In 2019, six webinar sessions will be organised on robot bus topics introducing basic concepts, specific terminology and technologies commonly encountered in the field of automated mobility. In 2020  a new series of webinars will be launched, focusing more on results and lessons learned from earlier implementations and procurements.

A new era of transportation

Increasingly many cities and public transport authorities are confronted with mobility innovations. Autonomous public transport is one of the “hot topics” that will radically change the urban mobility scene within the next decade. Several European cities have already gained experience with automated shuttle buses and many other cities have an interest in doing so. However, automated shuttles are not yet finished products and not ready for cost effective operation. Therefore, pilots in cities are critical to enable the development of the autonomous vehicles and their related systems.

However, employees at municipalities or other procuring entities often do not have in-depth knowledge regarding these novel technologies. Knowing all details is not always necessary, but when taking part in a pilot or procurement for (shared) autonomous mobility, it is essential to be aware of the fundamentals on, for example, sensors, positioning, cyber threats and charging. To bridge the knowledge gap, the FABULOS project launches the FABULOS Academy.

The primary target group is cities and procuring authorities: first and foremost the FABULOS Preferred Partners (for which cities can still apply via [email protected]). In addition, other cities and procuring authorities are warmly welcomed and can register for the FABULOS Academy webinars.

Six webinar topics

The FABULOS Consortium hosts six to seven one-hour webinars in 2019. In case of popular demand on certain topic, a separate in-depth session can be organised. Below are the confirmed webinars (follow the links to see the event details and registration form) as well as the foreseen topics:

1. Properties of electric vehicles, 14 February 2019 (download presentation)
4. Wireless communication technologies
5. Robot bus localisation (ie. positioning)
6. Cyber threats and threat mitigation

(Note that the order of the topics can be subject to updates.)