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The CITIES Timanfaya Project, awarded the enerTIC Award 2019
The XXIV Road Conference of the Canary Islands echo the CITIES Timanfaya Project
First test of the autonomous bus in an urban environment
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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 that, based on a technological demonstrator that will be operational in the spring of 2020, that the route through the Route of the Volcanoes in Timanfaya (Lanzarote Island, in the Canary archipelago) is carried out in vehicles of latest generation, electric, autonomous and multimedia.

With funding from the Canary Islands Development Fund (FDCAN) and a budget of just over one million euros, the project began in November of 2018, after the administrative formalization of the contract between the Centers for Arts, Culture and Tourism (CACT) of the Cabildo de Lanzarote and the Spanish Road Association, which acts as coordinating entity. Thus, it is expected that the technological demonstrator, an electric and autonomous minibus, will be operating in April or May next year. A few months later, using the technology developed, electric and autonomous buses, multimedia, will replace the current diesel engine.


CITIES Timanfaya intends to place Spain on the world map of driverless mobility. It is a revolutionary and intelligent concept for the use of an ecological, autonomous and safe transport in a unique framework such as the Timanfaya National Park. In this way, CITIES will not only make the island of Lanzarote a world leader in quality tourism, but will position Spanish technology at the forefront of global R&D.

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

OBJECTIVES

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 produced by vehicles, as well as the risk of accidents, etc. At the same time, the visit is optimized for tourists 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, the CITIES vehicles in Timanfaya will be a door to the future of efficient, safe, intelligent and sustainable mobility.

Activities

Activities

CITIES TIMANFAYA

News

VIDEOS

CITIES Timanfaya project vehicle tests carried out on INTA Tracks (January 2020)

Start of travel, passenger boarding at established stop

Tests of energy consumption in mountain circuit

Testing of the ability to overcome strong ramps

Testing of trajectory stability and constant speed energy consumption

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Coordination and project management
Technical direction
Technological coordination          

                             

                                  

CONTACT.

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