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Tallinn’s Conference showcases the future of Digital Transport

The Digital Transport Days, an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) and the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place in Tallinn from 8 to 10 November 2017.The three-day conference gathered more than 500 public and private stakeholders from all transport areas to discuss the future of digital transport, the ways in which this can be implemented and the future challenges that this field might face. Along with Digitalisation of transport, other topics were discussed. As expressed in the event’s declaration, the transport sector must adapt to the continuous technological advancements that have a great...

Electromobility project completes first cross-country test drive

For a pdf version, please click here. November 20, 2017 The European project NeMo – Hyper-Network for Electromobility –has just carried out a test drive to identify potential barriers in using electric cars for long-distance travel, including across borders. Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations belong to a variety of different networks and operate with different […]

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Vehicles are getting smarter, what about the roads?

As cars become more connected, what about our roads? An expert in autonomous vehicles discusses how our roadways and infrastructure may need to change to prepare for the age of autonomous vehicles. When people discuss the future of autonomous vehicles, they sometimes speak as if they were in a vacuum. But the enabling of autonomous vehicles depends on a connected suite of technologies and innovations, many of which are still in development. One area that tends to be overlooked in many of these discussions are the roads themselves. While a slab of concrete, a few signs and some reflective paint may have sufficed for traditional vehicles, will autonomous vehicles require a connected “smart...

European Commission presents the Second Mobility Package

Strasbourg, November 15 2017. Following the first set or rules presented in May, the European Commission introduced to the Parliament its Second Mobility Package, designating a combination of legislative and financial tools to achieve a set of environmental and economic goals. The package was presented by the Vice-President of the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, and Commissioner Violeta Bulc, who both focused on key elements such as Europe’s economy, labour market, health and environment preservation. “The clean mobility package is about Europe’s political leadership in climate action and industrial leadership of clean and smart mobility. As I have often said in the past, the leading economy...

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