SIMON aims at promoting the independent living and societal participation of mobility impaired people. We are adapting mobility infrastructures in cities to improve the daily experience of older ald impaired users, furthemore we use information about accessibility in public transport to support in the planning of everyday trips and to allow multimodal navigation (walk, private car, public transportation), and finally we propose the use of a new ICT-enhanced parking card for disabled people, based on the existing EU parking card, which allows the user to authenticate when parking in reserved places. Fighting fraud and access-right management solutions are proposed, in a context where Inclusive Mobility is understood as a step forward in smart cities.
SIMON is a demonstration oriented project, started in January 2014. Different solutions have been tested and validated in our four large scale pilots in Madrid, Lisbon, Parma and Reading.
The project is financially supported by the European Commission under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). The consortium is led by ETRA Investigación y Desarrollo, S.A. (Spain) and the partners are the Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (Spain), Locoslab GmbH (Germany), Empresa Pública Municipal de Mobilidade e Estacionamento de Lisboa – EMEL (Portugal), the Madrid City Council (Spain), Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid (Spain), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Infomobility SpA (Italy) and the Reading Borough Council (United Kingdom).