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Subproject 5: Evaluation and transition


This subproject aims at evaluating whether and under what conditions the project has been successful meeting its objectives and to draw the lines of further development of road transport automation. Once technology is available to make road transport advanced; will it be sustainable? This is the main question Citymobil as a project is aiming to answer and the main outcome of this subproject.

The approach is a bottom-up approach: the contribution to sustainability and the road-map for the future developments of these technologies will be derived from the results of field-trial and study evaluations.

CityMobil will demonstrate the potential of advanced transport systems to contribute to sustainable development in real size demonstrations and will also develop scenarios and simulation tools for their assessment. SP5 aims at evaluating whether and under what conditions the project has been successful in meeting its objectives and to draw the lines of further development of road transport automation. Once technology is available to make road transport advanced; will it be sustainable? This is the main question CityMobil as a project is aiming to answer and the main outcome of SP5 as the evaluation sub-project. The approach followed by SP5 is a bottom-up approach: the contribution to sustainability and the road-map for the future developments of these technologies will be derived from the results of field-trial and study evaluations.
Under the umbrella of this broad objective and bottom-up approach four practical objectives of the SP have been defined.

  • To quantify and qualify the benefits of advanced road transport systems.
  • To monitor the progress of the demonstrations and provide feedback.
  • To generalise the evaluation results of trials and studies and transfer them to other cases.
  • To identify how advanced road transport systems can contribute to sustainability.

End users
Users or more in general stakeholders and their satisfaction is always the key point in the success of any project which as an impact on public opinion and therefore on any transport related project.
A general classification of stakeholders is the following:

  • End users, people who use the transport system;
  • Intermediate users, people who relates to the system so that it can fulfil its function (e.g. operators, managers, drivers, maintenance people, );
  • Non users, people who albeit non-using the system are affected by its construction for any reason (e.g. shop owners, area residents, )
  • These stakeholder categories will be taken into account and the impact of any CityMobil demonstration or study on all of them taken into account. Opportune surveys will be organised by the partners that will lead the evaluation locally and centrally coordinated by the SP5 partners.
  • Each study and demonstration will take care of addressing all the relevant stakeholder in any category.

Work Packages
Sub-project 5 consists of 5 work packages:

  • WP 5.1: Definition of the evaluative framework
  • WP 5.2: Demonstration evaluation
  • WP 5.3: Ex-ante evaluation of other case-studies
  • WP 5.4: Evaluation of advanced transport contribution to sustainability