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Cities demonstrating cybernetic mobility

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€15 286 790
EU Contribution
€9 500 000
Project website
Project Acronym
CITYMOBIL2
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Digitalisation,
Decarbonisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

European cities face four main mobility problems: congestion, land use, safety and environment. One of the main causes of such problems is the car-ownership rate. The centres of large cities address this issue combining efficient mass transits with car restriction policies, but peripheral areas and smaller cities remain dominated by private cars.

CityMobil has demonstrated how automating road vehicles can lead to different transport concepts, from partly automated car-share schemes through CyberCars and PRT, to BRT which can make urban mobility more sustainable. 

However, CityMobil has also highlighted three main barriers to the deployment of automated road vehicles: the implementation framework, the legal framework and the unknown wider economic effect.

Objectives

The CityMobil2 goal is to address the main barriers highlighted by CityMobil and finally to remove them. To ease the implementation process CityMobil2 will remove the uncertainties which presently hamper procurement and implementation of automated systems.

Methodology

CityMobil2 features 12 cities which will revise their mobility plans and adopt measures that are proved to be effective automated transport systems. Then CityMobil2 will select the best 5 cases (among the 12 cities) to organise demonstrators. The project will procure two sets of automated vehicles and deliver them to the five most motivated cities for a 6 to 8 months demonstration in each city.

To change the legal framework CityMobil2 will establish a workgroup with scientists, system builders, cities, and the national certification authorities. The workgroup will to deliver a proposal for a European Directive to set a common legal framework to certify automated transport systems.

Finally, an industrial study will assess the industrial potential of automated systems on European economy and any eventual negative effect and make a balance of them. 

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)

Results

Pioneering automated road transport

Despite the growing popularity of automated transport systems, take-up is lagging because of the operational and legal frameworks currently in place. An EU initiative plans to remove barriers with the rollout of driverless vehicles.

Interest in automated transport schemes is growing in Europe because they can make mobility more efficient, safer and sustainable. Transferring this success to cities, however, is difficult mainly due to the systems' dedicated infrastructure and fragmented European legal framework.

Thanks to the EU-funded 'Cities demonstrating cybernetic mobility' (http://www.citymobil2.eu (CITYMOBIL2)) project, a prototype automated transport system is being tested in urban environments. The four-year initiative is building on CITYMOBIL, which emphasised new and emerging transport models.

During the first reporting period, 12 partner cities carried out a study to determine the possibility of implementing an automated transport system in their region and identified locations where such a system would be most optimal. The project members defined common minimal technical requirements to make the systems interoperable.

In 2014, the first of three large-scale demonstrations was implemented in the French coastal town of La Rochelle, to be followed in 2015 by urban areas in Greece and Switzerland. Six vehicles will operate at each site for at least six months. Several small-scale demonstrations will also be carried out with less than six vehicles.

The team is conducting research on the technical, financial, cultural and behavioural features and consequences for land-use policies and how new systems can be integrated in current infrastructures in various cities.

Project partners are also working on a legal framework that will certify transport systems based on automated road vehicles.

