FAQ

Questions and answers

Questions

What does TMaaS mean?

TMaaS is an acronym for Traffic Management as a Service

Where can I find more information about Urban Innovative Actions?

Visit the website http://www.uia-initiative.eu/ for more information

I am a developer, how can I get involved?

We love to hear from developers who are eager to integrate TMaaS solutions into their applications, and we want to make this as easy as possible. If you don’t find what you need, then please let us know by sending us an email

Can regions apply for the TMaaS Replicator City Programme?

Yes they can. All applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

When will you launch the open TMaaS API?

We are expecting to launch the open TMaaS API in December 2019.

Where can I find detailed information about the TMaaS Replicator City Programme?

Please download the brochure with detailed information about the TMaaS Replicator City Programme here.

What are the features of the TMaaS dashboard?

  1. The TMaaS dashboard uses data from many sources including traffic data from TomTom and Be-Mobile data. So we’re integrating more than just one provider of traffic data.
  2. We’re multi-modal, so not just cars.
  3. Cities can communicate with their citizens through personalised messages
  4. Citizens can receive personal and automated notifications

How can I start with searching for relevant data sets in my city or region?

Do the data scan

The first thing that you as a city can do is start investigating which mobility issues you wish to manage through the TMaaS dashboard and translate this into a wish list of mobility data that could be relevant for your local TMaaS dashboard. The TMaaS team encourages you to create an Open Data Portal for your city, including publicly available data that is free of cost to use. For example, the City of Ghent collects more than 400 data sets in their Open Data Portal. Additionally, you can start with an inventory of data sets that are made available by your local companies and that have the potential to be used in the TMaaS dashboard, if needed through a licensing agreement.

How easily replicable / useable are data sources?

We’ve divided them in four categories:

Easy to replicate in TMaaS:

  • Global data sources: for practically any city in the world, data will be available. For example OpenWeatherMap, virtually plug-and-play.
  • International data sources: these sources have data from many countries around the world and are easily replicable with limited implementation time

Will require implementation time:

These API’s have not yet been analysed by the TMaaS team and have not yet been implemented in the TMaaS dashboard:

  • National data sources, such as public transport data.
    A lot of large cities like London or New York have their own public transport services, but for most small to medium sized cities most public transport services are organised on a national level.
  • Local (city) data sources, for example counting poles, car or bicycle sharing services etc.