FABULOS shortlisted for the Procura+ Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT Award
The FABULOS project is one of the four shortlisted candidates under the category Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT of the Procura+ Awards, an initiative supported by the Procure2Innovate project.
The Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project FABULOS (Future Autonomous Bus Urban Level Operation Systems) is the first European PCP on smart urban mobility and on automated driving. The project is developed by six public authorities with the goal to develop a turnkey transport-as-a-service solution, including software, hardware, fleet and services.
Three vehicles are currently being tested, driving in regular urban traffic (with speeds of 30km/h). After an open market consultation, the group selected five consortia to be eligible to enter the next stages: Solution design, prototyping and lab testing, and the final phase, field testing. At each stage, only selected suppliers could proceed with eventually three supplier consortia advancing to the field testing stage. Once the developed solutions are tested and selected, the solution is tendered by the participating authorities and one supplier will be selected. The project is a major push toward automated public transport and can pave the way towards more coherent and safe regulation around procuring and operating these solutions.