Prontubus is a transport on-demand project with the aim of integrate the existing suburban public transport system in the Modena Province territory. Thanks to reservation system (by app and by call center) the aim is to offer a higher number of routes for the inhabitants of rural areas with the purpose of increasing the modal shift towards public transport.
The main objective is the reduction of traffic in low-density areas by offering alternative means of transport such as bikes. Indeed, traffic is mainly responsible of greenhouse gases emissions. The aim of the project is to establish an easy hiring network of bike rental in order to make public transport more attractive. An other goal is offer a range of bikes, available round the clock, to support multimodal mobility.
Can a low voltage power grid support one street if allhouseholds are using an electric car? A small villagein Lower Austria was selected to test the influenceof e-cars on the power grid. 18 households got 23e-cars for their daily use. A simple control technologymonitored the voltage in the grid and slowed downthe charging process if needed. Within the six weekstryout the voltage in the grid was never in a criticalstate and each morning all cars had a full battery. Theparticipants were enthusiastic and used the electriccars for 90 percent of their everyday trips, with a totalof 53.000 km in 6 weeks.In the future, the field test will be extended. In the villageObersiebenbrunn, it will be analysed how e-mobilitycan be realised in large scale residential buildings; witha focus on charging in underground parking and e-carsharing systems. In a third village called Echsenbach,an intensification of the first field test will be repeated.Winter months will provide insights into extraordinarysituations with additional consumption of heat pumpsand electric cars.