The Environmentally Sustainable Smart Mobility project

Investment
Duration 36 months

Leader Selex Elsag e Selex Sistemi Integrati

Research Institutions

Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Milano
Università di Genova
CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Partner

Intecs
STMicroelectronics
IVECO
Meridionale Impianti
ATI di 6 PMI


Basic description

Hardware/software methodologies, indicators and policies for mobility management

 

Focus area

Primary
Sustainable Urban Mobility
Additional
Integrated Infrastructures and Processess across Energy, ICT, and Transport, Citizen Focus, Integrated Planning, Policy, Regulation and Management

 

Expected contribution

The Environmentally Sustainable Smart Mobility (MIE) project aims to develop hardware/software methodologies, indicators and policies for mobility management to minimize the pollution environmental impact, improve the service provided to the users in terms of travelling times, and optimise consumption to accomplish movements. The project will develop three integrated systems: (1) a system of innovative technologies to pervasively monitor parameters characterizing mobility (position, velocity, instantaneous acceleration, gear, consumption) and to efficiently communicate and manage the data collected from heterogeneous and pre-existing sources in order to monitor the behavior of actors in movement (people, vehicles, goods); (2) a mobility management system to monitor, control and optimise the intelligent mobility of both vehicles (using planned paths) and individuals moving into districts in different scenarios: unordinary events involving a traffic peak (exhibitions, trade fairs), and in situations of ordinary metropolitan traffic; (3) an innovative decision support system to sustain medium/long-term intelligent mobility policies by identifying recurring particularly inefficient traffic patterns and suggesting corrective actions for improving mobility effectiveness (with particular reference to environmental impact, travel time, power consumption); and to support short-term policies to plan in real time and in real traffic conditions the optimal trajectories in terms of environmental impact, travel time, and power consumption. Furthermore, another goal of the project is to held training activities in order to form experts in Mobility problems’ management and solving.
The MIE projects plans to have 3 demonstrators regarding the implementation of: systems for data acquisition, communication and visualization, and a data integration and processing platform to a vehicle dedicated to the transport of goods in order to create an “intelligent vehicle” (to be tested in Turin); a logistic monitoring and management platform for port activities (to be tested in the Port of Genoa and the metropolitan area of the City); and info mobility interactive systems addressed to the citizens during big events (to be tested during the Expo2015 in Milan).
This project is aligned with the vertical priority areas from the EIP’s Strategic Implementation Plan regarding Mobility, mentioned in the previous point, by making solutions available in cities and creating an approach to encourage active citizen engagement, based on the European concept of sustainable urban mobility plans. The project can contribute to the Operational Implementation Plan potential actions that improve clean power for transport, open up intelligence in urban transport systems, promote sustainable and integrated mobility planning, promote Stakeholder and City Information Platforms, enhance shared infrastructure planning and intelligent multi-modal transport solutions.

 

Contribution to the EIP

Engagement
The SmartCommunitiesTech objectives and, in specific, the MIE project goals are focused in the development of scalable and replicable ICT solutions for mobility that generate a significant improvement in citizens’ quality of life, and help accelerate the market uptake of smart city solutions. MIE’s integrated systems improve the service provided to the users in terms of travelling times, minimise the environmental impact, and optimise mobility consumption, by using open standards and protocols, making data accessible, and adapting existing solutions to the needs.
The project intents to offer Open Data innovative solutions to ensure access to personal and sensitive data, with prior authorization. The pilots’ data, experiences, best practices and policy recommendations will be shared during the dissemination activities planned by the MIE consortium and also taking advantage of the opportunities generated by the SmartCommunitiesTech cluster at an international level.

Inclusiveness and Partnership
The SmartCommunitiesTech cluster is coordinated by Torino Wireless, ASTER & LEPIDA, Green & HighTech District Foundation of Monza Brianza, DHITECH – High Tech Technological District, SIIT – Integrated Intelligent Systems’ Technological District, Trento RISE, VEGA - VEnice GAteway for Science and Technology, DiTBeCS – Tuscan District for Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Cities, and Filas. It collects an interdisciplinary group of Italian companies (large companies, SMEs), universities, research centers and policy decision makers, that gather expertise in a wide variety of industries including the ones addressed by the EIP: Mobility (the MIE consortium), Energy & ICT (applied to vertical markets: health, tourism, wellbeing, government, training & education). The cluster has the support & endorsement of different Italian cities that have expressed their interest and given their availability to host pilots, participate in the demonstrations activities, and assess results’ transferability.

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Delivery

The MIE project has a deployment period of 36 months, that will oversee the development of 3 demonstrators in 3 different Italian cities (Turin, Genoa and Milan) that endorsed the project given its alignment with their Smart City Plan’s strategies. The pilots will be available during a 6 month period in which it is expected to test and evaluate the results of the project in terms of performance of the intelligent vehicle, logistic monitoring and management and mobility interactive system.
Furthermore, the project is co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education (MIUR) and the companies and research centres involved, assuring the economic sustainability of the project.

Results expected in

  • 2016 and beyond Development of smart mobility solutions with low environmental impact & high efficiency, providing services to the users to improve travelling times, & optimise consumption to accomplish movements

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