Optimise Citizen Mobility and Freight Management in Urban Environments (OPTICITIES)

OPTICITIES vision is to help European cities tackle complex mobility challenges.

OPTICITIES strategy focuses on the optimisation of transport networks through the development of public/private partnerships and the experimentation of innovative ITS services.

OPTICITIES addresses both passenger and freight transport issues supporting a user-centred approach.

OPTICITIES delivers significant innovation breakthroughs:

  • New governance scheme between public and private stakeholders through a contractual architecture fostering data quality and implementing data access policy
  • European standard for urban multimodal data set including interfaces with information services
  • Decision support tools based on predictive data for proactive transport management and Multimodal Traffic Control Systems connecting road traffic and public transport data in cities
  • Multimodal real-time urban navigator interfaced with in-car navigation systems as a first world trial
  • Urban freight navigator to support drivers and fleet operators in optimising their deliveries.

The European dimension of the project is ensured by a consortium of 25 partners from 8 EU member states. The consortium includes 6 city authorities, major ITS actors (research institutes, information service providers, car industry) and the most important networks of European cities and international public transport operators.Led by public authorities the consortium supports 3 key approaches: effectiveness of solutions ensuring deployment perspectives of maximum 5 years scalability of services tailored to diverse European urban typologies transferability of results to foster further deployments in other European cities.

OPTICITIES main expected impacts are:- 6% modal shift inducing a yearly gain of 1.5 MT of CO2- Increase in market size (211 M per year) thanks to the new governance scheme and implementation of innovative services- 10% decrease in private car use generating a gain of 3.6 M m2 of public space

The vision of OptiCities is to help European cities tackle complex mobility challenges. The strategy focuses on the optimisation of transport networks through the development of public/private partnerships and the development and test of innovative ITS services in six different European cities, of which Gothenburg is one. OptiCities addresses both passenger and freight transport. A user-centred approach is essential.

Chalmers has a particular responsibility for the evaluation of the Gothenburg site.

Project leader: Jean Coldefy, Grand Lyon

Participants

MariAnne Karlsson (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Fredrick Ekman

Projektassistent vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Jana Sochor

Projektledare vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Helena Strömberg

Doktor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Collaborations

5T

Torino, Italy

Algoe

Ecully, France

Ayuntamiento de Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Paris, France

Citta di Torino

Torino, Italy

City of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

Cityway

Aix En Provence, France

Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Consorzio per il Sistema Informativo (CSI Piemonte)

Torino, Italy

ERTICO

Bruxelles, Belgium

Eurocities

Bruxelles, Belgium

Fondation Partenarial Mov'eotec

Versailles, France

HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft

Hannover, Germany

Helmut Berends

Bremen, Germany

Ingenieria y Consultoria para el Control Automatico (ICCA)

Madrid, Spain

International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

Bruxelles, Belgium

Neurosoft

Wroclaw, Poland

Polytechnic University of Turin

Torino, Italy

Spie Sud-Est

Feyzin, France

Technical University of Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Urban Community of Lyon

Lyon 03, France

Volvo Technology

Gothenburg, Sweden

Wroclaw Miasto

Wroclaw, Poland

Funding

European Commission (FP7)

Funding years 2013–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Information and Communication Technology

Areas of Advance

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2016-11-28