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CITIES TIMANFAYA

Autonomous and sustainable mobility in the Timanfaya National Park.
A commitment to innovation in a strategic tourist environment.

An initiative of the Centers for Art, Culture and Tourism (CACT) of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, funded by the Canary Islands Development Fund (FDCAN).

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What is it?

WHAT IS CITIES TIMANFAYA?

Cities Timanfaya is a revolutionary project consisting on an autonomous technology demonstrator to be ready in the spring of 2020. The tour of the Route of the Volcanoes in Timanfaya National Park (Lanzarote, Canary Islands) will be carried out with last generation vehicles, electric, autonomous and multimedia.

Funded by the Canary Islands Development Fund (FDCAN), the project began in November 2018, after the signing of the contract between the Centers of Art, Culture and Tourism (CACT) of the Cabildo of Lanzarote and the Spanish Road Association (project coordinator). The technology demonstrator, an electric and autonomous microbus, is expected to be running in April or May XNUMX. A few months later, using the same technology, electric and autonomous buses will replace the existing diesel buses.


With a budget of just over one million euros from the Canary Islands Development Fund (FDCAN), CITIES Timanfaya will put Spain on the driverless mobility world map.

CITIES Timanfaya is a revolutionary and intelligent concept for the use of ecological, autonomous and safe transport in a unique environment, such as the Timanfaya National Park . Thus, CITIES, not only will make the island of Lanzarote a world leader in quality tourism, but also will position the Spanish technology at the forefront of R & D + i world.

The project

The project

CITIES TIMANFAYA

WHAT?
  • Electric mobility and autonomous driving.

WHERE?
  • Route of the Volcanoes in Montañas del Fuego. Timanfaya National Park. Lanzarote.

Route of the Volcanoes
HOW?
  • Research & Development Project.

  • Technology Demonstrator

  • Global Implementation

WHEN?
  • Completion: Spring 2020.

WHY?
  • Timanfaya is the perfect environment to place Lanzarote as the first tourist destination, focusing on the highest level innovation in mobility. It is a closed route, ultrasensitive area, high demonstrator effect, constituting a global showcase.

Goals

GOALS

CITIES TIMANFAYA, Spanish acronym for SMART CONCEPT FOR INTEGRATED TRANSPORT, ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE, aims the following objectives:

  • Incorporate a new model of tourist mobility in sensitive areas, through intelligent mobility concept in areas of high ecological value (as the Timafaya National Park through self-guided, electric vehicles and eco-efficient, incorporating multimedia technologies for the information to passengers.
  • Contribute solutions to growing emission problems of carbon and nitrogen oxides in protected natural areas, particularly in the Timanfaya National Park.
  • Pose the adaptation of itineraries and vehicles to eliminate to the maximum the disturbances and interferences in the natural processes of the visited areas.
  • Allow the controlled access of visitor flows to certain environmentally sensitive areas and, in many cases, difficult to access. In this way, the view could be raised to new spaces, little known, which are complex to reach and have great ornithological and environmental potential.
  • Generate job through the figures of environmental monitors and specialized control and maintenance technicians, allowing the revitalization of the local economy.
  • Manage the dichotomy between conservation and tourism use of the resource, optimizing the carrying capacity of a natural space.
  • Implement new technologies in the systems of guided visits of the National Parks, combining education / environmental awareness and eco-efficient vehicle, also solving the access problems of people with reduced mobility.
  • Reconcile interests between development of protected areas and surrounding inhabitants, with the conservation of natural capital.
  • Enable the interpretation of nature and its cycles from a dynamic classroom, adaptable and changing day by day.

The project intends revolutionize tourism mobility in especially sensitive spaces, reducing the current negative impacts on the environment, such as pollution caused by vehicles, as well as the risk of accidents, etc. while the visit for tourists is optimized and the maximum use of the natural resource is achieved for the use and enjoyment of visitors, who, simultaneously, will be able to appreciate the immense advantages offered by 100% ecological vehicles equipped with the highest technology. In this way, CITIES vehicles in Timanfaya will be a door to the future of efficient, safe, intelligent and sustainable mobility.

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CITIES TIMANFAYA

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