The EU-funded FUTURE-HORIZON project, preceded by FOSTER-ROAD (2013-2016) and FUTURE RADAR (2017-2020), identifies potential research needs for forthcoming research and innovation programmes to pave the way for a sustainable and efficient European road transport system and to foster international cooperation. Different strategies for transport research in established markets abroad, especially in North and South America, Asia and Africa, will be mapped and compared with European concepts. This will support European transport actors to achieve a sustainable European road transport system.
Emphasis is placed on how best to support the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), related Horizon Europe partnerships and the European Commission in addressing sustainable mobility issues. As one of the 17 project partners, the Wuppertal Institute is actively involved in the work package on international exploitation and finance. The project will be focused on adding international experience to ERTRAC's outlook and expanding the knowledge hub and research activities created within the project.
The main objectives are to promote policy and knowledge exchange, to establish a peer-to-peer exchange and capacity building programme, and to foster cooperation between EU and international urban mobility projects. Specifically, implementation concepts, including shared vehicles, logistics and public transport systems, will be developed.
In summary, FUTURE-HORIZON will pursue the following objectives:
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101006598.