Reinvented mobility and data sharing discussed at our annual Think Tank

Every year, ERTICO organises its annual Think Tank event, which challenges and debates the most recent innovations in the mobility sector. This year’s Think Tank, held in Brussels on 20- 21 June, brought together high-level experts, policy makers and innovators to discuss the value of access to data in the quest for multi-modality. Henrik Hololei, Director General for Mobility and Transport, opening the event, stressed the importance of ERTICO’s role and the digitalisation for the future of transport. Thought provoking panel discussions followed, the first revolving around the reinvention of mobility and the necessity to change industry with a panel composed of innovative start-ups. And...


ITS Forum 2018: Traffic Management in a changing world

On 14 and 15 November 2018 the European ITS Platform organizes its bi-annual European conference on traffic management, the ITS Forum 2018. The main theme of the Forum is “Traffic Management in a changing world: Digitalization, Multimodality, Smart Infrastructures”. The venue of the ITS Forum 2018 is the LEF Future Centre at the headquarters of Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The conference targets (among others) road authorities, motorways operators, ITS consultants and ITS systems and service providers. Why this event is important? “Traffic Management in a changing world – Digitalization, Multimodality, Smart...


Huawei partners with Audi to advance automated driving

On 10 July Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation with Audi, the German automobile manufacturer, to partner for the development of intelligent connected vehicles. The agreement forms part of a broad-based partnership between the companies in the two countries initiated by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The cooperation between Huawei and Audi is also intended to facilitate the ongoing advancement of intelligent driving and the digitalization of services in the vehicle environment. To this end, the parties have additionally agreed to jointly develop training programs in order to strengthen the skills of technology...


European Commission sets up a new EU Rail Passenger Security Platform

Following its announcement of an action plan to improve the security of rail passengers in the EU, the Commission adopted the decision to launch an EU Rail Passenger Security Platform. The Platform will support the collection of information on rail security, the optimisation of security of cross-border rail services and the definition of a coordination mechanism to avoid unilateral decisions at national level. It will play a key role in the effective exchange of vital information at EU level. It will also help Member States and railway stakeholders to put in place a mechanism to quickly assess new threats and security incidents, and to undertake an appropriate coordinated response. The...

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