The European Interreg North Sea Region project SUV, of which Clean Tech Delta is project partner, has been kicked off on November 12th, 2019. SUV is the first multi-stakeholder EU project to integrate Autonomous Vehicles with city planning. Four European transport regions (Almere (NL), Hannover (GE), Varberg (SE), Inverness (UK)) will develop a pilot project where the implementation of AV will be integrated with urban planning processes. Four universities (Halmstad University (SE), Oslo School of Architecture (NW), University of Ghent (BE), Robert Gordon University (UK)) supported by external experts, will support the transport regions with the relevant knowledge to develop the pilots (e.g. technical, socio-economic, financial). Jointly, pilot projects will be designed and executed, where local stakeholders (e.g. regulators, infrastructure developers, AV-users) will be involved in the process. Solution providers will be selected for applicable challenges.
The best practices of these pilots will be documented and shared through relevant platforms such as the POLIS network of cities, so that urban planners worldwide can use the insights gained through this project. As project partner, Clean Tech Delta, can involve regional AV projects in the SUV project. Pilots with similar characteristics as one of the four main pilot projects for example, can be involved to create shared progress and enhance each others development. Furthermore, local AV projects can make use of SUV, by tapping into the SUV expert pool to access the necessary expert knowledge that the current state of your AV project needs.
Please reach out to us if you are involved in the development of a project related to AV in the context of urban planning.