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ELVITEN ICT tools and dashboard

Different ICT tools have been developed under the ELVITEN project to collect data of the usage of ELVITEN’s means of transport in each city: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. Data coming from such tools will be used later on to develop efficient business models. You can find below a short summary of all applications developed and used within the ELVITEN project.

Digital Coach app: the app is a fleet monitoring tool sending location and telemetry data to the data warehouse to create a detailed driving analysis. Moreover, a summary of trip and weather is created and transmitted. This app is used in every project city.

Booking App: this app collects booking messages regarding vehicles, charging points and parking spaces. It is currently used in Trikala, Malaga and Bari.

Serious Game App: this app combines elements of fun and entertainment for users of EL-Vs in project cities, providing riders with useful information about the project, the benefits of the use of EL-Vs and touristic or interesting places in the city. It is currently used in Trikala, Malaga and Bari and will be soon available in Rome.

Smart App: this app is an end-user application that allows an ELVITEN user to interact with the incentive system and fill in questionnaires. It is used in Trikala, Malaga, Bari, Genoa and Rome.

D-Mobility app: the app offers charging services to Duferco Energia e-mobility customers. It is only used in Genoa.

There is also a new tool on the ELVITEN website – dashboard, which provides up to date information (updated every 24 hours) regarding EL-Vs usage in all six European pilot cities. The data being provided on the website comes among other sources from the black boxes fixed on the ELVITEN EL-Vs. Find the dashboard here and check how each city is performing.

Check the ELVITEN YouTube channel with videos demonstrating different tools used in ELVITEN cities.

Different ICT tools have been developed under the ELVITEN project to collect data of the usage of ELVITEN’s means of transport in each city: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. Data coming from such tools will be used later on to develop efficient business models. You can find below a short summary of all […]

ELVITEN 5th General Assembly in Zurich

On 30 and 31 October 2019 the ELVITEN project 5th General Assembly and Steering Committee meetings were held in Zurich. The consortium partners met to discuss the status of the ELVITEN project and future plans for the last year of the H2020 funded project. The meeting was hosted by ELVITEN’s partner KYBURZ Switzerland AG which is providing the electric light vehicles for the project demonstrations in Genoa and Trikala.

The General Assembly was opened by ELVITEN’s coordinator – Dr. Angelos Amditis who highlighted  the most important phase of collecting the data provided by ELVITEN ELVs users, trips, dashboard and ICT tools. During the assembly project partners discussed ELVITEN’s progress status within the last months with a special focus on ongoing demonstrations in project cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. As part of the GA meeting in Zurich project partners participated in KYBURZ Switzerland AG company visit with a few tour options e.g. production and supply chain management; second life vehicle, lithium battery recycling, service, research & development.

So far, some tangible achievements within the project have been made. The daily collected data coming from ELVITEN’s trips, users experience and supporting ICT tools in each city are publicly available via dashboard on ELVITEN website . All the project cities offer a short or long term use of ELVs for registrered users and demonstrations will continue till April 2020. Project partners from Berlin and Trikala have already organised the second city workshops. The remaining city partners will follow with such workshops by the end of November. The main goal of organising 2nd city workshop is  to single out the criticalities and the difficulties for improving the attractiveness of the demonstrated ELV services, tools and incentives. Furthermore, the ELVITEN project has entered the next phase of analysing the gathered data and it moves further to create the aimed business models plans to boost the potential for the market uptake of EL-Vs, as well as to create an exploitation strategy and innovation management plan. Moreover, the number of Regional Support Groups members have increased and reached already 70 supporters.

The ELVITEN project promotes innovation, sustainability and connected urban mobility in Europe through demonstrating the usefulness of electrified L-category vehicles for urban transportation.

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On 30 and 31 October 2019 the ELVITEN project 5th General Assembly and Steering Committee meetings were held in Zurich. The consortium partners met to discuss the status of the ELVITEN project and future plans for the last year of the H2020 funded project. The meeting was hosted by ELVITEN’s partner KYBURZ Switzerland AG which […]

Second ELVITEN city workshop in Trikala

ELVITEN project partner in Trikala organised on 26 October 2019, the 2nd city workshop. The local event took place at the GiSeMi Innovation Hub in Trikala. The attendees of the event (around 30 participants) were encouraged to take a ride in one of 4-wheeler Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) which are provided for project demonstrations in Trikala.

