A dialogue on Cars as Data Centres in Smart Cities at Automotive eMotion Summit 2024

Yesterday, Tuesday 20 February, marked the official opening of the first Automotive eMotion Summit 2024, hosted by the Belgian and Luxembourg Automobile and Cycle Federation (FEBIAC). Taking place at the Skyhall of Brussels Airport, this inaugural summit will run until Thursday 22 February, adding a spotlight to the Belgian automotive sector. The event brings together industry stakeholders, government representatives, fleet managers, and opinion leaders, and Mr Joost Vantomme, CEO of ERTICO, had the great pleasure of moderating the panel discussion ‘Cars as Data Centres in Smart Cities’. Joined by distinguished panellists, Geert Van der Linden (DG MOVE), Karen Vancluysen (POLIS...


Navigating the Urban Skies: City Moonshot explores new horizons for Urban Air Mobility

In the second phase of its mission to empower cities and regions in key mobility areas, the ERTICO City Moonshot is delving into two exciting new topics: Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and E-mobility. On 23 February, the team organised the webinar “City Moonshot: Navigating the Urban Skies” to showcase preliminary results on UAM and foster dialogue between cities, with interesting inputs from La Coruña, Hamburg, Madrid and the UK. The urban mobility landscape is evolving rapidly. Integrating the air space into it offers exciting possibilities for transporting people and goods, complementing existing services. However, challenges exist. Safety, regulations, and public concerns demand...


State-of-the-art traffic signal management in Sweden

Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected by the Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket, to undertake a full replacement of their national centralized traffic signal control and monitoring system. This project marks a pivotal step forward in advancing the country’s traffic management systems. The company was awarded the contract to implement and maintain a new national centralized traffic signal control and monitoring system, connecting Trafikverket’s traffic light facilities across Sweden. Under the agreement, Kapsch TrafficCom will implement its innovative, state-of-the-art product EcoTrafiX™ Command and adapt it to the Nordic RSMP-protocol. The implementation promises to enhance...


The Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee adopts the EU Cycling Declaration

Earlier this month, on Wednesday 14 February, the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism quasi-unanimously adopted its position on the European Declaration on Cycling. This marks a historic time for cycling policy as the declaration will string together various cycling policies and promote cycling growth across sectors, such as industry and infrastructure. The proposal for a European Declaration on Cycling, adopted by the European Commission last year in October recognises cycling as a sustainable, accessible and inclusive, affordable and healthy means of transport, with strong added value for the EU economy. It lists principles to boost cycling that will guide...

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