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Integrated smart road system of autonomous e-mobility for metropolitan city

Summary

Italian engineering start-up developed and patented a mobility system based on electric vehicles instead of endothermic cars, as solution of roads car congestion of metropolitan city. The system is equipped with special devices and light infrastructures easy to implement. Manufacturers of electric vehicles, companies involved in the smart road/smart city functions, city government are partners sought for technical cooperation or commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Partner sought

The company is seeking partners such as 1) manufacturers of electric vehicles, 2) companies involved in the smart road/smart city functions, 3) city government for technical cooperation agreement and/or commercial agreement with technical assistance The partner has to be involved in applying and integrating the proposed solution in the general plan of the city, e.g. municipalities and companies engaged in civil infrastructures for smart city / smart road or company operating in the electric mobility sectors.

Description

The Italian company works in the fields of smart mobility engineering. The “Integrated suspended e-mobility smart road system" developed allows simple electric vehicles to travel along a suspended road like the one used for the chairlifts. It is an alternative solution to daily routes on the road network used by commuters, from home to the city and back: the idea is to make vehicles travel on another level, suspended from the ground, different from that of the road network. The system, covered by an international patent for the whole European area (38 countries), focuses on innovative, alternative mobility and integration of the road network. The system includes a light infrastructure with suspended cables, such as a chairlift, which is the direct suspension from the ground, with departure and arrival stations, to which individual electric vehicles are hooked for extra-urban transfers between cities and satellite neighborhoods. It also provides parking lots between traditional and electric car-sharing vehicles, arranged along the high traffic axes outside the city belt, which can be used by drivers coming from other cities. The suspended route along the main traffic routes, developing in a straight line, reduces the distances. It avoids the critical nodes of the road network that cause traffic jams (intersections, traffic lights, bottlenecks, curves) with a noticeable decrease in travel time and obviously with reduction of CO2 emissions, fine dust and noise pollution. In addition, the suspended route is an absolutely safe means, as the driver is exempt from driving the vehicle throughout the entire journey. The management of the speed is entrusted to a central remote control system that manages the speed and distance of the vehicles and optimizes the flow. The suspended route, for stages in a straight line of 5 km, does not pass over the buildings but above the free spaces not built (green, parking, roads, etc.) between the two departure / arrival stations located at the edge of the city and the connected neighborhoods, at a minimum regulation height from the ground of 5 meters. Technically, the system is easy to implement, even in a short time, thanks to the use of equipments (vehicles, cableway, rope tensors, etc.) and devices (electric motors, electronic control units, distance detectors, etc.) existing in production on the market. The mobility system can be implemented in all the cities congested by private car traffic, mainly coming from other medium-distance satellite cities or districts with one or more stretches. It is an ideal solution for converting the daily flow of endothermic private cars into electric vehicles that, by drawing on public electricity during the journey, can use the energy charge of their batteries in urban routes. Sustainability thanks to low energy consumption, road safety, limited environmental impact deriving from the reversibility of the intervention, simplified adaptability to the orographic conditions of the terrain, limited soil dispersion, eco-compatibility of the materials used (steel, ropes). The solution thus allows the transit of the historical centers and sensitive areas of cities and minor centers exclusively to electric vehicles, with zero emissions and re-naturalization of urban spaces. The company seeks partners interested in applying and integrating the proposed solution in the general plan of the city. They propose technical cooperation agreement and/or commercial agreement with technical assistance. A possible partner could be municipalities and companies engaged in civil infrastructures for smart city / smart road or company operating in the electric mobility sectors.

Advantages and innovations

The technology is an alternative solution to daily routes on the road network used by commuters, from home to the city and back. The main advantages of e-mobility system is able to provide most effective solution of the daily flow of cars in terms of : --minimize the environmental impact, particularly in urban areas; --improve energy saving --enable end-users to charge the electric car. --reduction of CO2 emissions, -- fine dust and noise pollution.

Development stage

Concept stage

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted


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