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Cities demonstrating cybernetic mobility

CITYMOBIL2

Cities demonstrating cybernetic mobility

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. 

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
The European Commission
Type of funding:
Key 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.

Lead Organisation: 

Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze

Address: 
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€41,265
Partner Organisations: 

Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et Automatique

Address: 
Domaine de Voluceau- Rocquencourt
B.P. 105 LE CHESNAY
France
EU Contribution: 
€551,719

Administration De L'equipement Et Des Deplacements

Address: 
Rue du Progres 80/1
1060 BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€31,834

Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Address: 
MYLLYPURONTIE 1
00920 HELSINKI
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€60,880

Systematica S.p.a.

Address: 
Via Lovanio 8
20121 Milan
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€75,240

Easymile

Address: 
105 Route D'hauterive
3200 Abrest
France
EU Contribution: 
€691,000

Istituto Di Studi Per L'integrazione Dei Sistemi (I.s.i.s) - Societa'cooperativa

Address: 
LARGO DEI LOMBARDI 4
00186 ROMA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€144,645

Anaptyxiaki Etaireia Dimou Trikkaion Anaptyxiaki Anonymi Etaireia Ota - E-Trikala Ae

Address: 
Stratigoy Sarafi 44
42100 Trikala
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€379,171

Induct Sas

Address: 
Chemin De Ronde 103
78290 Croissy Sur Seine
France
EU Contribution: 
€119,856

Liikenteen Turvallisuusvirasto

Address: 
Kumpulantie 9
520 Helsinki
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€10,409

Comune Di Reggio Calabria

Address: 
Piazza Italia 1
89127 Reggio Calabria
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€0

Move Mile S.a.

Address: 
Rua Pedro Nunes
3030N/A199 Coimbra
Portugal
EU Contribution: 
€3,890

Commune De Saint Sulpice

Address: 
Rue Du Centre 47
1025 Saint Sulpice
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€4,320

León City Council - Ayuntamiento De León

Address: 
Ordoño Ii 10
24071 León
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€37,136

Novadays Sl

Address: 
Avda De Manoteras 32 Edificio B
28050 Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€148,304

Commune De La Rochelle

Address: 
Rue De L'hotel De Ville 1
1700 La Rochelle
France
EU Contribution: 
€61,605

Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation

Address: 
Parque Tecnologico De Bizkaia - Calle Geldo - Edificio 700
48160 Derio
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€181,693

Systematica Mobility Thinklab Srl

Address: 
Via Marconi 548
9045 Quartu Sant'elena
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€184,054

2 Getthere Bv

Address: 
Proostwetering 26A
3543 AE Utrecht
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€53,215

Vantaan Kaupunki

Address: 
Asematie 7
1710 Vantaa
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€116,640

Communaute D'aglomeration De Sophia Antipolis

Address: 
Cours Massena
6600 Antibes
France
EU Contribution: 
€278,600

Polis - Promotion Of Operational Links With Integrated Services, Association Internationale

Address: 
rue du Trône 98
1050 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€312,725

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne

Address: 
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€558,160

University Of Leeds

Address: 
University Rd
Leeds
LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€107,400

Comune Di Milano

Address: 
PIAZZA DELLA SCALA 2
20121 MILANO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€83,089

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hhe
12489 KLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€147,020

Clickutility On Earth Srl

Address: 
Via Montegrappa 16
40121 Bologna
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€40,800

Stratec

Address: 
Avenue A. Lacomblé
1130 Brussels
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€116,798

Liikennevirasto

Address: 
Opastinsilta
520 Helsinki
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€12,110

Helsingin Seudun Liikenne-Kuntayhtyma

Address: 
Opastinsilta 6A
520 Helsinki
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€8,407

University Of Southampton

Address: 
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€232,032

European Organization For Nuclear Research

Address: 
Route De Meyrin Cern
1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€26,800

I.t. - Ingegneria Dei Trasporti Srl

Address: 
Via Cavour 256
184 Roma
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€254,400

Communaute D'agglomeration De La Rochelle

Address: 
Rue Saint Michel 6
17086 La Rochelle
France
EU Contribution: 
€190,137

Arst Spa

Address: 
Via Zagabria 54
9129 Cagliari
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€49,318

Robosoft

Address: 
Technopole Izarbel
64210 BIDART
France
EU Contribution: 
€1,530,066

Gea J-M. Vallotton Et T. Chanard Sa

Address: 
Rue de bourg 28
1001 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€748,767

Association Of European Railway Industries

Address: 
avenue Louise 221/11
1050 BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€191,303

Comune Di Oristano

Address: 
Piazza Eleonora D Arborea
9170 Oristano
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€127,628

Instituto Nacional De Técnica Aeroespacial

Address: 
Carretera de Ajalvir Km 4,5
28850 TORREJON DE ARDOZ
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€29,304

Proxiway Sa

Address: 
Rue Du Louvre 15
75001 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€41,063

Vislab Srl

Address: 
Parco Area Delle Scienze 181A
43124 Parma
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€80,000

Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

Address: 
Patission
10682 Athens
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€217,400

Autobuses Urbanos De Leon Sa

Address: 
Poligono Industrial Vilecha Oeste S/n
24192 Leon
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€13,464

Vantaan Innovaatioinstituutti Oy

Address: 
Ayritie 18
1510 Vantaa
Finland
EU Contribution: 
€123,378

Universita Degli Studi Di Roma "la Sapienza"

Address: 
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 ROMA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€880,575

Yamaha Motor Europe N.v.

Address: 
Koolhovenlaan 101
1119 Schiphol-Rijk
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€0

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
EU Contribution: 
€202,383
Technologies: 
Development phase: