Digital Twins for Smart Mobility

Project Description

  • Academy
  • 1 June 2023
  • 31 May 2024
  • Technical University of Catalonia - UPC
  • €193,715

In recent years, digital twins have revolutionised the engineering world as a result of sensor and data advancements. However, despite the prevalence of simulation models, complete digital twins are uncommon in the mobility sector, due to a general lack of knowledge on the topic. As a result, the goal of this project is to educate mobility professionals and advanced academic students  on the simulation and sensor technologies required for a successful urban  digital twin, while maintaining traditional theoretical insights about transportation.

To accomplish this, academic and industry experts are collaborating to develop a comprehensive course on digital twin technology that is work-compatible, and primarily based on practical examples and use cases, using one of the market’s leading simulation software. Overall, the course will foster the widespread adoption of the “digital twin” mindset among professionals, supporting the much-needed digitalisation of the mobility sector.


This project combats the limited adoption of digital twins in urban mobility to improve traffic management, optimise urban transportation and reduce carbon emissions, among others.

Main Objective

The objective of the DigiTwin4Mobility course is to educate mobility professionals and students in digital twin technology for urban mobility projects.


An educational program to provide knowledge about digital twin, simulation and sensor technologies; as well as skills for creating digital twins for urban mobility projects.



Project lead

Miquel Estrada Romeu
Technical University of Catalonia - UPC
Biel Pallarès Salcedo
CARNET - Future Mobility Research Hub