Project Leader Senior Researcher
The project S3 - Shared Shuttle Services is piloting shared autonomous electric mini buses at Lindholmen and Chalmers Campus Johanneberg in Gothenburg to show one of the solutions to the traffic challenges in our increasingly urbanised cities and to demonstrate how new mobility solutions can strengthen a sustainable city development. The initiative is part of Drive Sweden's project in The Swedish Government’s Innovation Partnership Program.
Cities are faced with the challenge of exploring new ways to increase densification while maintaining a high quality of life, and meeting the demand for increased mobility. One of the main challenges is parking, which utilises vast amounts of land that could otherwise be used for housing people or services. Furthermore, building parking to meet parking requirements is expensive and is a hinder for building new apartment complexes. Finally, studies show that parking undermines the efforts of other sustainable transport projects like cycling infrastructure and improved public transport.
To address this challenge the S3 project aims at piloting shared autonomous shuttle services to demonstrate how developer-financed transportation solutions can spark and support dense urban growth.
The project is led by RISE Viktoria and brings together developers, industry, academia and the public officials, to together design and demonstrate new shared mobility options that can strengthen Gothenburg and regional mobility. S3 is the second project in Sweden to test autonomous shuttles, but it is unique in its approach of designing the services together with real-estate and city developers. The project will increase this groups knowledge in new forms of mobility services, providing the necessary technology and tools to incorporate mobility services from the planning phase.
Västra Götaland Region
Holo, Chalmers, Chalmersfastigheter, Ericsson, Förvaltnings AB Framtiden, Göteborgs Stads Parkering AB, Härryda Kommun, Karlastaden Utvecklings AB, Stadsbyggnadskontoret Göteborg, Sunfleet, Trafikkontoret Göteborgs Stad, Volvo Cars, Västtrafik, Älvstranden Utveckling AB