T4.10 IT Creation of a MaaS integration layer including traffic data and extension of the infrastructure to reduce emissions

Overview/ summary

The project aims to achieve part of the objectives that the motorway operators A22, Asfinag and Bavarian motorways together with the Chambers of Commerce and government bodies of the territories crossed by these motorways have set themselves with the detailed definition (in February 2021) of a single concept for the digital infrastructure of the Brenner corridor that also involves MaaS integration and sustainable mobility, in line with the objectives of the Green Deal. Specifically, the project envisages three distinct activities:

– creation of a MaaS integration layer including traffic, equipped with a management dashboard and a real-time multimodal/intermodal Trip Planning engine that, using the data present, exposes route calculation functions to third parties;

– scientific expertise prior to implementation on the current environmental impacts of the Brenner Motorway in relation to the opportunities offered by digital transformation;

– integration of low-cost sensors for air quality measurement, traffic detection systems and photovoltaic variable message panels in order to extend the traffic management measures implemented within the European BrennerLEC project to increase motorway capacity and reduce emissions.


The Brenner Corridor is one of the most important TEN-T corridors in Europe and is subject to very high volumes of traffic either of heavy duty vehicles all year long or passenger cars mainly in holiday periods during summer and winter. Such high volumes of traffic often have a negative impact on the management of traffic flows and on air quality. For this reason the Brenner Motorway is looking at innovative solutions to try and minimize the impact and the measures included in the Meridian projects are part of these solutions.

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To know more about the activity please contact Ilaria De Biasi (ilaria.debiasi@autobrennero.it)

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The core message

The aim of the project is to modernize the Brenner Corridor (DGBC/Digital Green Brenner Corridor), being part of the TEN-T network, by developing a new Digital Infrastructure including a MaaS integration as a sustainable mobility concept, in line with the goals of the action and the objectives of the Green Deal.

These activities will foster cohesion and cross-border mobility as they will take place in cooperation with the motorway operators of Austria and Bavaria and will work on the efficiency, interconnection and multimodality aspects related to the motorway and extra-urban network. This will also allow optimal use of the existing infrastructure and improvement of the safety and reliability of the network.

The investment will allow to:

  • combine different infrastructures and services, both at cross-border and local level
  • create an interaction between mobility on the motorway axis and local mobility in order to manage traffic in a more efficient way
  • create awareness-raising tools to steer behaviour towards a positive modal shift, also thanks to rewards
  • act as an enabler of multimodal/intermodal sustainable mobility focused on achieving the objectives of the Green Deal.

The study of the University of Venice will be concluded by end 2023 and data collected within it will be used by the project of building the digital infrastructure which will be concluded by end of the project.

As for the implementation of low-cost sensors, variable message signs and traffic detection systems to deploy measures aiming at improving air quality as follow-up action of the BrennerLEC project, it will be concluded by end 2023.