The basic motivation of the MOSCA
scientific approach is the hypothesis that all organisations, institutions and
citizen affected by urban traffic will benefit from sharing knowledge.
Exploiting information only locally available yields some myopic profits, but
on the long run, cooperative strategies pay off better.
The vision of the project is to
provide an enabling technology that allows involved actors to collaborate on
urban freight distribution. Each local authority or company, influencing
traffic by its decisions on traffic regulations, road maintenance and
transports, is considered to be both a sender and a receiver of traffic related
information. The result is a two-way communication concept as opposed to the
one-way communication of existing telematics systems. But simply sharing raw
data is not of any use for planning and control and has to be processed,
filtered and aggregated suitably to become information with added value.