Project Title: CommutINg with ShAred mobility covid-FrEe
Duration: 6 months (01/07/2020 – 31/12/2020)
Description: In a post-lockdown “new normal” world, mobility solutions must tackle critical aspects such as ensuring safe, in terms of health, commuting. Shared transport modes used by people that trust each other and can easily be traced can significantly contribute in hindering the COVID spreading, in contrast with mass modes of transport, where social distancing is often an insurmountable obstacle. The necessity for safe commuting is raised in workplaces that gathers many employees and the public transport connections are insufficient or not trustable anymore. The CommINSAFE project develops and introduces to the market a high-quality mobility technological solution consisting of a mobile application for shared mobility services accompanied with a data management system of disinfection facilities. Car-pooling, ridesharing and demand responsive transport by shuttle busses are offered as suitable alternatives of public transport; as well as management of facilities for rapid disinfection of vehicles. The different shared mobility options combined with a disinfection solution for the vehicles in use (either with on demand disinfection at external facilities or with continuous disinfection with modules placed in the vehicles’ interior) were pilot tested in Thessaloniki and Sant Cugat del Vallès. The project contributes to the development of trust among the users since the co passengers are in daily contact at their workplace. The traceability of potential infection incidents is also feasible thanks to the pre-booking capabilities of the service. The solution aims to support local public authorities to answer commuters transport needs in the post COVID era and business owners to keep their staff healthy.
- Answer commuters’ needs especially in the post COVID-19 era.
- Provision of shared (non-mass) mobility solutions for ecosystems combined with disinfection systems.
- Encourage commuters to share their ride with environmental side benefits.
- Reduce commuters’ stress due to coexisting with strangers in the same vehicles.
- Achieve easily, rapid traceability of potential infection incident
HIT key role and responsibilities: CERTH/HIT is the coordinator of the project. Moreover, CERTH/HIT leads and technically supports the implementation of the pilot test in Thessaloniki.
Dr. Josep Maria Salanova Grau
+30 2310 498 433