CityMobil2 set up a pilot platform for automated road transport systems, which was implemented in several urban environments across Europe. Automated transport systems are made up of vehicles operating without a driver in collective mode, deemed to play a useful role in the transport mix as they can supply a good transport service (individual or collective) in areas of low or dispersed demand complementing the main public transport network.
The ambitious four year CITYMOBIL2 project deployed two fleets of six ten-passenger driverless vehicles in Italy, France, Switzerland, Finland, Greece and Spain. These vehicles, equipped with localisation and perception systems, were installed with on-board computers to process data and make vehicle control decisions. The vehicles successfully communicated with a centralised management system that made decisions at fleet level, attributing missions to each of the vehicles depending on demand for transportation.
After successful demonstrations in 7 European cites, after more than 25.000 kilometers covered and more than 60.000 passengers transported on fully automated road vehicles sharing the infrastructure with other road users, the CityMobil2 project has published a comprehensive summary of the activities undertaken in the framework of the project available here. In addition to a presentation of the vehicles, the demonstration sites and the activities, the page presents the specific approach of the project, results of the activities and all aspects related to automation are covered: technology, legislation, road safety, economy, awareness-raising as well as the socio-economic impacts of this new type of mobility.
CityMobil2's latest publications:
- Results pack: On the move for safer surface transport in Europe
- Designing the interaction of automated vehicles with other traffic participants: A design framework based on human needs and expectations (2018) also available here
- What influences the decision to use automated public transport? Using UTAUT to understand public acceptance of automated road transport systems (2017)
- Communication Between VRUs and Fully Automated Road Transport Systems: What's important? (2018)
- Putting automated technologies in the driving (May 2017)
The project was funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport thought the FP7 Programme (€ 9 500 000). It ran from September 2012 to August 2016.
For more information about the project, please visit CityMobil2 CORDIS page