BroadBit is a research oriented company. Its past projects have been in the field of vehicular communications. BroadBit has successfully contributed to several FP7 research projects (GeoNet, TeleFot), and has been responsible for developing and maintaining the internal communication tools, project webpage, repository, and wiki for the GeoNet project. BroadBit’s contributing experts have been responsible for leading work-packages in major co-operative systems related research projects; examples include leading the ‘Use cases and requirements’ work package in CVIS and the ‘Specifications’ work package in GeoNet. BroadBit is an ETSI member, and an active contributor to the work of ETSI’s ITS committee.
BroadBit’s role in the project:
• Coordinate the project, manage IT facilities for internal information exchange, and
coordinate dissemination activities.
• Develop iPhone/iPad based implementation of the integrated FEV commuting assistant application
ETRA Investigación y Desarrollo, S.A. (ETRA I+D) is the hi-tech unit within ETRA Group, one of the leading industrial groups in Spain. Its mission is putting in the market the most advanced realtime control based solutions and services, either directly or through the 10 companies of the Group.The main market areas of ETRA Group are Spain, South-Central America, South East Asia and the EU. The activity of the company – with a turnover of 235 M€ and a staff of 2000 – started in the 70’s and it is a market leader in the fields of technology, mobility and public services. ETRA’s activities include intelligent transportation systems, access control systems – including electronic-ID,biometrics, multiplication smartcards, etc., energy management systems, public lighting control, interoperability of complex heterogeneous systems and in general any system or application area where it is crucial the safety or quality of life of individuals or the efficiency of organizations. Realtime control and information systems for traffic and transport account for 42% of the company turnover whilst 27% corresponds to the development and marketing of control systems for energy management. ETRA I+D brings into the project its expertise in research and development of new technologies and applications as well as a long success record in managing large scale complex EU RTD projects for DG Research, DG TREN and DG INFSO –e.g. The success record of the company includes more than 50 projects –half of them led by ETRA- in FP3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
ETRA’s role in the project:
· ETRA will be present in all the work packages of the project
· ETRA I+D will lead WP4 and WP5
· ETRA will be the conductor and manager of the Spanish FOT in Barcelona
Fundació Privada Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnològic (Barcelo
na Digital Technology Centre BDIGITAL) is a private, non-profit organization for applied research and technologicaldevelopment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) applied in the mobility, energy, health and security fields. The organization was created in 2002 as a private foundation with the purpose of implementing and creating innovative digital technology-based businesses, companies organization and projects, and fostering the information and knowledge society in the region of Catalonia. In January 2008 Barcelona Digital became ICT Technology Centre within the Catalan Government’s Technology Centers registry. Concerning the Mobility and Energy group, BDIGITAL’s main activity lines are: smart urban environments, intelligent transportation systems, energy efficient environments and accessible interaction technologies. BDIGITAL’s staff consists of over 70 professionals (doctors, engineers, technicians, project managers), with multidisciplinary and complementary backgrounds in different ICT fields. BDIGITAL also cooperates with other research centers and laboratories within the reach University community of the Barcelona region.Highlighted Experience: BDIGITAL leads or participates in several research projects at the moment with private and public (national and regional) funding origin under execution. Of those, the Mobility group contributes to two FP7 projects, Digital.Me on Intelligent Information Management under execution and APSIS4All on assistive ICT (GA no 247447). Further, this group is also undertaking several nationally funded research projects in the field of mobility and transport, of note are INREDIS and Park Online.
BD’s role in the project:
· BD will lead WP5 and WP7, coordinating the implementation and refinement of the cooperative FEV application
· BD will be the main contributor on the design and implementation of the front and
backend components of the mobile application for multi-modal transport and navigation
· BD will contribute on the trials execution and evaluation.
The Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a non-profit Academic Research Body established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education in order
to carry research and development activities in the fields of all diverse aspects of telecommunications, computer systems and techniques and their application in a variety of areas such as transceivers, radar and generally electromagnetic sensors, satellite and wireless communications, electromagnetic phenomena modeling, neural networks, systems, software and hardware engineering, Telematics and multimedia applications, Transport applications, Control systems, Robotics, Biomedical engineering, Electric power Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Generation and management systems.
