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CyberCars Final Project Presentation - Antibes June 10-11 2004

CyberMove Test: June 3-13 2004 (in french)

DVD CyberCars CyberMove Presentation To view the DVD or to get it

Pictures during the event in Antibes

  Project Statement

Anyville, like numerous European cities faces numerous challenges associated with the use of private vehicles. Problems include road congestion, energy expenditure, noise and pollution, all of which degrade the quality of urban life. These, in turn, by diminishing the attractiveness of living and working at the city centre contribute to the development of unsustainable suburbs.

Nevertheless, there is an increasing awareness that technology can contribute to a sustainable development of our European Cities. This should go through the adoption of a global approach, based on sociological, economical, environmental parameters. This way, novel intelligent transport systems could be implemented, which would alleviate the above-mentioned problems.

The goals of the CyberMove project are to improve the attractiveness and quality of life in Anyville by reducing the use and the parking needs of traditional cars. This will be achieved by new transportation systems based on cybercars as a complement to public mass transportation. Cybercars offer a cleaner and safer transportation mode available to everyone including people who cannot (or should not) drive for a level of service better than with private cars (door to door, individual, on-demand transportation).

CyberMove's aim is to create a new transportation option for city authorities to move towards sustainability and increase the attractiveness of city centres.

A European Research framework

While the new technologies for vehicles and infrastructure development start in the framework of Intelligent Vehicle Systems (an IST key action), the CyberCars consortium ( now launches CyberMove in the framework of the key action "City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage" of EESD (Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development). The CyberMove approach is to demonstrate new technologies in several European Cities, with the aim of addressing a broad range of barriers such as : technology confidence, customs, landscape scenery, user-friendliness, regulations,.. etc.

Milestones - Demonstrations

CyberMove is a 3 year project, launched on December 1, 2001. It starts with an analysis of user needs, a definition of operating scenarios and a pre-design phase. The first planned milestone is the selection of sites in the 12 cities which have officially expressed their interests. The second milestone consists of guidelines for safety design in those selected cities. A design review is the last milestone before the Mid Term Assessment of the project, which will clarify demonstration plan and budget. Demonstrations are expected during the project in at least 3 European sites.


CyberMove will be actively involved in clustering activity of the 4.4.2. Key Action of the EESD Programme. This cluster will widen the scope of individual projects, ensuring better consistency and co-ordination between the related projects, researchers and stakeholders, increase the awareness of new and emerging scientific trends and finally encourage the emergence of integrated solutions.



The CyberCars consortium, led by INRIA, consists of 14 partners: 7 academic research organisations, experts in Transportation Technologies and 7 private industrial companies.

CN Serpentine S.A. ,The developer of the Serpentine automated transportation system

Bernard Saugy

DITS, Dipartimento Idraulica Trasporti e Strade, University of Roma, "La Sapienza"

Fiat Research (CRF),the research branch of the Italian car manufacturer,
involved in many projects on driving assistance as well as on car-sharing and electric vehicles

Giancarlo Alessandretti

Frog Navigation Systems (NL),a world leader in automated transportation of goods and people,
who has developed and operated the ParkShuttle

GEA, Groupe d'Etudes en Aménagement:


INRIA,a leading French research institute in computer science and automation and home site of the experimentations



Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica, University of Coimbra



a French high-tech company involved in advanced robotics and imbedded computer systems and manufacturer of the CyCab


RUF Danmark ,
an engineering company in Denmark which is developing dual-mode vehicles, fully automated on dedicated tracks

a leading technical university in Israel, with a specialty in environmental impacts of transportation

TNO, a large research organization in the Netherlands, with many activities in the field of transportation

Transportation Research Group (TRG), University of Southampton (GB),

where the transportation department has a large experience in the evaluation of new transportation technologies

University of Bristol (GB),
a leading university which is developing the Ultra, an automated transportation system based on electric cars

Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., manufacturer of automatic electric vehicles

GRIFFITH University




  Deliverable name

Documents (Word)

Work Package 1 : User Needs

D 1.1
System Operating Scenarios determine the range of conditions which CTS may operate.
D1.1 and D1.3 (Final)1.doc
D 1.2
User Needs define the operating characteristics of the site and current/future problems to manage (Part A) and interactive questionnaire report (Part B)
D1.2 - User Needs - Part A.doc

D1.2 - User Needs - Part B.doc

D 1.3
Potential Barriers to Deployment classified list to be addressed by conceptual designer
January 2003
Work Package 2: Designs and Evaluations
D 2.4
General process of urban transport planning and integration: where and how do cybercars fit?


WorkPackage 3 Safety and reliability Guidelines
D 3.2

Safe Sites & Systems

CM D32 final deliverable.pdf

Work Package 4 City Experimentation
D 4.1

Technical installation and support on,5 Sites

D4.1 Technical

D 4.2

A tool to choose the Energy System and dimension the
vehicle fleet of CTS systems

CM D4.2 Energy Final.pdf

D 4.3 Ex Post Evaluation Report  CM_D4.3&D2.3b_draft3.11.pdf

Work Package 5 Dissemination

D 5.1

Project leaflet for project announcement
Project Web site

CyberMove Leaflet - draft V5.doc

D 5.4 Antibes Experimentation report (FR) Rapport Antibes V1.pdf

Work Package 6 Evaluation


Ex Ante Evaluation - Cost Benefit Analysis


D 6.3 Final Evaluation Report CM D6.3 Final Evaluation.pdf




Contact :

Georges Gallais
Action VISA

INRIA Sophia Antipolis
BP 93
F-06904 Sophia Antipolis

Tel 33 4 92 38 50 14
Fax 33 4 92 38 76 43

An Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development Project

Project Officer : Eric Ponthieu

European Commission, DG Research, Unit I.5
200, rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels Belgium

Tel: 32-2 296 99 45
Fax: 32-2 296 05 88

Webmaster: Georges Ouanounou - CyberMove 2001