On Friday 18 September, the first pan-European workshop of the SHOW project took place virtually. SHOW (SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption) is the largest project piloting AVs in urban environments, with a €36 million budget and over 20 cities hosting demonstrations. Launched in January 2020, SHOW represents a milestone for ERTICO, as it shifts the focus from automated vehicles to transport operators and users’ experience, taking a step forward towards multimodality.
SHOW focuses on automated urban transport and the impact assessment of mass-automated services in terms of safety, citizen acceptance, traffic efficiency, energy efficiency and cost efficiency for urban environments, with real-life demonstrations taking place in 20 cities across Europe.
Together with a further 68 European partners, ERTICO will strengthen, through the SHOW project’s goal and workplan, its engagement with European cities to address their mobility needs and challenges, but also the international cooperation in the AV area, with relevant twinning initiatives in the US, Singapore, Australia, China, South Korea and Taiwan.
The workshop “How to make CCAM in cities a reality?” offered the opportunity to discuss and investigate the trends, priorities, needs and initiatives towards shared, connected and electrified automation in urban transport in relation to the project.
More than 90 participants joined the event, while keynote speeches were presented by Mr. Patrick Mercier-Handisyde (DG RTD, EC), Bill Halkias (IRF), Maria Alonso-Raposo (JRC), and Tom Vöge (ICC) who moderated the discussion.
The workshop included two interactive sessions: the first one was focused on the prioritisation and optimisation of SHOW Use Cases, where participants had the opportunity to provide their feedback through a voting application.
The second session addressed the relevant Business & Operating Models, fostering a multi-stakeholders feedback process on delivered attributes and connected implications for the mobility solutions of today and of the future.
To access all the workshop’s presentations, click here.