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European Bus System of the Future

Objective

The European Bus System of the Future (EBSF) project is conceived as a driver to increase the attractiveness and raise the image of the bus systems in urban areas, by means of new technologies on vehicles and infrastructure in combination with operational best practices, in a system approach. For the first time in European research, these concepts are fully endorsed by all stakeholders, with all major bus manufacturers joining their industrial capabilities along with operators and authorities pooling together in this pre-competitive research project. This project is funded on the consideration that the bus still remains the most universal solution for balanced and sustainable urban development from an economic, environmental and social standpoint, serving 80% of the total European Public Transport. The research will conceive and develop an innovative high quality bus system which will demonstrate the full potential of a new generation of urban bus networks, using state of the art clean vehicular technologies. It will integrate all necessary elements and include a breakthrough design of vehicles, infrastructures and operations placing emphasis on system approach, and identifying the potential for technical harmonisation and standardisation. The project focuses on the bus system in urban and suburban areas. For this reason all the features of the traditional bus services will be examined and developed in conjunction with the relationships between itself and the other modes of transport, in order to concentrate the objectives of the project on the development and improvement of all the characteristics of the EU Bus System of the Future. During its 48 months lifetime, the project will produce several outputs of two main families: Practical and Theoretical deliverables. The former include the results of activities aiming at technology development, and their integration, whereas the latter include concepts, tools, simulations, specifications, and recommendations

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-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 691 662,35
Administrative Contact
Umberto Guida (Mr.)

Participants (48)

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 853 258
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valerio Recagno (Mr.)
ACTIA S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 381 863,40
Address
Chemin De Pourvourville 25
31432 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gilles Bethencourt (Mr.)
INIT INNOVATIVE INFORMATIKANWENDUNGEN IN TRANSPORT VERKEHRS UND LEITSYSTEMEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 359 700,90
Address
Kappelestrasse 4
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Janke (Mr.)
ASSTRA - ASSOCIAZIONE TRASPORTI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 564 390,20
Address
Piazza Cola Di Rienzo 80A
00192 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Guido Del Mese (Mr.)
HELMUT BERENDS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 355
Address
Burgermeister-schoene-strasse 46
28213 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helmut Berends (Mr.)
Budapest Transport Closely Held Corporation Ltd
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 117 059,50
Address
Akácfa Utca 15
1980 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tibor Bolla (Mr.)
SYNDICAT MIXTE DES TRANSPORTS POURLE RHONE ET L AGGLOMERATION LYONNAISE

