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On 16 December 2021, Lluís Jofre, Academic Director at CARNET, was part of the panel of experts participating at the Technological Innovation Day on Sustainable Mobility, hosted by Tecno and Clúster Digital. During the event, it was made clear that the mobility sector is going through a pivotal moment to develop new services to make citizens’ lives easier. During the session, the main trends that power the sector were explained, including Mobility as a Service (MaaS)...

The General Consulate of Hungary organized the "Smart Cities: Smart Future" workshop and networking event on 18 November 2021 in collaboration with the Digitális Jólét Program Nonprofit Ltd. (#DigitalSuccessProgramme) and #HiQGlobal. The event was held at Real Club de Tennis in Barcelona and the line-up was packed with smart city experts. To start with, Joan Duran Bofarull, Director General for Innovation and Digitalization from Generalitat de Catalunya, and Dóra Zakar, from Digitális Jólét Program, delivered keynotes speeches,...

Autopistas and Abertis Mobility Services, CARNET, RACC, Saba, Banco Sabadell, and SEAT S.A. have collaborated in the preparation of the study, developed by Factual and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) The study “Mobility as Service (MaaS) in Catalonia: Challenges and Opportunities”, explores the viability of this new ecosystem in Catalonia and the requirements to support the growth of this sector The results of the study will be presented on November 30th in...

The 15 emerging companies have the objective of defining the future of mobility in our cities and the lives of their citizens 6 of the projects presented are from Spain as the successful Shotl, an on-demand transport mobility platform, or Meep, the app developed with Aena to connect different forms of transport in the city Auve Tech's autonomous bus and Elonroad AB's electric highway, disruptive examples of the rest of the European startups in the...

Its main project presented this year was the Autonomous Driving Challenge 2021, a competition developed with the support of VOLKSWAGEN GROUP INNOVATION and SEAT S.A. Among the other projects presented, we can find Ready2Scale III, part of the ScaleTHENGlobal Programme, and a round table to highlight the main solutions developed during our Citython. The Autonomous Driving Challenge (ADC) competition was held on November 16, 17, and 18 during the Smart City Expo in Barcelona. Four teams...

CARNET and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) are hosting on 19 November at 15:00 CET the Annual Summit of the Women in Urban Mobility Project in Barcelona, which will include a combination of learning and celebration, where project partners from Munich and Sofia will be joining the event. As the year 2021 draws to a close, so does the first year of the WUM project. During this year, the project partners have developed a...

Why is women's participation in decision-making positions in urban mobility still lower than men's? Despite the progress we have achieved as a society in closing the gender gap, we cannot claim that inequality between men and women is no longer a concern, as it is still a major issue in most technological fields. This could be because women still have a lower participation rate in decision-making positions than men. This third meetup of the WUM project was held...

After three successful editions, Citython 2021 brought the fourth and final edition of its annual event to Lublin (Poland) on 22-28 October. A virtual mobility hackathon focused on creating a recreational and natural network to increase access to green areas, designing a green bypass to connect pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, and a transport multimodal interchange point, which gathered participants with expertise in urban planning, engineering, data science and business creation from all around Europe split into...

For the seventh 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. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on mobility during the last year. Lockdowns, as well as face-to-face and social restrictions, were imposed all over the world. Europeans, Americans, and the rest of the world are attempting to return...

As part of the ScaleTHENGlobal programme, a project financed by the EIT Urban Mobility and led by CARNET, the 15 participating start-ups from this edition were invited to participate in the Ready2Scale II event, which was part of the ITS World Congress, taking place in Hamburg from 11 to 15 October. During this activity, organized by Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg, the start-ups pitched live in front of the audience and a jury of experts, who chose...