ERTICO celebrates SWARCO’s 50th anniversary

ERTICO’s Chairman, Dr. Angelos Amditis from ICCS, had the honor to represent both organisations at SWARCO Group’s 50th anniversary celebration in Austria. As an international company in the field of ITS, SWARCO is a valuable member of ERTICO, leading the developments in road safety and intelligent traffic management. During this event, important representatives of the ITS international community came together to celebrate the Austrian company. A podcast from Smart Highways’ Paul Hutton is available here. The podcast discusses how the company started in 1969, its acquisitions into the Intelligent Transport Systems market, its growth and its mission to “improve...


The Role of Cities in the Smart Mobility Economy

ERTICO is a proud supporter of the global debate on “The Role of Cities in the Smart Mobility Economy”, organised by Durham University and taking place on Friday 14 June in Paris. By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, up from about 50 percent today. Over the same period, more than two billion people are likely to enter the middle class, with the majority of them living in cities in emerging markets. The number of megacities with more than ten million people will continue to grow. Many people entering the global middle class will want to buy cars: automobile sales are expected to increase from about 70 million a year in 2010 to 125 million by 2025,...


HERE powers new serverless location-based functions for Microsoft Azure developers

HERE Technologies has announced the availability of seven of its core Location Platform Services via Microsoft Azure serverless Functions for  developers to build enterprise-grade, location-aware applications and solutions in a timely and cost-efficient way. HERE Maps & Location Services allows developers to fast-track the development of location centric applications, by leveraging HERE’s global map data and curated location content in combination with the readily available location services including rendering, search, routing, transit and positioning. The set of location-based APIs and services is available on Azure, available across more than 193 countries, and includes: Geocoding –...


Eurostat: CO2 emissions from energy consumption in the EU have decreased in 2018

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the use of fossil fuels decreased significantly (2.5%) in the European Union in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to EUROSTAT, the statistical office of the European Union. CO2 emissions contribute significantly to global warming and account for around 80% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. They are influenced by factors such as climatic conditions, economic growth, population size, transportation and industrial activities. It should also be noted that imports and exports of energy products have an impact on CO2 emissions in the country where fossil fuels are burned. For example, imported coal leads to increased emissions, while...

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