Vrije Universiteit Brussel- Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre (VUB/MOBI)
The Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre (MOBI, VUB) is leader in sustainable mobility and logistics. It develops electric and hybrid vehicles technologies, and valuates new concepts in mobility and logistics on their sustainability. MOBI aims at a better and safer mobility of people and goods, to reduce congestion and environmental impacts in urban and inter-urban areas, and to improve operational efficiency. With a multidisciplinary team of over 100 specialists, it gathers expertise in engineering, economic, social, political and environmental sciences enabling the holistic approach needed in smart cities projects.
MOBI provides sound advices to policy makers and concrete solutions to the industry. The participation to an increased number of projects oriented toward business results allows the team to develop innovative business models for sustainable mobility projects that ensure their longterm viability. Its track records over the past 5 years include 21 major European projects, 59 direct contracts with the industry, and 61 projects funded by national organizations.
MOBI offers its expertise to the industry, governments and academics, through research collaborations, consulting services or trainings. The strength of MOBI resides in proposing a unique combination of socio-economical, environmental & technical competencies, together with tools specifically developed for the sustainable transport sector.
Role in the project
The MOBI research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is a strong academic partner with broad technical background on our transportation system, ongoing experience as an advisory link for formulating policy recommendations and a strong commitment to help reduce the environmental impact transportation has on society.