Mobility
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Mobility and transport are crucial for a city to function properly. Amsterdam is considered the world capital of cycling; 32% of traffic movement in Amsterdam is by bike and 63% of its inhabitants use their bike on daily basis. The number of registered electrical car owners in the Netherlands increased with 53% to 28.889 in 2016. Since 2008 car sharing increased with 376%. However, this is less than 1% of the total car use. Innovative ideas and concepts can help to improve the city’s accessibility, so share your ideas and concepts here.

Boen Groothoff, Project manager Smart Mobility at City of Amsterdam: Chief Technology Office, posted

Operationeel Mobiliteitscentrum (OMC)

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In de toekomst zullen we ons anders door de stad moeten bewegen. Vanwege de toenemende drukte en de verduurzamingsopgave zullen we minder afhankelijk moeten worden van onze privéauto. Dit betekent meer fietsen, meer met het openbaar vervoer en meer gebruik van nieuwe vormen van vervoer zoals deelmobiliteit. Om deze mobiliteitstransitie te kunnen faciliteren moet de gemeente ook haar rol als wegbeheerder herzien. De huidige verkeerscentrale is namelijk nog vooral gericht op klassiek wegverkeer en kijkt dus niet naar de verschillende mobiliteitsstromen. Daarom testen we in Amsterdam Zuidoost met een nieuwe mobiliteitscentrale die naar alle verschillende mobiliteitsstromen kijkt.

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Francien Huizing, Program and Communication Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Wicked Problems

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Te wicked? Niet voor ons.

Wij werken allemaal aan urgente, complexe, maatschappelijke uitdagingen. Issues die schier onoplosbaar lijken, van dilemma’s en paradoxen omgeven, nog niet duidelijk hoe het moet. Wel is duidelijk dát het moet, dat we elkaar nodig
hebben en dat we er NU aan moeten beginnen. Om met de woorden van Jan Rotmans te spreken; we leven niet in een tijdperk van verandering maar in een verandering van tijdperk. En hier hoort een nieuwe gereedschapskist bij.

En of je nou aan energietransitie werkt, andere mobiliteitssystemen, creëren van waterstofhubs, peer to peer autodeelsystemen, het maakt niet uit, we zien dat al deze opgaven op enig moment tegen gelijksoortige barrières aanlopen. Op samenwerking, financiering, privacy, onvoldoende aansluiting op de maatschappij, om maar een paar voorbeelden te noemen.

Unieke samenwerking
Als Amsterdam Smart City netwerk willen en kunnen we deze opgaven niet laten liggen. Door het bundelen van onze kennis en expertise kunnen we als netwerk iets unieks bieden en de wil en durf tonen om deze barrières te doorbreken. De betrokken partners die dit uitdenken en begeleiden zijn RHDHV, Kennisland, Drift, NEMO, Arcadis, Alliander, HvA en Metabolic. Zij bundelen hun expertise en ervaring om de echte vragen boven tafel te krijgen, tot nieuwe manieren van samenwerken te komen en barrières te doorbreken. We richten ons met name op de start van de samenwerking. Gezamenlijk ontwikkelen we een ‘wicked problem aanpak’. Op een nieuwe manier, lerend door te doen, exploratief.

Waar moet je aan denken?
Wat is eigenlijk het echte probleem? Wiens probleem is dit? Hoe kijken anderen er tegenaan? Welke andere partijen lijken nodig? Hoe vind je ze? Hoe ga je om met eigenaarschap en botsende frames? Hoe zorg je dat je al in
een vroeg stadium de maatschappij (bewoners, ondernemers, werknemers, etc) betrekt en hun ervaringen in het project trekt? Het wicked problem team zet nieuwe methoden in voor het beantwoorden van deze vragen. En het creëren van de benodigde commitment om het vraagstuk aan te pakken. Niets staat van te voren vast, want we passen ons aan aan wat we tegenkomen. Met elkaar ontwikkelen we een nieuwe aanpak om de barrières te doorbreken.

