Barcelona and Sarajevo trial innovative new cycling infrastructure assessment technology to improve safety and grow cycling

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Barcelona and Sarajevo trial innovative new cycling infrastructure assessment technology to improve safety and grow cycling

Paris, 18/06/2024 EIT Urban Mobility, Factual (Spain), Fluctuo (France) & Social Tech Projects (Denmark) have joined forces to help cities better assess the current state of cycling infrastructure, identify areas for improvement, and provide actionable advice to enhance the cycling experience. 

VeloVision is supported by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. The pilot project is currently underway in Barcelona and Sarajevo, where over 100km of cycling infrastructure is being analysed. At the end of the pilot, cities will have:

  • Images and road surface quality data on 100 kilometres of bike lanes
  • Concrete advice on how to improve bike infrastructure to increase cycling
  • Indicators to aid prioritising the most urgent/promising projects

VeloVision combines the three companies’ unique expertise - a comprehensive methodology, analysis and dashboard to assess cycling infrastructure more efficiently, with greater accuracy.

Social Tech’s bike-mounted, machine vision technology will scan the cycling infrastructure in the assessment locations and will capture information on road surface quality, potential hazards and safety issues, as well as air quality. The data collected will be analysed using Factual’s Lane Patrol infrastructure assessment methodology to give actionable insights on how to improve the infrastructure to boost cycling.

Fluctuo will combine the data collected, and cross this with other open data sources, like City Dive’s shared mobility feeds and connected car data, to get the full picture of what is happening in and around the target sites. The new VeloVision dashboard on City Dive will allow cities to analyse 50+ key performance indicators on the state of the infrastructure, along with AI-powered advice on how to act.

About EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, aims to accelerate solutions and the transition towards a user-centric, integrated and truly multimodal transport system. As the leading European innovation community for urban mobility, EIT Urban Mobility works to avoid fragmentation by facilitating collaboration between cities, industry, academia, research and innovation to solve the most pressing mobility challenges of cities. Using cities as living labs, its industry, research and university partners will demonstrate how new technologies can work to solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, goods and waste in smarter ways. 

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About Factual

FACTUAL is an innovation consultancy firm specialised in mobility. We deliver exceptional customer experiences by leveraging our team’s expertise and dynamic connections in the mobility ecosystem. With a vast international network of professionals and researchers, we provide tailored, cutting-edge solutions. FACTUAL excels through strategic foresight, R&D partnerships, in-house incubation, and the commercialization of disruptive mobility concepts.

About Fluctuo

Fluctuo is the leader in mobility enablement. We provide operators and cities with the most exhaustive, accurate data on the market to help them understand shared mobility trends. Founded in 2019, Fluctuo quickly became a trusted partner for shared mobility and public transport companies, MaaS providers and cities. Having raised €1.6m with Statkraft Ventures and SNCF’s 574 Invest in January 2022, we now develop solutions beyond shared mobility.

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About Social Tech Projects

Social Tech Projects is a Danish startup dedicated to creating safer, more sustainable cities and communities. The company has gained significant expertise and formed strong partnerships in sectors such as Smart City, GovTech, and UrbanTech. Its developed solutions such as WeSolve, ROAD SYSTEM, Skipit, Earth Miles, KleenHub, ReBriNet, and VeloVision are making a significant impact across Europe in the areas of mobility, sustainability and social impact.