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European Smart Mobility Resource Manager

Project description


Integrated personal mobility for smart cities

For many decades, urban planning and transport evolved around the private car, which has resulted in problems such as congestion, noise, pollution, etc. To tackle these adverse impacts and improve the livability of Europe's cities, citizens today can benefit, next to the private vehicle, public transport and non-motorised modes, from a variety of new sustainable and complementary mobility schemes, including dynamic vehicle sharing, real-time carpooling, demand-responsive transport, Electric Vehicles (EVs) sharing, etc. The interaction between users and the transport environment prior to and during travel has also greatly improved. More and more, travellers are able to access online dynamic traffic and transport information, use sophisticated journey planning services to organise their trips and get detailed navigation support while on the move. However, despite these advances, the integration of such schemes in the overall urban mobility picture has not attained the desired level, with cars still remaining the preferred and prevailing choice of the users.In order to address the aforementioned integration aspect, MyWay will investigate, develop and validate an integrated platform, the European Smart Mobility Resource Manager, including cloud-based services and facilities to support community supplied information collection and processing. The purpose is to holistically address the efficient and seamless integration and use of complementary, capacity-limited mobility services in the overall urban travel chain, including all transport modes (motorised and non-motorised, EVs, public transport, flexible services such as transport on-demand) and mobility sharing schemes (e.g. car sharing, motorbike sharing and carpooling). The platform will be tested in three European areas – Barcelona and Catalonia Region (ES), Berlin (DE), and Trikala (GR) – setting up Living Lab demonstrations involving local users and stakeholders.The approach gives priority to the egocentric vision of the user, finding the right compromise for each single traveller and offering a solution closest to his personal needs and preferences, making the frequent use of it (as an alternative to an ideal but not always practical solution) a main contribution to the sustainability of urban transport.

Call for proposal

FP7-SMARTCITIES-2013
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Coordinator

SOFTECO SISMAT SRL
EU contribution
€ 517 940,00
Address
VIA DE MARINI 1
16149 GENOVA
Italy

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Boero (Mr.)
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