Project to revolutionize urban mobility in the country

IMG 2205amRadically transform the urban mobility in Portugal is the objective and complex challenge of the project TICE.Mobilidade - Mobility System User Centered, involving several centers of research and development, companies and institutions in the area of mobility. The first meeting of the 46 partners took place on Saturday at the Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), and marks the start of a job that will take place over the next three years and has an overall budget of six million euros.

Led by researchers from the IPN and the University of Coimbra and the company Meticube - Information Systems, Communication and Media, the consortium - funded 80 percent by the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) - focuses not only on submission of documents and proposals for national interest, but in NO BREAK for lunch, there was time for a demonstration of electric vehicles, development of innovative technological products, low cost to the user-friendly environment and to affirm our businesses internationally.

During the morning of Saturday, the lectures focus on the future of mobility. Carlos Bento, a researcher at the University of Coimbra (UC), told the Diario de Coimbra that the future outlook is "very sustainable electric mobility" and on the other hand, the use of different means of mobility in addition. It is therefore, natural for a person to use the bike or the car itself to move up to the bus or the subway and at one point of the course upon other public means.

In the afternoon, the meeting was to form nine working groups. The TICE.Mobilidade provides the marketing, within three years, products as diverse as mobility systems in autonomous vehicle technology, "bike-sharing" (which allows location, booking and payment of bicycles at any time and location), information contextualized within the vehicles, energy efficiency or to create maps of urban activity in real time, to defined routes and means of transportation more efficient.


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At Diário de Coimbra
Date: 31-01-2011