01.12.2021 7:34 | Press Release
On Monday, the Prague City Council approved the provision of a subsidy from the Prague – Pole of Growth Operational Program in the amount of almost CZK 20 million for a project to develop the Traffic Data Mining system based on access to the Central Vehicle Register and other databases. The information system will provide data on traffic characteristics to help the city better plan road transport.
The project will contribute to improving the planning of individual and public transport in Prague, including increasing capacity and reducing environmental impact. Innovative solutions will also help reduce road wear. This will directly allow detailed analyzes and characteristics of traffic.
“We are constantly looking for new approaches to cope with the growing number of passenger cars registered in Prague in the interest of driver comfort. Thanks to this specific project, we will obtain innovative data analyzes that will lead to improved planning and traffic flow in Prague and the fulfillment of goals in the area of Smart Cities. This is another smart project that will be financed from European money, “says the mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib.
The project with a budget of CZK 19,978,263 will be 90% financed from the Operational Program Prague – Growth Pole of the Czech Republic. The completion of the project, implemented through an innovation partnership, and the commissioning of the comprehensive system is scheduled for the end of 2023.
It was the 60th call within the OP PPR focused on the innovation demand of the public sector, where entities such as the capital city of Prague, city districts and their organizations could apply for support for the development of innovative solutions responding to municipal problems and improving the city’s management and operation.
The Innovation Partnership Procedure is a legal institute that allows contracting authorities a new type of cooperation with the private sector in cases where the required contracting authority is not yet available on the market, resp. its availability is conditioned by further research and development.
Within the support of the city’s innovation activities, several innovation partnership projects have been supported, such as the ROPID project, which with the use of anonymized mobile network data operators, ie the location of public transport vehicles and background maps depends on a system supporting the optimization of public transport. routes of transport, etc. The Department of Transport of the Prague City Council, in cooperation with the Technical Administration of Roads, is then finalizing a project to develop an IT system for centralizing the management and data of telematics devices that, among other things, count passing vehicles or measure their speed.
The Prague Operational Program – Growth Pole of the Czech Republic has been operating in the territory of Prague since 2014, and for the 2014-2020 programming period, Prague received more than EUR 200 million from the European Structural Funds (ESIF). Since the launch of the program, more than 1,600 projects have been supported that improve living space and quality of life for Praguers, but also, for example, support science, business and education in Prague.
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