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Pre-Commercial Procurement of Future autonomous bus urban level Operation Systems

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€7 775 000
EU Contribution
€6 997 500
Project Acronym
FABULOS
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The FABULOS (Future Automated Bus Urban Level Operation Systems) project focuses on how cities can use automated shuttles in a systematic way. FABULOS is the first Pre-Commercial Procurement project on urban mobility. A proof-of-concept for the economic, technical, societal and legal maturity of autonomous fleets as part of the public transportation provision is not yet available Therefore, the goal of the 6 partner cities is to procure R&D for the prototyping and testing of smart systems capable of operating fleets of self-driving shuttle buses as part of last-mile urban transport. 

FABULOS has a total budget of around 7.8M€, of which 5.5M€ is reserved for companies' R&D. Phase 1 (solution design) and Phase 2 (prototyping and lab testing) take place in 2019. Phase 3 (field tests in all 6 partner cities) takes place in 2020.

Objectives

The FABULOS PCP focuses on how the cities can use autonomous buses in a systemic way.

Cities, such as Helsinki, already have a relatively integrated public transportation system, although not capable of absorbing or utilizing RTI in a systemic way for smart routing and such.

Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) of Operation of an autonomous minibus service, for a specific line/zone in urban environment.

Leading European Smart Cities have been running some of the world's first autonomous buses on open streets.

The FABULOS PCP goal is to push the market to creation of smart systems for the management of autonomous electric bus fleet operations and related services, in urban environments

This sort of intelligent transportation systems and integrated transportation approach, are key to enable a sustainable development of public transportation and for cities to be able to become car free in a foreseeable future.

Autonomous buses are a key part of this future. The robotic bus technology is fast approaching its market readiness stage; however current transportation systems are not equipped to deal with such type of transportation.

The management of autonomous fleet as part of public transport is missing. Also, some parts of the driving automation need to mature.

The PCP should now focus on how the cities can use autonomous buses in a systemic way. Cities, such as Helsinki, already have a relatively integrated public transportation system, although not capable of absorbing or utilizing RTI in a systemic way for smart routing and such.

In order to capitalize on the potential of autonomous buses, Cities should combine efforts in pushing the market to develop system solutions capable of bridging autonomous bus technologies and the city's public transportation systems, helping them to become smarter in the process, and also helping to open up demand for the autonomous vehicles industry.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.2.1.1.
Other Programme
ICT-27-2017 System abilities, SME & benchmarking actions, safety certification

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Forum Virium Helsinki Oy
Address
UNIONINKATU 24, 00130 HELSINKI, Finland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 838 925
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Address
MYLLYPURONTIE 1, 00920 HELSINKI, Finland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€798 963
Organisation
Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Address
MYLLYPURONTIE 1, 00920 HELSINKI, Finland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€233 550
Organisation
Gemeente Helmond
Address
Weg Op Den Heuvel 35, 5700 Helmond, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€1 036 013
Organisation
Gjesdal Kommune
Address
RETTEDALEN 1, 4330 ALGARD, Norway
EU Contribution
€701 249
Organisation
Gjesdal Kommune
Address
RETTEDALEN 1, 4330 ALGARD, Norway
EU Contribution
€1 045 688
Organisation
Majandus Ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium
Address
SUUR-AMEERIKA 1, 10122 TALLINN, Estonia
EU Contribution
€1 017 928
Organisation
Sociedade De Transportes Colictivos Do Porto Sa
Address
Avenida Fernao De Magalhaes 1862-13º, 4350 158 Porto, Portugal
EU Contribution
€399 263
Organisation
Sociedade De Transportes Colictivos Do Porto Sa
Address
Avenida Fernao De Magalhaes 1862-13º, 4350 158 Porto, Portugal
EU Contribution
€912 656
Organisation
Dimos Lamia
Address
SKLIVANIOTI 8, 35100 LAMIA, Greece
EU Contribution
€912 741

Technologies

Technology Theme
Connected and automated vehicles
Technology
EV autonomous bus
Development phase
Research/Invention

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