Suzanne Hoadley & MORE LION have written a report for the European Investment Bank (EIB) on procuring Intelligent Transport Systems for cities around Europe. The study is now published and can be found here. (read further below)
as described very adequately by Suzanne Hoadley: "The in-depth study of seven ITS procurement cases of public authorities (covering systems for parking, real-time passenger information, traffic signals and vehicle access regulations) provides an honest and insightful assessment of what has worked well, where difficulties have arisen and most importantly what lessons have been learned.
The insights gained from the case studies, coupled with the valuable inputs received from ITS procurement experts, have been turned into ITS procurement principles supported by very practical recommendations.
To give an idea of the study’s contents, key themes emerging from the research include:
- The grounding of ITS procurement in a mobility or city development plan
- The functional specification of a system
- In-house ITS capacity building
- Market engagement and/or consultation
- Use of open specification and standards to achieve modularity and avoid vendor lock-in."
#mobility #EIB #EuropeanInvestmentBank #ITS #IntelligentTransportSystems #mobility #mobiliteit #publication #MoreLion
Pieter Morlion gave a guest lecture for the 3rd year bachelor students & alumni of the traffic engineering / mobility (Verkeerskunde) education of Vives University (hogeschool). The lecture was focused on mobility and data: what kind of data sources do exist? What data do you need for what project? What are the predominant projects on mobility, data & innovation in Flanders? What have we learned from previous projects?
MORE LION (for Fietsberaad Vlaanderen) came up with a concept for bike parking in the larger train stations in Belgium, together with imec + partners NMBS and the cities of Leuven, Ghent and Antwerp. The concept was tested in the station of Antwerpen Berchem and got quite some media attention (see screenshots & links below). The fine communication people on the project also made a nice video of the test:
Fietsberaad Vlaanderen asked us to write an article for their knowledge base on how municipalities can get their roads & cycle paths correctly represented in digital maps & routeplanners like Google Maps, Waze, OpenStreetmap, Here, navigation systems, routeplanners, ..
Because we believe it's a relevant topic for cities all over the world, we translated the Dutch version (that can be found in the Fietsberaad Vlaanderen Kennisbank) into English.
The article can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-get-updates-your-roads-cycle-paths-google-maps-waze-morlion
#mobility #innovation #navigation #maps #municipalities #googlemaps #waze #openstreetmap
(Dutch) Pieter Morlion gaf een keynote presentatie op een workshop van Fietsberaad over zijn visie op de toekomst van de fiets & data in 2040. Fietsberaad is het kenniscentrum voor fietsbeleid in Vlaanderen met een zeer breed netwerk onder steden en gemeenten, studiebureaus, fietsorganisaties. Getuige zijn de 110 aanvragen om deel uit te maken van de online workshop begeleid door ReinventingTheWheel, waar slechts een dertigtal fietsexperts aan deel kon nemen.
De slides vind je hier.
#Fietsberaad #keynote #presentatie #fiets #data #fietsen #fietsbeleid #toekomst #mobiliteit #spreker
Pieter Morlion was interviewed by David Geens for Doorbraak Radio on the Electricity-as-a-service concept. The podcast (in Dutch) can be found here.
#podcast #morelion #electricity-as-a-service
As of January 2021, Pieter Morlion will be an evaluator for VLAIO: the Flemish agency for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Pieter will give independent advice on subsidy applications filed by companies that are seeking for innovation funding from the Flemish government in the field of mobility. Companies can request such funding here.
#innovation #evaluation #jury #VLAIO #MORE #LION #application #mobility
Pieter Morlion launches the concept of Electricity-as-a-Service in Knack / Datanews. He proposes one subscription for energy allowing EU citizens to produce energy wherever and whenever they want. This would allow:
- to charge an electric car no matter where you are and (virtually) use the energy of your solar panels
- login to the elektricity meter in your Airbnb and user your own energy / subscription
- track the energy that is being used for service or consumer goods you buy (aluminium windows, sneakers, an MRI scan)
- decentrally exchange energy with other citizens
- share your energy consumption with the world and link an 'energy score' to subsidies, home insulation and transport for example
article on the Knack / Datanews website.
#electricity #electricityasaservice #energy #subscription #electric #vehicle #car #single #market http://www.elektricityasaservice.com/
MORE LION is working for Fietsberaad Vlaanderen (a non-for-profit advising cities in Flanders on cycling policies & cycling measures) on how to improve bicycle parking at large transport hubs: more efficient, more comfortable, safer. Earlier we founded the Velopark platform together. We have developed a concept together with IMEC, that will be tested soon. This article gives an overview of the current state of affairs (in Dutch)
#Velopark #Fietsbeleid #bicycle #parking #bike #innovation #RFID #Fietsberaad #NMBS #Vlaandern #Belgium
MORE LION was asked to contribute to a vision for 'Statens Vegvesen' and how they can prepare for the future and automotive data sharing in the future. The study was conducted by KPMG Norway. The study can be found here.
#automotive #data #sharing #datasharing #vision #strategy #future #Norway #KPMG