Mobility for Growth (MG)

  1. Low-carbon and sustainable transport

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LC-MG-1-5 Advancements in aerodynamics & innovative propulsion systems for quieter & greener aircrafts

 

In order to substantially decrease the noise and environmental impact of aviation, in parallel to advances in propulsion technologies, the quest for a full understanding of the noise source mechanism (for example associated with the laminar-to-turbulent flow transition, fully turbulent flow regime, high lift devices, landing gears, etc) remains open especially for future aircraft configurations adopting breakthrough technologies. RIA 2 15.00
LC-MG-1-6

InCo flagship Aviation

Aviation operations impact on climate change The proposals may aim at one or more of the following areas:

A. Advance further the international state-of-the-art, through better scientific understanding of aviation emissions with high degree of uncertainty and high estimated impact to climate change, in order to enable greener flight operations.

B. Propose and evaluate mitigation strategies towards operational improvements.

C. Propose and evaluate mitigation strategies towards greener flight trajectories (ensuring complementarities with SESAR JU activities).

D. Propose and evaluate mitigation strategies based on the use of alternative jet fuel pathways that have been approved under or intended to apply for the ASTM D7566 approval standard.

RIA 1 10.0
LC-MG-1-7

InCo flagship Aviation

Future propulsion & integration: towards a hybrid/electric aircraft

 

Proposals are expected to address feasibility design studies for aircraft energy system with integrated hybrid/electric propulsion and power generation architectures as well as sub- systems enablers in the context of appropriately projected advances in the next twenty-year framework. RIA 1 15.00
LC-MG-1-8 Retrofit Solutions and Next generation propulsion for

Waterborne Transport

Proposals should address one of the following two subtopics and clearly indicate which subtopic is addressed

Subtopic A) (RIA): Develop and validate a concept for a passenger ship powered primarily by high power fuel cells and if more efficient, in combination with a combustion engine or turbine as a combined cycle.

Subtopic B) (IA) : several aspect to be addressed such as: Develop and validate to at least TRL 5 innovative next generation high efficiency propulsion systems for ships using electrification and or clean fuels and or renewable energy sources.

 

IA 2 8.00
RIA 2 15.00
LC-MG-1-9 Upgrading transport infrastructure in order to monitor noise and emissions Proposals should address all the following aspects:

–      Development of equipment for integration into infrastructure that would be able to detect and identify (plate recognition) in real-time vehicles exceeding the limits of noise (Db(A)) and emissions (CO2, NOx, PM);

–      Development of related I2V systems aimed at informing the transgressor of the emissions/noise limits being exceeded and preventing access to delimited low-emission zones;

–      Development of automated tolling systems that take into account the level of emissions from individual vehicles;

–     Development of new materials and negative-emissions solutions for infrastructure application, apt to mitigate noise and emissions

RIA/IA 2 7.00
LC-MG-1-10 Logistics solutions that deal with requirements of the ‘on demand economy’ and for shared-connected and low-emission logistics operations Proposals should address all of the following aspects:

–      Developing value cases for integrated systems of logistics/ freight operations in urban, metropolitan and peri-urban areas, such as TEN-T urban nodes and consolidation centres in urban areas.

–      Addressing (and planning for) the integration of low-emission, and possibly connected (automated) delivery vehicles (e.g. cargobikes, drones) in urban logistics.

 

RIA 2 10.00

 

2.Safe, integrated and resilient transport systems

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MG-2-6

 

Moving freight by Water: Sustainable Infrastructure and Innovative Vessels Proposals should focus on either a) inland waterways or area b) maritime transport. To address this challenge, proposals should address the first bullet (for Maritime transport), or the fourth bullet (for Inland Waterway Transport), and at least four others of the aspects developed within the topic description. RIA 2 30.0
MG-2-7

 

Safety in an evolving road mobility environment To assure the development of robust solutions in the context of the changing environment, leading to dramatic improvements in transport users’ and road workers’ safety. In order to be properly addressed, traffic safety needs to be articulated in terms that are relevant for the connected and automated transport system. RIA 2 8.00
MG-2-8

 

Innovative applications of drones for ensuring safety transport The proposals are expected to address both of the following research areas:

Develop and test technologies, operational and business models for the application of drones or drone swarms and other emerging technologies to increase the safety, security, public acceptance and overall efficiency of air, waterborne and surface transport, both passenger and cargo, including search and rescue applications.

