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Servitization and digitalisation are global trends upending many sectors. Transport and mobility are no exception. Decreasing dependence on private vehicles has been high on the political agenda in recent years. The needs and habits of travellers have also evolved, and there are increasing demands for more flexibility in their mobility options. Simultaneously, a growing number of shared mobility services namely car sharing, moto sharing, motorbike sharing, demand-responsive transit, carpooling, etc. are progressively becoming commonplace in cities worldwide, serving...

[caption id="attachment_5540" align="alignright" width="300"] Driver's Dashboard[/caption] CARNET, together with SEAT, the RACC and the start-up Shotl, have cooperated to pilot the first on-demand ride-sharing system in Barcelona. The project, called Barcelona, Smart Shuttle Pilot proposes a new urban transport system that has been tested with  UPC students and staff of the RACC as an alternative form of mobility when there is a lack of public transport, or as an additional, more convenient option under some circumstances. This is a sustainable, efficient, flexible model of urban mobility...

The second of February 2017 saw a new edition of the Catalonian ITS congress on mobility topics. Hosted at the RACC automobile club in Barcelona, the congress was once again attended by highly regarded experts in the field. CARNET was invited by ITS Spain to attend this prestigious event. ITS Spain was founded as a non-profit association in 2002 as a forum of new technologies in transportation. ITS aims to bring together public, private and academic sectors...

The most successful manner to design the future is through co-creation between complementary organisations which combine knowledge and vision to achieve goals. This is the intention of heads of Volkswagen Group Research, SEAT, and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), which have just publicly presented the Cooperative Automotive Research Network (CARNET project) to focus on urban mobility solutions in Barcelona. CARNET is an open collaboration boost initiated by the 3 principle founding members, SEAT, Volkswagen Group Research...