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How can we re-imagine our cities to make them safer, more sustainable, and ready for new models of mobility and social interaction? That is the question that participants faced during the 2020 Citython editions, which took our urban mobility hackathon to the cities of Barcelona (Spain), Lublin (Poland), and Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Organised by CARNET (an initiative coordinated by CIT UPC) with the support of EIT Urban Mobility, the three Citython editions brought together a total of...

FutureMob was proposed with the intention of generating changes in mobility habits through monthly programmes that reward users and companies that get involved in this initiative. The reward programmes, from now on called ‘challenges’, were based on 2 specific strategies each one. The first challenge, called ‘Be Healthy’, promoted the change of transport modes towards active ones such as cycling and walking. The second one, called‘Move Smart’, proposed the change of commuting schedules to avoiding peak...

For the sixth consecutive year, CARNET is organising the Symposium on “Urban Mobility Challenges”. CARNET will bring together speakers from the industrial sector and the academic world, to present their knowledge of new technologies and the latest innovations related to mobility. In recent years, the mobility industry has undergone very rapid changes. The vertiginous speed at which key technologies are advancing in areas of the sector, such as connected autonomous vehicles, electrification, and new mobility services, creates...

CARNET plays a key role boosting selected mobility start-ups to further develop innovative ideas to improve urban mobility. During the past months, CARNET gave the right tools to the start-ups and scale-ups participating in several programs funded by the EIT Urban Mobility on the field of Business Creation. Preselected scale-ups partook in a Bootcamp that was held on 26 and 27 May 2020. In an online context, representatives of 21 scale-ups participated in intense training sessions led...

A consortium led by CARNET, with the participation of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya· BarcelonaTech, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering (Elisava), the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), and the municipality of Milan and AMAT, won a competitive call launched by the EIT Urban Mobility to address urban mobility challenges posed by the COVID-19 with their project FURNISH (Fast Urban Responses for New Inclusive Spaces and Habitat), meant to create healthier public spaces for a...

The Pro-Maas project, led by CARNET, is aimed at developing tools for governments to regulate mobility-as-a-service. The project, funded by the EIT Urban Mobility, counts with different partners representing all areas of the knowledge triangle. Among the partners we find first level European universities (Aalto University, Technical University of Catalonia, Technical University of Munich, University College of London), mobility-oriented organizations (Altran Technologies, Zone Cluster Ltd., ERTICO-ITS Europe, MaaS Global Oy, Achmea Risk Insurance), and innovative European...

Organized by CARNET (coordinated by CIT UPC) in collaboration with BIT Habitat, with the involvement of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the support of EIT Urban Mobility, Citython 2020 brought together 66 international students and experts from different areas—from data scientists and developers to urban planners— to design the solutions that will help to shape the future of our cities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all three editions of this year’s Citythons will...

The 2020-2025 mobility plan for ATM has been approved by Catalonia’s government. This document, created with the technical assistance of CARNET, develops a sustainable mobility map for Barcelona’s metropolitan area, stepping forward into the future and the digital transition by creating a new strategy that integrates optimization of the infrastructure network, quality, and the environment where its located. The plan includes the following main axis: Citizen’s health. Gender perspective in mobility. Social aspects and accessibility. Digitation and...

Citython is the new type of hackathon in which multidisciplinary teams of students from different backgrounds and expertise compete to propose the best solutions to urban mobility challenges. EIT Urban Mobility is a European initiative, bringing together cities, universities, research centres and industry, to work jointly on mobility innovations and make cities more liveable. As part of EIT Urban Mobility’s core activities, three Citythons will be organised in 2020 across Europe. The first, in July, will...

The MOBY project has started with the aim of improving the Integration of e-micromobility vehicles within European cities. MOBY is designed to increase the usability of these new technologies (such as scooters, skateboards or unicycles), promote their integration with other transport modes, and take advantage of their potential by improving the safety of users and streets. The MOBY project will last two years (2020-2021) and will be implemented in two stages. In the first stage of the project, researchers will identify and analyse the...