User friendly mobility system for cities
|KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Integrated Transport Research Lab, MMK
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|April 2016 - November 2016
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The purpose is to create a development process aimed at making public transportation as attractive as driving your car in the city. Two main innovations have considerable potential; new mobility services and the development of new autonomous vehicle technology. The continuation of the project work has been structured into three topics. I. The system design of transport services linking information, booking and payment into a seamless system. II. Developing a user-friendly interface. III. The design of the vehicles and other physical components of the integrated mobility system.
Expected results and effects
New mobility services can enable the user to find the smartest customized route from door to door. The route can be a combination of traditional public transport and other transport services rental bike, car / car sharing, taxis and taxi-like service, shared car and car-sharing. Without driver cost autonomous vehicles should become economically viable to supplement traditional public transport with small and flexible vehicles that are available at the times and places when demand is lower. That is a prerequisite to conquer the norm of driving a private unshared car in the city.
Planned approach and implementation
The project team consists of scientists and actors from business/interest groups. The City of Stockholm and SLL also participated. The aim has been to identify opportunities and obstacles for the realization of the new mobility systems. Ongoing research and development have been inventoried. Scenario studies, role plays and workshops have been conducted. Particular attention has been the needs of the user. This has resulted in a common understanding and a framework for a continued project. It also includes ideas for business models and operation of the mobility system.