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STREETLIFE: Steering towards Green and Perceptive Mobility of the Future


zum Bild STREETLIFE system

STREETLIFE will develop a multi-modal urban mobility information system that provides mobile information services to end users in order to promote sustainable transport alternatives, thus reducing traffic and related emissions in cities. It also offers to traffic management centers and city administrations sophisticated ICT solutions for monitoring and control.


The activities of STREETLIFE are devoted to the principal goal of reducing carbon emissions through sustainable urban mobility solutions based on ICT.
More specifically, the modular STREETLIFE system will:

  • exploit information derived from city transport infrastructure and integrate them with crowd-sourcing information and floating data as well as with sources from other domains (e.g. weather, air pollution)
  • let citizens enjoy environment-friendly mobility by providing dedicated multi-modal, personalized and real-time mobility services
  • enhance systems of traffic management centers and city administrations using advanced solutions to control the mobility resources and enact related policies


The first activities of STREETLIFE aim at gathering requirements and defining the reference architecture and conceptual models which form the basis for the development of the first version of the system components. The effectiveness of this first solution will be proved through an in-depth evaluation on three city pilots (Berlin, Tampere and Rovereto) resulting in an impact assessment on traffic situation, end-user behaviour and reduction of carbon emissions. Feedback of local experts will also be collected in technical workshops at the pilot sites to adapt the system modules to the real needs. The outcome will be used to implement and evaluate a second, more refined version of the STREETLIFE prototypes at the sites. At the end of the project, an international symposium and local dissemination workshops will be organized to present the project's achievements.

In STREETLIFE DLR leads WP8 "Impact assessment and simulations" and is the coordinator for the Berlin pilot site. In addition DLR will mainly contribute to WP4 Mobility Management and Emission Control Panel with its simulation environment TAPAS to realize a simulation based forecast on travel activity pattern. Moreover, DLR is heavily involved in research task on mobility policies, strategies and plans to be taken into account at pilots cites. Besides that, DLR is the main actor in the definition and evaluation of the Berlin city pilot in WP6 and WP7.

Expected Results

STREETLIFE intends to motivate citizens to change their behaviour to an environment-friendly mobility. Mobile apps offer personalized travelling providing multi-modal routing and advanced graphical interfaces.

City administrations benefit from the mobility and emission control panel which is capable to analyze, simulate and manage the transport demand. Mobility cloud solutions for the integration and processing of different information sources provide a generic approach for the management of real-time data.

The common system architecture describes the functional components as well as the security and scalability requirements of such a system and can become a blueprint for other cities and regions in Europe.

Contracting entity

  • European Commission - Information Society and Media DG


  • Aalto University (FI),
  • Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie (DE),
  • CGI (FI), City of Tampere (FI),
  • Comune di Rovereto (IT),
  • Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DE),
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DE),
  • Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IT),
  • Fraunhofer FOKUS (DE),
  • Siemens (DE)

Project duration

October 2013 - August 2016

Dr.-Ing. Philipp Gilka
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Institute of Transport Research
, Passenger Transport
Tel: +49 30 67055-7930

Fax: +49 30 67055-283

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