2023 CITY CHALLENGE – Munich

City PartnerCity of Munich
Winning Start-up/SMETranscality
Solution statementDigital twins for data insights into mobility patterns
Pilot solutionZurich start-up Transcality will implement a digital twin to leverage advanced data analytics and multimodal traffic simulation, to provide a profound understanding of its citizens mobility patterns. 
Programme EditionRAPTOR 2023


How can individual mobility patterns in a city like Munich be identified
based on a data model?

Situation as-is

The city of Munich with 1,5 million inhabitants is facing environment and traffic challenges due to growing numbers of inhabitants and of private vehicles causing an increase in CO2 emissions. Approximately 400.000 commuters from surrounding areas come to Munich daily. To adapt to the passengers’ needs and to improve SWM/MVG’s offer it is crucial to know how passengers use the public transport and other means of transport in order to attract more people to environmentally friendly modes.

Currently there is only data available that is evaluated/collected from counting devices installed in Public Transport which can count passengers getting on and off the subway/bus/tramway at the stations. There is no evaluation of other means of transport. Only 15-60% of all public transport vehicles are equipped with counting devices. This is why only long-term average values can be calculated whereas specifications for a certain day/date are not possible. Mobile providers can show streams of movement almost in real time, but do not record short distances (under 1 km) and are not able to differentiate the means of transport. App based solutions very often have the problem that there are not enough users and in addition to that, those users are not representative for the residential population and tourists. The correct projection therefore is hardly possible.

Expected to-be situation

How does success look like?

  • Methods to evaluate the available data to answer the questions above are found
  • Data from different sources and providers, including data of the automatic counting systems of the MVG, are combined and data quality is ensured
  • Concept of how to combine data of different sources to reach the above mentioned goals
  • Proof of concept with real or generated, near-reality data

How success could be measured?

  • Solution is tailored to the requirements of SWM (City Utilities public company of Munich) and the City of Munich
  • Number of modes of transport identified
  • Number of different time-slots covered (workdays, Saturdays, Sundays,…)
  • Roadmap for implementing the concept is set up

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Upcoming Info Sessions

Info Day: 15 March


Q&A Session Part 1: 21 March


Q&A Session Part 2: 22 March


This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu.