Ongoing projects

List of our ongoing projects

Our team is currently working on exciting mobility projects such as RemiHub or Sharelivery. Below you will find a brief summary of every project. Is there a specific project that has caught your interest? Feel free to contact us by email or phone!
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Urban Mobility laboratory aspern.mobil LAB

Urban expansion areas face similar challenges in Europe. Using Aspern "Die Seestadt" as an example, the project aspern.mobil LAB will work on these challenges. To this end, residents are offered numerous opportunities to work on innovative mobility solutions on an equal footing and in this way to rethink their own routines. At the same time, however, the district is a suitable place for industry and service providers to apply different mobility solutions.

Duration 04/2017-03/2021

funded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) as part of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft" (call for proposals 2016)

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photograph of children doing chalk street art at an aspern.mobil.LAB event

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Autonomous Transport: Developments in Urban Europe

AVENUE 21 explores the question of how cities and urban societies could develop through autonomous driving - and vice versa. This approach offers the decisive advantage of finding concrete local framework conditions as a basis. Research can start from relatively stable social parameters and look at settlement structures that will continue to represent the given structural framework for a long time to come. In addition, international pioneer regions in which autonomous driving is already intensively promoted will be considered over the entire duration of the project.

Duration 12/2018-12/2020

funded by the Daimler & Benz Foundation

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DrückMichi: The flexible solution for parking space management to promote equality of road users

The DrückMichi research project aims to strengthen the role of bicycles as a sustainable means of transport by improving the general conditions for bicycle parking in road space. To this end, DrückMichi uses innovative approaches to develop a new swivelling bike-bar system whose features aim to offer non-motorized road users an equal opportunity to park their vehicles in parking spaces - without permanently excluding passenger cars. This infrastructure addition is intended to investigate whether a coexistence of these modes of transport can be promoted or is desired.

Duration 10/2019-10/2021

funded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) as part of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft"

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[Translate to English:] Fahrrad an DrückMichi Halterung

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Innovative measures for smoothing peak demand and efficient capacity use

Traffic demand peaks are associated with high costs in the road and public transport sector, because infrastructure and vehicle resources are designed for them. From the perspective of the transport systems users, it also leads to a loss of comfort or longer travel times that are difficult to calculate. Measures to influence the demand for transport in terms of time represent an alternative to adapting the supply of mobility services to demand.

In the future, new mobility service providers (e.g. sharing) will also be affected by capacity bottlenecks. On the other hand, Mobility as a Service and the associated digital networking between mobility services and transport demand offer new possibilities for influencing temporal or modal behavioural decisions in order to avoid congestion.

The aim of the IMaG:NE project is to collect and evaluate existing and future measures for smoothing traffic demand peaks in order to derive recommendations for policy-makers, mobility service providers and infrastructure operators.
So far, there is no comprehensive cross-sectoral and intermodal evaluation of measures to smooth peak demand. 
The inclusion of measures in the context of Mobility as a Service and the consideration of future requirements determined by means of scenario techniques underline the innovativeness of the project.

Duration 02/2021 – 01/2022

Funded by the Austrian Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) as part of the FFG programme "Mobility of the future"

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Smart Cities relieve the climate by using cargo bikes

Within the framework of a Smart Cities Demo Call project, we can trigger the transport bike boom in one city each in Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Burgenland! For this purpose, we offer transport bikes in each city in cooperation with the municipality for private individuals and companies to test. In constant exchange with the users, we try to develop a sustainable concept for the use of transport bikes, which can be maintained in the region and become a model for many other Smart Cities in Austria.

Duration 02/2019-02/2022

funded by the Austrian Climate und Energy Fund und carried out by the project partners Energy Changes Projektentwicklung, Die Radvokaten, TU Wien, Factum und Quadratic.

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photograph of delivery bicycles and bicycles used in the countryside

© Peter Provaznik

Cooperative mobility stations in local neighbourhoods (Grätzl)

The cooperative research project Mo.Hub aims at developing mobility stations in co-creation with citizens, mobility service providers as well as politics and administration in order to contribute to sustainable urban mobility and participatory design of climate-friendly public spaces.

The starting point lies in freeing public space by reducing the degree of motorisation as a result of the concentration of different (new) mobility services at mobility hubs. The aim is to promote intermodal, seamless, sustainable mobility, accessibility of the Grätzl and diverse use of public space.

In the Mo.Hub project, approximately three experimental spaces for mobility hubs are set up in Vienna according to local requirements to enable the flexible testing and combination of different mobility offers as well as their embedding in public spaces. The co-creative approach ensures the involvement of residents and potential users to implement demand-oriented offers and to promote their acceptance and awareness of sustainable mobility through participation.

Duration 02/2021-05/2023

Funded within the framework of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft" by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK).

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Urban Mobility Laboratory Graz City Region

The MOBILITY LAB is an urban mobility laboratory that aims to create novel experimental environments in which innovative mobility and transport solutions can be explored, tested and implemented by science and business together with citizens, policy makers, administrations and other stakeholders. Through these creative mobility solutions, the quality of life in the urban region of Graz is to be improved.

