The vast experience and knowledge of ERTICO come through when developing and deploying Partnership Projects that contribute to the innovative and sustainable transformation of transport, mobility and logistics. With more than twenty projects and platforms, ERTICO’s list of activities keeps growing. In the forthcoming pipeline, the ERTICO Partnership will be running (as project coordinators and partners) six new EU-funded projects, in the four focus areas of smart mobility: Cooperative, Connected, and Automated Mobility (CCAM), Clean & Eco-Mobility, Urban Mobility and Transport & Logistics.

FAME – Framework for coordination of Automated Mobility in Europe 

Funded by the Horizon Europe Programme, FAME’s core activity entails the development of the European Framework for testing on public roads. The project will develop and validate common methodologies and tools to facilitate sharing best practices and lessons learned in CCAM. It will also support the collaboration within the community of CCAM stakeholders across the complex cross-sectorial value chain needed for the organisation and evaluation of large-scale demonstration and future scale-up to the impacts of complete CCAM solutions.

  • Duration: 36 months
  • Starting date: 1 July 2022
  • End date: 30 June 2025
  • Number of partners: 23


SINFONICA – Social INnovation to FOster iNclusIve cooperative, Connected and Automated mobility

The SINFONICA project will address inclusivity, accessibility and equity aspects of Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) solutions. The needs and concerns of vulnerable user groups, including the elderly and people with disabilities, are at the project’s core to develop innovative and efficient methodologies to boost the deployment of CCAM solutions. To set the project’s tools and recommendations, different activities, including needs assessment and co-creation of solutions, will be carried out within four specific Groups of Interest from different stakeholder categories, covering different types of cities and regions: Trikala (Greece), Noord-Brabant Provincie (the Netherlands), West Midlands (United Kingdom), and Hamburg (Germany). The project results will lead to the creation of the SINFONICA Knowledge Map Explorer, a user-friendly navigation system that will provide recommendations and guidelines on CCAM to different target groups, including public administrations, road users, and service providers.

  • Duration: 36 months
  • Starting date: 1 September 2022
  • End date: 31 August 2025
  • Number of partners: 12


PoDIUM – Physical and Digital Infrastructure (PDI) connectivity and cooperation enablers building trust and sustainability for CCAM

PoDIUM aims to identify and assess the connectivity and cooperation enablers and needs to reach higher levels of automation. This will be achieved through the demonstration in real-life conditions of defined CCAM use cases in 3 Living Labs in Germany, Italy, and Spain, in urban, highway, and cross-border environments. Using a multi-connectivity approach and an interoperable and hybrid data management environment will contribute to accelerating important technologies in Physical and Digital Infrastructure (PDI) and creating new business ventures. The project will result in the PoDIUM reference architecture, a flexible model that can be applied in various road environments and infrastructure equipment.

  • Duration: 36 months
  • Starting date: 1 October 2022
  • End date: 31 September 2025
  • Number of partners: 26


PLOTO – Deployment and Assessment of Predictive modelling, environmentally sustainable and emerging digital technologies and tools for improving the resilience of Inland Water Ways (IWW) against Climate change and other extremes.

PLOTO aims to increase the resilience of the Inland Water Ways (IWW) infrastructure and connected land infrastructures by ensuring reliable network availability under unfavourable conditions, including extreme weather and accidents, amongst other hazards. The main goal is to combine downscaled climate change scenarios (applied to IWW infrastructures) with simulation tools and actual data to provide an integrated tool to relevant authorities and their operators, but also to support more effective management of infrastructures at strategic and operational levels.

The PLOTO integrated platform and its tools will be validated in three case studies in Belgium, Romania and Hungary.

  • Duration: 42 months
  • Starting date: 1 September 2022
  • End date: 28 February 2026
  • Number of partners: 20


NextETRUCK – NEXT generation Electric TRUCKs

The transport sector is the most fossil-fuel dependent, accounting for 37% of CO2 emissions. Freight transport faces a significant challenge in terms of decarbonisation. Funded by Horizon Europe, NextETRUCK seeks to reach efficient and affordable Zero Emission logistics, contributing to the sector’s sustainability. Innovation and digitalisation will be applied holistically, from vehicles to infrastructure, boosting this transformation and working on zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) fleet deployment for sustainable medium freight haulage (MFH). The project strives to become a flagship in enhancing the energy efficiency of electric vehicles above current market standards, improving the speed of charging and developing a competitive business model. For evaluation and to prove the effectiveness of the results, three real cases will be implemented.

  • Duration: 42 months
  • Starting date: 1 July 2022
  • End date: 31 December 2025
  • Number of partners: 17