Evaluation of the ORCHESTRA project outcomes

In the recently completed deliverable D6.3, the final evaluation outcomes for the multimodal traffic management (MTM) architecture and the related models and tools proposed by the ORCHESTRA project were presented and discussed. The evaluation was performed using the assessment framework described in deliverable D6.1, and comprised qualitative evaluation, effect and impact evaluation, and process evaluation.…

Key Performance Areas of ORCHESTRA and research approaches

Thanks to the program theory evaluation framework, ORCHESTRA has identified 12 relevant research and Key Performance Areas for the evaluation of the Multimodal Traffic Management with the corresponding Research Questions and Key Performance Indicators. In ORCHESTRA, different types of evaluations are defined: The 12 Key Performance Areas are: For more information about the research questions…

The ORCHESTRA Research and Innovation Process

The Research and Innovation Process in ORCHESTRA is built on the three-cycle view of Design Science Research (Hevner, 2007) and provides an efficient evolution of the project. The three cycles of the Design Science ensure the compliance with the environment and the relevance of the MTM system (Relevance cycle), design the system through learning and…

Preparing for a test drive of a self-driving convoy vehicle at Herøya

Herøya Industripark is set to become a testing ground for the robotic guidance of cargo transportation on behalf of the EU. Herøya Industripark AS is a participant in the EU project ORCHESTRA2020 ID953618, where they offer a test area – a so-called ‘Living Lab’ for testing robotic vehicles. Testing in a private road network The…

Analysing the Business-as-Usual Value Network of Multimodal Traffic Management Ecosystem

The following article will analyse the value network diagram for business as usual scenario developed in the ORCHESTRA project. Figure 1 Value Network Diagram – Business as usual. Source: Own depiction. The above presented VND highlights all the critical stakeholder-specific and systemic values needed for successful operation. Stakeholder-specific values are essential to individual stakeholders and…

Enabling toolkit to support Multimodal Traffic Management

The following article will describe a small subset of the tools that have been developed or are currently in development as part of the ORCHESTRA project. Data sharing and governance Data sharing is critical for scientific innovation and addressing societal challenges, such as optimizing transport operations. Effective data governance and sharing across stakeholders, transport modes,…