The HUMANIST VCE proposed the "Support action to contribute to the preparation of future community research programme in user centred Design for ECO-multimodal MOBILity - DECOMOBIL" project in the frame of the EC Call FP7-ICT-2011-7, under the topic ICT-2011-6.6 Low carbon multimodal and freight transport.
The project has been accepted by the EC and will begin on October 1st, 2011.
DECOMOBIL will take advantage of the structured research network set up in HUMANIST NoE and followed up in HUMANIST VCE, in order to develop and widely disseminate knowledge in the area of human centred design of ICT for sustainable transport.
Expected impacts of DECOMOBIL are: widening the market for ICT based mobility and transport services by contributing to the development and the widespread of user‐friendly innovative nomadic services, impacting bicycles, public transport and car‐sharing use through the understanding of multimodal travelers needs; by setting up design recommendations for the next generation of cooperative systems and improving integrated road transport system; by analysing long term effects and potential impact of ITS deployment on clean and safe multimodal mobility and improvements in efficiency and environmental friendliness of mobility and transport in Europe by improving eco‐driving behavior leading to the decrease of vehicles carbon emission for car, bus and trucks and by understanding human behavior critical parameters linked to the implementation of electric mobility system.
For this, activities in DECOMOBIL will provide understanding on acceptability and usability of ICT for the population, and setting up design guidelines and recommendations to avoid misuse and to allow user‐friendly interaction with ICT functionalities.
Through organisation of scientific seminars and international conferences, definition of road mapping for future research priorities, reflection on JRIs, and dedicated structured contributions to the eSafety forum in the framework of the iCar Initiative and any relevant committees in this area, objective of the DECOMOBIL project is to contribute to the acceptability and the usability of ICT for cleaner and safer mobility through identification, discussion and dissemination of updated knowledge and know‐how in HMI and Human Centred Design areas towards the ITS community at a European and international level.