The 17 Smart City projects are funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 programme and help implement a wide variety of smart mobility solutions in more than 100 cities, in addition to working on other urban energy areas. “Cities are at the frontline of the energy transition and the push towards more sustainable urban mobility is strongly supported by the European Commission. With this campaign as part of the Mobility Week, the projects are sharing their smart solutions for cities, private industry and citizens to be inspired by,” says Jens Bartholmes, Policy Officer in the European Commission and its focal point for the large Smart City projects.
During the European Mobility Week the smart cities projects will also share cards featuring the innovative solutions that they are implementing to ensure the transition to a more sustainable future for urban transport, to reduce car-use and transport emissions. Solutions include the creation of public electric transport infrastructures, development of vehicle to grid technologies, public smart lamp post to charge electric vehicles, smart traffic prediction systems, solar-powered e-ink displays in multimodal hubs and much more.
So, what are you waiting for? Share your #WeMoveSmart pictures, videos and stories on your social media channels.
From the +CityxChange project, we are supporting this campaign. +CityxChange brings the two aspiring Lighthouse Cities Trondheim (NO) and Limerick (IE) together with their distinguished Follower Cities Alba Iulia (RO), Pisek (CZ), Võru (EST), Smolyan (BG) and Sestao (ES), to underline their ambition to achieve sustainable urban ecosystems that have zero emissions and establish a 100% renewable energy city-region by 2050.
The Horizon 2020 European Lighthouse projects which launched #WeMoveSmart are:
- Sharing Cities
- Smarter Together
In addition, they were supported by the European projects ASTRABAT and DRIVEMODE, developing a new Lithium Battery for electric vehicles and integrated modular distributed drivetrain for electric and hybrid vehicles, respectively. These projects received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme. Their goal is to design and implement a number of smart urban solutions to make cities more sustainable and inclusive.