The Institute of Robotics poses a mobility project with electric cars at La Coma in Paterna

  • April 27th, 2016
IRTIC electric cars

The Universitat de València, through a team Institute of Robotics and Information Technologies and Communications (IRTIC), has developed a proposal to introduce electric vehicles at the neighbourhood of La Coma (Paterna). The action, InclusivEV, is financed by the association Climate-KIC with European funds and its aim is to eradicate transport poverty in poor districts.

The researchers, from the group LISITT (Integrated Laboratory of Intelligent Systems and Technologies of Traffic Information) of the IRTIC, have drawn up a project that, with the global aim of facing transport poverty in poor districts and communities outside the city, supports the investment in electric vehicles, in this case in the neighbourhood of La Coma. This proposal has been developed during the last year, and it is presented on Thursday, 28 April, plenary room of the Town Council of Paterna, starting at 10 hours.   

The initiative consists of the installation of two parking battery platform for electric vehicles at La Coma and its corresponding solar panels, with which it will be possible to charge the vehicles. To determinate the need, the teem of LISITT has studied the sociodemographic characteristics of La Coma, its mobility, and by means of a survey it was asked to the neighbours about the perception of the needs of transport. The group is lead by Juan José Martínez and it is formed by Marta Pla-Castells, doctor in Engineering; Lorena Villar and Jorge Suárez, civil engineer; y José Javier Samper, professor of the Computing School.  

The proposal presented in València is part of the InclusivEV, project that researches the potential of electric vehicles to face the poverty of private transport and financed with European funds through the association Climate-KIC. It has been carried out in Spain, Poland, Italy and the United Kingdom. Once the four projects have been set out, the second stage consists of the organization analysing the proposals and deciding in which of the countries it invests. 

InclusivEV is financed by Climate-KIC, the biggest public-private association of innovation in Europe focused on climate change. It is about a knowledge community about climate change promoted by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) of which the Valencian Community is part through the Valencian Community Foundation European Region (FCVRE) and the IMPIVA. Climate-KIC boosts innovation in the fight against climate change through small and big creative associations, locals and global inside the public, academic and private sectors, and it operates through 13 centres distributed by Europe.

The researcher group LISITT of the Universitat de València gathers more than 60 professionals, all of them holders higher education qualifications, among professor and research staff. It has specialised in the study and development of Intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and it covers technological aspects, as well as organizational and strategic aspects. From 1989 it develops projects for traffic and transport administrations such as the Directorate-General of Traffic, the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport and its autonomous equivalents of the Basque and Catalan governments.

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