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KIWEE : Mobility at the right place
Kiwee is a car sharing system that brings compact electric passenger vehicles to users either at dedicated pickup points or on a freefloating basis. Vehicles parked at a pickup point can be stacked like shopping carts and towed train-style for easy delivery by road to the pickup points where they are needed. A trained operator does the delivering; users drive individual cars only.Kiwee is ideal for users in downtown and suburban areas seeking a non-polluting “first mile/last mile” solution for their public transportation or carpooling journeys. Kiwee is also suitable for other mobility needs, such as at airports or industrial facilities.Because the vehicles can be stacked and towed, a single operator can deliver an entire “train” of vehicles, ensuring that pickup points are always fully stocked. Kiwee can deliver availability rates of 90% for high service quality.The system was co-designed by Liten with the cooperation of List, CEA nstitutes, and other European partnes (under the H2020 EC Research Program).
The Kiwee mobility concept is a clean alternative to the individually-owned vehicle in urban and suburban areas, where it can help reduce pollution and traffic congestion while:• Providing “first-mile/last-mile” transportation betweenpublic transportation networks and users’ homes or placesof work• Increasing transportation services in areas with lowcoverage by other modes of transportation• Offering a solution for activities that currently requireindividual vehicles, such as shopping or picking up parcels
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.