CITYMOBIL2 will ultimately help city dwellers to embrace transport innovation as a viable transport option. Regional and local authorities should also recognise the potential of vehicle automation as part of their public transport networks.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze
Address
Piazza San Marco 4, 50121 Florence, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€41 265
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et Automatique
Address
Domaine de Voluceau- Rocquencourt, B.P. 105 LE CHESNAY, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€551 719
Organisation
Administration De L'equipement Et Des Deplacements
Address
Rue du Progres 80/1, 1060 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€31 834
Organisation
Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Address
MYLLYPURONTIE 1, 00920 HELSINKI, Finland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€60 880
Organisation
Systematica S.p.a.
Address
Via Lovanio 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€75 240
Organisation
Easymile
Address
105 Route D'hauterive, 3200 Abrest, France
EU Contribution
€691 000
Organisation
Istituto Di Studi Per L'integrazione Dei Sistemi
Address
VIA SISTINA 42, 00187 ROMA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€144 645
Organisation
Anaptyxiaki Etaireia Dimou Trikkaion Anaptyxiaki Anonymi Etaireia Ota - E-Trikala Ae
Address
Stratigoy Sarafi 44, 42100 Trikala, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€379 171
Organisation
Induct Sas
Address
Chemin De Ronde 103, 78290 Croissy Sur Seine, France
EU Contribution
€119 856
Organisation
Liikenteen Turvallisuusvirasto
Address
Kumpulantie 9, 520 Helsinki, Finland
EU Contribution
€10 409
Organisation
Comune Di Reggio Calabria
Address
Piazza Italia 1, 89127 Reggio Calabria, Italy
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Move Mile S.a.
Address
Rua Pedro Nunes, 3030N/A199 Coimbra, Portugal
EU Contribution
€3 890
Organisation
Commune De Saint Sulpice
Address
Rue Du Centre 47, 1025 Saint Sulpice, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€4 320
Organisation
León City Council - Ayuntamiento De León
Address
Ordoño Ii 10, 24071 León, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€37 136
Organisation
Novadays Sl
Address
Avda De Manoteras 32 Edificio B, 28050 Madrid, Spain
EU Contribution
€148 304
Organisation
Commune De La Rochelle
Address
Rue De L'hotel De Ville 1, 1700 La Rochelle, France
EU Contribution
€61 605
Organisation
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Address
PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE GIPUZKOA PASEO MIKELETEGI 2, 20009 DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIAN (GIPUZKOA), Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€181 693
Organisation
Systematica Mobility Thinklab Srl
Address
Via Marconi 548, 9045 Quartu Sant'elena, Italy
EU Contribution
€184 054
Organisation
2 Getthere Bv
Address
Proostwetering 26A, 3543 AE Utrecht, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€53 215
Organisation
Vantaan Kaupunki
Address
Asematie 7, 1710 Vantaa, Finland
EU Contribution
€116 640
Organisation
Communaute D'aglomeration De Sophia Antipolis
Address
Cours Massena, 6600 Antibes, France
EU Contribution
€278 600
Organisation
Polis - Promotion Of Operational Links With Integrated Services, Association Internationale
Address
rue du Trône 98, 1050 BRUXELLES, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€312 725
Organisation
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1, 1015 LAUSANNE, Switzerland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€558 160
Organisation
University Of Leeds
Address
University Rd, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€107 400
Organisation
Comune Di Milano
Address
PIAZZA DELLA SCALA 2, 20121 MILANO, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€83 089
Organisation
Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v
Address
Linder Hoehe, 51147 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€147 020
Organisation
Clickutility On Earth Srl
Address
Via Montegrappa 16, 40121 Bologna, Italy
EU Contribution
€40 800
Organisation
Stratec
Address
Avenue A. Lacomblé, 1130 Brussels, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€116 798
Organisation
Liikennevirasto
Address
Opastinsilta, 520 Helsinki, Finland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€12 110
Organisation
Helsingin Seudun Liikenne-Kuntayhtyma
Address
Opastinsilta 6A, 520 Helsinki, Finland
EU Contribution
€8 407
Organisation
University Of Southampton
Address
Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€232 032
Organisation
European Organization For Nuclear Research
Address
Route De Meyrin Cern, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€26 800
Organisation
I.t. - Ingegneria Dei Trasporti Srl
Address
Via Cavour 256, 184 Roma, Italy
EU Contribution
€254 400
Organisation
Communaute D'agglomeration De La Rochelle
Address
Rue Saint Michel 6, 17086 La Rochelle, France
EU Contribution
€190 137
Organisation
Arst Spa
Address
Via Zagabria 54, 9129 Cagliari, Italy
EU Contribution
€49 318
Organisation
Robosoft
Address
Technopole Izarbel, 64210 BIDART, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 530 066
Organisation
Gea J-M. Vallotton Et T. Chanard Sa
Address
Rue de bourg 28, 1001 LAUSANNE, Switzerland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€748 767
Organisation
Association Of European Railway Industries
Address
avenue Louise 221/11, 1050 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€191 303
Organisation
Comune Di Oristano
Address
Piazza Eleonora D Arborea, 9170 Oristano, Italy
EU Contribution
€127 628
Organisation
Instituto Nacional De Técnica Aeroespacial
Address
Carretera de Ajalvir Km 4,5, 28850 TORREJON DE ARDOZ, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€29 304
Organisation
Proxiway Sa
Address
Rue Du Louvre 15, 75001 Paris, France
EU Contribution
€41 063
Organisation
Vislab Srl
Address
Parco Area Delle Scienze 181A, 43124 Parma, Italy
EU Contribution
€80 000
Organisation
Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems
Address
Patission, 10682 Athens, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€217 400
Organisation
Autobuses Urbanos De Leon Sa
Address
Poligono Industrial Vilecha Oeste S/n, 24192 Leon, Spain
EU Contribution
€13 464
Organisation
Vantaan Innovaatioinstituutti Oy
Address
Ayritie 18, 1510 Vantaa, Finland
EU Contribution
€123 378
Organisation
Universita Degli Studi Di Roma "la Sapienza"
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 ROMA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€880 575
Organisation
Yamaha Motor Europe N.v.
Address
Koolhovenlaan 101, 1119 Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Association De Gestion De L'ecole D'ingenieurs En Genie Des Systemes Industriels
Address
RUE F DE VAUX DE FOLETIER 26, 17000 LA ROCHELLE, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€202 383

Technologies

Technology Theme
Connected and automated vehicles
Technology
Field testing for autonomous and connected vehicles
Development phase
Research/Invention

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