Building the Intelligent City - Integrating Mobility and Energy Systems

Date: 
February 25, 2011 - 12:00pm
Location: 
90-4133
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The presentation will focus on the possibilities for integrating urban sustainable mobility-on-demand systems with urban smart grids and renewable energy systems. It will explore a number of international pilot projects seeking to integrate electric vehicles into public transport and car-sharing systems. In particular, the session will report on the Hiriko City Car developed by MIT Media Lab and the BeMobility electric car-sharing project in Berlin Germany. In Europe, electric mobility systems are seen as a strategic solution to the challenge of storing electricity from volatile renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. The presentation will suggest a number of strategic approaches to designing and integrating the interfaces between urban mobility, infrastructure and renewable energy systems. A further focus will be on the development of user-centric information technology applications and business models in support of sustainable urban transformation. The Intelligent City Forum is an international partnership for multi-disciplinary, applied research into sustainable cities, networked mobility and intelligent infrastructure. Its focus is on researching, developing and implementing innovative approaches to the design, operation and governance of sustainable urban infrastructure. The Intelligent City Forum provides a global platform for collaborative, research-based, open innovation.

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