TEAM Final Event
Dr. Ilja Radusch from Fraunhofer FOKUS and Dorothee Bär, Vice Minister at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, at the final TEAM event. Tom Maelsa/ Fraunhofer FOKUS

TEAM final event successfully held in Berlin: “Collaboration for tomorrow’s mobility” realised today

News from Nov. 08, 2016

More than 110 representatives from industry and academia from all over Europe joined the final event of TEAM, the major European research project on collaborative mobility. The final event took place on October 18-19, 2016 at the German test site in Berlin with connected demonstrations from the other test sites in Italy, Greece, Sweden, and Finland.

The TEAM project delivered and presented the building blocks for the development of collaborative mobility, show cased through 11 TEAM applications – all of them functioning throughout Europe and being multi-vendor capable. Furthermore, common to all TEAM apps is the fundamental collaborative thought meaning that they incorporate individual needs while at the same time also addressing the overall needs of the city. 

Project coordinator Dr. Ilja Radusch explains: “Road users are not as egoistic as one might think. First acceptance studies in the project have shown that people like to do something good if they are given concrete suggestions and positive feedback. TEAM thereby creates a greater awareness about how my personal mobility behavior influences the total traffic."

In five countries all over Europe these apps were presented and challenged: users and experts in Berlin, Gothenburg, Tampere, Turin and Trento, and in Athens and Trikala were able to experience the novel collaborative mobility. 

All keynote speakers Irmgard Heiber, European Commission, Dorothee Bär, Vice Minister at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and Stephan Neugebauer, Chairman of European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and Director Global Research Cooperation at BMW AG, emphasized the necessity of cross-sector collaboration for digital innovations in mobility and gave an outlook on mobility programmes and visions for the near future. 

Following the keynotes, explaining collaborative mobility and the required building blocks were at the centre of the two days event: guests used the possibility for live demonstration of TEAM apps on-site and on public roads in Berlin. Furthermore, guests visited dedicated booths for each TEAM app along with other TEAM results such as LDM++ and Cooperative Positioning. From Greece, the demonstration collaborative public transport optimisation (CPTO) was streamed live from the streets of Trikala with travellers summoning a dynamically re-scheduled bus. Test sites results from Italy, Sweden and Finland were presented during the TEAM Final Event conference with videos about the tests that had been executed in the respective areas. 

The TEAM project has established links to many different stakeholder groups as required by the variety and broadness of the technologies needed for the implementation of elastic mobility: automotive and ICT industry, infrastructure suppliers, research institutes and European organisations, bodies and authorities. It is only by the dialogue among them that further development and deployment can succeed. Therefore, interaction was a key factor of the event: A workshop on business perspectives involved all participants in defining scenarios for realisations of TEAM apps. During the second day working groups got into discussing the long-term perspectives of urban mobility in a time horizon up to 2030. 

At the end of the conference where partners discussed the findings and results of TEAM in a panel discussion with representatives from politics, industry and public transportation came to outline the horizons of future mobility: from shared economy up to new service models.