WHY WE NEED HARMONY

Harmony’s vision is to enable metropolitan area authorities to lead a sustainable transition to a low-carbon new mobility era. Our spatial and multimodal transport planning tools will update the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans of the future.

Implementation scope

HARMONY is demonstrating electric AVs and drones in real-life conditions integrating them with the traditional
transport modes to understand the requirements, reactions, barriers and collect real-world data. CAVs and drones data will be combined with telecom data along with socio-cultural, economic, spatial and environmental data will be analysed to derive thorough information to feed regional spatial and transport modelling and planning. Find out how we are integrating and demonstrating electric autonomous vehicles and drones in OxfordshireRotterdam and Trikala

Implementation scope

In 5 different countries

The concepts of the three demonstrations, across with the identified new mobility concepts from the literature review  and the co-created scenarios from the six HARMONY areas are simulated using the Model Suite to identify the most promising ones in terms of accessibility, resilient use of infrastructure, air quality etc. The challenges faced during the demonstrations along with the findings of the Model Suite planning tool are translated into policy recommendations and roadmaps to promote and enable new forms of mobility for both passenger and freight in EU.

The priority of Athens is to understand which planning requirements to introduce: microtransit services with flexible routes to cover the trips between Athens and the greater area, uninterrupted walking routes, and cycling routes.

In Oxfordshire, electric bus and taxi AVs will cover citizen’s travel needs across and within the cities and suburban areas of the region. Also, heavy-lifting drones are demonstrated in shopping areas.

In Rotterdam, electric AV vans are integrated into the traditional fleet of a courier to check how AVs can contribute to first/last mile delivery, their infrastructural requirements in terms of roads, parking and EV charging, space sharing etc.

In Trikala, drones are demonstrated to carry medicines from the city to villages, where the majority of the population is elder .

In Turin, primary data collection will inveastigate the social acceptance of new mobility services and technologies.  The simulation of co-created scenarios will quantify their impact on land use, accessibility, energy consumption, noise and air quality. 

Upper Silesian-Zaglebie Metropolis
(GZM) is interested in learning how new forms of mobility can be integrated with traditional modes and what are the requirements.

what do we do ?

Model suite

Platform of models

Training

Training material and activities

Best practices for SUMPs

Recommendations to update the SUMPs

environmental impact

Sustainability matters

We are committed to advancing sustainable mobility towards a safer and healthier life in our cities and regions. During its lifetime, Harmony aims to:

- 0 %
Reduce congestion
- 0 %
reduce noise level
+ 0 %
Increase trips with lower emissions
+ 0 %
Increase intermodality

21 partners from 9 different countries

what are we up to?

Project Updates

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HARMONY at the UCL guest lecture

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HARMONY at the ERCI webinar

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From 2018 to 2022

Project Timeline

19/09/2018

HARMONY's proposal is submitted

18/12/2018

The EU Commission accepted HARMONY's proposal

05-06/06/2019

Kick off Meeting in London

07/11/2019

First workshop in Rotterdam

13/05/2020

First project meeting

14/12/2020

Webinar