The personnel of ICCS consist of a number of Research scientists and more than 500 Associate scientists (including PhD students). ICCS is associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (SECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is being supervised by the Hellenic Ministry of Education.The ICCS group involved in Mobility2.0 is the I-SENSE group which focuses among others on smart automation systems, on intelligent vehicles including sensors and information fusion, control algorithms, human machine interaction and communication technologies as well as on vehicle to grid connectivity and charging optimization strategies. I-SENSE group is coordinating and participating in several ITS related projects of the 7th FWP like MEMSCON, PowerUp, interactIVe, MiniFaros, Have-IT and of the 6th FWP like AIDE, PReVENT, SAFESPOT, etc.
ICCS’ role in the project:
- Technical and Quality Manager of the project
- Leader of WP4 – Implementation of co-operative FEV networking
- Development of the route optimisation algorithm for the Cooperative FEV application
- Development of the V2N interface
- Support work on standarisation and dissemination activities
Reggio Emilia Municipality, with a population of about 165.000 inhabitants, still increasing, is situated in the Emilia Romagna region, in the North-Centre of Italy. Reggio
The municipality has established a Sustainability Office, with experience in: Local Agenda 21 and participated planning projects, education to sustainable development, environmental accountability and environmental indicators, participative and green balance. Reggio Emilia has implemented projects financed by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, in particular: “Bike Sharing” (bicycles rental in strategic sites of the city, available during the whole day); “Management System of School Buses and Transport of people with handicaps through a Satellite System” and “Renewed bus fleet with low environmental impact means” (substituting 40 urban buses with LPG ones). Lead Partner of the INTERREG IVC project MMOVE (Mobility Management Over Europe: Changing Mobility Patterns), aimed at improving the effectiveness of sustainable mobility policies implemented by local authorities in small and medium sized cities in Europe. www.mmove.eu. Partner of the Urbact project “Creative cluster in low density urban areas” http://urbact.eu/?id=94, RELS, Innovative chain for energy recovery from waste in natural parks (Life+ programme), and lead partner of LAKS “Local accountability for Kyoto goals” www.comune.re.it/laks (Life+ programme). From 2000 it participates to “European Mobility Week Award”. Since 2002 the municipality of Reggio Emilia – among the first ones in Italy – has promoted an “Electric Vehicles” initiative and an electromobility policy. The initiative consists of a hire of the electric vehicle without driver, like a service that guarantees the efficiency of the vehicle, and allows overcoming preconceptions linked to the electrical vehicle’s actual functioning (high purchasing costs – after sales service). The initial involvement of public owned company and municipality fleet has allowed the start-up of the project. Target population consists of public bodies, companies and all citizens.
MRE’s role in the project:
The Municipality will participate in the Requirements collection, user scenarios, and test site planning, as well as in the System validation of field trial results. It will also play an active role in Dissemination and exploitation of project results.
ARMINES is a non-profit organization, enabling public higher educational and research establishments to entrust their contractual research activities to private organizations. ARMINES has a contract-based relationship with its partner schools, which include the network of engineering schools overseen by the Department of Industry (Mines Paris Tech, Saint-Étienne, Douai, Alès, Nantes and Albi-Carmaux). ARMINES is involved with the laboratories of the École Polytechnique, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, École Navale and École des Ponts et Chaussées. Armines has a salaried workforce of approximately 500, of which engineers comprise about 50% with technicians and administrators about 25% each. With over 60 laboratories distributed over 14 sites throughout France, Armines provides a convenient frame for contractual relations between industry and academic laboratories.
ARMINES will be represented in Mobility2.0 project by the Robotics Laboratory (CAOR) of Mines ParisTech. The latter is one of the most prestigious and selective « Grandes Ecoles » in the French system of Education, which has formed lots of current CEOs of large companies such as Renault, Airbus, PSA, Lafarge, Sagem, Thalès , Alstom, Rhodia, Saint-Gobain, Total . Mines ParisTech is also number one of the French Universities and Grandes Ecoles for its research activitiy collaboration with industry. The Robotics Lab has been conducting many research projects in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems, particularly in driving assistance, since 1990 The laboratory has been 3 times winner of the national ANVAR innovation competition, and about 10 start-up were founded by researchers or students from Robotics Lab.These entities (INRIA and Armines) have
signed a collaboration agreement establishing the Joint Research Unit LaRA (La Route Automatisée, http://imara.inria.fr/lara). Hence these groups can be seen as one single. They will work jointly under the same budget distributed by ARMINES using the special clause 10 of FP7 Grant Agreement. INRIA (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control) is a French public-sector scientific and technological institute operating under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry. INRIA has 2,100 persons including 1,600 scientists. Research at INRIA brings together experts from the fields of computer science and applied mathematics.Contribution to standards is done through the Institute’s co-ordination of the World Wide Web Consortium, and through participation to IETF, ETSI, IEEE, and other standardisation bodies.
