The Mobility Incubator Program has recently been launched in the Latvian capital, Riga. Organized by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the scheme aims to further develop innovative mobility prototypes in real-time. If successful following this initial stage the prototypes will act to raise the living standard of city residents and serve as an attractive prospect for potential investors, being implemented on a wider scale.
The teams and their prototypes:
The projects were developed over a period of 10 weeks following the 48-hour mobility hackathon in April. The six pilot projects are as follows:
The Mikropoint team – A new mobility point in Zemitana Square, combining a shed for electric scooters and bicycles, a mini bicycle workshop, and bench. Aims to increase the mobility network for environmentally friendly vehicles.
The getUgo team – Remote control of autonomous vehicles, machines and other devices with a teleoperation software and hardware platform.
The E-Stop team – Offers a solution for storing and charging e-scooters within the Alfa shopping centre.
The electrify team – Promotion of electromobility by offering electric minibuses for passenger transport (still under development).
The “Velorūme” team – Offers bicycle storage the size of a single parking spot.
The Simplecharge – Encouraging the use of street lighting poles to charge electric vehicles.