How does SmartMaps work?

The implementation of the SmartMaps project includes the use of numerous complementary high-resolution data. An integral part of the project will be the monitoring of drivers via smartphone sensors for the collection of daily naturalistic driving data under real conditions using the existing OSeven application. 

Subsequently, processing and analyses of the collected trip data will follow through the development of innovative machine learning and statistical models which will also include (i) traffic data, (ii) road geometry data and (iii) road accident data. A critical project stage is the validation of previous measurements and road conditions by conducting wide field research and population surveying. This will allow the extension of the analysis to areas with reduced trip/traffic data coverage and the final projection across Greece. 

SmartMaps Kick-off Meeting 

The Kick-off meeting of the SmartMaps research project was conducted online with great success, on 20 October 2021 aiming at initiating the project activities. During the SmartMaps kick-off meeting, partners had the chance to lay the ground for a successful and productive collaboration in order to meet the project objectives. Decisions on key issues were made and the first steps of the work were scheduled.

Start of the project!

Panoramic aerial drone view of Attiki odos regional highway of Hymettus mountain. Athens city background, destination Greece.

The SmartMaps project with the title: “Smart city mapping for safer and eco driver behavior through smartphone sensor big data” is a research project, co-financed by the European Union – European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program” Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (EPAnEK) of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF).

The objective of the project is to develop dynamic maps with readily accessible online information on road safety and eco-driving (routes with reduced fuel consumption) and to create a complete and comprehensive tool to promote safer and more environmentally friendly driving behavior, while simultaneously rendering overall traffic more efficient and manageable, with applications in Greece and worldwide.