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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
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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)

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RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 853 258

ACTIA S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 381 863,40

INIT INNOVATIVE INFORMATIKANWENDUNGEN IN TRANSPORT VERKEHRS UND LEITSYSTEMEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 359 700,90

ASSTRA - ASSOCIAZIONE TRASPORTI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 564 390,20

HELMUT BERENDS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 185 355

Budapest Transport Closely Held Corporation Ltd

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 117 059,50

SYNDICAT MIXTE DES TRANSPORTS POURLE RHONE ET L AGGLOMERATION LYONNAISE

France

CENTRE D'ETUDES SUR LES RESEAUX, LES TRANSPORTS, L'URBANISME ET LES CONSTRUCTIONS PUBLIQUES

France

EU Contribution

€ 65 746,40

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 444 302,40

UNION DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS FERROVIAIRES

France

EU Contribution

€ 39 262,20

CONSORCIO REGIONAL DE TRANSPORTES DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 491 160,60

TEKIA INGENIEROS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 211 701,20

EVOBUS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 234 860,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 473 517,50

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 126 714,75

HUBNER HOLDING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 123 898,50

IVECO FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 884 123,50

FIT CONSULTING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 96 922,80

Hogia Public Transport Systems AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 135 012,60

NANTES METROPOLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 24 889,50

MAN TRUCK & BUS SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 552 140

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 19 500

THINKSTEP AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 237 059,75

REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS

France

EU Contribution

€ 742 477

AZIENDA TRASPORTI VERONA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 77 959,80

SOCIETATEA DE TRANSPORT BUCURESTI S.T.B. SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 39 337,80

SCANIA CV AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 44 697

VULTRON TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRADING LTD

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 106 859,70

SOCIETE REGIONALE WALLONE DU TRANSPORT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 22 394

DIGIGROUP SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 557 474,75

VASTTRAFIK AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 205 702,50

Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 111 918

AZIENDA TRASPORTI MILANESI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 76 465,80

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 411 787

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 15 667,20

VERKEHRSGESELLSCHAFT BREMERHAVEN AG (VGB) - BREMERHAVEN BUS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 356 619,50

EUROLUM SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 41 658

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 232 575,60

INEO SYSTRANS

France

EU Contribution

€ 270 472,20

Pilotfish Networks AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 391 466

TIS PT, CONSULTORES EM TRANSPORTES, INOVACAO E SISTEMAS, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 54 750,75

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT-IK4

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 166 337,25

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 147 495

Koninklijk Nederlands Vervoer

Netherlands

BIS Bremerhavener Gesellschaft für Investitionsförderung und Stadtentwicklung mbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 82 002

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC

France

EU Contribution

€ 718 686

AZIENDA PER LA MOBILITA DEL COMUNE DI ROMA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 518 604,80

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 103 096,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218647

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2008

  • End date

    28 February 2013

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 25 687 247,65

  • EU contribution

    € 15 810 606

Coordinated by:

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS

Belgium

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