possible solutions for current and predicted shortcomings. The insights gained will highlight research needs and requirements towards the four hour door-to-door goal formulated by ACARE. Due to the multi-dimensionality of the problem, DATASET2050 will use visualisation techniques, to ease the consumption of the results.

DATASET2050 partners are supported by an Advisory Board, made up of key European transport stakeholders.

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