Next up: Paris! Galileo 4 Mobility is happy to announce that the pilot in the Descartes Cluster has kicked off. After the MaaS aggregator pilot by RACC in Barcelona (completed in July) and the taxi-sharing pilot in Thessaloniki by CERTH and TaxiWay (currently running), we now speak to Meriem Gazzar, Project Manager at pilot leader Clem', about their vehicle-sharing demo. Can you briefly discuss the pilot, and elaborate on how the service will benefit from Galileo technology? The G4M pilot in the Paris region provides a shared mobility service based on a mixed fleet of electric vehicles (cars and bikes). [...]
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We are happy to announce that the Galileo 4 Mobility pilot video for Thessaloniki has been launched! With the taxi-sharing pilot currently in full swing, pilot leaders CERTH and TaxiWay have together with the project created a video to promote the service and to explain how satellite technology is applied. Watch the video here!
On 21 November, Galileo 4 Mobility will organise a session at the Smart City Expo World Congress, held in Barcelona from 19 to 21 November. The session will be held from 09.30 - 10.15 in the Central Agora. Called 'Moving MaaS ahead: using GALILEO and other technologies to accelerate Mobility as a Service', the session will welcome five speakers to the stage: Martí Jofre, PILDO Josep Laborda, Factual Daniel Serra, EIT Urban Mobility Stefano Persi, Mosaic Factor & IMOVE project Adrien Lancelot, Clem' Martí Massot, RACC The session will introduce how the Galileo 4 Mobility project aimed to foster the adoption [...]
On 30 October, Galileo 4 Mobility held its third and last Advisory Group meeting in Thessaloniki. Hosted by partner CERTH, the day provided the opportunity for the G4M consortium to gather valuable feedback from AG members on key issues related to the project, discuss the latest developments of the pilot sites, and participate in a dedicated workshop on Mobility as a Service (MaaS). The second part of the day saw a technical visit to the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT/CERTH). And of course, the AG members and the Consortium got to try the taxi-sharing service by partners CERTH and Taxiway, which [...]
Are you a transport operator or public authority? Then the Galileo 4 Mobility project is looking for you! Galileo 4 Mobility, which aims to support the introduction of Galileo satellite technology within the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) context, has launched an Open Call for Small-scale pilots. Through the call, Galileo 4 Mobility aims to select additional demonstration sites (the Small-scale pilots) where technological solutions developed by project partners can be tested. By providing transport operators and public authorities with the opportunity to test project innovations concerning geolocation, Galileo 4 Mobility aims to further expand and promote the benefits of [...]
On 4 October, Galileo 4 Mobility visited the Luxembourg Parliament for the one day conference "Space solutions for sustainability on Earth", organised by the Ministry of Economy-the Luxembourg Space Agency, the University of Luxembourg-Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance (FDEF), the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) with the support of the Chamber of Deputies and the European Commission-JRC. During the conference, Project Coordinator Marti Jofre presented Galileo 4 Mobility as the reference EU project on the use of European GNSS for improving urban transportation. Furthermore, he participated on the round table on the interest of GNSS technology for that purpose. A [...]
The Galileo 4 Mobility project is happy to announce that the MaaS aggregator pilot in Barcelona has been completed. During the pilot, project partner RACC tested how Galileo technology improved the accuracy of the services in its app CityTrips (previously called RACC Trips). Data analysis is still ongoing but some preliminary results have been already disclosed by Marti Massot, Mobility and ITS Project Manager at RACC. Can you give us a quick introduction into the CityTrips app? CityTrips is an application that gathers the mobility offer of Barcelona, Madrid and other big cities in Spain. In the app, bike sharing, moto-sharing, car-sharing, public [...]
From 16 to 19 September, the Swiss Mobility Arena will take place in Bern, and Galileo 4 Mobility will be present. The project will be presented by PILDO during the session "Integrating Shared Bikes with other Services". Points on the agenda are the project's pilots, Galileo in general, and the common MaaS architecture that was followed for designing the mobility services. Fore more information about the event and the full programme, have a look at the website.
On 11 June, Galileo 4 Mobility co-organised a Stakeholders Workshop on MaaS technologies during the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm. The workshop gathered six EU-funded projects that each focus on MaaS from a different perspective: Shift2MaaS (in collaboration with COHESIVE), IMOVE, My-TRAC and SMARTE), and Galileo 4 Mobility. The workshop welcomed approximately 30 attendees, both project consortium members as well as external stakeholders. Goal of the workshop was to bring together MaaS experts from different industries and viewpoints, in order to establish connections for potential future collaborations. A full report of the session is available here! Introductory presentations [...]
Self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles are currently being tested in different areas and some are currently in use in restricted zones. However, the operation of autonomous vehicles on roads that are open to traffic is still very limited. To address this issue, the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) and the EU-funded project Galileo4Mobility are launching a joint call for Expressions of Interest aiming to select an autonomous vehicle (POD) to operate a public transportation service within a predefined but open to traffic area. The selected company will have to provide the vehicle (POD) for the pilot duration (4-6 months) and the technical development needed in order [...]