Personal Intelligent City Accessible Vehicle System
- Framework: FP7
- Type: STREP
- Status: Completed
- Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
- End Date: 30/09/2012
- Vehicles: Two wheelers
- Website: http://www.picav.eu
The project concerns a new Vehicle (PICAV) and a new transport system that integrates a fleet of PICAV units. The transport system ensures accessibility for everybody and is designed for weak mobility people. Ergonomics, comfort, stability, assisted driving, eco-sustainability, parking and mobility dexterity are the main drivers of PICAV design. The electrical vehicle presents new framesuspensions, new seat, new efficient power supply.
The PICAV transport system provides an efficient service to citizen within urban traffic restricted areas where usual public transport services cannot operate because of the width and slope of the infrastructures, uneven pavements and the interactions with high pedestrian flows. This transport system is on-demand and is based on the car-sharing concept. The single units are networked and can communicate each other, with city infrastructure, public transport on the surrounding area and emergency services allowing high level of inter-modal integration.