For the first time in history, the majority of people live now in urban areas. Moreover, in the next four decades (2010 to 2050), the number of people living in the world’s urban areas is expected to grow by 80 percent – from 3.5 billion to 5.2 billion. At the same time, populations around the world are rapidly ageing. By 2050, the global population of people aged 60 years and over is expected to reach almost 2 billion, with the proportion of older people doubling between 2006 and 2050. The project is developed to address the challenges associated with new technologies for future urban mobility.
In particular, it will develop and demonstrate a radically new light and affordable vehicle concept (L-category) for the ageing population in congested European cities with scarce parking space. Ideas & Motion will led the design and development of intelligent electronic clusters ( e.g. body, energy, vehicle dynamics) based on the next generation of semiconductor devices.