Joint developments for Urban resiLIence connecting users to public transport through spAce technology

Joint developments for Urban resiLIence connecting users to public transport through spAce technology

About JULIA

JULIA, short for Joint Developments for Urban resiLIence connecting users to public transport through space technology. It’s an initiative funded under the Horizon Europe programme, which seeks to integrate EU Space services and data into the global public transport sector, primarily utilising Galileo, the European Global Navigation Satellite System (EGNSS).

Our project aims to enhance the reliability, efficiency, and sustainability of public transport networks, covering buses, trains, and bicycles. JULIA takes a holistic approach, with its ultimate aim being the development of advanced Transit Tech, an Operative System for Public Transport Operators. This involves addressing specific technical, operational, and user-oriented aspects, ultimately contributing to the creation of a more advanced and efficient public transport ecosystem.

Highlighted elements of the project

Holistic Mobility Approach

JULIA combines digitalisation, public transport expertise, and EU Space services, including Copernicus Earth Observation data, to offer a comprehensive solution for sustainable and equitable mobility.

User-Centric Focus

The project actively addresses users’ pain points related to public transport reliability, safety, and convenience. By prioritising the needs of EGNSS users, JULIA aims to make public transport more user-friendly. It particularly focuses on improving experiences for diverse user segments, including gender-related aspects and vulnerable users.

Nemi’s Flexible Public Transport

Building on Nemi’s technology stack, JULIA strives to transform it into an industry- leading “Transit Tech Operating System.” This platform goes beyond demand-responsive bus services to offer a user-friendly and efficient solution for public transport operators, simplifying operations and enhancing the overall passenger experience.

Innovative Applications

In collaboration with technological partners, JULIA introduces cutting-edge applications for public transport based on space services (Galileo) and data (Copernicus). These 10 applications aim to enhance real-time information and communication, reducing barriers to sustainable travel.

Cycle Lane Safety

The Lane Patrol service by Keita Mobility Factory, a vital component of JULIA, focuses on assessing and improving cycle lane networks globally. Utilising computer vision and AI, Lane Patrol aims to not only enhance safety and quality but also reduce barriers to cycling for citizens, encouraging sustainable travel. The robust assessment provided by Lane Patrol contributes to the Vision Zero goal of reducing fatalities and injuries, making cycling a safer and more accessible mode of transport.

News & Events

  • May 22, 2024
    How AI will take mobility to the next level: the example of the JULIA project
  • May 22, 2024
    JULIA and SPACE4Cities join forces to leverage EU space services for Urban Resilience