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Autonomous Vehicles to Evolve to a New Urban Experience

Objective

AVENUE aims to design and carry out full scale demonstrations of urban transport automation by deploying, for the first time worldwide, fleets of autonomous mini-buses in low to medium demand areas of 4 European demonstrator cities: Geneva, Lyon, Copenhagen and Luxembourg, and 3 replicator cities. AVENUE revisits the offered public transportation services, starting from the original problem, which is to allow passengers to move from one place to another. It takes into account their special needs and time constrains, instead of trying to accommodate autonomous vehicles to the existing solutions of pre-scheduled bus itineraries. In this context, AVENUE introduces disruptive public transportation paradigms led by SMEs on the basis of door2door services and the nascent concept of the ‘Mobility Cloud’ aiming in setting up a new model of public transportation. This model enables safe, efficient, on-demand and emission free personalised public transportation, available anytime and anywhere, blending conventional public transport with novel service models such these of the sharing economy. The project partners will apply cutting edge technologies and I2V, V2I & V2V communications that will allow a twofold increase of the average vehicle speed and a tenfold increase in the range served by autonomous vehicles. A set of corresponding in- and out-of-vehicle services that substantially enhance road safety, the overall quality of the service and the value added to the passenger will be introduced, targeting also elderly people, people with disabilities and vulnerable users.
AVENUE draws and builds upon the accumulated experience from its consortium of 16 partners from 7 European countries, and the operation of Navya’s 65 mini-buses in 22 cities from 13 countries in 4 continents that already demonstrate reliable and safe operation at pilot sites by transporting over 180,000 passengers. The project activities are organised in 10 workpackages that are implemented within 4 years.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/automotive engineering/autonomous vehicle
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport

Call for proposal

H2020-ART-2017-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 049 250

Participants (15)

NAVYA
France
EU contribution
€ 1 959 475
Address
1 Rue Du Docteur Pierre Fleury Papillon
69100 Villeurbanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRALESUPELEC
France
EU contribution
€ 441 350
Address
Plateau De Moulon 3 Rue Joliot Curie
91192 Gif Sur Yvette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOCHSCHULE PFORZHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 686 100
Address
Tiefenbronner Strasse 65
75175 Pforzheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRANSPORTS PUBLICS GENEVOIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 2 040 850
Address
Route De La Chapelle 1
1212 Grand Lancy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BESTMILE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 902 861
Address
Avenue De Rhodanie 58
1007 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 595 587
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE EUROPEEN D'ETUDES DE SECURITE ET D'ANALYSE DES RISQUESC.E.E.S.A.R.ET D'ANALYSE DES RISQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 649 250
Address
Rue Des Suisses 132
92000 Nanterre
Activity type
Research Organisations
REPUBLIQUE ET CANTON DE GENEVE, DEPARTEMENT DE LENVIRONNEMENT, DES TRANSPORTS ET DE L AGRICULTURE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 464 250
Address
Rue De L Hotel De Ville 14
1204 Geneve
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 244 500
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 243 775
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOBILETHINKING SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 664 475
Address
Route Des Acacias 43
1227 Les Acacias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 728 000
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
AUTONOMOUS MOBILITY A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 2 187 232
Address
Park Alle 355
2605 Brondby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
S.L.A. SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 913 850
Address
Rue Laangwiss 4 Zae Robert Steichen
4940 Bascharage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEOLIS LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 828 975
Address
19 Boulevard Vivier Merle
69003 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)