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CARNET was recognized with the bronze award during the 2022 edition of the Eventoplus Awards for the Autonomous Driving Challenge 2021, taking place during the Smart City Expo World Congress in 2021. The award was honored in the “Best Participation in Trade Fairs” category, competing against some of the largest event organizations in the industry. The ceremony was held in Madrid on 20 September, in a venue with more than 600 assistants. There, CARNET had the...

The new office spaces of CARNET were officially inaugurated on Monday, 19 September 2022, at the new location at the Nexus II building on c/ Jordi Girona, 29. CARNET’S industrial partners, CARNET’s academic committee, partners from public transportation agencies, sector companies, as well as city representatives, came to celebrate this important step for CARNET in a casual ambiance at the new office. Dr. Lluis Jofre-Roca, academic director of CARNET, expressed his gratitude for the space provided by...

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SODs), healthy and efficient mobility systems are pushed forward by public authorities and regulators. Environmental, social, and economic aspects might change the rules of the game in the mobility of the future, a historically highly regulated ecosystem. In response to these facts, most European cities are implementing Low Emission Zones (LEZ). Public authorities of Barcelona and its Metropolitan Area (AMB), have made a great effort to move towards...

The RideSafeUM project is entering the final phase of its first year of progress in which pilots will be conducted in three European cities The pilots will test a micromobility app and dashboard to improve rider safety and prevent accidents The project, led by CARNET, is co-financed by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union During the months of September to December, both...

From 30 September to 2 October 2022 the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz will host the first New European Bauhaus (NEB) Citython 2022, a global competition where students, innovators and enthusiasts from different fields are invited to participate in close teamwork to develop creative solutions, innovative ideas and contribute to a sustainable future of the city. Citython aims to bring together multidisciplinary teams of students and professionals of different backgrounds to develop solutions that address the challenges in...

The Scale-up Programme, financed by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, has identified the 13 most promising startups with solutions for sustainable urban mobility. These companies will now take part in one of the two programme paths, being Path A focused on providing visibility or Path B oriented towards the performance of a pilot within a European city and allow them to...

5G TURBO is an acceleration program supported by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union The programme is developed by a consortium formed by NextMove, CTAG, CARNET, NFF, Mobile World Capital and FundingBox Vigo hosted on July 6th and 7th the Demo Day of the European 5G TURBO Accelerator Pogramme, co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility. This event marked the first face-to-face meeting between...

The 10 urban air mobility startups with the best potential to improve mobility in European cities were chosen for the European accelerator programme The accelerator kick-off took place in early July in Toulouse and will end with demo days in December. The project is co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility and will be led by Toulouse Metropole, with the collaboration of CARNET, Aerospace Valley, and Ferrovial Many applications were received from all around Europe and associated countries....

A consortium of European partners led by CARNET launched the third edition of FURNISH (https://furnish.tech/), our ground-breaking project dedicated to building new social spaces in European streets. This third edition, named FURNISH-KIDS, is focused on the co-creation of urban elements with children, aiming to incorporate the capacity of kids to envision the future by using a diverse sample of design techniques. Indeed, children naturally interact with the space whenever they feel instigated by it. These spaces,...

After the successful first edition in Zilina, Citython 2022 brought the second edition of its annual event to Kosice (Slovakia) on 1-3 July. An urban mobility hackathon focused on urban data, smart mobility, urban planning and crisis management, gathered participants with expertise in urban planning, engineering, data science, transport, IT and business creation from all around Europe split into teams that competed against each other to drive innovation to address the key challenges the city of...