Have you got a study or business related to cross-border mobility you want to test?
Local authorities, companies and researchers working in the fields of automated and connected driving are invited to propose projects to test their tools and ideas in the greater region.
An electric and digital mobility cross-border test bed is being created in France, Germany and Luxembourg, with the deadline for submissions for the first wave of projects in July.
The cooperation provides the ideal laboratory for numerous projects around:
Connected and automated vehicles involving cross-border shuttle services, driving environments and motorways or on networks adjacent to motorways:
Demonstrating cross-border continuity of functions in three different countries;
Creating local surveys on acceptance and the impact of automated and connected driving;
Data access and use on new business models, data property, privacy, judicial aspects, governance and user acceptance.
Individuals and organisations wishing to submit an expression of interest for a specific project in this area should do so before 2 July for the first wave. A second wave will be possible for applications received before 15 September 2018.
Applications containing a description of the proposed study, stakeholders involved, actions and the type of evaluation results should be submitted via email to [email protected]
The cross-border test bed arises from an initial electric and digital mobility cooperation agreement between Germany and France signed in September 2016. Luxembourg joined the initiative in September 2017.
The areas close to the borders make an ideal laboratory because of the large volume of cross-border, notably by people living in France and Germany to travel to Luxembourg for work. On weekdays, some 180,000 cross-border workers travel to Luxembourg from the two countries as well as Belgium. French residents make up the largest chunk of these commuters at 97,000, according to a recent Ceser Grand Est report. In addition to cross-border commuters, large volumes of lorry freight traffic pass through Luxembourg daily.