We are thrilled to announce that the website of the Shared Personalised Autonomous Connected vEhicles (SPACE) project has officially been launched!
SPACE was launched in March 2018 with the aim of placing public transport at the centre of the automated vehicles (AVs) revolution and to provide members with the right tools and knowledge on how to integrate AVs into the public transport network. The project counts over 55 participants from over 20 countries, all members of UITP.
One major objective of the SPACE project is to create an online observatory of all AV initiatives around the world, such as pilots or already running services. The launch of the website means a big step forward, as it features a Progress Map listing all AV initiatives that have been participating in the project so far. Currently the Progress Map lists 40 initiatives, but this number is constantly growing - contact us if you know an initiative that should be on the map!
The SPACE website also features a Toolkit on how to integrate AVs into the public transport network, which will be updated throughout the project with more insights and results. And of course there is a lot more to discover on the website, so stay tuned!
UITP recognises automated vehicles as a major topic for the mobility sector. It is for this reason we are also participating in Drive2theFuture since May 2019. This new research & innovation project aims to prepare ‘drivers’, travellers and vehicle operators to use connected, cooperative and automated transport modes, while supporting the industry in understanding what users’ needs and wants are.
Coordinated by CERTH, the Drive2theFuture project will test and compare various automated transport and Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications for different modes and all types of users, with the aim of optimising sustainable market introduction of these applications. Within the project, 12 pilots across Europe will seek to investigate the impact of the proposed tools on user acceptance and awareness, operation efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Want to know more about the Drive2TheFuture project? You can contact Michele Tozzi, Project Manager.
Also at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit, we are shining a big light on automated vehicles. On Monday 10 June, there will be the session ‘How to integrate fleets of shared autonomous vehicles with public transport’ (11.00 – 12.30) and on Tuesday 11 June there will be an Expo Session on ‘Deploying autonomous vehicles technology’ (14.30 – 16.00).
Not registered for the Summit yet? Register now!
In Asia-Pacific region, the next UITP training programme on New Mobility Services: MaaS, On-Demand and Autonomous will be held in Singapore 24-26 July 2019, locally hosted by GRAB. The early bird rate will only last until 24 June 2019.