Pieter Morlion gave a presentation at the MOVE conference in London, where 5.000 mobility & innovation minded people attended presentations on a very broad range of subjects: from self-driving technology, over growing plants in supermarkets instead of transporting them, innovations in cycling, the first female taxi-driver in Ghana to how to the car-industry think they will survive.
MORE LION published two documents in the 'knowledge center' by Fietsberaad Vlaanderen: an analysis of existing practices regarding the identification of bicycles and cyslists at bike parkings and an analysis of what logic could be the best fit for our bike parkings in Belgium.
Pieter Morlion wrote an article with insights on closing the gap between data and citizens:
"For over a decade, we have sumo-wrestled data sources. Lost limbs in battles for integration and our sanity in standardisation. AND WHAT FOR? To have the sweaty fruits of our labour rust on open data portals! It's not sexy, it's hidden and nobody ever uses it. This is a passionate plea for making data speak. For letting it tell the stories of people. If people don't come to the data, let the data come to the people."
In the article, 5 reasons are mentioned why data should be visualized, together with 5 nice examples from the Polivisu Project, Waze Broadcasters, Manyways, Telraam, Waylay and Stockholm.
Pieter Morlion from MORE LION took part in the jury that selected a number of projects to create a digital market place for projects that reduce congestion in the Flemish periphery of Brussels Capital-Region. The project call was an initiative from the New Mobility Network, part of De Werkvennootschap, that is in charge of some major infrastructure works in Flanders.
Manyways.be, a project by Waylay.io and MORE LION, has been nominated 'Application of the year' by the Flemish government (Information Flanders). The idea is to honour the best applications that create or use API's and add value to the digital information ecosystem in Flanders.
Manyways.be is a project that overcomes the thresholds in sharing (open) mobility data and reaching out to citizens. Instead of traditionally sharing open data sets on open data platforms, Manyways visualizes the information in real-time. No technical knowledge or development is needed, and any citizen or road user can immediately check and interpret the state of the mobility system in Brussels, Antwerp and Brussels Airport.
We were happy to wrap-up the Belgian congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and give an overview of trends & tendencies during the workshops and sessions. It was a pleasure as well for Pieter Morlion to introduce the MaaS debate with the public transport providers in Belgium.
We also supported the audience by providing tools for voting on their favourite sessions and handed out the prizes for most impactful presentation (which was won by Erika Decorte from Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer / Mobilidata)
Pieter Morlion (MORE LION) gave a presentation to 300 investors from Bolero at the KBC bank's headquarters in Brussels. Read more here.
Stad Antwerpen experimenteert met automatische parkeercontrole met behulp van een scanwagen. Radio 1 vroeg zich af hoe dit werkt en of het gevaren inhoudt voor de privacy. Beluister het interview hier.