School of Engineering



Viajeo Plus collects good practices in promotion of clean vehicles, implementation of public charging points for electric vehicles, network management and access control, innovative public transport, multi-modal interchanges and urban logistics in Europe, Latin America, China and Singapore.

Project PI: Professor Phil Blythe, Mr Roberto Palacin (NewRail)
Project lead: Dr Gareth Evans
Sponsors: EU FP7
Partners: ERTICO – ITS Europe, UITP, Michelin, Newcastle University, Pluservice, University of Leeds, VOLVO, Renault, Swarco Mizar, Thetis, TNO, T-Systems, UNIMED, IMM, IPT, BTRC, SCCTPC
Start/end dates: 2013-2016

Project details

Viajeo Plus studies such practices and identifies needs for implementations and develops executive plans for different scenarios, fostering collaboration between these regions on a global scale.

Experience and knowledge will be exchanged through showcases, site visits, workshops and dissemination learning materials with the final objective of producing a ‘Virtual Solution Book’. This provides a detailed description of initiatives and executive implementation plans for greater uptake by cities intending to implement any of these solutions.

Viajeo Plus facilitates the 'cross learning' approach between those regions that will also develop a comprehensive understanding of state-of-the-art, research and development trends and policies in order to empower European industry for future global competition and to support European cities in their role to meet sustainable urban mobility objectives established by the European Union.

The cross learning process will also be extended to MPCs where European industry and researchers currently have limited knowledge and local contacts. Viajeo Plus also helps European industry to strengthen its competiveness in the global markets.

Finally, Viajeo Plus prepares the foundations for future collaboration with global cities. It defines clear implementation strategies for the successful deployment of innovative and sustainable urban transport solutions as well as recommendations for the EC on future collaboration with other regions.

Academic staff

  • Professor Phil Blythe