About the project

Today’s public transport often struggles with delays and disruptions that make journeys unpredictable. JULIA seeks to create a smarter public transport system by leveraging the power of space technology. The project aims to achieve significant improvements:

  • Enhance efficiency and reliability for smoother operations and on-time arrivals for buses and trains.
  • Increase safety in mobility infrastructure. E.g: cycle lanes.
  • Provide a more attractive public transport experience with features that make it more convenient and appealing for travellers.

The JULIA project focuses on three key objectives:

  • Showcase the unique benefits of Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (EGNSS) as a powerful booster for the public transport sector, enabling smoother operations and improved efficiency.
  • Leverage data from the Copernicus Earth Observation program to help cities understand air quality and develop innovative solutions for cleaner, more sustainable mobility strategies.
  • Foster knowledge sharing on the value of EGNSS and Copernicus to empower decision-makers to prioritise investments in space-based solutions and ensure a long-lasting legacy and a replicability of the tools created.

Facts and figures

30 months

13 partners

5 countries

13 pilots


  • Public Transport Authorities (PTAs) and Operators (PTOs): Increased efficiency, cost savings, increased ridership.
  • Cities: Improved public transport services, road safety, air quality and reduced carbon emissions and traffic congestion.
  • Passengers: More reliable, convenient, and user-friendly public transport experience, with a strong focus on inclusion, catering for the needs of all users.

Builds on Nemi’s technology

JULIA builds on Nemi’s technology to transform it into a powerful Transit Tech Operating System for public transport operators. The platform manages demand-responsive bus services and streamlines the processes for operators to run networks efficiently, enhancing the overall passenger experience.

Develops market-ready solutions to provide more reliable and user-centred public transport.

JULIA enhances Lane Patrol by Keita Mobility. This AI-powered service assesses and improves cycling lanes globally, promoting safer cycling infrastructure.