Demand-oriented mobility solutions are becoming increasingly user-oriented. However, inclusivity is often not a primary goal. The European research project CATAPULT focuses on vulnerable road users and aims to develop recommendations for policies on how future automated mobility services can become inclusive. The project follows a co-creative approach. Together with children, elderly people and people with sensory and/or physical impairments, the research team will develop automated mobility solutions that meet the needs of these target groups.

In order to collect the barriers, requirements, drivers and conditions of the target groups and stakeholders (policy makers and mobility service providers), interactive formats such as qualitative interviews or a specially developed serious game will be used. In addition, a field study, examining existing automated bus shuttles regarding their inclusivity, will be conducted in Austria and Sweden.

Based on the findings, policies for the implementation of an inclusive, connected and sustainable mobility offer will be derived and step-by-step instructions for the actual implementation of these policies will be developed.

Project contact

Name: Jannik Rieß
Tel: +43 0676-40 70 902


Other institutions involved

+ FACTUM, Österreich (Lead)
+ AustriaTech, Österreich
+ KU Leuven, Belgien
+ RISE, Schweden

Note funding agency

Fundet under the program JPI UrbanEurope by the Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie (BMK).