Taking the form of a survey and interviews involving 300 cities, it will focus on three topics: data sharing, Mobility as a Service, and policy priorities on sustainability and the role of transport.
Findings will be publicly presented at the ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg.
“Through the launch of this initiative we are answering the call of Ertico partners from both public authorities and the industry who wish to see a faster uptake of smart mobility solutions," says Ertico CEO Jacob Bangsgaard.
"By gaining valuable insights and better understanding of the needs of cities we can make a real impact in the daily lives of citizens and ensure the creation of a more efficient, more sustainable and safer future mobility system for all."
The initiative kicks off next week with a webinar on 12 May, with presentations by Marshall Poulton, head of transport strategy at Glasgow City Council, and Martin Sölle, project manager innovation, Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO.
You can register for the webinar here.