Participation ended

France
Address
Boulevard Vivier Merle 19
69003 Lyon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Burgat (Mr.)
CENTRE D'ETUDES SUR LES RESEAUX, LES TRANSPORTS, L'URBANISME ET LES CONSTRUCTIONS PUBLIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 65 746,40
Address
Rue Juliette Recamier 9
69456 Lyon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Rambaud (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 444 302,40
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Haglund (Ms.)
UNION DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS FERROVIAIRES
France
EU contribution
€ 39 262,20
Address
17 Rue D Anjou
75008 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bruno Gazeau (Mr.)
CONSORCIO REGIONAL DE TRANSPORTES DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 491 160,60
Address
Plaza Descubridor Diego De Ordas 3
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Cristobal-Pinto (Mr.)
TEKIA INGENIEROS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 211 701,20
Address
Calle Chile Edificio Planta Baja 4
28290 Las Rozas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Rey (Mr.)
EVOBUS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 234 860,50
Address
Mercedesstrasse 127/6
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katharina Deckert (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 473 517,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 126 714,75
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Leon (Mr.)
HUBNER HOLDING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 123 898,50
Address
Heinrich Hertz Strasse 2
34123 Kassel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernst-E. Herrmann (Mr.)
IVECO FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 884 123,50
Address
Rue Des Combats Du 24 Aout 1944 1
69200 Venissieux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Praud (Mr.)
FIT CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 96 922,80
Address
Via Acciaresi Primo 8
00157 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paola Cossu (Ms.)
Hogia Public Transport Systems AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 135 012,60
Address
Nya Hakenaes
44428 Stenungsund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christer Lindberg (Mr.)
NANTES METROPOLE
France
EU contribution
€ 24 889,50
Address
Cours Du Champ De Mars 2
44 923 Nantes
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Chevalier (Dr.)
MAN TRUCK & BUS SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 552 140
Address
Dachauer Strasse 667
80995 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Wypich (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 500
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Douglas Robertson (Mr.)
SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 059,75
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Betz (Mr.)
REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
EU contribution
€ 742 477
Address
Quai De La Rapee 54 Lac B71
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Bedier (Mr.)
AZIENDA TRASPORTI VERONA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 77 959,80
Address
Lungadige Galtarossa 5
37133 Verona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luciano Marchiori (Dr.)
SOCIETATEA DE TRANSPORT BUCURESTI S.T.B. SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 39 337,80
Address
Bd Dinicu Golescu 1 Sector 1
010861 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florin Dragomir (Mr.)
SCANIA CV AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 44 697
Address
Vagnmakarvagen 1
151 87 Sodertalje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Viktor Bönström Hedberg (Mr.)
VULTRON TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRADING LTD
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 106 859,70
Address
Kriván 8
1142 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
László Szidor (Mr.)
SOCIETE REGIONALE WALLONE DU TRANSPORT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 22 394
Address
Avenue Gouverneur Bovesse 96
5100 Jambes (Namur)
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Paul Etienne (Mr.)
DIGIGROUP SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 557 474,75
Address
Via Reiss Romoli 265/1-3
I - 10148 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfonso Del Vecchio (Mr.)
VASTTRAFIK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 205 702,50
Address
Stationsgatan 7
54123 Skovde
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Magnus Lorentzon (Mr.)
Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen
Germany
EU contribution
€ 111 918
Address
Kamekestrasse 37/39
50672 Koln
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Reiner Teichert (Mr.)
AZIENDA TRASPORTI MILANESI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 76 465,80
Address
Foro Bonaparte 61
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Montafia (Ms.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 411 787
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Tevell (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 15 667,20
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fabio Crescimbini (Prof.)
VERKEHRSGESELLSCHAFT BREMERHAVEN AG (VGB) - BREMERHAVEN BUS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 356 619,50
Address
Zur Hexenbrucke 11
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jürgen Jahnke (Mr.)
EUROLUM SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 41 658
Address
Rue Du Louvre 15 - Batiment 4
75001 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Laurent Franchineau (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 232 575,60
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrico Rolle (Prof.)
INEO SYSTRANS
France
EU contribution
€ 270 472,20
Address
Allee Edouard Branly Avenue De Conflans 2
78260 Acheres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Bres (Mr.)
Pilotfish Networks AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 391 466
Address
Viktoriagatan 3
SE-411 25 Göteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Nordenfelt (Mr.)
TIS PT, CONSULTORES EM TRANSPORTES, INOVACAO E SISTEMAS, SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 54 750,75
Address
Avenida Marques De Tomar 35-6D
1050-153 Lisbon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniela Carvalho (Ms.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 166 337,25
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angel Suescun (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 147 495
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
Koninklijk Nederlands Vervoer

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Spui 188
2511 BW Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ad J. Toet (Mr.)
BIS Bremerhavener Gesellschaft für Investitionsförderung und Stadtentwicklung mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 82 002
Address
Am Alten Hafen 118
27568 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karin Birreck (Ms.)
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC
France
EU contribution
€ 718 686
Address
Chemin De La Digue
78600 Maisons Laffitte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Laurent Franchineau (Mr.)
AZIENDA PER LA MOBILITA DEL COMUNE DI ROMA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 518 604,80
Address
Via Prenestina 45
00176 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Minucci Malara (Dr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 103 096,80
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Tinet (Mr.)