Fostering international cooperation: ERTICO delegation visits Kazan

The fast-paced development of intelligent transport solutions doesn’t halt at the border to Russia. While it started up its activities comparatively late, Russia is now on full speed to implement ITS solutions nation-wide. One of the first big achievements was reducing congestion in its capital Moscow through the introduction of new ITS technologies (e.g. sensors, road safety cameras) and the modernisation of existing systems. Plans by the government to introduce connected cars and deploy V2X communication are part of the concept towards more road safety and less accidents. On the path to development, Russia is building its first smart road, which will be launched this year. Russia...


Join this ground-breaking training on ITS and C-ITS

Europe’s leading intelligent transport systems (ITS) players have joined forces to deliver ground-breaking training and educational courses based on the mass Online Open Course model. Courses started on 17 April on the ITS e-learning online training platform. Registration on the online training platform is open and free and participants will have the chance to learn about ITS and cooperative ITS (C-ITS) services and experience these cutting-edge technologies first-hand, thanks to face-to-face training sessions with experts in the field. Online training will be supported by live demonstrations held across Europe. Experienced ITS professionals, including ERTICO’s Pr. Eric Sampson, Dr. Simon...


Volkswagen Group makes Lisbon a software development center

The Volkswagen Group is further strengthening its international IT competence. In future, the Portuguese capital Lisbon will play a key role in these efforts. In Lisbon, the Volkswagen Group is developing a software development center for Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck & Bus AG. In the medium term, about 300 IT specialists, especially software engineers, web developers and UX designers, are to work at the new facility. They are concentrating on the development of cloud-based software solutions for the further digitalization of corporate processes within the Group and for the connected vehicle. Click here to read the full article. Source: Volkswagen...


95 new proposals submitted for Horizon 2020 transport funding

INEA has received 95 project proposals by the deadline of 4 April for topics under the Mobility for Growth, the Automated Road Transport, and the Green Vehicles calls. Over €491.4 million were requested. The total indicative budget of the calls is €112 million. Successful projects are expected to demonstrate innovative solutions towards low-carbon and sustainable transport, as well as contribute significantly to safe and resilient transport systems, automated transport, and the development of electrified vehicles and of advanced technological capabilities in transport. In total, 12 topics were open for application (see table below). The proposals will now be evaluated in a single stage...

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