Truck platooning – placing drivers at the heart of innovation

Improved road safety, fuel savings and advanced driver assistance in congestion and hilly terrain are just some of the concrete benefits that European and US truck platooning can offer. At last Friday’s ERTICO Academy webinar, this disruptive technology, its impact on driver shortage and the real opportunities it gives the sector was examined by more than 50 participants in a virtual setting. Guest experts from the Netherlands and the US, where truck platooning research originates, provided real-life examples and compared progress in the two continents. Platooning is the technology that allows trucks to be connected using direct vehicle-to-vehicle communication. The ERTICO Partnership is...



Indra and subsidiary digitize driving licenses in app that improves road safety

Indra, one of the leading global technology and consulting companies, together with Minsait, its leading subsidiary in digital transformation and information technology consulting, have jointly designed and developed a pioneering application with the IT Department of the Directorate-General for Traffic which is both a digital driving license, a direct communication channel for citizens with this institution and a space to carry out different procedures and formalities. Thanks to the miDGT App, citizens can have their driving licenses and vehicle documentation on their mobile phones, in digital format, and with full legal validity to drive within the national territory. The solution places...


INEA launches call for tender for Smart Networks for the Energy Transition

INEA is launching a call for tender to establish a new Technical and Support Office for the ETIP for Smart Networks for the Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) and the BRIDGE initiative. The European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) are one of the main implementation mechanisms of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan). They were set-up to address smart grids through a systemic approach in which electricity, gas, heating and cooling grids, end-use technologies in buildings and other infrastructures (e.g., transport systems), different kinds of end-users, and management of energy conversion, are combined and integrated. BRIDGE is the cooperation group of ongoing...

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