The Urban Mobility Operating System (UMOS) project is implemented within the framework of the ZTM partnership in the EIT Urban Mobility (https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu). The grant agreement was signed in January 2020. The project will be implemented between 2020 and 2023 and is worth 1,839,647 euro.
The main objective of the project is to create a pan-European system for integrating different modes of urban mobility, data exchange between different stakeholders, with options including a trip planner and tools for multimodal journey payment in one place.
UMOS is a concept resembling MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) at a certain level, but it is more than that – it is a data access tool that enables decision makers to shape optimal mobility solutions, to optimise and integrate urban mobility systems more deeply, and to act in ad hoc situations. In parallel to developing such software, the project also aims to create the conditions for its implementation in different cities with different local characteristics and different transport systems and regulations.
The task of the Public Transport Authority of Warsaw in the project is to present the specifics and challenges of Warsaw’s public transport system in the context of the possibility of connecting to the UMOS platform. These consultations support the process of developing a concept for a platform pilot under the conditions of our city. The next step will be the possibility to implement a UMOS pilot in Warsaw in 2022. ZTM will also participate in the evaluation of all pilots carried out under the project.
The key benefits for the city from the implementation of the UMOS project will be:
- opening the way for cooperation and data exchange between the City and private operators of urban mobility (e.g. e-scooters);
- creating an opportunity for real data exchange and trust building between the City and private operators, as part of the pilot;
- addressing real public transport issues with multi-modal solutions (private operators) as an auxiliary option – aiming for a more integrated urban mobility system;
- building a culture of innovation and the opportunity to prove oneself in a project with a high level of agility – creating a new quality in the activity of city units;
- participating in the process of integrating urban mobility services in an advanced MaaS platform.
The project leader is Achmea Risk Insurance. Other partners in the consortium are the cities of Amsterdam, Eidhoven, Hamburg, Helmond, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, University College London (UCL) and private sector partners.
Detailed information about the project is available at: https://umos-alliance.eu/