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EC-Link Platform

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You would like to connect with Urban Environmental Sustainability practitioners and researchers in China and exchange your approaches to green transport, clean energy, compact urban development, water and solid waste management, green buildings and municipal finance? Then sign up to the EC-Link platform! The platform links Eco Cities across Europe and China, offering inspiring examples from both sides of Eurasia and enabling direct contacts to the innovators. With the help of an integrated translation tool, posts can be translated into Chinese and English with just one click. Use of the platform is free of charge: http://eclink.org/bbs/#/?lang=en

A description of how the platform works can be downloaded here: http://eclink.org/ec_platform/upload/document/EC-Link_Users'%20Guide-EN.pdf

EC Link

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

CityFlows

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Schijnerg Group

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Creating the next-generation renewable energy digital platform, focusing on machine learning-based consulting and sustainable community. Additionally, it provides engineering consultancy which is 100% digital through machine learning optimization. Furthermore, it also transforms the data to solve unique to our client need and it embarks a lifelong companion for clients to grow from installation to decommissioning.

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Sagar Nalini Ratilal Bavarva, Founder & Chief Researcher , posted

Bees Digital Farm

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Ever since the 20th century most of the countries across the globe are still using the traditional way of farming and it’s still going on for the demand and supply of people. As we all know that by the year 2050, the 80 % estimation of the world population will have been living in urban areas which can lead the total population of the world to increase by 3 billion people. With this large amount of increase in population, scientists and researchers are quite worried about the farmland which will be required to generate such a huge demand for food supply to fulfill the necessity to survive. Noticing this fact in mind as what would be the future source of alternative solutions to solve such a type of problem a concept was proposed named “In-House Farming”.

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Jonathan Bloch, Consultancy Intern at TheRockGroup, posted

enerGQmobility

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Founded in 2014, enerGQmobility develops and markets low cost self-learning energy management systems to the full range of organizations from households to multinationals in all sectors of the market. Our aim is to contribute to “stop the global warming” within 5 years by licensing the technology to partners. It uses the low cost and energy saving technology to assess the performance and provide improvements in the areas of aviation, maritime, rail, and road transport.

The self-learning energy management systems of enerGQmobility make use of AI-techniques and visualize excess energy so that it can be reduced easily.

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Noud Verhave, co-artistieke leider MAP en projectleider KAREL , posted

Sponsoring zonnepanelen voor KARLOS

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Wilt u ook een groener Zuidoost? Sponsor KARLOS en adopteer een zonnepaneel!

Misschien heeft u al van KARLOS gehoord?
Binnenkort rijdt deze elektrische wagen rond in Zuidoost. KARLOS staat voor KAR Levert Overal schone Stroom. Deze elektrische Spijkstaal levert op evenementen in Zuidoost groene stroom, zoals op voorlichtingsbijeenkomsten over schone energie, maar ook op buurtfestivals en andere events. Zo helpt KARLOS de energietransitie in Zuidoost te versnellen. Om KARLOS klimaatneutraal te laten rondrijden en werken, willen we 20 zonnepanelen op het dak van deze wagen plaatsen. Draagt u bij aan een schoner en groener Zuidoost? Steun dan KARLOS met een zonnepaneel.

Investeren in een groene wijk met KARLOS
U kunt €250 investeren in een zonnepaneel voor KARLOS. Daarvoor krijgt u mobiele publiciteit. Uw naam vermelden we namelijk als donateur op de rijdende KARLOS. Maar vooral levert u een bijdrage aan groene stroom op evenementen voor de wijk.
Heeft u interesse om te investeren in een duurzaam Zuidoost?
Neem contact op met Ton Jansen van CoForce 0614-197-373 of mail
ton.jansen@icasus.nl

