B612 UAM - Universe of UAM Innovation
The key aim of the B612 UAM initiative is the development of the future of mobility. To this end, the B612 UAM initiative:
- Aims to globalise the Francazal Intermodality Test Centre, by opening the testing centre up to all ecosystem partners for testing of their respective systems
- Aspires to bring together various mobility stakeholders including cities, hospitals, companies, investors, clusters, regulators, and others to exchange and support each other in the development of the mobility ecosystem.
- Aims to globalise the Francazal Intermodality Test Centre, by opening the testing centre up to all ecosystem partners for testing of their respective systems:
• assisting regulatory bodies with obtaining quantitative safety values for the future mobility system
• facilitating citizen engagement through operational feedback before system deployments
• opening the door to all cities for testing and validation of the future of mobility
On 13 September 2019, the VILAGIL project (VILAGIL Total Budget 165 million euros, VILAGIL UAM Budget 113 million euros), led by Toulouse Métropole and other partners, was selected under the French government’s "Territoire d'innovation" call for proposals.
As a result of its selection, the VILAGIL project will be partly State funded. The timeline for the VILAGIL project comprises 10 years and involves nine urban mobility action points, including the development of the Francazal Intermodality Test Centre which is to be used for the development and testing of particular future mobility systems.
The role of the uam within the vilagil project, towards sustainable and integrated urban mobility, has been initiated as part of of the engagment of Toulouse Metropole through the UAM initiative of the EIP-SCC.
Decarbonization - New / Alternative Mobility - Mobility Innovation - Decongestion
EIP-SCC UAM Initiative
The UAM initiative is part of the sustainable urban mobility (sum) cluster of the marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities Cluster (EIP-SCC) and seeks to contribute to bringing urban mobility into the third dimension in Europe – the airspace (flying vehicles). A Manifesto of Intent for the UAM initiative was signed on 19 September 2018 by Toulouse Métropole and its various strategic partners.