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Personal Intelligent City Accessible Vehicle System

Objective

The proposal presents a new mobility concept for passengers ensuring accessibility for all in urban pedestrian environments. The concept addresses a new Personal Intelligent City Accessible Vehicle (PICAV) and a new transport system that integrates a fleet of PICAV units. The transport system will ensure accessibility for everybody and some of its features are specifically designed for people whose mobility is restricted for different reasons, particularly (but not only) elderly and disabled people. Ergonomics, comfort, stability, assisted driving, eco-sustainability, parking and mobility dexterity as well as vehicle/infrastructures intelligent networking are the main drivers of PICAV design. The innovative electrical vehicle will present new frame-suspension structure, new seating sub-assembly, new efficient power supply module.
The PICAV transport system will provide an efficient and rational service to citizen within urban traffic restricted areas: the application fields of PICAV are outdoor pedestrian environments where usual public transport services cannot operate because of the width and slope of the infrastructures, uneven pavements and the interactions with high pedestrian flows. This transport system is a on-demand and it is based on the car-sharing concept. To overcome the barriers of traditional car-sharing systems, the following specific services will be provided: instant access; open-ended reservation; one-way trips.
The single units are networked and can communicate each other, with city infrastructure, public transport on the surrounding area and emergency services allowing high level of intermodal integration.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 594 363
Administrative Contact
Ettore Ginestra (Mr.)

Participants (6)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 561 666
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Lassout (Ms.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 406 892
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kent Lee (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 401 760
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesca Lombardi (Ms.)
MUNICIPIO DO BARREIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 139 800
Address
Rua Miguel Bombarda
2834-005 Barreiro
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Coelho (Dr.)
ZTS VYSKUMNO-VYVOJOVY USTAV KOSICE AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 380 506
Address
Juzna Trieda 95
041 24 Kosice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juraj Spakovsky (Mr.)
Mazel Ingenieros, SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 312 063
Address
Avenida Can Amat 8
08630 Abrera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Gonzalez (Mr.)