The Municipality of Lamia constitutes a key-reference point on an administrative, commercial and industrial level in Greece, characterised by its unique geographical diversity and rich cultural heritage. Lamia is considered one of the leading smaller smart cities in Europe, with a long background in European R&I Smart City and Smart Mobility projects where it has been working for the steady modernisation and digitalisation of its public transportation services and the systematic minimisation of private vehicles usage within the city.
The Lamia pilot was conducted by the Mobile Civitatem Consortium. It has four Estonian partners including Modern Mobility, Tallinn University of Technology, AuVeTech and Fleet Complete. During the pilot period a fleet of two ISEAUTOs was tested, together with a new automated driving systems and smart bus stops.
Busy pilot route with pedestrians and bicycles
The FABULOS pilot route was 3,2 km long and included a dedicated bus lane with a speed limit of 40km/h. The route was adjacent to busy pedestrian and bicycle routes, thus forming a vibrant multi-mobility zone in the city. Also, the pilot zone included several key city points of interest, such as the Police headquarters, the Driving Education Park and one of the five Secondary Schools in the city.
The map below shows the route and it’s stops. The timing of the deployment was 12 October to 18 December 2020 and the pilot ran 50 days.
ISEAUTO with 8 seats to be tested
The vehicle is a prototype of ISEAUTO which is an autonomous SAE level 4 electric shuttle developed by Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Auve Tech. ISEAUTO is designed to serve clients in need of transportation in educational and business campuses, healthcare facilities, airports, entertainment districts, and other venues. It can also be used to deliver cargo. The technical specifications are as follows:
- Max cruising speed: 25 km/h (15 mph)
- Operating time: 8 hours per charge
- Capacity: 8 passengers
- Length: 3500 mm (147.79”)
- Width: 1500 mm (59.06”)
- Height: 2400 mm (94.48”)
- Curb weight: 1250 kg (2,755 lbs)
- Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
- Teleoperation capability: Yes
A teleoperation solution is implemented capable to control a number of vehicles over the 5G network. Teleoperation enables to monitor and control all vehicles from the Remote Control Center and take over the control in case of ISEAUTO requests help or human intervention is needed.
During the field-tests critical issues, such as cyber-security, safety, V2X, and social acceptance, to make the future public transport safe and secure for urban environments. Tallinn University of Technology, in particular, is dealing with innovative technologies, research, and analysis of self-driving vehicles behavior and mobility based on Ülemiste City experiment. Fleet Complete software is used for bus maintenance and for collecting feedback of shuttle performance.
Advanced Mobility Management Systems
For further information contact:
Municipality of Lamia
Vice Mayor of Development Planning and E-government
+30 22313 51002