Duration 04/2017-04/2021

funded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) as part of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft".

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Development of a reactive booking and tariff system for free-floating Mobility Sharing Services

Sharing models are one of the central mobility trends of the 21st century. Particularly innovative mobility sharing concepts can noticeably reduce inner-city traffic and the associated climate and environmental pollution. Free-floating systems (vehicles without fixed stations) offer good starting points, especially in connection with electric mobility. The aim of the project is therefore to improve the utilisation of free-floating mobility sharing services and to optimise the usability of the booking systems - tested with the help of the start-up goUrban. For this purpose, a concept for an innovative reactive booking and tariff system will be developed in a multi-stage, user-centred process based on tests in laboratory setting and real experiments. In connection with this, target group-specific incentives based on the "Nudge Approach" will also be developed.

Duration 04/2018-11/2020

funded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) as part of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft" (9th call)

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photograph of a plan REBUTAS project

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Usability of public transport operating areas for sustainable city logistic

The overarching project objectives in the RemiHub project include (1) the development of new inner-city logistics areas, (2) the shortening of the last mile in the logistics chain and (3) the use of the resulting improved framework conditions for the realistic operation of a multimodal logistics chain. In order to achieve this, a temporary co-use of suitable or unused public transport areas in the context of sustainable city logistics will be investigated. This change in the last mile is associated with the expectation that the use of non-motorised transport modes and autonomous and/or electrified vehicles in inner-city last mile logistics will be realised in a sustainable manner and even that a redistribution with (rail-bound) means of public transport will be possible.

Duration 09/2018-08/2021

funded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) as part of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft" (10th call)

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Heavy Pedals employee with cargo bike cycling away from a logistics hall of Wiener Linien

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Combining sharing and delivery services

The Sharelivery project aims to combine various services in the area of shared mobility and logistics (crowd delivery, multimodal transport distribution and carpooling) into a single system. This enables more efficient use of passenger and freight transport capacities, optimized use of resources and reduced emissions. Finally, based on a jointly developed business model by the project partners, the chances of success are estimated, realization perspectives are developed and a schedule for further steps (necessary research and development activities, possible test areas) for the implementation is defined.

Duration 01/2020-01/2021

funded by the Austrian Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) as part of the FFG programme "Beyond Europe – Call 3"

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SmartHubs – smart mobility hubs as game changer in transport

The SmartHubs project examines mobility hubs, dedicated on-street locations where citizens can choose from different shared and sustainable mobility options. The main objective is ​to assess if a co-designed, user-centric development can enable mobility hubs to act as a game changer towards sustainable urban mobility and accessibility​. SmartHubs will examine, develop and apply research methods and tools in four SmartHubs Living Labs in Belgium (Brussels), the Netherlands (Rotterdam-the Hague), Germany (Munich) and Austria (Vienna and Aspern Seestadt).

SmartHubs will develop and apply novel participatory and impact assessment tools like

  • an open accessibility tool involving inputs from individual citizens to examine the local accessibility impacts of mobility hubs,
  • an accessibility network analysis and resilience tool to examine the impacts of mobility hubs on transport network resilience,
  • a multi-actor multi-criteria analysis method to involve individual citizens and
  • tangible augmented reality technologies and gamification and user experience (UX) approaches to facilitate co-creation processes of mobility hub design.

Finally, SmartHubs will conduct rigorous research on a broad range of mobility, accessibility, vulnerability, resilience and societal impacts of mobility hubs (including environmental, equity, gender, and transport poverty impacts) which go beyond the current state of the art.

Duration 05/2021 - 04/2024

funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology as part of the FFG programme "Energie der Zukunft" (programme series: Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe, Joint Call 2018/19)

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Photograph of underground station Aspern Nord

© Lukas Philippovich, aspern.mobil LAB

Tactical Mobilism - Interventions for a Sustainable Mobility Culture

The Project Tactical Mobilism aims to establish time-limited, simple and cost-effective interventions for the transformation of mobility spaces. The participatory development of interventions in public spaces opens up new perspectives, leads to a rethinking of the actors and can trigger a long-term change in mobility culture. The city of Villach is the ideal pilot city and multiplier. Central innovation is the gradual, adaptive and flexible testing of interventions, participation through community organizing in the real laboratory and the transfer from the pilot city of Villach to other medium-sized cities.

Duration 10/2019-11/2021

funded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) as part of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft" (12th call for proposals 2018)

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photograph of mist showers and bicycle riding child

© Linda Dörrzapf

Ultimate Integrated Mobility

In view of the climate crisis, the Austrian mobility system faces complex challenges: Increasing traffic, urban sprawl and consumer-oriented lifestyles are causing more and more climate-relevant gases. On the other hand, there are numerous barriers that stand in the way of the implementation of innovative sustainable mobility offers. A radical rethink is therefore required in many areas. The ULTIMOB project is concerned with advancing the turnaround in mobility, creating necessary new mobility offers and combining them with existing solutions in a meaningful way.

Duration 09/2019-08/2023

funded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) as part of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft"

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