U-Move project for sustainable urban mobility in Europe presented in Turin
The U-Move project has been presented at Politecnico di Torino. The project aims at creating an ecosystem where to implement urban mobility solutions based on user needs and which allows seamless intermodal transport making the most of the urban area.
This is a unique and ambitious idea and involves the creation of an Innovation Hub for Southern Europe coordinated by Politecnico di Torino, the University heading the project for the Southern European hub led by Ezio Spessa, which will interact with the other hubs in other European regions.
The consortium involves 50 public and private partners from France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain and the Nordic countries, which will work together to identify best practices for urban mobility relating to transport of people and goods.
In addition to POLITO, U-MOVE partners are: Politecnico di Milano, University of Genoa, CERTH, Eni, FCA-CRF, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, IVECO, Swarco Mizar, TIM. Regione Piemonte and Regione Liguria and the Municipalities of Turin, Genoa and Trento will also be involved.
U-MOVE will address the main social challenges related to the mobility of people and goods in urban areas, focusing on user needs to develop efficient, effective, sustainable and inclusive solutions.
The end goal is to contribute to Europe’s economic growth, reconciling the needs of travellers with those of society, entrusting Municipalities and regional authorities with the project governance as well as taking part in the innovation and co-creation process.
The initiative is currently being assessed for funding by the European Institute of Technology.