Urban Mobility Labs Exploration Phase

The aim of the Urban Mobility Labs (UML) exploration-phase-projects was to conceive and prepare laboratory environments as well as to evaluate their feasibility. The particular emphasis and contents of the eight exploration-phase-projects will be presented in the following segment.

Urban Mobility Labs (UML) exploration-phase-projects

Information about the exploration-phase-projects 2015/2016

Urban Mobility Lab: smart urban freight logistics 4.0, Vienna

UML 4.0 Freight will create, by combining and further developing existing skills, a knowledge base for the medium and long-term implementation of competitive and environmentally friendly alternatives for the design of sustainable urban freight logistics in smart cities.

The result of UML 4.0 Freight is a comprehensive analysis, evaluation and preparation of a future-oriented laboratory-environment for sustainable logistics in smart cities and their surrounding areas, putting a focus on the challenges of the development of the "Internet of Things".

Based on the three pillars of sustainability, "Logistics 4.0", as an interface between the virtual and real world, is a key focal point of UML 4.0 Freight, next to Open Innovation and Big Data. Due to the diversity of the submitting project consortium the project will make a long-term contribution in achieving smart, sustainable logistics for urban spaces.

More information

Mobility Lab Graz - Innovative Urban Mobility-Solutions for the Metropolitan Area of Graz

In the project a future mobility lab for the urban agglomeration Graz and its surrounding regions will be designed, prepared and the (economic) feasibility will be reviewed. This includes answers to questions about process-related aspects and the appropriate lab environment as well as a content and thematic orientation in order to solve the main transport and mobility related problems for Graz (commuter flows and modal split) in the medium and long term.

More information

IMOLA - Industry Mobility Lab - Central Area of Upper Austria, Steyr

According to the mobility of the central region in Upper Austria, highly affected by the industrialization of the area, the proposal focusses on mobility of goods and individuals. Industrial mobility addresses those traffic streams which are mainly induced by economic activity, such as commuter traffic, business trips, customer and visitor traffic.

Mobility of goods mainly includes supply, production and distribution transports as well as waste disposal. Those research fields are supplemented by transition oriented approaches, allowing to work in comprehensive focal areas, such as energy, communication and information technology, and social innovation.

The development of a "Living Lab Methodology" allows for the inclusion of perceptions, perspectives and values of the actors involved in the open mobility lab.

More information

aspern.mobil: City Moves, Vienna

The exploratory study aspern.mobil: Stadt bewegt pursues to identify within the aspern Seestadt, as spatial laboratory unit in focus, preconditions, topics, processes and responsibi-lities for the establishment of a living mobility laboratory. Therefore aspern.mobil prepares a definite living lab for the examination of new and innovative mobility solutions, which ought to be tested by users under real circumstances.

aspern Seestadt defines as new city develop-ment area the institutional and local framework. The project team examines in close collabo-ration with co-creators, stakeholders, external experts and other intermediaries how to shape a strategy for the support of the development of sustainable solutions for the mobility chal-lenges of the future.

aspern.mobil and its project team guarantees a long term impact of tested solutions and mobility services for the upcoming challenges of urban passenger and cargo transport, developed by the nascent mobility lab.

More information

ChangeLab - Centre for Habitual Change Analysis in Transportation for the Design of Effective, Socially Accepted Mobility Measures, Vienna

The CHANGE Lab exploratory project develops the basis for implementing an urban mobility lab in the form of a research infrastructure which supports the examination and evaluation of group-specific effects of measures for motivating persistent behaviour changes in different social environments.

The planned mobility lab is not bound to a specific territory and facilitates the access to potential supra-regional and local partners for research and development activities as well as to the required research infrastructure for actors from all over Austria.

In this way the mobility lab will stimulate research activities which allow a better assessment of the effects of policy measures, facilitating a more target-oriented planning of socially accepted measures in order to achieve transport policy goals in a more efficient and effective way.

More information

Living Lab Urban Mobility Vienna ZWA - Zukunft Wird Anders, Vienna

The Living Lab urban mobility ViennaTWO=ZWA– "Future will be different" researches effective answers to emerging challenges in urban mobility and intelligent traffic coordination mechanisms – using Vienna as case and real world example.

Dynamic challenges will be "fuelling" radically new innovation in the years to come:

  • rapid growth in population,
  • increasing goods transport (online shopping),
  • residential areas reaching and blending with industrial areas (harbors, railroad terminals, container terminals),
  • rapidly increasing expectations into affordable sustainable mobility as well as
  • further differentiated innovative lifestyles aroundalways-online-mobile-devices.

Living Lab WienZWA aims at bundling known Austrian strengths in telematics and urban mobility solution providers in order to proactively prepare the ground for future economic prosperity and valid development competences in Vienna-based international companies.

More information

Mobility Lab teilen&tauschen - Stadtregion Bruck-Kapfenberg-Leoben

By designing the (urban) living lab teilen+tauschen (share+exchange) in Bruck, Kapfenberg und Leoben the growing trend of sharing will be considered, analysed and used for innovative mobility concepts in the economically underdeveloped region.

By using trans-disciplinary activating and process controlling strategies it should be manageable not only to meet the heterogeneous attitudes of people living and working in the region, but as well to ground the roadmap on these findings.

More information

Mobility Beyond City Boundaries - Cognitive & Digital Cross-Border Mobility Mapping

The living lab "Mobility across city borders" focusses on the challenges of sustainable mobility across the borders of cities. Mental maps often end or are disrupted at administrative borders, whereas mobility information systems assume a constantly modelled "objective" space.

Concepts and tools to adequatelyconsider the specific distortions of mental maps are largely missing, and the potential for improving mobility information services and changing the existing interaction between mobility information, mobility behaviour and mental maps is not used.

The proposed living lab will build up a stable stakeholder process for the city and region of Graz, and provide the basis for future mobility (information) innovation projects in the area.

More information