Main Goal: Going beyond zero emissions
Vertical integration of urban infrastructures is extremely helpful to increase their efficiency. Facing challenges holistically allows taking the most from the invested resources. While urban mobility faces challenges such as: the dependency on fossil fuels, a growing car park and unsustainable pollution and noise, the urban energy system need to deal with a growing energy consumption and the difficulty of integrating renewable energy sources. There is a way to improve mobility while solving many of the problems of the energy system. For that, it is necessary to create a mechanism for the development of sustainable energy models through e-mobility solutions as an innovative product for the development of smart cities. Technology is ready but needs to be demonstrated in real environments. Public and private investments need to be triggered and for that, it is essential to build trust relationships. The biggest players in the market need to collaborate with the smallest ones, thus fostering resources and knowledge exchange to jointly achieve the full potential of the solutions to be developed.
The intelligent Mobility vision of the initiatives is a framework to move towards a new e-mobility ecosystem: sustainable, environmentally friendly and concerned about citizen's health.
In line with it, the initiative intends to work holistically around three innovation areas:
- Intelligent Power - towards zero emissions, spearheaded by electric vehicles;
- Intelligent Integration - Towards vertical integration of urban infrastructure through the development of new mobility and energy services;
- Intelligent Driving - towards zero fatalities and connected cars, spearheaded by autonomous drive technology.
The IMET initiative will be presented at the WEBINAR about the Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Cluster, which will take place on 21st Sept. from 16:30-18:00.
Moreover, the initiative will participate at the SUM AC meeting held on 11th October 2017 and at the Marketplace Breakfast discussion that will take place in advance of the EIP-SCC General Assembly scheduled for 12th October 2017.
Status and Forward Plans
Launch of the Initiative / Promotion
|EIP-SCC workshop at the 2017 Civitas forum conference||28 September 2017|
|Breakfast session – General Assembly||12 October 2017|
|Barcelona Smart City Expo||14 November 2017|
|Engaging relevant stakeholders||Building core team||December 2017|
Defining the concept: Intelligent mobility pilots
Analyse and disseminate best practices
|Define characteristics of future pilots (specific objectives, technologies, expected impact)||Early 2018|
Launching Memorandum of Understandings with cities.
|Defining standard MOU to be adapted||April 2018|
|Launch of the first MOU at a special event||May 2018|
|Reach 10 MOUs signed?||2019 (TBD)|
Deployment of the pilots
|Kick off first pilot||October 2018 (TBD)|
|Kick off pilot #10||2019 (TBD)|
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