AUTOlab Wins Major EU Grant
AUTOlab and a consortium of thirty organizations across nine countries developed the Seamless Shared Urban Mobility (SUM) project to pilot innovative shared modes of travel that integrate with traditional public transit. The European Commission awarded the consortium 10 million euros through Horizon Europe grant CL5-2022-D6-02-04 , which supports “accelerating the deployment of new and shared mobility services for the next decade”. The SUM project centers around “living labs”, cities with municipal governments interested in piloting novel transportation solutions. AUTOlab will focus on Jerusalem while our partners will focus on Athens (Greece), Coimbra (Portugal), Fredrikstad (Norway), Geneva (Switzerland), Krakow (Poland), Larnaca (Cyprus), Munich (German), and Rotterdam (Netherlands). The consortium intends to grow, supporting 15 European cities by 2026 and 30 cities by 2030. Ultimately, the project’s goal is to find more affordable, convenient, green, safe, and resilient travel options for end users that are financially viable for municipalities and further the competitiveness of Europe’s private sector.