Eurométropole de Strasbourg is the first new ERTICO Partner of 2019

ERTICO is delighted to welcome the Eurométropole de Strabourg as its first new Partner of 2019. Eurométropole de Strasbourg has the ambition of becoming a reference point for Europe’s metropolis in terms of innovation in urban mobility, urban and inland port logistics and multimodal transports (road, river, rail). As an ERTICO Partner, Eurométropole de Strasbourg wants to develop its existing clusters, companies, startups, research and innovation centres and higher education facilities at European level, transitioning to a smart city at all effects. To reach this goal, a solid knowledge of ITS is essential to implement new strategies and to improve the existing transport modes. ERTICO will...


EU Commission issues sixth report on monitoring the development of the rail market

The rail sector makes a substantial contribution to the EU economy, directly employing over 1 million people (railway undertakings, infrastructure managers). European rail transports some 1.6 billion tonnes of freight and 9 billion passengers each year. Rail transport is critical to the EU strategy for a more sustainable transport sector, economic and social cohesion and connecting Europeans within and between Member States. This report is the sixth edition of the rail market monitoring report submitted by the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council pursuant to Article 15(4) of Directive 2012/34/EU. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the main developments...


Ford’s technology helps autonomous vehicles communicate with pedestrians

Hand gestures, head nods and thumbs-up signals all help to ensure drivers, pedestrians and cyclists know what each other is doing. But how will self driving vehicles, with no human driver, communicate with those around them? Ford has been testing one approach that uses lights to indicate what the vehicle is doing and what it will do next. It’s part of the company’s research into developing a communication interface that will help autonomous vehicles seamlessly integrate with other road users. To ensure testing was as realistic and natural as possible, the company created the “Human Car Seat” that it installed inside a Transit Connect van. Designed to look like an autonomous vehicle, with...


Over €19 million EU funding available to further develop trans-European digital services

The 2019-1 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for proposals has opened today. It offers co-funding to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) in the areas of Automated Translation, eIdentification & eSignature, eDelivery, eInvoicing, Europeana and EU Student eCard. Up to €19.2 million is made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities. CEF Telecom funding supports projects of common interest that improve the daily life of citizens, businesses and public administrations and contribute to the development of a Digital Single Market by deploying European digital...

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