City&Lab does not have ownership of the individual projects, but manages which projects are included in the portfolio based on our values, goals and ambitions. City&Labs main role is to be an ecosystem for sharing and learning. The projects have their own management independently from City&Lab.
The projects contribute to the ecosystem with learning, knowledge and concrete results, optimizing learning, cooperation and innovation for sustainable development across projects and actors.
PROJECTS IN CITY&LAB
The goal for Testarena Kongsberg City & Lab is to help lift solutions to the highest possible Technology Readiness Level (TRL), and to help the first customers to use the solutions as commercial products.
Commercial use of products contributes to new projects being initiated in Testarena Kongsberg.
In 2021, Testarena Kongsberg City&Lab is involved in a number of projects at different TRLs, as shown in the graph below.
See here for the full list of projects and their details (as of March 2021, list in Norwegian only).
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT THAT FOLLOWS CITY&LAB
SINTEF – «SMARTFEEDER»
The main objective of the SmartFeeder service is to support the travels between home or working place and public transport terminals. The generic value network is based on the service domains that will be part of the SmartFeeder service, e.g. service domains like transport infrastructure services, charging services, and ITS services, e.g. traveller information services. The value networks cover more than just transactions around goods, services and revenue, it also covers the knowledge and intangible value or benefits.
R&D PROGRAM «BEVEGELSE»
The R&D program lasts from 2017 to 2021, and concerns methods for maintenance that leads to increased number of pedestrians and cyclists. The program shall generate increased knowledge regarding
Prerequisites and needs of pedestrians and cyclists
Procedures, equipment, and organization for efficient maintenance of walkways and bicycle paths
Forms of efficient cooperation, contract layouts, and follow-up of entrepreneurs.
R&D PROGRAM «CITY LOGISTICS»
The societal goals for the program is to establish attractive cities with low greenhouse gas emissions, efficient solutions for business, and good quality of life for the inhabitants. The National Transport Plan stated that within 2030, all goods distribution in the largest city centers should be virtually zero emissions. This includes the handling of goods, equipment and waste.
TØI – «AUTOBUS»
The primary objective is to study how ordinary road users and passengers respond to the introduction of self-driving buses into road traffic in Norway and how they will interact with such vehicles. It provides important insights about user acceptance, interaction with other road users, mobility and safety of self-driving bus services, and about how views, expectations and behaviors may change over time. Hence, the knowledge acquired from this project is vital for the deployment and introduction of such transport alternatives on a bigger scale.