Project news
Edit 03 May 2019

City of Ghent wins the Belfius Smart Belgium Award 2018 with TMaaS

Smart Belgium Award 2018
On Wednesday 24 April in Brussels, the City of Ghent won the Belfius Smart Belgium Award 2018 in in the category ‘Smart Cities with a population of more than 30,000’. This prize was awarded to the innovative collaborative project - Traffic Management as a Service (TMaaS), via which the Ghent Mobility Company is developing an innovative virtual traffic centre.

The Smart Belgium Awards 2018 offer rewards in eight domains that are dedicated to preparing our society for the future: Circular Economy, Smart City Services, Education, Energy, the Environment, Health and Prevention, Mobility and Urban Development. More than 150 organisations submitted their ‘smart’ projects at the end of last year. A professional jury chose 50 chose out of these and they were invited to present their projects to a jury. 

The City of Ghent had already been presented with the Civitas Bold Measure Award with its TMaaS project in 2018. 

We hope that this award will inspire other cities to start using digital solutions to tackle mobility challenges in their cities. The objective of this project is to offer local residents in Ghent a first trial version by the spring of 2020, after which the traffic platform will be tested in three other cities.”

 

The TMaaS project
The aim of this TMaaS platform is to provide a forward-looking solution for urban traffic and the problems arising from this. The traffic platform provides governments and citizens with a wealth of traffic information in real time aimed at optimising urban mobility. It combines mobility information from data and transport companies and other players and communicates them automatically to end users. The cloud-based TMaaS solution is futuristic, efficient and inexpensive. Moreover, it can be used in any urban context. 

This project is co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development via the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) initiative. 

TMaaS is a joint venture involving a number of project partners from different fields including the City of Ghent itself, Ghent University and KU Leuven, TomTom, the global player in the field of navigation and mapping; the Ghent software company Waylay - the creator of the cloud-based automation platforms and Be-Mobile, the market leader in smart mobility, also from Ghent. The European Passengers' Federation EPF (with headquarters in Ghent) is also involved and the communications are handled by the communications agency De Staatse Ruiter. An advisory board with international experts will evaluate the evolution of the project every six months until the end of January 2021.

We are delighted to have been awarded prestigious prize. With this now firmly under its belt, the TMaaS team is even more motivated to continue on its successful course. 

You can find more information on www.tmaas.eu or follow the team on twitter @tmaas_eu
 

Share

Other news from this project

TMaaS web article No 2 - TMaaS Replicator City program Part 1: process and results

TMaaS web article No 2 - TMaaS Replicator City program Part 1: process and results...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility

TMaaS web article No 5 - The TMaaS products

TMaaS web article No 5 - The TMaaS products ...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility
The TMaaS Project Journal No 4

The TMaaS Project Journal No 4

The present fourth edition of the TMaaS Journal aims to provide interested readers with information concerning the project’s final achievements and re...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility

TMaaS web article No 3 - TMaaS Replicator City program Part 2: lessons learnt

TMaaS web article No 3 - TMaaS Replicator City program Part 2: lessons learnt...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility

TMaaS web article No 1 - TMaaS notifications for travellers

TMaaS web article No 1 - TMaaS notifications for travellers...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility

TMaaS web article No 4 - Interview with Sophie Gillaerts, the TMaaS project coordinator

TMaaS web article No 4 - Interview with Sophie Gillaerts, the TMaaS project coordinator...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility
TMasS Journal 3: update on Ghent's project

TMasS Journal 3: update on Ghent's project

In the 3rd journal of the TMaaS project, the new UIA expert Evangelos Mitsakis dives into recent developments and major achievements of the project. ...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

tmaas mini documentary

3 years of TMaaS in images

TMaaS launches a short film capturing the stories of the project....

