City of Leuven, Province Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
Living Lab Olympus puts the focus on sharing electric vehicles
Olympus examines the possible role of electric vehicles within the field of 'networked mobility', a network designed to promote mobility solutions. Via an open service platform, information about vehicles, charging infrastructure, power consumption, modes of payment, traffic... will be collected and evaluated. The findings by Olympus are meant to lead to the creation of adapted mobility services to contribute to the mobility of the future.
The new mobility is evolving along patterns quite different from those of the past. People will be travelling around more efficiently, in function of time and reasons for their mobility, orchestrating their own movements as they see fit. Centralized information about all current mobility possibilities will be published on the Internet. Mobility solutions will be combined continuously. Private transport, public transit, and the pooling of vehicles will all mesh seamlessly into one smoothly functioning unit.
Olympus examines the possible role of electric vehicles within this networked mobility environment. Via an open service platform, information about various types of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, power consumption, modes of payment, traffic.... will be collected and evaluated.
In addition, new service providers will be offered the opportunity to test out and launch their commercial or social projects on this platform. This unified structure will form the basis for an entirely novel offer of networked mobility services such as multimodal route planning, reservations, and modes of payment.
Mobiel 21, City of Leuven, Uni Ghent
Contact: Elke Franchois