– Explore and develop innovative technologies and sustainable business models for pilot services, such as large vehicles/vessels/aircraft inspections, transport management (including emergencies), transport infrastructure condition monitoring and maintenance, logistics, on- demand cargo and/or personal mobility using drones and other emerging technologies safely.

RIA 2 15.00
MG-2-9

InCo flagship 3

Integrated multimodal, low-emission freight transport systems and logistics Proposals should address one or more of the following aspects:

–      Understanding how new concepts in logistics, in combination with new national strategies to organize freight flows in ports and airports have an impact on global freight transport, and on related greenhouse gas emissions.

–      Speed up the process and transition towards the Physical Internet paradigm, demonstrating how different technologies, business cases and standards come together in real-world applications, and are able to deliver added value to the users and have positive impacts in terms of emissions and energy consumption.

–      Research the range of new issues and questions emerging with the new trade routes to and from Europe, such as the Northern Sea Route or the new Silk Road routes and the Chinese One Belt One Road strategy

–      Understand new disruptive trends emerging as on-demand logistics solutions such as crowd-sourcing of deliverie…

–      Assess the impact of emerging technologies in other sectors than freight transport (e.g. Blockchain, Industry 4.0, 5G, 3D printing, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s)) on the logistics operational system,

–      Collect best case models and develop decision support systems aimed at helping public authorities and private companies to determine the most likely scenarios and to promote a higher level of collaboration between the different stakeholders, including new emerging ones

–      Consideration of aspects of governance, privacy and cybersecurity of and with regard to cargo.

RIA 2 14.00
  1. Global Leadership & Competitiveness

 

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  1. Accounting for the People

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MG-4-4 Support for dissemination events in the field of Transport Research Support for the organisation of the Transport Research Arena 2022 conference CSA 1 0.7
MG-4-5 An inclusive digitally interconnected transport system meeting citizens’ needs Proposals should address several or all of the following:

–      Identify the main characteristics of demands that digitally based mobility solutions place on the users;

–      Identify the needs and attitudes of all societal strata of transport users – in particular vulnerable to exclusion citizens – in the digitised travel ecosystem, taking into account interpersonal and intrapersonal (over time for the same person) variations(age, culture, etc);

–      Identify the obstacles to the appropriation of digital mobility by different user groups and possible nudges to facilitate it, including the potential for social innovations;

–      Investigate user requirements when transport is interrupted, e.g.: due to extreme weather, man-made or technical hazards.

–      Investigate gender related differences in the adoption of digitally based transportation products and services;

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RIA 1 7.0
MG-4-6 Supporting Joint Actions on sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity ERA-NET- Cofund 1 6.0

 

  1. Blue Growth

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MG-BG-02 Ship emission control scenarios, marine environmental impact and mitigation Proposals should address all of the following aspects:

–      Assess the range of emission reduction technologies and designs, which may be deployed, consider their cost benefits.

–      Experimentally characterize waste streams from emission control technologies, identifying the substances and quantities involved.

–      Considering several possible scenarios for the wide scale adoption of different emission control technologies depending on fuel costs, availabilities service needs etc model the disbursement of to the marine environment around the European coastline.

–      For the scenarios modelled assess the environmental impact on the marine environment in the medium and long term including consideration of any potential bio accumulation

–      Considering SOx, NOx and particulate matter, assess and propose sustainable cost effective emission reduction strategies and technologies.

–      Open access to source and dispersion model data is encouraged.

RIA 1 8.0