Smart zero emission urban mobility (metaCCaze)
The transport sector is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and is responsible for more than 30% of total energy consumption. The European Green Deal and other EU-wide initiatives aim amongst others to reduce transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2050, put at least 30 million zero-emission cars on European roads, transition almost all motorised vehicles to become emission-free and have 100 major climate-neutral cities by 2030. In the process of achieving these goals, new challenges arise such as inefficient charging of electric vehicles or high energy loads straining the power grid.
The metaCCAZE project paves the way for the urban mobility transition by offering solutions to these new challenges. It aims to accelerate the deployment of smart systems that combine electric, automated and connected mobility and infrastructure by developing six transferable and innovative technologies, including amongst others automated charging, AI-based real-time planning for autonomous fleets and low emission traffic management. The technologies are pioneered in:
- passenger and freight services (public transport, on-demand minibuses, bike and scooter sharing, deliveries) and,
- related infrastructure (mobility and logistics hubs, traffic management centres, charging infrastructure).
To test their potential in real and diverse urban environments, they will be widely demonstrated in four Trailblazer Cities (Amsterdam, Munich, Limassol, Tampere). Successful technologies and activities are transferred to six Follower Cities (Athens, Krakow, Gozo, Milan, Miskolc, Paris region). To ensure the technologies meet the needs of citizens and urban mobility stakeholders, a series of collaboration activities will be organised locally in the cities.
As one of the project partners Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is responsible for the dissemination of the project results within the international specialist audience, but also to the general public, as well as the financial and administrative project coordination.
- Project name: Flexibly adapted MetaInnovations, use cases, collaborative business and governance models to accelerate deployment of smart and shared Zero Emission mobility for passengers and freight
- Project funding: European Commission, Horizon Europe
- Funding budget for all partners: 24,7 Mio. EUR
- Project duration: 01/2024 – 12/2027
- Participating countries: Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain