The E Bus Competence Center (E-Bus) was created in Luxembourg in 2016 by Volvo Bus Corporation. It functions as an R&D Centre focusing on cooperative and electrified intelligent transportation systems. Within the PAsCAL project E-Bus is responsible for identifying the obstacles, challenges and opportunities related to the integration of high-capacity autonomous buses into public transport operations. Enhanced mobility perspectives offered by such vehicles are addressed together with their direct and indirect impact on society and environment.
- E-Bus will be responsible for identifying the obstacles, challenges and opportunities CAVs represent for BPS persons. Enhanced mobility perspectives offered by CAVs will be discussed as well as their subsequent direct and indirect impact during specific focus groups (FG) held in 4 EU member countries (1 per country). National reports will be drafted and compiled into a European one thus feeding the whole data collection and comparison process implemented in the framework of the PAsCAL project.
- Based on the needs and information collected, prioritised and compiled in the reports aforementioned, E-Bus will draft recommendations with a view to providing policy-makers with clear and fit-for-purpose guidance on how to make CAVs accessible also to BPS potential drivers while also contributing the BPS near-CAV pedestrians’ perspectives.
- Collecting feedback on blind and partially-sighted passengers’ acceptance and attitude towards high-capacity autonomous buses in public transport operations.
- Finally, E-Bus will disseminate the project’s progress and outcomes though the following modern, accessible and diversified information and awareness–raising channels: E-Bus website , E-Bus monthly newsletter (in English), E-Bus quarterly publication Focus (already available in English, French, German, Spanish and soon also in Serbian and Turkish), E-Bus podcast on Accessible Technologies ( E-Bus Access Cast ), Facebook and Twitter accounts and events (e.g. E-Bus 2019 General Assembly in Rome).
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