ARMINES’ role in the project:
· Bring its expertise in use of maps for traffic-related applications; in particular, define a
simplified map format and map-to-graph conversion, suitable for the FEV applications,
that is robust to map evolutions.
· Contribution to the communication architecture and adaptation of Cables middleware
(including functionalities linked to interfaces with maps in smartphones/server).
· Support field test executions and analyze results.
The IMARAdepartment (Informatique, Mathématique et Automatique pour la Route Automatisée), directed by Dr Michel Parent, has been involved over the last 15 years in the application of Information Technologies in the field of
intelligent road transport and in particular in driving assistance and automation. IMARA has participated in numerous European research programmes in this field such as REACT, COM2REACT, CVIS, HAVE-IT and PICAV. IMARA was the coordinator of the Cybercars-2 and GeoNet projects among others. IMARA is also involved in research and standardisation activities (IETF, ISO, ETSI) around IPv6 mobility (NEMO, etc.) and has contributed in this role to the CVIS, ANEMONE and GeoNet projects.The University of Twente (UT) is an entrepreneurial research university, located in the east of the Netherlands. The UT employs 3000 people and offers a wide variety of courses to approximately 8000 students. Focus points include Telematics; research in this area is organized within the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT). Within the chair Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS), which is a part of the CTIT institute, researchers have many years of experience in the areas of fixed, mobile & wireless (inter)networking, end-to-end QoS signaling and provisioning, mobility and routing in logical access (overlay) networks, network and service management, and performance and dependability evaluation. DACS hosts E-Quality, a national expertise centre for research on networking and quality of service (in which the three technical universities in the Netherlands, TNO-ICT, and CWI participate. Its expertise can be applied within the activities of this project.
UT’s role in the project:
· The UT will be investigating and providing solutions by specifying (1) communication
between FEV and nomadic devices (2) use of plugged-in FEV’s as RSU, and (2) FEV
re-charging spot notification.
· UT will contribute to the implementation of software for (1) the use of FEV as RSU, and
(2) broadcasting techniques for re-charging spot notification
· UT will lead WP3 and the tasks: Task 3.3, Task 3.5 and Task 4.3.
Privé S.r.l., funded in late 2009, is a company specialized in research, design and development activities in the field of sustainable electric mobility. Its main activity consists in the production and distribution of EV retrofit kits to
transform internal combustion engine vehicles in full electric vehicles. Privé’s staff consists of four Mechanical Engineers and a Mathematician; their knowledge came from many years of study and working in experience in automotive and motorsport sectors. The company usually cooperates with the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Perugia, other research institutions and Small/Medium Enterprises.Relevant projects and experiences: Privé has developed EV retrofit kits for different types of vehicles. In late 2009 the company has started research and development activities for the conversion of an internal combustion engine car into a fully electric vehicle car and in 2010 the prototype of a converted electric Smart Roadster has been completed. Privé has also developed an EV retrofit kit for earth-moving and agricultural machinery; in particular, on behalf of SCAI Hitachi, the company has realized the conversion of a diesel-powered excavator in a fully electric excavator.Furthermore, Privé has successfully participated in some national and regional co-funded projects in the fields of innovation and sustainable mobility and has received awards and acknowledgements both at national and international level.
Privé’s role in the project: · In-vehicle integration of the interfaces for the battery control unit
· Provide fully electric vehicles for the end-to-end validation activities in Reggio Emilia
· Realize and provide re-charging spots for the integrated testing activities in Reggio
· Contribute to dissemination activities, and make plans for follow-up introduction of the
results in future FEV models
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global
resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.
NEC’s role in the project:
- Design and specification of the Mobility 2.0 system, in particular architecture and interfaces (vehicle-to-nomadic device, vehicle-to-grid).
- Contribute to the implementation of cooperative FEV networking; enhancements of NEC’s prototype platform for vehicular communication
- Specification and development of monitoring and planning tools for FEV charging with energy demand prediction for the smart grid