The main objective of CARBON DIET is to implement and test the concept of individual mobility accounts for business trips and commuting.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection as part of the RTI programme Mobility of the Future and is managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency.
- implement and test the concept of individual mobility accounts in order to achieve reduction targets
- quantify CO2 savings successes & set concrete savings targets
- provide an app for CO2 assessment of journeys made & for planning future journeys
- implementation of a multidimensional research concept for real application test case
Investigation of the effect of the implemented variants of mobility accounts on
- the assessment of decision consequences,
- changes in behaviour and attitudes,
- the acceptance of climate protection measures as well as
- the associated motives and motivators.
Austrian Institute of Technology
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institution and is a specialist in the key infrastructure issues of the future. Against the backdrop of climate change and urbanisation, the „Digital Resilient Cities“ business area at the AIT Energy Center develops integrated concepts and long-term strategies for sustainable solutions for cities and regions. With its comprehensive know-how, the AIT offers decision-makers in administration and industry scientifically sound foundations for the realisation of sustainable urban developments.
CARBON DIET builds on the predecessor project mobalance, which explored the potential and framework conditions of individual mobility accounts in advance and was carried out under the leadership of the AIT. The AIT is also coordinating CARBON DIET and is also contributing technological know-how and behaviour-specific research expertise to the project.
In accordance with the company’s know-how, the conception and practical testing of mobility accounts and CO2 budgets are central fields of work in this project.
With the vision of ensuring equal mobility for everyone, Upstream Mobility provides the digital infrastructure for social, fair and non-discriminatory travel for all – regardless of age, income or place of residence. As a publicly owned company, people and their need for mobility are always at the centre of all activities. Upstream Mobility is active both nationally and internationally with regard to digitally networked services in mobility issues and the operation of a digital, municipal mobility platform.
In this project, Upstream Mobility is responsible for the development of a mobility platform as well as a multimodal app that can be used to compare and plan alternative routes based on transport mode and route choice.
In the project, the Centre for Applied Game Studies takes over the implementation of the game-based framework and is also responsible for the blockchain connection.
With its expertise in environmental management at universities, Graz University of Technology is leading the test case on business travel in this project.
The project is divided into three phases:
- target definition with the users from the test cases and consolidation of existing research results and technologies into a test platform with a mobile app.
- long-term test case studies (1 year) with three survey waves (introduction/habituation/routine phase) and accompanying evaluation in 4 different application contexts.
- preparation of results incl. impact analysis, possible requirement profiles for further implementation areas, business and operator models.
The figure shows the logical linking of solution components contributed by the project partners with concrete test applications in which it is demonstrated which effect mobility costs can achieve under which conditions. This creates the basis for the development of targeted solution variants of mobility accounts for different user groups with corresponding requirements.
The gamification framework aims to incentivise sustainable commuting to work and the use of environmentally friendly modes of transport for commuting and business trips.
The applied energy-efficient blockchain Ardor (Childchain Ignis) enables the gamification framework to be secured and the CO2 certificate trade to be handled transparently.
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The data basis for the Trophy Wall as well as the Challenge comes from the CARBON DIET App. The data is used on an aggregated level and no personal data is processed.
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The platform NFT Magic (https://nftmagic.art/) as well as the blockchain Ardor and its childchain Ignis are used in CARBON DIET for the generation of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). This allows the badges from the gamification framework to be mapped and awarded. No user-bound wallets are created.
The badges are created on an aggregated level and controlled via two main accounts: one for the University of Continuing Education Krems and one for the Vienna Networks.
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