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Sustainable Social Network Services for Transport (SUNSET)
Overall Project Aims
objective of SUNSET is to facilitate sustainable urban mobility in the EU
through services that build on the latest ICT and Web 2.0 technologies. SUNSET
focuses on services that:
congestion: services that help reducing traffic jams and average
travelling times. Our objective is to reduce rush hour traffic by 5%
(measured in car kilometres in a specific area);
safety: services that allow travellers to optimise their route, for
instance by motivating drivers to avoid roads with many cyclists or by
allowing people travelling by train to avoid waiting times on dark and
silent railway stations.
the environment: services that reduce the impact of mobility on the
environment, for instance in terms of reduced CO2 emissions, improved air
quality management, and reduced noise pollution.
personal wellbeing: services that allow citizens to set and monitor
personal objectives: like increased individual safety, reduced travel
times, reduced costs, improved comfort, and increased health.
innovation project uses four mechanisms to create new sustainable mobility
- Web 2.0 technology to create communities that are
involved in mobility
- ICT technology to collect individual travel patterns
and to distribute information
- Positive incentives to encourage and help travellers to
adopt a more sustainable mobility behaviour.
Incentives may stem from all parties involved and may contain information
about the current and future status of the transport infrastructure and
about travel alternatives. Also feedback information of individual travel
behaviour or financial incentives will be involved.
- Living labs to evaluate the SUNSET system under
well-monitored conditions. In the Enschede Living Lab two releases of the
full system are evaluated. Two other locations are used to benchmark the
Leader for Scenarios and Requirements (WP1)
Task leader for:
framework implementation and interfaces (Task T2.4)
- Services for goals and incentives (T3.3)
- Incentives Marketplace (T4.3)
- Overall Service framework architecture & design
- Design and Implementation of the following system
- Incentive Market Place (IMP) that enables incentives to
be created, e.g., by city authorities, to be adapted for tailored to
mobility contexts and to be published
- Web-based Dashboard User Interface to allow authorities
to see different aggregated views of travellers and to manage the system
as a whole.
- Standardisation (T8.3)
7th EU Framework Programme Project Type: Specific
Targeted Research Project (STREP)
Start date: Feb 1, 2011; End date: Feb 1, 2014; Total cost: 4.102.622 Euros
- Dr. Zhenchen Wang
- Dr Haibo
- Ran Tao
- Dr. Keijong
For participants in other organisations see Main Web-site.
More Information about the SUNSET Project
SUNSET, short for
Sustainable Social Network Services for Transport, is
a new concept for urban mobility management. Its goal is to reduce the rapidly
increasing safety, congestion and environmental problems in modern cities by
encouraging individuals and groups of people to change their travel behaviour.
The SUNSET concept has been proposed in the previous FP7-ICT call, and is
currently being negotiated with the European Commission. SUNSET accomplishes
this by rewarding such changes rather than by imposing restrictions or
penalties. These positive incentives are facilitated by the SUNSET system,
which interconnects the stakeholders in urban mobility management (road
authorities, travellers and service providers) and makes use of the latest ICT
facilities, such as social networks, sensors on mobile phones and in the
infrastructure, and intelligent recognition of mobility patterns. See
also Main Web-site.