Reducing carbon emissions through sustainable urban mobility solutions based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) - this is the major objective of the STREETLIFE project.
To reach this ambitious goal, STREETLIFE develops multimodal mobility information systems for urban areas. Personalised information on their smartphone will motivate citizens to select sustainable transport means for their travel. Traffic management centres and city administrations will benefit from sophisticated STREETLIFE solutions for monitoring and control of urban traffic. The combination of these measures will reduce traffic and related emissions in cities.
The effectiveness of the STREETLIFE solutions will be proven through an in-depth evaluation on three city pilots, in Berlin (Germany), Tampere (Finland), and Rovereto (Italy). The selected cities are quite different in size and number of citizens as well as in the specific characteristics of their transport system. The impact assessment on traffic situation, end-user behaviour, reduction of carbon emissions and further environ- mental parameters from these diverse contexts will provide widely transferable results.
The campus of Saarland University serves as an additional test field in the context of collaboration with the software campus project EFFEKT.
11 partners from 3 European countries, representing ICT and transport research, industry and cities, will work together closely in the 3 year project. The European Commission supports STREETLIFE with € 4,3M from the 7th EU Framework Programme.
Learn more about STREETLIFE by visiting the project website: http://www.streetlife-project.eu/