ULTIMO joins 23 partners from the entire public transport value chain.
DB Regio Bus
DB Regio Bus, the bus division of DB Regio AG, is the largest provider of bus transport in Germany, with around 420 million passengers a year. With over 9,900 buses in almost 300 administrative districts and independent cities, we offer an attractive range of mobility services both in cities and in the countryside. In doing so, we are actively promoting climate protection and mobility transition in Germany with pioneering technologies.
DB Regio Bus is committed to digital, connected mobility services and is a pioneer and technology driver, particularly in autonomous carbon neutral modes of transport. In 2017, for the first time in Germany, we deployed electric autonomous shuttles as part of public transportation in Bad Birnbach. Since then, we have integrated automated vehicles in traffic in several German cities as well. These are connected to existing bus lines and to the rail to ensure seamless climate-friendly mobility. In the EU-funded project Ultimo we are in charge of project coordination. Together with our project partners we are taking automated technology to a new level.
Pforzheim University with its three schools – the School of Design, the School of Engineering and the Business School – enjoys a first-class reputation. The schools combine creativity with business education and technical precision. This combination also makes the university an attractive science and research partner for the regional and national economy. With around 6,200 students, Pforzheim University – founded in 1877 – is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Ruter AS is the public transport authority for Oslo and Akershus counties in Norway. Formally a limited company – 60% of our shares are owned by the Oslo county municipality and 40% by that of Akershus – we are responsible for the administration, funding and marketing of public transport in the two counties, including buses, the Oslo metro, trams and ferry services. All transport services are performed by various operating companies on our behalf.
YoGoKo is born in 2014, with multiples ambition, propose innovative solution for a safe, green and sustainable mobility, reduce CO2 footprint of data collection, reduce road fatalities and optimize public transportation operation.
YoGoKo offers innovative connectivity solutions enabling the secure collection, organization and transmission of data between vehicles, other road users, road or urban infrastructure and control centers in the cloud. YoGoKo solutions meet the challenges of safety and efficiency in the transport of goods and people and new mobility services. in particular those of the connected & cooperative vehicle.
Sensible 4 is an automated driving technology company on a mission to enable autonomous mobility everywhere. The technology enables different types of vehicles to operate autonomously in all weather. Sensible 4 was founded in 2017 by the Finnish pioneers of outdoor robotics. In 2022, it released its automated driving software platform DAWN™ to enable industrial vehicles, delivery vans, and shuttles to operate autonomously at Level 4. Headquartered in Finland, Sensible 4 is a global team with over 20 different nationalities, passionate about developing impactful technology, with offices in Espoo, Finland and Tokyo, Japan.
Trapeze Group is a global public transport technology leader. Our solutions facilitate and streamline people transportation across a variety of transport modes – including all aspects of on-demand mobility / end-to-end demand response journeys.
Aarhus in Denmark is the base and centre of excellence for Trapeze’s on-demand mobility and demand response solutions in Europe.
Trapeze is part of Modaxo – a global collective of technology companies passionate about changing the face of public transportation. Modaxo is Constellation Software’s (TSX: CSU) people transportation portfolio of businesses.
UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. Established in 1885, with more than 135 years of history, it is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. UITP supports the entire sector to ultimately guarantee that public transport and its workers continue to bring cities to life.
Since 2014, Padam Mobility has been offering on-demand digital public transport solutions to connect urban and rural areas and provide people with more sustainable mobility options.
Dynamic, on-demand transport enables the streamlining of public transport by better matching supply to demand. Instead of following fixed routes and timetables, vehicles follow users’ bookings. Powerful algorithms calculate journeys in real time and ensure that the best possible route is always taken.
To this end, Padam Mobility offers a software suite with intelligent and flexible solutions that improve the impact of mobility policies – especially in areas with low demand.
