In the recent gathering of the New Mobility Services (NMS) partnership in Brussels, a segment of the CIVITAS Initiative, our project was spotlighted. This event marked a significant occasion, assembling various stakeholders in the field of modern mobility solutions.
About the NMS Community
The NMS community, part of the broader CIVITAS initiative, is a collaborative network dedicated to the large-scale deployment of innovative mobility services. It focuses on advancing Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), and on-demand shared mobility concepts. These endeavors aim at fostering sustainable urban environments through a blend of research, testing, and piloting – a practical ‘learning by doing’ strategy.
The community functions as a melting pot for governments, industry leaders, researchers, and citizens, all contributing to the development and integration of new mobility services. It emphasizes user-centric design and involvement, ensuring that the solutions developed are not only technologically advanced but also cater to the real needs of urban populations.
The Role of SUM Project
Presented by Luce Brotcorne from INRIA, SUM project coordinator entity, SUM stands as a pivotal project within this community. Addressing urban challenges like congestion and the climate crisis, SUM is pioneering the integration of new shared mobility modes with public transport. Its aim is to revolutionize urban mobility, starting with 15 European cities by 2026 and expanding to 30 by 2030.
SUM’s contributions are in line with the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, targeting at least 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030. By gathering data from nine living labs and working closely with the CIVITAS Community, SUM is breaking new ground in integrating New Shared Mobility (NSM) and public transport.
The meeting not only celebrated the achievements of SUM but also delved into various facets of the NMS partnership such as the evolution the partnership and new mobility solutions, how to cooperation among the diverse stakeholders or the governance of the partnership.
The NMS community meeting was a proof of the collaborative spirit driving the future of urban mobility. Projects like SUM and Gemini, along with insightful reports like that of POLIS, are paving the way for a more sustainable, efficient, and user-centric urban transportation landscape. The NMS partnership continues to be a beacon of innovation and cooperation, fostering a future where mobility challenges are met with smart, collective solutions.