Op zoek naar een energievriendelijke oplossing voor uw evenement?
Dan kan KARLOS u van dienst zijn. KARLOS is mobiel, levert elektra, werkt als vergaderruimte, opslagplek, podium en faciliteert bij catering. Meer weten? Neem contact op voor de mogelijkheden van KARLOS voor uw organisatie: Dennie Armelita (Moving Arts Project) 0642-874-122, Noud Verhave (Moving Arts Project) 0655-335-465 of mail naar productie@movingartsproject.nl

Van wie is KARLOS?
KARLOS is een samenwerking van Stichting CoForce en kunstenaarscollectief Moving Arts Project en wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door gemeente Amsterdam en provincie Noord-Holland. Stichting CoForce is een bundeling van bewoners en bedrijven, geïnitieerd door energiecommissarissen van stadsdeel Amsterdam Zuidoost om de energietransitie in dit stadsdeel te versnellen. Moving Arts Project is initiator van KARELs KARAVAAN, het schone wagenpark dat mobiele oplossingen biedt voor klimaatvriendelijke evenementen in de stad. KARLOS is een van de leden van KARELs KARAVAAN.

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Hoe kunnen we sociaal-culturele evenementen in de stad duurzamer maken? Dit vroegen wij, het Amsterdamse kunstenaarscollectief Moving Arts Project, ons af. Geïnspireerd door die vraag ontwikkelden we eerst KAREL, de Kar voor Elektriciteit op Locatie, en vervolgens andere schone voertuigen, die met elkaar KARELs KARAVAAN vormen. Deze serie klimaatneutrale voertuigen voorzien evenementen in de stad van schone energie, met allerlei extra faciliteiten. Van een podium tot catering. Van opslagplek tot mobiele vergaderruimte. Van rolmodel als milieuvriendelijk alternatief tot oplaadpunten voor je telefoon.

Wie en wat is KAREL en zijn KARAVAAN?

KAREL staat voor “KAR voor Elektriciteit op Locatie”. Een stalen busje van het oerdegelijke Hollandse merk Spijkstaal, dat al lang voordat het noodzaak werd elektrische wagens bouwde. KAREL vervoert decors, bouwmateriaal, gereedschap en andere productie-onderdelen én voorziet in energie op locatie voor buitenevenementen in Amsterdam.

KAREL is een waar rolmodel. Dankzij zijn zonnepanelen op het dak is hij namelijk CO2-neutraal en verspreidt hij de boodschap van groen en duurzaam dwars door de stad. Behalve KAREL zijn er inmiddels ook:

KARIMA: KAR voor Inductie, Meezingen en Aanhangsels

KARLOS: KAR Levert Overal schone Stroom

en KARLIJN: KAR voor verhaalLIJNen

En de KARAVAAN aan schone voertuigen blijft uitbreiden. Wat alle leden van de KARAVAAN gemeen hebben is dat zij evenementen van schone energie voorzien en andere milieuvriendelijke oplossingen bieden.

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Leontine Born, Coordinator Research and Education at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

EyeBeacons: Wayfinding in Public Spaces

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Navigating from A to B is an essential part of our daily lives.
Unknown routes, busy places and unexpected obstacles are a big challenge for everyone, regardless of what your eyesight is. For people with a visual impairment, this process is primarily a task because they have limited use of spatial orientation and directions in the environment. The EyeBeacons project investigated how new technologies can support people with a visual impairment when navigating through the city.

For more information you can get in contact with Joey van der Bie, researcher at the Digital Life Centre of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Follow this link for further details.

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Nabieh Salim, Managing Director at kahrabat, posted

Locate Nearest EV Charger

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shahnat App has been developed and launched to help people making easy living with the electric vehicles by being able to discover the charging network in their cities

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Tom van de Ven, Driving Force at Mobility Sensing, posted

StreetSense

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StreetSense is an IoT street sensor designed to take every street online. This nifty device not only counts passing vehicles, but also tells you if the street surface is dry, wet, overheating, frozen or gritted. Because StreetSense is self-powered and easy to install it is very economic to operate. Every street online with StreetSense!

Interested? Reach out to us to learn more about StreetSense and our other exciting smart city products.

