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The kick-off for the RideSafeUM project, led by CARNET, took place on 13 January. This initiative, co-funded by EIT Urban Mobility, is born in response to the need to make micromobility safer and encourage increased ridership of what have become key modes for the future of our mobility systems. The project will bring micromobility safety benefits to users, public authorities, and operators through the use of innovative technology. Micromobility has grown exponentially in our cities. While bicycles...

A consortium of European partners joined forces last year with seven cities (Lisbon, Setúbal, Sant Cugat, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Helmond, and Eindhoven) to improve their accessibility and space efficiency. At the beginning of 2021, they launched a pilot project named SmartHubs, where they test and validate mobility hub solutions that bring sustainable transportation options together in their municipalities. In 2022, the consortium will keep working towards better connectivity across the various transportation modes. The smart mobility hubs are...

The kick-off meeting of FlexCURB was virtually held on Tuesday 11 January. This was an opportunity to understand the needs of all the stakeholders involved in the project as well as their expectations and officially launch the activities that will follow. With the help of very diverse living lab cities from all around Europe and logistics experts, the FlexCURB project will focus on improving urban last-mile operations by enabling sectoral collaborations and tailoring tools to improve...

As part of the Antitrash project, three pilots took place during 2021 in the cities of Hamburg, Zalaegerszeg, and Barcelona. An Artificial Intelligence (AI) computer vision algorithm was designed to process the images collected by cameras and identify trash or potential damage inside vehicles. The goal of the project is to revolutionise user experience and maintenance processes of shared and public transport vehicles. With this in mind, the Antitrash project put to test a system developed...

The three startups have been selected after being part of the EIT Urban Mobility's ScaleTHENGlobal acceleration programme led by CARNET to launch a pilot in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Istanbul and Milan, respectively ScaleTHENGlobal is an acceleration programme funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology funded by the European Union, and led by CARNET, the research hub on the mobility of the future December 21st, 2021-. After...

The Municipality of Barcelona has already promoted diverse projects related to children in the urban environment. Now, with the project "Protegim les Escoles" (Let’s Protect the Schools), the goal is to tackle the safety of the school’s surroundings and to decrease the proven negative effects of pollution (acoustic and atmospheric) in children’s development. Thus, the Barcelona municipality has set this project as a high-priority strategy to provide Barcelona schools with safe, comfortable, and healthy public spaces...

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...

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...