Toward an innovative mobility for teenagers in Europe

This study aims at defining future mobility of under 18 years old students in Europe and at assessing the relevance of a mini-EV for this population.

The development of information and communication technologies participates in a new relation with space and time. In this context, the mobility of people under 18 has largely evolved since the middle of 2000s. Their autonomy, their participation to diverse activities, their sociability could motivate today a larger and freer mobility. Spaces where they use to go, hours when they travel, transport conditions they want, images they have on transport modes, etc. have to be better understood to help working on a new mobility offer for young people in Europe.
This study aims at defining future mobility of under 18 years old students in Europe and at assessing the relevance of a mini-EV for this population. The research program include:
– an overview of mobility services in Europe for people under 18,
– a better understanding of mobility practices and aspirations of people under 18 in Europe,
– the European context on the legal point of view,
– a definition of under 18’s acceptance for mini-EV in Grenoble (France)
– a discussion on possible mini-EV production processes

The project lasts 6 months and is conducted by the Laboratory of Urban Sociology, directed by professor Vincent Kaufmann, in collaboration with the Social Media Lab and the Laboratory for Microengineering for Manufacturing. It is sponsored by Toyota.

Press release 17.03.2017

Principal investigator Prof. Vincent Kaufmann
Sponsor Toyota
Period 2016
Laboratories  LASURSocial Media LabLPM
Collaboration TRACE