World leader in engineering and R&D services, Capgemini Engineering combines its broad industry knowledge and cutting-edge technologies in digital and software to support the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. Coupled with the capabilities of the rest of the Group, it helps clients to accelerate their journey towards Intelligent Industry. Capgemini Engineering has more than 55,000 engineer and scientist team members in over 30 countries across sectors including Aeronautics, Space, Defense, Naval, Automotive, Rail, Infrastructure & Transportation, Energy, Utilities & Chemicals, Life Sciences, Communications, Semiconductor & Electronics, Industrial & Consumer, Software & Internet. We help the world’s largest innovators engineer the products and services of tomorrow by leveraging our experts, labs, tools and frameworks across three main expertise domains: Product & System Engineering, Industrial Operations, and Digital & Software.
Bax & Company
Bax & Company is a leading European innovation consultancy. We help corporate directors, entrepreneurs and policymakers to create, execute and manage cutting-edge science and technology-enabled initiatives that deliver substantial societal, environmental and economic impact.
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS (CERTH)
The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH, www.certh.gr) is one of the largest research centres in Greece. It was founded in 2000 and is located in Thessaloniki, Greece. The mission of CERTH is to promote the triplet Research – Development – Innovation by conducting high quality scientific research and developing innovative products and services while building strong partnerships with industry (national and international) and strong collaborations with research centres and universities in Greece and abroad. CERTH consists of five Institutes, including the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT).
Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, mobility, and healthcare. Creating technologies for more resource-efficient factories and resilient supply chains to smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner, comfortable transportation and advanced healthcare, the company empowers customers to transform the industries that form the backbone of economies, transforming the everyday for billions of people.
In fiscal 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €62.3 billion and net income of €6.7 billion. As of September 30, 2021, the company had around 303,000 employees worldwide.
CentraleSupélec (Paris Saclay University) is a French public institution devoted to the sciences and engineering. It was officially established on January 1st, 2015, with the merger of two leading engineering schools in France: Ecole Centrale Paris (created in 1829) and Supélec (created in 1894). CentraleSupélec’s excellence lies in combining fundamental and applied sciences for innovation with societal impact. CentraleSupélec’s mission is to prepare engineering students to address the major scientific, technical, economic, environmental, and societal challenges of the 21st century. It is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world by Times Higher Education (2023) and 16th in the 2022 Shanghai ranking of World universities.
The Industrial Engineering Department (Laboratoire Génie Industriel, LGI) is one of the 16 research departments of CentraleSupélec. LGI studies production activities and socio-technical systems along their life cycles. The sustainable economy group of LGI is a partner in the Horizon Europe ULTIMO project.
Founded in 2001, Arthur’s Legal B.V. (ARTHUR) is a leading Global Tech Law and Strategic x-by-design firm based in Amsterdam. It has handpicked experienced interdisciplinary experts to focus on ability to navigate, enable, facilitate as well as execute and systemize. Its Core Team consists of strategists, attorneys at law, senior legal counsels, governmental advisors, technologists, innovation, policy & standardisation experts, all well-connected in the world of technology, digital data, sustainable development goals & global partnerships and prosperity. Arthur Strategies & Systems is part of Arthur’s Legal. The daily domains of the company is designing and implementing applied innovation, smart strategies, next generation ecosystems, trust, transformation, technology, capability building, data, data- strategies, impact, sustainability, accountability & convenience, by providing observation and recommendation.
For more than one decade Arthur’s Legal has provided its expertise to the European Commission and in various European projects about societal challenges, technological developments, and policy instruments. The company is consistently aiming to implement a multi-dimensional and humancentric approach by engaging in diverse projects that deal with a wide spectrum of topics such as cybersecurity, mobility, healthcare, circular economies, internet of things, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, agriculture, energy, digital transformation, security, safety, privacy, data protection, data management and ethics.
Université de Genève (UniGe)
The University of Geneva is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin and for four and a half centuries, the alma mater has attracted students and scholars from all over the world to Geneva. It is currently the third largest university in Switzerland, with nine faculties and fourteen inter-faculty centers and institutes. Located in the heart of the international metropolis of Geneva, the UniGe has established a vast network of international and non-governmental organizations. These links support collaborations between scientists from different institutions, including CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), UNEP (the United Nations Environment Programme), etc. The university recently headed the AVENUE project, part of the European H2020 programme for research and innovation, which aimed to foster the transition to an on-demand/door-to-door autonomous public transport model and to implement these services on four large-scale deployments.
