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A Mobility Data Marketplace (MDM) Underpinned by Blockchain Technology and Geo-Location Data From GALILEO

Molière officially kicked-off on 9 December. For the past months, the consortium has been working on the early development and future steps for the project, which will have a duration of 24 months and has been awarded 1,9M € in funding by the European GNSS Agency. The goal is to promote more sustainable, affordable, equitable, and accessible mobility, where micromobility and shared mobility services increasingly complement public transport. In order to achieve these goals, a hackathon was organized to identify needs, and work towards profiling applications building on the Molière concept and vision. Learn more about it here.

Working for Female Empowerment

One of the projects in which CARNET is involved in this 2021 is WUM, “Women in Urban Mobility”. This project, funded by the EIT Urban Mobility, aims to create a unique network of urban mobility professionals across Europe focusing on female empowerment and raising awareness about gender equality in the urban mobility sector. WUM was proposed with the intention of filling a gap in the lack of networks where women who are dedicated to urban mobility issues can find support, grow, learn or simply be. The initiative coordinated, by UnternehmerTUM GmbH, a European innovation and entrepreneurship centre, will begin this year by forming a network across Europe. Learn more about it here.

Learning About the Effects of the Pandemic on Urban Mobility Systems

A consortium conformed by CARNET, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), BABLE, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), and CTAG carried out a study about the impact that COVID-19 has had on the urban mobility systems of our cities. The consortium, supported by the EIT Urban Mobility, designed a survey to learn more about the effects of the pandemic on urban mobility systems, which was answered by 16 cities. The survey aimed at examining the effects of the pandemic crisis on urban mobility systems and understanding the main challenges and strategies. The partners also interviewed 12 stakeholders that have been involved in the changes applied to urban mobility in different European regions. Learn more about it here.

“We Must Make a Commitment to Develop a More Hybrid City”

Estanislau Roca’s passion in considered to be Barcelona’s urban planning, to which he has dedicated much of his professional life: He has been during various decades a lecturer at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), where he also was the vice-dean for Infrastructure and Architecture. Moreover, he has had a productive research career that led to his activity in CARNET. Read his full interview here.

Our New Partner to Boost Mobility Innovation

CARNET’s newest partner, Eurecat, is the largest cross-sectorial and trans-national RTO in Catalonia, Spain. It provides the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise to boost their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment. Covering all technological specialties to deliver added value to companies and society, the RTO brings together the expertise of more than 700 professionals and generates a volume of income of 51M€ per year, serving more than 1,600 companies globally. Learn more about it here.

A Change of Model in the Maintenance of Shared Vehicles

The EIT Urban Mobility promotes the use of shared vehicles to reduce traffic in large cities and to protect the environment. Shared vehicles usually face hygiene issues due to poor treatment from their users, leaving garbage and causing damages in its interior. The behaviors result on an increase in the operating and maintenance costs.
The project AntiTrash thus arises from the need to improve the cleanliness of shared vehicles, trains, and trams, and to increase the comfort of their users. Launched in 2020, this project will be further developed during 2021. Learn more about it here.
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