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CO-ORDINATION OF CONCEPTS FOR NEW COLLECTIVE TRANSPORT (CONNECT)

Objective

The scope of this proposal is Flexible Collective Mobility Services (FCMS). This covers all forms of Intermediate Transport which may be classified as flexible and collective. One example is Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) which provides transport services "on demand" from passengers and where fleets of vehicles are scheduled to pick up and drop off people in accordance with their needs. However, such transport services to date do not yet exploit the true potential of Flexible Collective Mobility and further work is required on the knowledge acquisition, analysis and dispatching functions of the intermediate transport solutions that are required in the pursuit of sustainable mobility. The use of urban col lective transport for passenger traffic and smalI goods traffic has important potential from the viewpoint of environment and city logistics. There are considerable possibilities to reduce (gasoline-fuelled) private traffic, save operating costs and increase the level of service experience by the passenger whilst also encouraging the promotion of small alternatively-fuelled vehicles.
The main activities of CONNECT are:
To set up a continuously updated web-based "Virtual Library", which gathers and manages information on on-going research, the state-of-the-art and good practices in flexible transport and its supporting technologies.
To support the deveIopment of skills and best practice in the fieId of FCMS through : provision of courses training and educational resources; facilitation of exchanges of personnel, experience and knowledge collection, development and promotion of best practice approaches; and identification and development of research opportunities.
To provide guidelines and recommendations for supporting business development of FCMS.
To organise four thematic workshops workshops for relevant User Communities covering systems and operations; technologies; vehicles and vehicle technologies : and impacts and business case of FCMS.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-TRANSPORT-1
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Participants (22)

VTT VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehenkatu 5
Espoo
ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO, S.A
Spain
Address
Tres Forques, 147
Valencia
RESEARCH CENTER OF THE ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
Greece
Address
Kefallinias 46
Athens
EUROPEAN TRANSPORT AND TELEMATICS SYSTEMS LIMITED
Ireland
Address
24, Marley Court North, Rathfarnham
Dublin 14
SZECHENYI ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
Gyoer
DIEPPENS & OKKEMA GROEP BV
Netherlands
Address
Noordeinde 30
Leiden
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendelstr. 33
Vienna
MOBISOFT OY
Finland
Address
Hatanpaan Valtatie 26
Tampere
MEMEX SRL
Italy
Address
Via Cairoli, 30
Livorno
ROSE COMMUNICATIONS S.L.
Spain
Address
Avenida Europa 42
Pozuelo De Alarcon (Madrid)
SOFTECO SISMAT S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via De Marini 1
Genova
VERSIO OY
Finland
Address
Askolantie 8
Helsinki
ORGANISATION GESTION MARKETING S.A. - OGM
Belgium
Address
Avenue D'auderghem
Brussels
INGENIERA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA
Spain
Address
Edison, 4
Madrid
LT - CONSULTANTS LTD.
Finland
Address
Melkonkatu 9
Helsinki
TRITEL NV
Belgium
Address
Boudewijnlaan, 18
Brussels
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
University Campus, Kounoupidiana
Chania
LOGISTIKCENTRUM VAEST AB
Sweden
Address
Taljegardsgatan 11
Molndal
ANGUS TRANSPORT FORUM
United Kingdom
Address
15A Glengate
Kirriemuir
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
University Road, Highfield
Southampton
POLIS IASBL
Belgium
Address
Rond Point Schuman 6, Box 8
Bruxelles
ATAF SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Dei Mille 115
4140 Firenze