Research and consulting for Sustainable Mobility

We work with companies and policymakers to build the future of transportation.


Lavoriamo sull'efficienza dei trasporti multimodali, attraverso la nostra esperienza in settori come aviazione, navale e ferroviario.

Research and innovation for multimodal traffic

We participate in European research activities aimed at achieving transport sustainability and efficiency goals. We collaborate with key industry stakeholders, including DG Move, European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, Waterborne Technology Platform, POLIS Network, European Passengers Federation, and International Air Transport Association in research and innovation projects and, based on the result achieved, we guide policymakers towards the best legislative course for the mobility of the future. One example is the ORCHESTRA project for testing multimodal (road, rail, air, and sea) traffic management concepts and solutions in order to make mobility sustainable, resilient, integrated, and able to overcome barriers between different transport systems. In Panacea, we contribute to the development of holistic systems and health kits for assessing and monitoring the abilities of commercial and non-commercial vehicle drivers through measures of physical, cognitive and physiological fitness.


Drones and the new Urban Air Mobility

We contribute to the development of the drone market, a major driver of European and global economic progress in the coming years, with an estimated market value of $55 billion by 2032 (Fact.MR, 2022). With over 20 years of experience in ATM and Aviation, we work with the European Union, EASA, EUROCONTROL, and major industrial players such as AzurDrones, Delair, DJI, Leonardo, Volocopter, and Wing, to define technical and operational standards and to create an appropriate legal framework for the entrance of drones in our airspaces.  In recent years we have led and participated in a number of important research projects in the field, including AW-Drones, Drones4Safety and  SHEPHERD.


Un drone adibito a monitorare i mezzi di trasporto su strada.
Consulenti mostrano su un tablet modelli di sviluppo innovativi per i trasporti multimodali.

New technologies and legal aspects

We promote liability by design: an integrated approach between technology development and the associated legal and regulatory aspects. Deep Blue’s Legal team and our Human Factors experts accompany the transition towards Artificial Intelligence and transportation systems with gradually increasing levels of automation by also working on legal and regulatory issues yet to be solved, such as the allocation of liability in case of accidents and the need to have an understandable, ethical and responsible artificial intelligence. We believe that the legal aspects should not create unwarranted constraints on technological development but, at the same time, they should keep up with the times and define the best possible regulatory framework in order to make the best and safest use of new technologies.

Participation, inclusiveness and behaviour change

To design and implement the mobility of the future in a sustainable and efficient way, all stakeholders must be involved:

  • public institutions, to guide the appropriate policy and regulatory processes;
  • citizens and organizations, to consider different points of view and expected benefits, and to identify the most suitable tools to trigger positive behaviour change;
  • the industry, for its centrality among the productive sectors.

This is why we work in stakeholders’ engagement and bottom-up consulting activities with all mobility stakeholders. We are leaders of communication and dissemination activities of important research projects at the European level. In INDIMO, for example, we work to ensure that the new digital mobility is inclusive and a source of new opportunities for equality, also for passengers with cognitive disabilities or reduced mobility, to offer all members of society the same benefits and services.

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