The „The Green Mobility of the Future" project is a project initiative coordinated by the TIS innovation parkand financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Addressing various macro issues in a synergic way through two strategies of intervention:
Strategy 1: „Co-modal transport systems for sustainable mobility" which ensure
that there is provision within the strategy for initiatives promoting advanced car sharing, car pooling and bike sharing systems.
Strategy 2: „Cooperative systems for the mobility of the future" in which in-depth research will be conducted with regard to future technologies for communication between road transport units.
The project's vision is to create a basis for the introduction (at a local level) of new and efficient schemes for connected "intermediate" mobility (car sharing, car pooling, bike sharing), which on the one hand meets the ever more complex travel needs of those who travel and on the other hand guarantees a future of greater sustainability for the local transport system. To permit this it is therefore necessary to create conditions which might allow these schemes to have the highest level of integration with existing local public transport systems (e.g. trains, buses, cable cars, etc.). Consequently, through theincentives such as multi-modal schemes,it will be possible to increase the overall
level of flexibility and comfort of the transport being offered, with the possibility for citizens and tourists to have more varied and competitive alternatives to private motor vehicles. The development of the mobility concept will be that of mobility as a "service",and no longer as the "ownership of a private vehicle". However, ICT technologies alone are not capable of stimulating a change such as the one which it is intended by means of this project. A direct involvement of both local stakeholders and end users is required in such a way, as to trigger a real process of acceptance of these concepts and therefore a positive transformation for local mobility, which proves to be of fundamental importance.
Objectives and expected results
The primary objectives which the project sets out to achieve are:
to create a willingness on the part of local users and stakeholders (including public administrations and private businesses) to launch and/or subscribe to innovative co-modal transport systems;
to put into place the bases for a cultural change in the perception of the values associated with mobility, one which is no longer based on individual motorised travel but rather on multi-modal itineraries favoured by a direct connection between the various actors in the transport sector.
to allow local actors to share in the potential and future prospects afforded by the new ICT technologies as applied to the road transport sector.
The expected results may be summarised as follows:promotion of the entrepreneurial approach required for the launch and local development of these systems;
promotion of the entrepreneurial approach required for the launch and local development of these systems;
completion of activities directed towards the dissemination of information and raising the awareness of end users;
completion of technological transfer activities based on:
- analyses of scenarios and use cases which are achievable through the development of these new mobility concepts;
- studies based on state of the art and the prospects at an international level;
- testing of demo systems, to be organised in collaboration with businesses and other local organisations.
The work plan is organised into several different work packages, which act at several levels:
- at an organisational level:to ensure that the project activities and objectives are achieved, notwithstanding the expected financial and time restrictions;
- at a social level:to encourage the active involvement of stakeholders and end users, thus allowing the process of a cultural change in the perception of mobility;
- at a technological level:for an in-depth technical examination of the solutions, analysed in the context of the project.
- WP1 – Project Management
Provision is made for the completion in this phase of all those activities that consist of technical and financial supervision, management and coordination of the project necessary for its success.
- WP 2 – Technological systems and concepts for the mobility of the future.
Provision is made for the completion in this WP of an analysis of the technologies and co-operative mobility scenarios, intended above all to identify how these technologies might represent an enabling element for the spread of co- and multi-modal systems. Such analyses will be contextualised to reflect the needs of South Tyrol with the aim of proposing a roadmap for the medium-long term and the actual introduction of these scenarios at a local level.
- WP 3/4/5 – Car Sharing / Car Pooling / Bike Sharing promotion initiatives
These phases shall be developed in parallel and supplement one another, involve analysing the enabling technologies based on modern co-modal mobility systems, and producing an overview of the most interesting international initiatives both at an experimental and research level.
- WP 6 – Workbenches, awareness raising and dissemination of information.
This WP is designed to stimulate local stakeholders to develop innovative projects in this field through technological transfer activities related to the content developed in earlier WPs; Furthermore it is designed to give the project visibility, notably at a local level with the aim of promoting a general cultural change and by creating a widespread willingness to use the innovative systems proposed and studied during the course of the project.