Mr Odisseas Raptis (CEO of e-trikala S.A.), kicked off the workshop by welcoming the participants. He presented the ELVITEN project in detail, the original idea behind the project (why EL-Vs are not well known and used) and how the ELVITEN project acts as a solution to this challenge. Mr Charis Kalliaras (Special Advisor to the Mayor) held a presentation about the usage of EL-Vs for building sustainable urban mobility. He talked about the example from Trikala regarding the state of LVs/ELVs, how to improve the potential of use of ELVs and how ELVITEN is acting in this regard.

Mr George Gorgogetas (e-trikala) talked about the challenges regarding the project in Trikala so far, the demonstration status and the users. He pointed out that many people were acquainted with use of EL-Vs for the first time through ELVITEN. He also stressed that ELVITEN users enjoy riding these vehicles and their usage can have a positive impact in the city center that is often congested by regular cars. A number of e-bikes were provided at the event premises for participants during a coffee break. Mr Vasilis Apostolakoulis (e-trikala) presented ELVITEN users’ opinions and their problems such as: vehicles battery issues and their limited mirror view of the road on the sides.

Q&A session concluded the 2nd city workshop in Trikala, with topics such vehicles’ safety, city infrastructure, charging points and future sustainability of the ELVITEN project and EL-Vs.

ELVITEN project partner in Trikala organised on 26 October 2019, the 2nd city workshop. The local event took place at the GiSeMi Innovation Hub in Trikala. The attendees of the event (around 30 participants) were encouraged to take a ride in one of 4-wheeler Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) which are provided for project demonstrations in […]

ELVITEN @EGVIA Workshop on Energy4Transport in Brussels

On 21 October, ELVITEN project participated in a workshop on ‘What technology mix to achieve zero net carbon energy carriers in road transport by 2050?’ which was jointly organised by EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) and ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) in Brussels.

The workshop highlighted Ursula von der Leyen’s goal to achieve zero carbon by 2050. A further goal is to protect EU’s citizens from air pollution. Hybrid and electric vehicles are an important means in the EU’s strategy. Therefore, the next steps include that innovations should be better considered, as well as an extension of studies beyond tire to wheel and air pollution (regulated and non-regulated) that need to be addressed.

Furthermore, speakers from major institutions tackling this issue provided an overview of what is at stake for the future and tried to answer the technical workshop’s title. The event concluded with an interesting panel on a current key trend in the transport sector: Electrification. EGVIA’s Chairman Stefan Neugebauer stated that: “Electrification is a short term solution to reach the 2030 CO2 targets, but it requires further efforts to reach full move away from fossil fuels, in particular for use in heavy-duty vehicles, through biofuels and synthetic fuels”. However, the use of biofuels can also be criticised, as the issue of air pollution remains unsolved. ELVITEN joined the workshop by promoting electrification in the transport sector and distributing project leaflets and giveaways.

Find more information about the event here.

On 21 October, ELVITEN project participated in a workshop on ‘What technology mix to achieve zero net carbon energy carriers in road transport by 2050?’ which was jointly organised by EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) and ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) in Brussels. The workshop highlighted Ursula von der Leyen’s goal to […]

Horizon 2020 Transport Work Programme 2020 calls

Six transport topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Transport Work Programme 2020 are open for application. The available budget for transport EU co-funded projects provides approximately €92 million under the following topics:

  • Mobility for Growth (MG),
  • Automated Road Transport (ART),
  • Green Vehicles (GV), and
  • Next Generation Batteries (BAT) calls.

The applications (submitted electronically) have to present project proposals aiming to make the European transport safer, cleaner and more resilient. The projects will be selected for funding in two-stage evaluation. First, candidates should submit short project proposals by 9 January 2020. They will be then informed within 3 months after the submission deadline if they have qualified for the second stage of the selection process. The full project proposal must be then submitted by 8 September 2020.

