Smart city concepts in Curitiba - innovation for mobility and energy efficiency
|KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Energi och klimatstudier
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 5 000 000
|October 2014 - April 2018
Purpose and goal
The overall objective of the project was to explore innovative and sustainable urban solutions to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from bus transport. Two electric buses were tested, their environmental impact evaluated, and challenges related to system-level scalability were analyzed. The role of information technology for improved planning and operation of electricity-based public transport was also investigated. The project contributed to the establishment of an open data policy which made results more relevant to real problems.
Expected results and effects
An innovative interdisciplinary platform for bilateral international cooperation has been established. The results provide insight to decision makers for planning sustainable urban policies, especially in relation to mobility. The project contributed to the establishment of strong cooperation between the consortium partners and other companies and actors from Sweden and Brazil. The created platform is a reference and can catalyze activities within a Swedish-Brazilian partnership.
Planned approach and implementation
Two electric buses were tested, their environmental impact evaluated and scalability issues analyzed. Energy efficiency, local and greenhouse gas emissions and noise were analyzed in relation to bus electrification. The impact of digitization and logistics was investigated. An innovation platform was established between Swedish and Brazilian actors that include research, exchange, education, adoption of evidence-based policy, technology transfer and improved transport.