Growing challenges are identified during the last years in both passenger and freight mobility, such as urbanization trends, the increasing complexity of stakeholder scene, e-commerce, rising fragmentation of freight transport. Despite the various technical challenges and shortcomings, current governance and regulatory systems have proven so far inadequate, dealing with the passengers and freight transport systems as independent -and thus disconnected- sectors while integration between passenger and freight transport has been a subject of debate in the transport community over the last years with a peak coming after the recent Covid19 crisis.

DELPHI focuses on the strategic dimension of integrating passenger and freight transport in a single system aiming to deliver the enablers -both on technical and governance/ regulatory level, towards a federated network of platforms for multimodal passenger and freight transport, capable of sharing in a seamless and secure manner, cross-sectoral, multi-modal passenger and freight transport data, as well as traffic management systems information. Moreover, DELPHI will utilise novel and ultra-efficient methodologies for traffic monitoring such as UAS-powered monitoring, multi-/inter-modal optimisation, AI/ML-powered algorithms and frameworks, and will exploit diverse modes for hybrid passenger and freight transport in different ecosystem types. To achieve its maximum potential, utmost interoperability and best optimisation results, DELPHI’s digital framework and transversal tools will be validated in the context of 4 pilots with complementary requirements and features.


DELPHI’s federated ecosystem will be extensively evaluated in real life settings through four pilot demonstrations across the participating transportation networks located in Spain (Madrid), Greece (Athens and Mykonos), and Romania (Cluj-Napoca).

DELPHI’s demos aim to facilitate the effective preparation and seamless integration of systems, and they will involve continuous monitoring of progress, to ensure smooth functioning and improved interconnectivity.


  • It will deliver novel governance and regulatory schemes, as well as models and stakeholder analysis with detailed and specific roles assignment for the entire logistics, as well as passenger transport ecosystems, towards a harmonized digitalization of the end-to-end information flows of international supply chains, and multimodal passenger transportation systems.

  • It will design and develop a Platform Federation Reference architecture towards a “Multimodal Passenger and Freight Transport Network of Platforms (NoP)” framework, seamlessly integrating heterogeneous MPFT platforms.

  • It will design and develop an AI/ML-powered transport network and traffic management (TNTM) optimisation framework, digesting information from diverse systems and offering intelligent, responsive, predictive, and secure functionalities, for reducing passenger/freight transport-related emissions, delivery time, as well as cost.

  • It will validate the developed federated network of platforms, along with the AI/ML-powered optimisation framework, in a two-fold methodology (via 4 pilots & via simulation-based analysis).

  • It will ensure compatibility with existing and forthcoming EU standards in the freight and passenger mobility domains, as well as it will promote and contribute to the standardisation of multimodal and multi-stakeholder freight and passenger management solutions and information systems.