We are happy to announce that a new bus-on-demand service has been launched in Terrassa (Catalonia) as a result of the GALILEO 4 Mobility Small-Scale Pilots call, which was launched late last year. The new service has been developed by the Association of Municipalities for Mobility and Urban Transport (AMTU), the City Council of Terrassa and TMESA, the operating company of the urban bus services in Terrassa. The service, which can be booked up to only 15 minutes before departure, is enabled by GALILEO-based platform Nemi and was funded by the GALILEO 4 Mobility project. You can find more information [...]
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We are happy to announce that the last demo video of the Galileo 4 Mobility project has been launched! This time taking the stage is project partner RACC and their application CityTrips. By using GALILEO satellite technology and combining the whole mobility offer of Barcelona, the application aims to advance MaaS in the city, as well as urban mobility in general. You can watch the video here!
Now the Galileo 4 Mobility project is quickly coming to an end, we spoke to the pilot leaders about their experiences. What is the status of the pilot? What are some of the (preliminary) results? We spoke to CERTH, co-leader of the taxi-sharing demo in Thessaloniki, and to Clem', who led the e-car sharing service in Paris. CERTH Can you tell us a bit more about the status of the pilot? The taxi sharing service pilot in Thessaloniki started in May 2019 and was completed in March 2020, so it lasted for 11 months. The pilot was divided in two [...]
We are happy to announce that the pilot video for the bus-on-demand pilot has been launched! After the pilot video from Clem' about their bike and car-sharing service, and the video by CERTH and Taxiway on their taxi-sharing service, GALILEO 4 Mobility partners Pildo Labs and AMB have developed a video explaining their demo. You can watch the video here!
The Galileo 4 Mobility project aims to promote the use of Galileo technology in urban mobility, so we are very happy to announce that the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has issued a tender for Galileo-enabled receivers to be included in the Prague tramways. The works would be part of their modernization plan to increase network efficiency and improve user experience. The Galileo-enabled, multifrequency, multiconstellation receivers that are being procured are expected to: From the end-user point of view: provide more accurate vehicle positioning data (down to 1,5 meters) to passengers. From the operator perspective: decrease maintenance costs; improve systems, such [...]
We are happy to announce that the Galileo 4 Mobility pilot video for Clem' has been launched! With the e-bike & car sharing pilot currently in full swing, pilot leader Clem' has together with the project created a video to promote the service and to explain how satellite technology is applied. Watch the video here!
Great work often results from teamwork, something we also know in the ARIADNA project. Therefore, this week the ARIADNA consortium had a (virtual) meeting with the SIA project, to see how both can work together to promote GALILEO technology for the public transport sector. The main objective of the SIA (System for vehicle infrastructure Interaction Assets health status monitoring) project is to develop four ready-to-use new services (iWheelMon, iRailMon, iPantMon and iCatMon) providing prognostic information on the health status of the railway’s most demanding assets in terms of maintenance costs (wheel, rail, pantograph and catenary). ARIADNA and SIA are both funded by the [...]
After the pilots in Thessaloniki, Paris and Barcelona, another Galileo 4 Mobility pilot has kicked off! Taking place in Cervelló, a small town near Barcelona, this new pilot will test an on-demand bus service enabled with GALILEO technology. We spoke to PILDO Labs, who together with AMB (Metropolitan Area of Barcelona) leads the pilot. Can you briefly discuss the pilot, and elaborate on how the service will benefit from Galileo technology? The pilot in Cervelló aims at exploring the potential for on-demand bus schemes to replace regular bus services in areas with low population density. Cervelló is a small and geographically dispersed [...]
Deadline extended until 20 December! 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 [...]
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). [...]