EIGSI Project Manager: Nicolas Malhéné
Duration: September 2012 – August 2016
Partners: La Rochelle (CDA and City), Transdev Proxiway
Description: European cities must wrestle with four main problems in terms of mobility: congestion, reduction in available land, safety and the environment. One of the main causes of these problems is the number of vehicles on the roads. Large city centres are trying to tackle these issues by encouraging more users to take up public transport whilst tightening up the regulations regarding car use. These solutions are more difficult to implement in suburban areas and in smaller towns in general. As such, personal cars remain the most commonly used means of transport.
The first part of the CityMobil project showed how automation of road vehicles can lead to different transport concepts, involving partly autonomous vehicles, which could pave the way to more sustainable urban mobility. But CityMobil also revealed three main barriers to the deployment of automated road vehicles: the setting, the legal framework and the price, which is still not controlled.
The aim of CityMobil2 is to come up with arguments to overcome these barriers.