Vrije Universiteit Brussel, MOBI Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre (VUB)
The Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre (MOBI) is a research centre at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and is a leader in socio-economic evaluations for urban mobility, sustainable logistics and electric & hybrid vehicles. The multidisciplinary team of 100 researchers addresses the challenges that mobility faces, by integrating engineering, economic, social and environmental sciences and policy issues. It delivers social, economic & environmental impact studies, decision-making support, modelling & simulation, engineering and standardization. Over the last 5 years, the centre has undertaken 21 European projects, 59 projects with the industry, and 61 projects funded by national organizations. Examples of key contributions include, a policy analysis tool involving stakeholders at early stage (MAMCA©), the NISTO evaluation toolkit for urban mobility projects, a specific external costs calculator for transport activities (ECC) and the contribution to the development of a participatory sensing platform. Over the years, the centre gained a strong expertise in urban mobility, city logistics, intermodal transport and travel behaviour analysis.