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RESILIO - Amsterdam Blue Green Roofs

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The EU-UIA funded the programme RESILIO, a project that aims to realize 10.000 square meters of blue-green roofs in four city districts in Amsterdam. The consortium of both public and private partners aims to build an interconnected network of smart roofs, in which sensors and state-of-the-art equipment enable micro-water management on rooftops. This contributes to urban climate adaption and resilience, and can potentially evolve into a scalable solution for water management on rooftops.

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative.

<https://www.uia-initiative.eu/en/uia-cities/amsterdam>

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Mirjam Endendijk, Marketing & Communicatie Manager at Luminext, posted

Smart Public Lighting in municipality of Renkum

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The municipality of Renkum wants to switch to smart public lighting throughout the municipality and at the same time build an infrastructure for future Smart City applications, preferably with as few investments as possible. In response to this wish, Luminext (smart lighting), CityTec (service partner) and Primevest Capital Partners (financing) started a partnership to make this project possible.

Kevin Groen, project leader for the municipality of Renkum: “We have been busy in recent years for the tender for new public lighting. We are in need of replacement; our area is outdated and some lampposts are about to fall over. So we cannot wait until the first lampposts are replaced. We are looking forward to a great collaboration in a unique tender form!”

More information:

Please contact Mirjam Endendijk, Manager Marketing & Communications Luminext: <a>mirjamendendijk@luminext.eu</a>

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Lizann Tjon, Program Manager Innovation at City of Amsterdam, posted

Program Smart Mobility Amsterdam 2019 - 2025

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An accessible, liveable and less polluted city: this is what we’d like to achieve for residents, visitors and businesses in Amsterdam today and for future generations. Smarter and cleaner mobility can help us realise these aims. As a city, we want to offer Amsterdammers, commuters and visitors alternatives to the present forms of mobility, providing a door-to-door solution and contributing to our aims. This includes shared electric transport, from cars to bikes, in ‘Neighbourhood eHubs’ (eBuurthubs) established in cooperation with local residents. That way, we can use clean modes of transport and create more space in the city by sharing. We can then use this extra space to improve liveability.
More info and link to the program via www.amsterdam.nl/smartmobility

Check the report:

https://www.amsterdam.nl/wonen-leefomgeving/innovatie/smart-mobility

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To achieve the ambitions, we will start working with two program lines:

1. Data and digitization
This program line helps the municipal organization digital tools and skills to ensure sufficient control in the future be able to rely on mobility in the city and around
improve quality in public spaces. We are working towards a mobility center of the
future. For this we will use the take the following steps:
• A shared basis: building a strong one data position
• A level playing field: frameworks
• Learning by doing: from traffic management to mobility management
• Ready for the future: aware of the consequences of digitization of mobility

2. Innovative mobility solutions

In this program we work together on concrete smart and clean alternatives to transport, so that Amsterdammers and visitors to the city are less dependent on their own car. We do this by setting up projects in certain urban areas and for specific target groups. We also focus on smart city logistics and we explore the possibilities of transport by water and air. Special attention is given to vulnerable groups and Amsterdam residents with a small grant. We improve the range of new affordable mobility concepts and increase demand, we grow into smart mobility city number 1 with a better and accessible mobility system for everyone. For this we will include the following in this program:

• Smart organization of mobility in the city: travelers are working on alternatives to possessing cars and initiating behavioral change.
• Smart fitting and efficient deployment of new mobility solutions: creating space for new concepts in the city and scaling up
• Anticipate on technological innovations: insights into new opportunities and collaborations. The report contains an overview of the various projects started in the previous program that are still running and newly started activities.

