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Co-designing future smart urban mobility services - A Human Approach (AHA)

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Coordinator Högskolan i Halmstad - Akademin för informationsteknologi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 038 668
Project duration April 2018 - October 2019
Status Completed
Venture Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project was to develop a method that combines ethnographic research with experimental test methodology of AD technologies, design of intelligent services and strategic urban planning. The goal was to bring together developers from Volvo Cars, city planners from Gothenburg and Helsingborg, as well as researchers in ethnography and design from Halmstad University to create a collaborative model for common development, design and evaluation of user-centered and integrated urban planning and technology development for future mobility.

Expected results and effects

AHA’s goal to produce a new transferable and scalable methodology for a human-centered multi-stakeholder collaboration was achieved and has been used to shape a new project AHA II. AHA II will produce new research and design results and prototypes that can be used for future planning. Other outcomes from AHA includes integrated principles for developing strategies for urban planning and AD city technologies and services . The transferable and scalable methodology is available for use at the Future Urban Mobilities: A Human Approach website:

Planned approach and implementation

AHA´s collaborative model was implemented through a series of workshops. Responsibility was distributed between the parties, with a focus on further developing materials and insights so that they eventually responded to what the project was intended to deliver. Thus, a common agenda was developed in the creation of integrated principles for development and evaluation of urban planning and technical development of autonomous vehicles, mobility hubs and MaaS. The analysis showed how the focus on user perspectives that made the common agenda possible to achieve.

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Last updated 13 January 2020

Reference number 2018-02088

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