The news of the city’s selection were announced by Christoforos Rombos, the head of the municipality company e-Trikala SA that will be responsible for the project.
The Trikala project is the largest European pilot of CityMobil2, a EU project that is setting up a platform for automated road transport systems to be implemented in several urban environments across the continent. The project will run on a trial basis from September 2015 until February 2016.
According to the European program’s official site, the city of Trikala plans to transform the centre into a pedestrian area and to provide parking facilities around the edge of the city centre. Therefore, it is considering implementing an automated transport system to carry people between car parks, bus terminal and city centre. Elderly users going to the general hospital, to the local market and to other public services in the city centre will notably be targeted for this service.
Source: Proto Thema