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EMT Madrid will present the advances of its microhub within the European project LEAD at Global Mobility Call

The low-emission delivery initiative also facilitates public-private collaboration and the creation of digital twins. From 14-16 June, Global Mobility Call will promote cutting-edge content in technology and business models, world leaders will present their vision for the future, and help define a sustainable future in mobility.

07 Jun 2022

Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (EMT) will present on 14 June at Global Mobility Call the progress of its logistics micro-hub in the framework of the European collaborative project LEAD for low-emission delivery, and which facilitates public-private collaboration, operates in last-mile logistics through the creation of "digital twins"

The congress organised by IFEMA MADRID and Smobhub seeks to lead the sustainable mobility ecosystem and contribute to economic recovery and energy resilience, necessary in Europe's current urgent circumstances. From 14 to 16 June at IFEMA MADRID it will promote cutting-edge content in technology and business models, world leaders will present their vision of the future, enable alliances and international visibility, and all this to contribute to defining a sustainable future in mobility.

In this context, on 14 June, a representative of this project will lead a meeting to explain the details of the first phase of operation of the microhub located in October 2021 in the underground car park of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid for the delivery of goods with a fleet of 100% electric motorbikes specially adapted for home distribution, supermarkets, neighbourhood shops or transport of large goods to an end customer.

The project, managed in collaboration with the sustainable urban distribution company CITYlogin, involves the Last Mile Team, Zaragoza Logistics Center, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid City Council and POLIS, the leading network of European cities and regions for the development of innovative transport technologies and policies.

Its development will serve to feed a digital twin of Madrid, a virtual replica of the city that, through the incorporation of real-time data, makes it possible to simulate and predict the operation of distribution units and thus plan more sustainable last-mile logistics models. These microhubs are part of the measures contemplated by the Madrid 360 Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

The European project LEAD is working on the creation of digital twins of urban logistics networks in six European cities (Madrid, The Hague, Budapest, Lyon, Oslo and Porto) to test and represent different innovative urban freight distribution solutions. It consists of 26 European partners, one US partner and three Chinese partners, and is framed within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.