Transport plays an important role in today’s economy and society and has a large impact on growth and employment. On the other hand, transport causes considerable chronic congestion hence traffic delays, high costs, consumption of resources, air/noise pollution, problematic accessibility especially for vulnerable people and fatalities mainly through road accidents, all influencing the people’s quality of life.

The mission of TrACE will be to promote research and innovation through addressing critical transport-related scientific, technological, educational and industrial issues with a focus on competitiveness and entrepreneurship and on Big-Data Analytics in order to facilitate society and economy towards sustainable development.

The vision of the new Centre is to gradually evolve as an autonomous world class Centre of Excellence with international contribution and reputation.