SAFER’s knowledge building in road user behavior continues - now through our recently associated project DREEM - Designing useR centric E-kickscooters & business models for Enhancing interModality.
DREEM is a Horizon 2020 project that aims at finalising and testing a safer and modular e-kickscooter for personal urban and suburban mobility in three different pilot cases: City of Torino, University of Gothenburg, and Tractebel, while exploring the feasibility of innovative business models and circular economy.
The use of different and optimally combined transport modes in a seamless way is one of the key challenges to achieve greater sustainability in smart cities transport systems. Each mode of transport has its own advantages and satisfies different mobility purposes and needs. The core of new electrified micro-vehicle concept is to combine design and user needs for an easier usage within traditional transportation modes, e.g. public transport, in both urban and suburban areas.
DREEM’s research objectives are:
- Improve safety compared to existing micro-mobility vehicles
- Offer a light and easy to fold e-kickscooter
- Offer a flexible range adapted to user needs
- A mobility solution integrated with existing networks
- An innovative business model to offer a mobility solution adapted to different types of users
- Develop a whole user experience around the DREEM service
- Increase the sustainability of the vehicle and the business model
DREEM will be associated to SAFER’s research area Road user behaviour. The project started in March 2021 and will continue until February 2023. The European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (under grant agreement N°101007085) is the funder. The total project budget is 1925415.63 € (Swedish partner’s part of the budget is 57562.50 €). The SAFER partner in this project is Gothenburg University and other partners are PUNCH Torino, Three o’clock, ELAPHE, ICLEI EURO, DOMEL D.O.O., Bumpair, TRACTEBEL, and 5T.