"City2Share" Project Partners

The project consortium bundles necessary competencies from research, government and industry. The project's partner structure brings together technology manufacturers, carsharing providers, public transportation as well as city and community representatives, to discuss a holistic approach.

BMW AG
Mobility Technologies

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As part of in City2Share, BMW will examine implementation and framework scenarios for electrified autonomous carsharing. Along with implementing and demonstrating a self-driving e-carsharing vehicle in the Munich test area, the potential of autonomous vehicles in e-carsharing and their customer acceptance will be explored. In order to reduce barriers and obstacles to using e-Sharing offers, intelligent parking and routing of the carsharing vehicles to available parking spots and recharging terminals will be tested and evaluated in the two test areas in Munich and Hamburg. BMW will also handle overall coordination of the City2Share project.

Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik gGmbH
(German Institute for Urbanistics)

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The German Institute for Urbanistics will handle process and effect evaluation and accompanying researching in the City2Share project, along with Dresden Technical University. The aim is uncovering factors for success and obstacles to implementation – especially on the level of the actors – examining in how far they can be applied to other cities, and to examine the potential of the planned measures for sustainable, low-emission and small-footprint communal traffic and urban planning. Along with evaluating processes and effects, an advisory city commission will be convened, to examine the project's ongoing results and enhance the transfer of knowledge into communal application.

DriveNow GmbH & Co. KG

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As part of City2Share, DriveNow aims to introduce electromobility to all residents of the model quarters. The aim is to allow DriveNow carsharing service users to have positive experiences and reduce possible reservations toward using e-vehicles. In order to achieve this, the DriveNow carsharing fleet will examine how customers and fleet management can be supported. For example, forecasts on the availability of recharging stations and e-carsharing vehicles will guarantee planning security to customers and enable DriveNow to use recharging infrastructure most efficiently.

The Hamburg HOCHBAHN is a consortium partner in City2Share with their mobility product "switchh". At least two mobility stations will be installed in densely settled quarters of Hamburg in collaboration with the local residents, and equipped with parking space availability sensors. The attractiveness of using the stations for customers will be enhanced by implementing expanded services. In the Hamburg test area, City2Share will be implemented as part of the existing switchh concept. Concrete empirical conclusions on customer acceptance will be derived from evaluation and comparison with the Munich test area. HOCHBAHN will be in charge of the Hamburg test area project segment.

LHM München
Referat für Stadtplanung und Bauordnung der Landeshauptstadt München
Hauptabteilung I, Stadtentwicklungsplanung
Abteilung I/3 Verkehrsplanung

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Munich faces great challenges due to its growing mobility needs, which requires innovative concepts. The aim and job of the City of Munich Planning and Construction Office as part of City2Share is to support electromobility and try out measures to encourage city-compatible mobility and improve quality of life. Building blocks within the project are the installation of e-Mobility stations, optimization of e-Sharing offers, establishing delivery traffic with e-delivery bikes for the last mile, as well as increasing quality of life thanks to various local measures shaped with local residents in target area public spaces. Citizen involvement rounds off the project.

Stadtwerke München /
Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH 

Department Traffic
Strategic Planning Projects

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The City of Munich and their utility corp. SWM will test and evaluate user acceptance and traffic effects of the combination of various mobility building blocks at four different mobility stations in the Ludwigsvorstadt and Sendling project areas. In addition, the use of pedelecs as part of the existing bike rental system MVG Rad will be tested as part of the City2Share project. Interactive pillars display the locally available multimodal offers, and existing access systems will be expanded. The City of Munich utilities will take the lead on the work assignment involving 4100 mobility stations.

Siemens Mobility,
Department MO TI IMS

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As part of City2Share, Siemens will study parking space detection and identification of vaild user groups by means of sensors. The routing developed by Siemens from the City2.e subsidy program will serve as the foundation for the City2Share services. Sensor data will be provided to all compatible information services (internet, app or in vehicles) via interfaces. All data on mobility stations and parking spaces are integrated in existing app services of the transportation services and combined with direct ticketing services. The concept will be tried out in Hamburg and Munich. Four electromobility stations will be set up in Munich as part of the program and existing ones equipped with new technologies in Hamburg. These stations will be equipped by Siemens with sensors to supervise parking space use and identify vaild user groups like DriveNow, Car2Go, Cambio, and others at the parking spaces.

TU Dresden
Chair of Transport Ecology

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The faculty chair for traffic ecology will conduct the accompanying evaluation as part of the City2Share project together with the German Institute for Urbanistics. The focus will be on the success of the measures on a traffic-planning and ecological basis. Also, the chair will accompany the project with scientific research and secure process quality, especially where the installation and management of a suitable data management system is involved. In order to establish the program long-term, results are documented, evaluated and the transfer of knowledge and encouraged by involving other cities by means of a committee.

Universität der Bundeswehr München
Chair of traffic engineering

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As part of City2Share, the Bundeswehr University Munich is researching themes of e-carsharing, autonomous e-carsharing and e-delivery traffic. Booking data is analyzed to come up with availability forecasts and a decision support tool for operational reallocations. It is important to consider municipal, operator and customer views. Where autonomous e-carsharing is concerned, attitudes on this topic will be studied via interviews and surveys. Also, fleet operations will be studied in simulation models. Based on the real-life data, setting up a delivery service with e-delivery bikes will be supported by mathematical optimization.

United Parcel Service
City Logistik

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As part of City2Share, UPS plans to conduct parcel delivery in the quarter with reduced emissions and electrically assisted delivery bikes: Employees will load packages at two container locations for delivery, lowering noise and exhaust pollution, and taking pressure off inner city traffic and parking. UPS with adapt its delivery times, depending on whether they are delivering to residential or commercial properties. The project's success will be measured by how many delivery trucks, kilometers and liters of fuel can be saved and how much time is saved looking for parking.