MOBY is designed to increase the usability of these new technologies (scooters, skateboards, unicycles, among others), promote their integration with other transport modes, and take advantage of their potential by improving the safety of users and streets.
The MOBY project lasted one year (2020). In the first stage of the project, researchers identified and analysed the main incentives and barriers to the implementation of e-micromobility vehicles in a way that is safe for users and sustainable for cities. Various studies were carried out on the integration of electric mobility in urban mobility plans and use cases were proposed to improve safety aspects of e-micromobility in cities
In this aspect, the Wireless Networks Group (WNG) participated in the development of an implementation guide through a general IT tool for the successful integration of micromobility vehicle solutions in the existing mobility systems in two pilot cities: Munich and Tel Aviv. This tool supported public interest groups and suppliers of micromobility vehicles to maximise the potential positive impacts of new micromobility vehicle services. It contributed to make urban spaces habitable and to a clean, safe, fast, accessible urban mobility. This is a tool that is highly customisable so that it can be applied in all European cities.
The MOBY project was funded with 499,647 euros from the EIT Urban Mobility in its Business Plan (BP) 2020. It has CARNET as a participant, which is an initiative coordinated by the CIT UPC. Other participants include SEAT, UnternehmerTUM GmbH and five further members.