Climate as a Priority in modern-day Traffic Management

The European Commission has recently submitted a legislative proposal for a European Climate Law to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions for further consideration under the ordinary legislative procedure. With this Law the Commission proposes a legally binding target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and binds the Union to achieve a climate target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions (emissions after deduction of removals) by at least 55% compared to 1990 levels by 2030[1]. It is hard to see how these targets can be achieved unless climate is prioritised in national and European transport policy plans. The...


ERTICO granted new project on automation for urban mobility

ERTICO participates in the Ride-to-Autonomy project, coordinated by Rupprecht Consult, as a knowledge partner and a member of the Project Steering Committee. The project is the result of a successful bid to the Pilot Project Smart Urban Mobility involving autonomous vehicles call for proposals, and will formally start its activities in May 2021. Ride-to-Autonomy will work to develop new mobility concepts for passengers leading to healthier, safer, more accessible, sustainable, cost-effective and demand-responsive transport — everywhere in Europe. Demonstrating the integration of shuttles into public transport will be a hallmark of this project, including its interfacing with other modes...



SWARCO deepens its business relations with the Australian road marking specialist SUPALUX, getting its first own base down under, namely on the major industrial precinct of Western Australia’s Capital city, Perth. In a transaction closed in early May 2021 between Supalux Managing Director Jonathan Vyse and SWARCO Speaker of the Board and COO Michael Schuch and CFO Günther Kitzmüller, SWARCO and Supalux form a partnership to further strengthen their road marking systems business together in Australia. The parties agreed to not disclose the terms of the transaction. Michael Schuch is excited about the partnership and the resulting opportunities. ˝With this investment we want to confirm the...


Commission details its climate-neutral and smart cities mission

In April, the European Commission published a selection of frequently asked questions (FAQs), along with answers, regarding the new EU mission area on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities. The EU missions are commitments to solve major societal challenges, such as fighting cancer, adapting to climate change, protecting our oceans, living in greener cities and ensuring soil health and food. They are integral parts of the Horizon Europe programme, the EU’s new research framework programme that began in 2021, and are a new way to focus on delivering these commitments. The climate-neutral and smart cities mission aims to support, promote and showcase 100 European cities in their systemic...

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