On October 6, 2016, a meeting of the ACARE Working Group 1 took place in Brussels. At this meeting, the key objectives and the approach of the Mobility4EU project were presented to the Working Group 1 members. Dr. Plötner from Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V, highlighted in his presentation the approach as well as first results from the project and the dissemination activities.
Furthermore, he informed about the first workshop on societal requirements and current challenges for transport in May 2016, the latest version of the context map showing the linkages between mobility trends, drivers and technologies, as well as results from the second workshop on novel and innovative mobility concepts and solutions in July 2016.
The Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe, ACARE, was established as an European Technology Platform in 2001 in order to provide dedicated and independent advice on strategic aerospace issues within the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, SRIA. In the same year, ACARE has published the report “European Aeronautics: A vision for 2020”, the initial document manifesting their objectives and approaches. Furthermore, ACARE has predominantly participated in the development of a vision for aviation, the Flightpath 2050 report, published in 2011. Currently, the SRIA is updated in order to revise the objectives and to present the new version in 2017.
Working Group 1
WG1 works on the SRIA key objective of meeting societal and market needs. Aspects like the capability of providing 4-hour door-to-door journeys within Europe for 90% of all passengers and enabling free choice of transport mode overlap with intermodal targets which are addressed in the Mobility4EU project. Besides, building awareness in the ACARE body for the project aims at enhancing the exchange on strategies for intermodal Mobility for Europe with other European Technology Platforms represented, for example ALICE, as well as among other transport stakeholders. The current WG1 lead, Mr. Schneider from Munich Airport, is actively supporting the Mobility4EU project as an advisory board member and has already participated in several project workshops this year.