The ‘New Mobility Services’ Smart City initiative presented by its Chair

The New Mobility Services initiative of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) wants to help better integrate and manage urban transport and contribute to the development of collective systems for seamless multi-modal mobility (door-to-door).The New Mobility Services initiative was officially launched on 28 January 2016, when representative cities signed a manifesto to action in the presence of Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc.

The Initiative will look into two reinforcing strands of action in relation to New Mobility Services:

  • Replication and cooperation between regional innovation clusters, providing test beds for innovation and willing to share knowledge and to support replication (Championed with Luxinnovation, and cooperating with up to 5 other regional innovation clusters).

  • Increase the uptake of specific technologies and services that currently prove their success in EU research (OPTICITIES and MYWAY), seek replication and cooperate for large-scale roll out (with an involvement of at least 10 cities).

This initiative has identified four areas of challenges regarding ITS-based new mobility services: governance, data, technologies and services.

In an interview, Younis Hijazi, Senior Advisor on European Funding for Luxinnovation GIE, the Luxembourg innovation agency and Chair of the New Mobility Services initiative, presents in detail what the initiative is about.