ELVITEN IN BARI
Bari is a port and university city with around 325000 inhabitants (2016) over 117 km2. Its port is the largest passenger hub at the Adriatic Sea and attracts over 500.00 passengers annually. The city of Bari has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot and dry summers and from a geomorphologic point of view its territory is almost completely flat.
The analysis of The Regional Plan of Transport for 2015-2019 of the Puglia Region and “Piano Urbano della Mobilità Sostenibile” show that the main transport mode for trips used by citizens is the car or van (52%), followed by motorcycle (22%), by public transport (18%) and finally by bicycle (5%). In Bari there are over 65,000 cars, followed by motorcycles (<10,000), trucks and other vehicles. Furthermore, in Bari there are 53 veh/100 inhabitants, less than the Italian average value (that is 58 veh/100 inhabitants) and higher than the European average value (that is 49.1 veh/100 inhabitants).
The municipality owns 2 electric shuttles and 50 electric pedal assisted bikes, expected to grow by an additional 10 electric bicycles. There will be 34 bicycle stations around the city with an annual subscription of 25 EUR.
In Bari, 75 e-bikes to be deployed.
ELVITEN will create a bicycle network for tourists. ELVITEN will offer an incentive tool and monitoring apps. ELVITEN will provide free testing.
In Bari, ELVITEN tackles sharers and deliverers.
NEWS / BARI
2nd City Workshop in Bari
After a welcoming speech, the workshop introduced sustainable mobility and European projects on smart mobility in Bari. Among others, the project ‘M.U.V.T. – Mobilità Urbana Vivibile e Tecnologica’ was presented, which is another running sustainable mobility project in the city. Afterward, a general overview of the ELVITEN project was given to the 34 participants, following by the technical details of all EL-V’s with a special emphasis on the ones used in Bari.
In the last sessions of the workshop, the first results and the performance of Bari as a pilot site were reviewed. The report presented the involved companies in the demonstration phase, showing the operative e-bikes and the vehicles that need to be ensured to be in circulation and the total number of trips done for each company, showing the trips traveled by each vehicle, the distance and the last trips done. In Bari, the vehicles are offered by the Polytechnic University of Bari via long term rental service for employees of public authority and companies. For the pilot test, 10 vehicles are offered for public sharing managed by the municipality and 65 vehicles for the rental services.
The workshop ended with brainstorming discussions on the next steps and future actions in order to summarise what should be done for the success of the ELVITEN pilot test in Bari.
On 3 December 2019, the Polytechnic University of Bari and the Commune of Bari jointly organised the second ELVITEN city workshop in the facilities of the Bari museum of photography. After a welcoming speech, the workshop introduced sustainable mobility and European projects on smart mobility in Bari. Among others, the project ‘M.U.V.T. – Mobilità Urbana […]
Results from road transport research on new mobility
On 4 and 5 December 2019, ELVITEN joined the 3rd edition of the European conference ‘Results from road transport research in Horizon 2020 projects’, organised by the European Commission, ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) and EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) in Brussels.
Dr. Evangelia Portouli, Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS) presented the ELVITEN results at the conference.
The conference explored the results of transport research in various areas such as green vehicles, safety and automated road transport. Projects funded by Horizon 2020 presented what they have discovered, how they tackled the hurdles and resolved them and what are the next research steps in the fields covered by their activities.
The session ‘New mobility paradigm, new vehicles, how could the mobility of tomorrow look like?’ featured five H2020 projects: ELVITEN, MoTiV, STARS, STEVE and WEEVIL.
After each session, a dedicated Q&A session raised interesting discussions and conclusions on ELVITEN developments:
- In Rome, users are not aware of the scooter’s functionalities and do not know that a driver’s license and a helmet is required for the usage.
- Users of scooters/e-bikes and three-wheelers tend to be younger, while 4-wheelers rather represent retired people.
- The collected data implies that scooters/e-bikes and three-wheelers are better for sharing, 4 wheelers seem to more efficient in being owned.
- Collecting data on shared e-mobility services is not hindering customers from using them. However, in general, private users (owners) are not keen on letting their data being collected for research purposes.
Recordings of the sessions and presentations can be found on the website.
On 4 and 5 December 2019, ELVITEN joined the 3rd edition of the European conference ‘Results from road transport research in Horizon 2020 projects’, organised by the European Commission, ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) and EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) in Brussels. Dr. Evangelia Portouli, Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS) […]
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 […]