The transport topics for application are:

  • Cities as climate-resilient, connected multimodal nodes for smart and clean mobility; new approaches towards demonstrating and testing innovative solutions
  • Decarbonising long-distance shipping
  • Understanding and mitigating the effects on public health of emerging non-regulated nanoparticle emissions issues and noise
  • Enhancing coordination between Member States’ actions in the area of infrastructure research with a particular focus on biodiversity and ameliorating environmental impacts and full automated infrastructure upgrade and maintenance
  • Network and traffic management for future mobility
  • Improving road safety by effectively monitoring working patterns and overall fitness of drivers.

On 7 October, the Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day took place in Brussels. The European Commission (DG RTD, DG MOVE) and INEA presented funding opportunities under the Mobility for Growth (MG), Automated Road Transport (ART), Green Vehicles (GV), and Next Generation Batteries (BAT) calls and gave an overview of the application and evaluation process as well as tips for writing a good proposal. If you missed the event you can find the agenda, the presentations, and recordings of the sessions here.

Find more information about how to receive the EU funding and apply on the Funding & tenders opportunities website and become as ELVITEN project a part of the Horizon 2020 funded project and help to green the transport sector. #LetsGoElectric #H2020Transport

Six transport topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Transport Work Programme 2020 are open for application. The available budget for transport EU co-funded projects provides approximately €92 million under the following topics: Mobility for Growth (MG), Automated Road Transport (ART), Green Vehicles (GV), and Next Generation Batteries (BAT) calls. The applications (submitted electronically) have to […]

Micro-mobility: the next big thing?

On 14 October 2019, the European Commission (DG MOVE) organised a conference on ‘Micro-mobility: the next big thing?’ in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference discussed new transport developments of micro-mobility such as electric scooters, bikes, mopeds, and drones.

Together with representatives of city authorities, micro-mobility companies and the European Commissioner for Transport Ms. Violeta Bulc, the conference aimed to be the first large-scale event to provide a platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities micro-mobility presents for people moving in urban areas and for deliveries. The agenda of the conference included workshops, presentations, an exhibition and panel discussions. The first panel ‘Is there a role investors and regulators can play in micro-mobility?’ discussed how micro-mobility can be promoted from the regulatory and the entrepreneurial side.

Commissioner Bulc emphasized that the micro-mobility brings challenges in three key areas: investments, inclusion in public transport and safety. Risk of E-LVs includes that users tend to ignore existing traffic regulations and act irresponsible. Increasing numbers of users drinking and driving are challenging safe traffic. However, she highlighted that “micro-mobility is here to stay and will reshape the future of mobility. It will also contribute to the manifestation of the Vision Zero.”

Read more about the event here.

 

On 14 October 2019, the European Commission (DG MOVE) organised a conference on ‘Micro-mobility: the next big thing?’ in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference discussed new transport developments of micro-mobility such as electric scooters, bikes, mopeds, and drones. Together with representatives of city authorities, micro-mobility companies and the European Commissioner for Transport Ms. Violeta Bulc, the […]

ELVITEN AT IEEE SMC 2019

The city of Bari hosted the IEEE SMC 2019 conference on 6-9 October 2019. During the conference the ELVITEN project was showcased at the exhibition stand, managed by the Polytechnic University of Bari.

The IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics has been the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE SMC Society for more than 35 years. It represents an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report up-to-the-minute innovation and development, summarize state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and cybernetics.

The main theme of the 2019 conference was the Industry 4.0 that is opening new trends of automation, system sciences and cyber-physical systems. Industry 4.0 has the objective of creating “smart factories” where cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, decentralized controllers monitor and manage the systems, Internet of Things communicates and cooperates with humans in real-time via the Internet of Things Services. More than 1000 people from all over the world were at the event.

