CityMobil2 - Cities demonstrating
cybernetic mobility
A new FP7 project to foster the adoption
of automated road transport systems
Adriano Alessandrini, Daniele Stam, Carlos
Fully automated & cooperative fleets of
road vehicles with 4-20 pax capacity
Made to supplement mass (public) transit
modes with on-demand service capabilities
in areas / hours with low demand
European projects background
Successes of CityMobil (CM)
– Three working demonstrations of public driverless vehicles
– Demo in Rome cancelled — but the system obtained preliminarily
certification for driverless operation from Ministry of Transport
– A safety analysis procedure to certify driverless systems
– A thorough evaluation of where each advanced system performs
Successes of CityNetMobil (CNM)
– A large group of interested cities
– 5 successful public events about driverless vehicles organised
Open challenges
– Unclear, inexistent or incompatible legal frameworks in Europe
– Emerging industry with potential market in need of rules…
– Costly and complex case-by-case certification processes
The main topics in need of further
research after CM and CNM
Legal aspects
– Transfer the CM findings on certification into action and change
the law to allow automated vehicles on public roads
Roadmap to implement real systems in cities
– No clear roadmap exists for implementing real systems –
increasing systems’ costs and delaying deployment
– Small issues had great impact (cost/delays) in large scale pilot
demonstrations, showing the vulnerability of implementing such
innovative systems
Wider societal effect of vehicle automation
– will the car market drop?
– would European economy survive to it?
– would the (eventual) take-up of automated systems generate
enough benefic (economic) effects to replace the car-based
The CityMobil2 project
9.5 M€ as project budget
45 European partners involved, of which:
– 12 cities
– 5 automated vehicle manufacturers
29 workpackages
4-year duration (2012-2016)
Approach for CM2 demonstrations
5 cities will be selected according to the feasibility of
their demonstration project:
–Technical, financial, legal, governance, “practical”…
2 automated vehicles providers will be selected with a
tender-bid procedure:
–A common set of technical requirements for
interoperability will be negotiated with all providers
–Providers’ proposals will be evaluated against
–2 sets of 6 vehicles will perform 5 city demonstrations
The CityMobil2 approach for
other aspects
Legal experts will draft a proposal for a new
EC directive to allow automated vehicles on
public roads with help of national transport
ministries (through partner cities)
The wider social effect will be investigated in
an economic study made (possibly) in
cooperation with the car industry
CityMobil2 Workplan
Certification Directive (legal framework proposal)
Socio-economic assessment
Vehicle fleet
City studies & selection
5 Demonstrations
5 showcases
Demo ex-post evaluation