Enabling futuristic simulation modelling: Transcality steps up a gear

Using advanced simulation and artificial intelligence, Transcality is building cost-effective and up-to-date digital City twins of the future to evaluate the present and plan the future. This solution impressed the Venture Kick jury, who awarded the startup CHF 150,000 to accelerate its development.

In today’s urbanised world, transportation networks are under growing strain from disruptive mobility concepts and rapid urbanisation. The existing methods of real-time monitoring and infrastructure testing, relying on traditional data collection and complex engineering, have become cumbersome and cannot adequately support the needs of planners and decision-makers.

By harnessing the power of big data, cloud computing, machine learning, simulation, and automation, ETH spin-off, Transcality has created digital transportation twins that provide affordable, up-to-date, and highly adaptable products and services that seamlessly integrate into flexible transportation planning. The startup offers an online planning tool accessible through an easy-to-use web-based interface that allows the user to access the desired traffic model, which is stored and managed on its servers. In a further step, the startup processes, fuses and analyses the data sources to provide comprehensive and valuable insights into the current traffic conditions.

Transcality was incorporated in 2022 by three co-founders, Lukas Ambühl and Gabriel Tilg, the startup’s Co-CEOs and Sasan Amini (CTO). The entire team consists of seven people ready to take the startup to the next level. Over the next two years, the team's primary objective is to advance its software-as-a-service digital twin products to support public authorities at all levels and private infrastructure operators and engineering firms in the planning and operation of modern transportation systems.

The Zurich-based startup will invest CHF 150,000 from Venture Kick to develop and design an easy-to-use and intuitive interface between its digital twin and the customer. The award prize will complement the seed financing round to facilitate its growth and complete the development of its web-based planning tool. This ambitious objective reflects its commitment to revolutionising the planning and operation of transportation systems to encourage sustainable societies in the future. The global transportation analytics market is estimated at USD 13 billion and is expected to exceed USD 28 billion by 2026.

“Venture Kick has been a great source of support, boosting our confidence and helping us to kickstart Transcality. They are strong advocates for Swiss innovation, and their experienced team has made meaningful contributions to startups and the Swiss entrepreneurial community. We deeply appreciate the continuous support and insights they have shared with us,” stated Transcality’s team.

(Press release/RAN)