Together with Halmstad University, the City of Gothenburg, Volvo Cars, Skånetrafiken and Västtrafik, the City of Helsingborg and Helsingborgshem are exploring ways to develop future transport solutions. We like technology, but are not only technology-driven. We are interested in what happens when people are allowed to be at the center. Like at Drottninghög!
In society, there are a number of so-called insidious problems (in English "wicked problems"), problems that have many dimensions, are difficult to define and therefore extremely challenging to solve. The sustainable mobility / transport system of the future is such a problem. Generally for insidious problems is also that you usually need to be several parties working together to be able to approach solutions.
While we continue to want to be able to transport both people and goods, we struggle with challenges around climate, environment, place in the city, gender equality, security and a number of economic aspects. Just to name a few of the most obvious parameters. There are more.
We believe that co-production (instead of just commercialization) shifts the focus from technological innovation to more social and societal innovation perspectives.
To achieve sustainable solutions, a change is needed in how Smart City technologies are designed. In the AHAII project, we are testing ways to develop mobility solutions with rather than for user groups and future users. We work on the basis of a quadruple helix model.
We have in various ways followed a number of Drottninghögare in their everyday lives to be able to describe people's experiences of traveling and transporting things - their worries, their values and their goals. Stories have been collected in a catalog that forms the basis for a prototype work, led by Volvo Cars.
The AHAII project will deliver the following:
- Knowledge about challenges and opportunities with future urban mobility, based on design-geographical insights on how mobility is experienced and works in people's everyday lives
- A co-created and scalable Living Lab methodology for prototyping new mobility services based on people's needs, values and habits.
- Concept and prototypes for integrated urban mobility services for the “first and last mile” challenge through co-creation with residents in a design-styled Living Lab.
- Evaluation of usefulness, usability and satisfaction of prototypes in different urban contexts.
- Co-created guidelines for sustainable mobility and spatial planning in urban environments
- Future scenario for mobility solutions
Learn more about the initiative here.