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Renske Martijnse-Hartikka, EU Project Manager , posted

FABULOS

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FABULOS (Future Automated Bus Urban Level Operation System) is a European research and development project to establish and deliver a systemic proof-of-concept for automated last mile public transport as part of the existing transport system of urban areas, based on the use of self-driving minibuses. The FABULOS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and runs from 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2020. The FABULOS project has partners in Estonia, Finland, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. The six procuring partners use Pre-Commercial Procurement as a tool to co-create an innovative solution together with multiple companies. Contracts have been signed in December 2018 with 5 consortia. The first Phase (feasibility study) starts in January 2019. Actual piloting of fleets of robot buses takes place in all 6 partner cities from Spring 2002 onwards.
Most recent press release: https://fabulos.eu/five-consortia-awarded-contracts-in-fabulos-pre-commercial-procurement/

The FABULOS consortium has finalised the evaluation of the tenders in December 2018 and has awarded five consortia with contracts. The aim of these contracts is to facilitate procurement of R&D work to develop systems capable of operating fleets of automated minibuses. As a first step towards this goal, each consortium will conduct a feasibility study of proposed solutions and technologies.

After the closing of the FABULOS request for tenders on 31 October 2018, the tenders were assessed by the Technical Evaluation Committee. In addition to commercial feasibility and project management, nine functional criteria and three non-functional criteria were used. The functional criteria range from fleet management and remote operation and all the way to requirements for vehicle capabilities in mixed traffic. Societal and legal aspects form elements of the non-functional criteria. The fleet is expected to drive in mixed traffic, at urban speeds, in nearly in all weather conditions and without a conductor on board.

“We were positively surprised by the high quality of tenders received and were pleased to discover so many exceptional solutions to the FABULOS challenge. It will be very exciting to see these proposed solutions become a reality by the end of 2020,” summarises Technical Chair of the Evaluation Committee Oscar Nissin, from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Five European consortia have succeeded in the first stage of the competition. In total, 16 companies from six European countries formed consortia as follows:

  • The FVF Consortium consisting of three Finnish partners: Fortum Power and Heat Oy, Fleetonomy.ai Oy and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
  • The Kompai-Actia Consortium consisting of two French companies: Kompaï Robotics and Actia Automobile.
  • The Mobile Civitatem Consortium consisting of four partners from Estonia: Modern Mobility Oü, Tallinn University of Technology, Silberauto Eesti AS and Ecofleet Eesti Oü. The fifth member of the consortium is the Danish company Autonomous Mobility A/S.
  • The Saga Consortium consisting of four Norwegian partners: Halogen AS, Forus PRT AS, Spare Labs Inc. and Ramboll Management Consulting AS.
  • The Sensible 4 – Shotl Consortium consisting of two partners: Sensible 4 from Finland and Shotl from Spain.

The total FABULOS procurement budget is around 5,500,000 euros (incl. VAT). The maximum budget for individual suppliers involved in all three phases is over 1,000,000 euros (incl. VAT).

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Roboat

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Roboat is a 5 year research program on autonomous vessels that helps solving urban challenges of the city of Amsterdam

For more information and the latetest news on Roboat click here.

Roboat Demo October 2018

Roboat - 24 months

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MaaS in the Amsterdam business district

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Travelling to your office with different modes of transport is a huge hassle. There are many services available but they each come with their own app, smart card and subscription.
So what happens if your employer offers a mobility budget?
How do employees experience travelling differently?

The Zuidas Mobility Experience is a pilot MaaS project where participants who currently drive to Zuidas for work are challenged to change their mobility patterns for a month and truly employ the prototype of Mobility as a Service.
This has resulted in a user study and offers insights in their motivations. See the report (in Dutch) at: https://zuidas.nl/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Bijlage-7-Doelgroepen-en-drijfverenonderzoek-Zuidas.pdf

The success of the MaaS Experience and the challenges in the Amsterdam business district have led to the preparation of a follow-up, MaaS pilot Amsterdam Zuid-As (in Dutch): https://dutchmobilityinnovations.com/spaces/1131/maas-pilot-amsterdam-zuidas/landing

Amsterdam Smart City made a video about the MaaS project, with one of the participants:

The Road to Barcelona - Mobility as a Service

Smart Stories

Check the article about the MaaS Challenge featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':

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