AustriaTech is active in projects across borders in the European Union with all infrastructure operators and modes of transport. Its employees are experienced in all roles of projects including project coordination. AustriaTech is the contact point for the Austrian Urban Mobility Labs and contributes to the methodological approach. Furthermore, it is the national contact point for automated mobility having detailed knowledge on the topic. AustriaTech works in partnership with infrastructure operators, mobility service providers, relevant businesses, transport industry stakeholders, research facilities and authorities as strategic consultant as well as policy developer. One of its focus lies on the transfer of research into practice collaborating with e.g. the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns.
Factum has worked on one hand in projects related to the mobility needs and requirements in general and especially for people with special needs and on the other hand on projects related to automated services (automated public buses and automated private cars). Therefore, the work of Factum in this project will profit from the experiences gathered from these previous carried out projects. Furthermore, the methods used in these projects are similar to the methods proposed in CATAPULT namely, literature research, qualitative interview techniques and the analysis of these data.
RISE has significant experience from applied AI, IoT and autonomous mobility solutions. RISE is currently involved in several projects related to autonomous vehicles and involving various user groups that have been underrepresented in the development of autonomous solutions so far. In the project “Strengthened opportunity to live easily and safely at home”, the aim is to assist elderly persons without illnesses to stay longer in their own home using Internet of Things and new technologies. An additional project is “VIPS” where the goal is to assist visually impaired citizens to take the bus using new technology including augmented reality, in this case augmented reality by vibration. We can address these research questions in the project as an international team and jointly develop solutions from which European societies can benefit.
SADL, KULeuven has collaborated with TopNoordrand in the past, collaboratively developing field observation methods to complement the information from official statistics on economic activities. This also included interviews and workshops with different stakeholders to understand the needs and priorities from different points of view. TopNoordrand developed a board game to help formulate policy recommendations for urban residential and economic development. Researchers from KULeuven also participate in citizen platforms and meetings organised by regional and local authorities on mobility related developments in the public transport corridors.