Movement is at the heart of any city
Understanding how a city’s mobility system should evolve is complex.
The STEVE project intends to maximise the impact of the demonstrations in different European cities, generate vital data for the next generation of EL-Vs and support the mind-shift necessary for a successful integration of EL-Vs in the urban transport system.
cars and lorries drive along streets, while bicycles and scooters jostle for space. Nowadays, congestion and air pollution are a recurring problem of urban living; and there is also a great economic impact due to lost time, wasted fuel and increased cost of doing business. Today 74% of the European population lives in cities and by 2025 it is expected that 21% of the EU population will be over 65 years old, increasing to 27% by 2050.
as they are the most promising type to experience a strong increase of new mobility services and solutions in the near future, while these developments are already establishing themselves in Megacities.
STEVE is developed as a stepping stone towards a vision of future mobility that provides sustainable, seamless, automated and personalised travel on demand.
Concept and approach
STEVE will run four demonstrations in four different STEVE cities. Since each city has a different focus and differs in its objectives, a common methodology framework, which covers these prerequisites will be established. The Assessment Plan will inherit concepts from established methods (e.g., the FESTA and AMITRAN methodologies) and other EC projects (e.g., SilverStream), to derive a common method tailored on the objectives and needs of STEVE. The STEVE demonstration activities will be based on a stepwise approach in order to realize its set of objectives. Two iterations are foreseen to learn from the experiments and apply the corrective actions along the course of the project. The scientific and technical objectives as well as the specific objectives of the STEVE cities affect different impact categories, namely environment, user behaviour and mobility