Orchestra European Project

ROSAS, with sixteen other partners, has launched the project named "Orchestra" which aims to orchestrate traffic management across all transport modes and in the presence of connected and automated vehicles.




Safety & Reliability, Intelligent Systems, Cybersecurity

Multimodal traffic management ecosystem

The ambition is to design a multimodal traffic management ecosystem and build and demonstrate technical solutions, organisational aspects, processes, and tools. In addition, simulations will train personnel to work with the new solutions in various scenarios. Traffic management traditionally coordinates traffic flows within “their silo” (road network, railway network, a set of fairways, air corridors, etc.). The introduction of Connected Autonomous Vehicules, and new situations, as exemplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, stresses the conventional transport systems and questions if they are robust and resilient enough. In ORCHESTRA, a multimodal traffic management ecosystem will be designed to handle changes in requirements and procedures efficiently and assess whether laws, regulations, management, and organisational practices are designed for optimal handling of both normal operation and crisis.

Vision of the project

The long-term vision of ORCHESTRA is a future where it is easy to coordinate and synchronise traffic management of all modes (road, sea, air and rail),  to cope with diverse demands and situations. ORCHESTRA will facilitate optimal transport networks and efficient multimodal transport services, both in rural and urban areas, for people and goods. ORCHESTRA will bridge the current silos within traffic management.
Traffic management for sea, road, rail, and air transport should work together to support new multimodal transport services. It needs to facilitate better utilisation and more resilience in all situations – from daily operations to disasters.
ORCHESTRA will support key stakeholders, including practitioners, policymakers, public authorities, transport providers, and users, with tools and best practices to enhance collaboration and synchronising multimodal traffic management. The project will assess rules and regulations for data governance and sharing and efficient traffic management, supported by intelligent infrastructure and CAVs.


The project's solutions will be prototyped and evaluated in two Living Labs. This will provide concrete evidence on how technological capabilities and organisational practices can be integrated to optimise transport through selected use cases. Demonstrations include coordinating freight and passenger flows across modes in a dynamic, safe, secure, and sustainable manner. The use cases will be upscaled through simulations to evaluate complex multi-actor actor scenarios and manage irregularities (including disasters).

  • Milan Malpensa airport will focus on efficient door-to-gate routing according to preferences (fastest, cheapest, etc.) to optimising traffic and passenger flow in Italy.
  • In Norway Herøya Industrial Park, the pilot will focus on fully automatization by facilitating and aligning traffic management measures.

ROSAS is playing an important role in the Orchestra project as it is leading one of the major work packages : "Living Labs, trials and simulation".

Project information

Name of project: ORCHESTRA
Total cost: 5.2 million €
EU Contribution: 5.0 million €
Coordinator: ITS Norway


ITS Norway - SINTEF - Technische Universitet Delft - Haute école specialisée de Suisse occidentale - CertX - IKEM - IOTA Foundation - Società Per Azioni Esercizi Aeroportuali (SEA) - Deep Blue - FSTechnology CEREMA - Applied Autonomy - Herøya Industripark - Norwegian Public Roads
Administration - ENAV and its linked third party Techno Sky

Project website : https://orchestra2020.eu/

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