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.
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 Oxfordshire, Rotterdam and Trikala.
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.
We are committed to advancing sustainable mobility towards a safer and healthier life in our cities and regions. During its lifetime, Harmony aims to:
From 2018 to 2022
HARMONY's proposal is submitted
The EU Commission accepted HARMONY's proposal
Kick off Meeting in London
First workshop in Rotterdam
First project meeting