Some information:

Submitted papers (proposal included): 1307

Submitted papers (withdraw included): 1211

Number of registrants: about 900

Number of sessions in the program (including Poster and Best Paper Sessions): 145 – 52 poster sessions – 93 oral sessions

POLIBA presented the results of the ELVITEN Project, talked about the pilot test of Bari and the planned usage schemes in Bari, the characteristics and the number of L1eA vehicles, the planned usage schemes in Bari and the updates of the project. During the days about 50 people tried the e-bike and the ELVITEN apps.

The conference was disseminated in several local and national media, namely “TGR-RAI” AND “TRM” TV channels, “Avvenire business” and “Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno” newspaper, and at the Poliba website.

Please find more information https://smc2019.org/

The city of Bari hosted the IEEE SMC 2019 conference on 6-9 October 2019. During the conference the ELVITEN project was showcased at the exhibition stand, managed by the Polytechnic University of Bari. The IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics has been the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE SMC Society for more […]

ELVITEN at the 1st Restart mAI City Plug & Play Conference

In ELVITEN’s project city Trikala, the 1st Restart mAI City Plug & Play Conference took place on 26-28 September. The conference aims to familiarise all Greek Municipal Authorities with existing policies which affect the country’s mobility and with easy, functional and technological solutions. More than 400 employees from all over the country were expected to participate at the networking event in order to create friendly, functional, safe and smart cities in compliance with the EU Urban Agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

On the first two days, policies and initiatives were discussed by the participants, focusing on a national and EU level such as mobility and sustainability in smart cities and the role of technology. The third day consisted of presentations and discussions on a local level, where the Municipality of Trikala had the opportunity to demonstrate its applied programmes and solutions such as Smart Trikala, MEA and Activage.

ELVITEN was presented at the conference at the exhibition as a joint stand with ICT4CART represented by the ELVITEN project coordinator – Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS).

 

In ELVITEN’s project city Trikala, the 1st Restart mAI City Plug & Play Conference took place on 26-28 September. The conference aims to familiarise all Greek Municipal Authorities with existing policies which affect the country’s mobility and with easy, functional and technological solutions. More than 400 employees from all over the country were expected to participate […]

European Mobility Week in Genoa with ELVITEN

Genoa participated in the European Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September 2019, with various initiatives aimed at encouraging alternative mobility, more ecological, sustainable and smart.

The Mobility and Transport Department of the Municipality of Genoa organised an event on 20 September at the Palazzo Tursi Representative Hall on ‘Sustainable Mobility – Programmes and Innovative Projects of the Civic Administration’  (“La mobilità sostenibile- Programmi e Progetti innovativi della Civica Amministrazione”) with ELVITEN’s presentation. The event  gave an opportunity to disseminate the sustainable mobility projects carried out in the Municipal context. In particular, the projects funded by the Ministry of the Environment and by the European Union were presented both in implementation and in the beginning phase.

Next to ELVITEN, other projects that are funded by the European Union or the Italian Ministry of the Environment such as DEMO-EC project or Raise-IT and InGe were presented. The DEMO-EC project, for instance, has similar goals as ELVITEN. It fosters low-carbon transport in cities through integration of mobility management by combining the fields of mobility behaviour change, governance, e-mobility, car reduction, walking, cycling and public transport.

The city of Genoa aims with projects like ELVITEN and DEMO-EC to extend it the city’s electric charging network. The objective is implemented by initiatives such as an introduction of electric cars in the car sharing fleet, electric buses in the local public transport fleet and electrical distribution vehicles for goods in the city centre. The Municipality of Genoa presented also various urban cycling and soft mobility projects which are being planned. The event was attended by representatives of Genoa Car Sharing, AMT, Send Eco Genoa Deliveries and the partners with whom the Municipality of Genoa is collaborating on sustainable mobility projects.

Read more on the event on Municipality of Genoa website (in Italian).

Genoa participated in the European Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September 2019, with various initiatives aimed at encouraging alternative mobility, more ecological, sustainable and smart. The Mobility and Transport Department of the Municipality of Genoa organised an event on 20 September at the Palazzo Tursi Representative Hall on ‘Sustainable Mobility – Programmes and Innovative Projects of […]