The use of different and optimally combined transport modes in a seamless way is one of the key challenges to achieve greater sustainability in smart cities transport systems.
Each mode of transport has its own advantages and satisfies different mobility purposes and needs. The core of new electrified micro-vehicle concept is to combine design and user needs for an easier usage within traditional transportation modes (e.g. public transport) in both urban and suburban areas.
DREEM aimed at finalising and testing a safer and modular e-kickscooter for personal urban and suburban mobility in three different pilot cases: City of Turin, University of Gothenburg and Tractebel, while exploring the feasibility of innovative business models and circular economy.
The project presented two main innovation levels:
- On the vehicle side with the development of new features in terms of modularity, foldability and improved safety
- On the systemic side, the consortium studied and presented new business models for a win-win situation for all stakeholders.
DREEM objectives were:
- Improve safety compared to existing micro-mobility vehicles
- Offer a light and easy to fold e-kickscooter
- Offer a flexible range adapted to user needs
- A mobility solution integrated with existing networks
- An innovative business model to offer a mobility solution adapted to different types of users
- Develop a whole user experience around the DREEM service
- Increase the sustainability of the vehicle and the business model