Bike Sharing Services includes the research, development, and industrialization of conventional and electric bikes for bike-sharing purposes.

Iberica’s Electric Bikes

Iberica is leader member of the project. The project generates a mobility management system that includes a network of interactive devices that will address a set of societal challenges within the framework of the European Horizon 2020 strategy and creates a platform for bike-sharing services. From the commercial point of view, a degree of radical innovation is expected to be achieved in the national and international levels of smart urban mobility services and operations. Consisting of 3 companies (Iberica, Revolution Answer and Cardio.ID) and 2 research institutions (CEiiA and FEUP), the consortium also benefits from the partnership with the Portuguese network of smart cities, RENER Living Lab, a true stage for validation and demonstration of the solutions developed.

The is a research, development and validation project of a new generation dynamic mobility management system, based on the concept of a social network of interactive bicycles, and interoperable with the city’s ecosystem.

The project is oriented to the training of national technological base in the field of intelligent and environmentally sustainable mobility through smart specialization around the design, development, and validation of a new generation of products and mobility services from Portugal, based in companies and national knowledge centers, targeting urban markets globally.

In recent decades, many countries have undergone a significant change with regard to the profile of their populations, particularly with regard to the growth of the urban population. The cities grew, in General, of an accelerated rate, spontaneous and so not much planned. Consequently, the cities began to live with a series of problems such as the lack of transport infrastructure and environmental degradation. The form of occupation of urban land, associated with poorly integrated sectoral policies, negatively influences the system of mobility in cities. In addition, the poorly-planned mobility system contributed to the existence of cities without a reasonable quality of life.

The project tries to contribute to that urban mobility and bike-sharing services are a factor of improvement of the quality of urban life. In strategic terms, the fundamental vectors of action are the commitment to green growth, promotion of electric mobility, integrated expertise and intelligence, creating a new generation of safe and sustainable transport, and introduction of new information technologies in support of health promotion and wellness.