Vianova among 41 suppliers to be selected by AI4Cities
Vianova has been selected to take part in Phase 1 of the AI4Cities Project, an ambitious EU-funded program aiming to help cities accelerate their transition towards carbon neutrality.
About the project
The project is looking for AI solutions that can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the fields of mobility and energy, two domains responsible for 82% of all greenhouse gas emissions in European cities.
Following AI4Cities’ Request for Tenders on December 1st of 2020, Vianova was one of the 54 companies and consortia to submit an application for the mobility challenge. Following a thorough evaluation by the AI4Cities Buyers Group, 21 suppliers were selected. They will now participate in the project’s Solution Design Phase, during which in the next three months they will work on a full plan for the development of a prototype.
The AI4Cities Buyers Group consists of lead procurer Forum Virium Helsinki (representing the city of Helsinki), Cap Digital (representing Paris Region), the city of Amsterdam, the city of Copenhagen, the city of Stavanger, and the city of Tallinn. These six cities and regions have developed ambitious strategies and policy plans to become carbon neutral by 2050.
In AI4Cities they joined forces to go through a PCP process, aiming to procure non-market-ready solutions which can help them accelerate their transition to carbon neutrality by utilizing artificial intelligence and related enabling technologies – such as big data applications, 5G, edge computing, and IoT. Their choice to focus on energy and mobility-related challenges are informed by the fact that these two domains are responsible for 82% of GHG emissions in Europe’s cities.
Vianova helps cities build their post-covid transport systems thanks to data from connected electric vehicles. Its core product, Cityscope, is a web-based software application to support the visualization and evaluation of transportation data, particularly data provided by shared mobility fleets. The data platform aggregates historical and real-time data and provides cities with decision-making insights.
Vianova's technology uniqueness resides in four major areas:
- A bilateral and secured data exchange between transport authorities and operators,
- A scalable data warehouse to ingest a large amount of vehicles telemetries and provide management signals and alerts,
- An industry-leading GDPR proof system,
- Proprietary aggregation and machine learning algorithms.
Within a consortium with Rebel Group, Vianova will develop an AI-powered tool in order to promote decarbonisation and more vibrant cityscape: the “Mobility Policy AutoTune’ tool (MPAT). Through this project, Vianova will receive financial support to further develop its solution in accordance with the input provided by the AI4Cities Buyers Group. After a period of three months, the Buyers Group will evaluate which of these suppliers will continue to Phase 2, the prototyping phase of the PCP.
Vianova is a data platform that helps cities and mobility providers better integrate and manage shared, connected, electric and autonomous transport solutions in the urban space, enabling better use of city infrastructure, and promoting safer and more sustainable mobility. Vianova is currently working with +40 cities and +50 transport providers across the world.
(To find out more: https://www.vianova.io/)
More information about these suppliers and their solutions will be published soon on the AI4Cities website. For more information, email [email protected].