In the beginning of March, I had the honor to speak at a CISMOB Conference in Augile, Portugal. CISMOB is a cooperative information platform for low carbon and sustainable mobility. My contribution during the conference was our ICT testbed and and co-creation arena with it’s four layers and our 60 sustainable and connected city projects. In very strong visuals and very little text.
The topic during this conference was to present examples of intelligent transport systems that have traveled from science to policy and from policy to the real world. We visited a supercool bicycle factory in Aguile, in the middle of Bike Valley Portugal. One interesting person was Sandra Vasconcelos Lameiras at OPT who was talking about “Using technology to enhance public transport service” in “Soft and connected mobility”.
Another fascinating person was Paulo Monteiro Rodrigues, Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry – CONEBI , who drives the other verticals of Maas – health by movement and less cars by bikes.
CISMOB’s main vision is to promote innovative ways to reduce carbon footprints and increase the sustainability of urban areas by improving efficiency in the use of urban transport infrastructure through ICT.
This is all so great, but it doesn’t handle crowded streets filled with cars, the fact that a car on average is used only 5% of the time and the millions of hectars occupied by parked cars, which makes CISMOB a vertical. Still, an important one. But we are all responsible for bringing great results from this project into a holistic Mobility as a Service that solves all the challenges of mobility in society.