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New open call on safe and sustainable use of small vehicles now open

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Our new open call is now open! Via the open call, you can apply for funding for projects that explore how small vehicles can be used to a greater extent, more efficiently and safer.

Different small vehicles and micromobility in Gothenburg.

Smaller vehicles have the potential to reduce congestion in the transport system and new types of these are constantly reaching the market. But the use raises many questions about both goods logistics and passenger transport. What is required for the vehicles to be used safely, securely and efficiently? Can digital technologies such as shared data from connected vehicles and drivers be used to improve planning for these vehicles? How can road safety be increased and the conditions for micro-deliveries improved?

The transports of today poses major challenges regarding climate change, air quality, noise, congestion, the ability of different groups to use mobility and accessibility to goods deliveries for people and companies, and smaller vehicles have the potential to contribute to more resource-efficient accessibility, traffic with lower emissions and other disturbances. Drive Sweden sees great opportunities to spur innovation in this area.

In this open call, we finance projects that, with the help of digital technology, lead to a safer and increased use of small vehicles that are allowed to be driven at low speeds on the road. Small vehicles mean, for example, electric scooters, various types of cargo bikes, bicycles, electric mopeds, smaller electric four-wheeled vehicles, electric skateboards and delivery robots.

During the preparatory work, our network was invited to provide input to the design of the call, see results and presentations from that meeting here (in Swedish).

To provide more information about the open call, we will arrange three information meetings where we will tell you more and give you the opportunities to ask your questions. You can register for these events here:
January 27
February 1
February 7

Read more about the open call here and at Vinnova's website, where you can find the full information about the open call and submit your application, via the link below.