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility
tmaas final conf

TMaaS Final conference

Thursday 21 January - the time had finally come for the last TMaaS conference that marked the end of an exciting process that had lasted more than thr...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility
Tmaas pic 1

TMaaS & LINK.Gent from a public transport user's behavior perspective

In his first Zoom-In, UIA TMaaS expert Dr. Evangelos Mitsakis, presents an animated story that highlights the decisions that travelers need to take on...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility
Conference is final agreement of the TMaaS project

Conference is final agreement of the TMaaS project

On 21st January the TMaaS Project will conclude with a final conference entitled “A Story of Innovating Mobility Together”. Given the circumstances, i...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility
Adoption potential survey - what's the market potential for TMaaS solutions?

Adoption potential survey - what's the market potential for TMaaS solutions?

The TMaaS project is coming to an end after a long and exciting process. LINK.Gent, the platform that was designed by the consortium, is now operation...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Adoption potential survey

Adoption potential survey

The TMaaS project is coming to an end after a long and exciting process. LINK.Gent, the platform that was designed by the consortium, is now operation...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Mintlab Kevin Sanders

TMaaS recruits Ghentians to participate in user surveys

Users have played a crucial role in the TMaaS project right from the very first day. We involved them closely in the development of the LINK.Gent plat...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Urban mobility
Meet our new interactive mobility monitoring platform: Link.Gent  webinar for cities Thursday 14th of May

Meet our new interactive mobility monitoring platform: Link.Gent webinar for cities Thursday 14th of May

Link.Gent, the multi-modal traffic monitoring dashboard developed TMaaS, was launched in April. Link.Gent offers professional traffic managers of the ...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

First test phase of the TMaaS traffic dashboard a the Gentse Feesten

First test phase of the TMaaS traffic dashboard a the Gentse Feesten

During the previous edition of the Gentse Feesten a new phase of TMaaS got underway and it was finally possible to test the dashboard. ...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Major trial run of the virtual traffic system during the Gentse Feesten

Major trial run of the virtual traffic system during the Gentse Feesten

TMaaS, the developer of the digital traffic platform for the City of Ghent, will be carrying out a major trial run of its virtual dashboard during the...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

TMAaS journal

TMaaS Expert Journal: Get an update on what has been happening in the last 6 months

The 2nd TMaaS Journal accompanies the project in its past half year of progress. By giving an account of the main activities and achievements of each ...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

TMaaS mobility dashboard

Designing a mobility dashboard: features and considerations

When designing a mobility dashboard, you’ll to want to design something user-friendly and attractive, but above all you will want to create a tool tha...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Replicator programme TMaaS

A webinar provides clarification about the TMaaS Replicator City Programme

TMaaS recently launched a call to cities worldwide to register for the TMaaS Replicator City Programme. This autumn, three selected cities will have t...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Ghent TMaaS zoom-in

Wider stakeholder engagement is at the heart of TMaaS

The approach adopted by the Partnership entails reaching out to different stakeholder groups in multiple moments throughout the project....

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

TMaS replicator programme

TMaaS launches Open Call for Replicator Cities worldwide

TMaaS launched a call for cities worldwide to submit their applications to join the TMaaS Replicator City Programme. In this programme, which will lau...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Journal 1

TMaaS UIA Expert Journal – Learn more on how the city of Ghent aims to better manage the urban mobility system

UIA Expert, Sofia Taborda, gives a first look on how the project is being implemented ...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Civitas award

Ghent receives prestigious award for TMaaS project

Our city has been recognised, alongside eight European towns and cities, for its innovative urban mobility strategy at the 2018 CIVITAS Awards ceremon...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

TMaaS and CitiCAP projects

Ghent-Lahti: a tale of two cities

On May 24th we welcomed a delegation from the Finnish CitiCAP project, which, like TMaaS, focuses on smart city mobility. We had an interesting and u...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium

Tmaas

Getting citizens on board: the first TMaaS citizen research project

We recently launched an online call for citizens to participate in the first TMaaS citizen research project that focuses on the mobility behaviour of ...

TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service

Urban mobility

Ghent - Belgium