Transports Publics Genevois (TPG)
Founded in 1977, Transports Publics Genevois is a predominantly publicly funded public transport operator that operates most of the public transportation system in the Canton of Geneva (Switzerland), but also in the Canton of Vaud and neighbouring France. The company, headed by Denis Berdoz, operates trams, trolleybuses and almost 500 buses on 65 different lines to transport more than 600’000 people daily. The largest part of the TPG fleet is now electric and the goal is to have the entire fleet converted to this energy by 2030. TPG is also a forerunner in the deployment of services involving autonomous minibuses and on demand and door-to-door services.
MobileThinking SARL (MT)
MobileThinking SARL (MT) was established as a service development company in Geneva, Switzerland in October 2014. We base our business on the research and development of innovative services and solutions. Our roots are a mix of expertises in the private and academic sector, allowing us to better understand business’ needs and requirements while still delivering innovative and cutting-edge solutions. Our team is composed of Ph.D. researchers and engineers, bringing both innovation and technical expertise together. MobileThinking combines the best of the two domains to provide beautiful, functional tailor-made solutions and customer advice that goes beyond the state of the art solutions.
We aim to create innovative and user-centric services to help clients to realize their product ideas; build a solid reputation in the field of services thinking, design, development, and evolution; be part of multidisciplinary project consortiums with partners from all over Europe, in which expertise and innovation about transport services are needed.
ArgYou Ltd. is a joint stock company established in 2006 according to Swiss law and located in Baar (Canton of Zug). ArgYou specialises in the digital market analysis and effectiveness research of online campaigns as well as in competition analyses of websites, i.e. web analytics based on data science. With its specially developed research methodology, its machine learning and AI software and hardware tools, ArgYou is a leading company worldwide in the field of search engine intelligence. It measures digital assets, markets, cross-media campaigns and media based on multinational search volumes. ArgYou successfully combines offline and online campaigns for all advertising projects. ArgYou is a data provider for e-shops and online customers, strategic partner of numerous agencies and agency- as well as consutling networks and “digital impact KPI” partner in Horizon Europe projects.
République et Canton de Genève
The canton of Geneva, is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland, it includes 45 municipalities and its chief town is the city of Geneva, the second largest city in the country. The canton of Geneva occupies a modest area but is densely populated. The population of the canton is more than 500’00 inhabitants. The city is located at the western end of Switzerland and Lake Geneva and is bordered by France. Geneva’s economy is primarily service-oriented, with a large watchmaking industry and a financial sector that specializes in banking and international trade finance.
The mission of the Swiss Association for Autonomous Mobility (SAAM) is to enable the introduction of new mobility technologies and offerings in Switzerland for the common good. As the leading autonomous mobility platform in Switzerland, SAAM aims to shape the mobility of tomorrow sustainably by providing a place of exchange and collaboration between its members with a focus on concrete projects and by accompanying new policies.
Autonomous mobility can only be adressed in a holistic approach. For this reason, SAAM is organised in Streams and Working Groups. The Streams aim to study specific aspects of autonomous mobility, such as regulation, social acceptance and technology. Working Groups enable members to work together on specific topics in an interdisciplinary format. Through this organisation, SAAM intends to create value and outputs thanks to concrete exchanges of information & know-how between members and by carrying out innovative projects accross Switzerland.
Open Geneva is a non-profit association based in Geneva. Its mission is to promote and encourage open innovation by bringing together a large community of innovators, helping out with the implementation of their ideas, and communicating on the development of various projects. Open Geneva supports inclusive innovation for all, and promotes the development and acceleration of concrete solutions to improve everyday life and society.
ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.
With some 157,500 employees worldwide, ZF reported sales of €38.3 billion in fiscal 2021. The company operates 188 production locations in 31 countries.
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