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,…

Polycentric Multimodal Architecture (PMA) for Multimodal Traffic Management (MTA) 

Multimodal Traffic Management (MTM) is about how future traffic management can bridge the current silos within traffic management and manage the traffic across all modes (road, sea, rail, and air). Upcoming data-sharing infrastructure, advanced decision support, and coordination mechanisms must facilitate a more optimal and resilient transport system that includes connected and automated vehicles/vessels (CAVs).  …

Multimodal Traffic Management Concept Model 

Multimodal Traffic Management (MTM) is a new concept. To provide an overall understanding of what MTM is about, an MTM concept model is established to define the overall MTM concepts. This is more than a list of definitions. It is a model where the relations between the concepts are defined to facilitate a deeper understanding.  …

The ORCHESTRA Board Game 

To make learning about the MTM concept model easier and more engaging, the ORCHESTRA project is developing a board game. This game introduces the new concept of traffic orchestration and allows the players to try handling transport and traffic challenges in ordinary and extraordinary situations.   Motivation  Concept models and reference architectures are useful tools for…

First elements for the acceptance of the MTM

from COPs exchanges during interviews and workshops 2022 Author: Bruno Dewailly, co-authors Ludovic Vaillant and Marie Douet, Cerema One of the main results from the previous work was that social and economic aspects matter (see the 2 sketches below of Freight and Passengers 2050). This is why the Vision & scenarios session was intended to…