Empowering cities with ITS: Municipality of Trikala joins the ERTICO Partnership

First Greek municipality to implement ICT services and infrastructure and first digital city in Greece: ERTICO welcomes the Municipality of Trikala in its network of public authorities. Trikala is well known in Greece not only for its digital services, but also for its smart mobility solutions. What makes Trikala an important element in the ERTICO Partnership is its forward looking solutions for traffic management, smart mobility and data management. Over the years, Trikala has in fact successfully addressed the traffic issue by creating the necessary infrastructure for Smart Mobility thanks to the city’s robust Data Centre. From there, all operations are monitored with fleet telematics...


Lisbon 2020 in ground-breaking carbon neutral pledge

Next year’s ITS European Congress will become the continent’s first mobility conference ever to offset all carbon emissions related to the event.  Organisers ERTICO – ITS Europe are working with Belgian firm CO2Logic to calculate the carbon footprint caused by the travel to and from the congress in May 2020, as well as emissions generated by staging it. The pledge coincides with Lisbon being named European Green Capital 2020 in recognition of its record on environmental improvements.  These include a 50 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions between 2002 and 2014, a clear sustainable mobility strategy, and the introduction of a large electric vehicle charging network with excellent public...


ERTICO Partners work on new auto ultra-wideband use cases and standard

NXP Semiconductors N.V. the world’s largest provider of automotive semiconductors, today announced an addition to its UWB portfolio with a new automotive UWB IC. UWB provides precise, secure, real-time localization capabilities unrivaled by other wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The technology is designed to give spatial awareness to UWB-equipped cars, mobiles, and other smart devices, to enable cars to know exactly where the users are. For the first time, smartphone-based car access offers the same level of convenience as state-of-the-art key fobs. Users can open and start cars, while leaving their phones in their pockets or bags, and enjoy secure remote parking...


EU Commission launches public consultation on Urban Mobility Package

Mobility within cities in the EU is often difficult, inefficient, and associated with considerable negative externalities – including because transport is still heavily reliant on the use of conventionally-fuelled private cars. Many European towns and cities share common urban mobility challenges. In particular, they suffer from chronic traffic congestion – which is estimated to cost 270 billion euros annually – as well as poor air quality (with over 500 000 premature deaths/year in the EU due to poor air quality) and road accidents, with all the negative effects for citizens, environment and economy. Rising transport CO2 emissions are also an increasing problem, with urban transport...

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