Mobility in the new era after the COVID-19 pandemic by ERTICO CHAIRMAN

2020 is turning out to be a dramatically challenging year and an important milestone for global society. Over the past few months, human activities have been put on hold, and now we are starting to sense the consequences of global “lockdown”. We are heading into a new era, where everything is questionable. Now, that containment measures are gradually being withdrawn, a new reality is starting to take shape. A reality hiding challenges yet unknown for humanity. The COVID19 pandemic has shown us that social distancing is not just a short-term need. Social distancing is here to stay, as a front-line measure to deal with future pandemics, helping to avoid the adoption of extensive...


ITS World Congress 2020 announces virtual event

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and our prioritization of the health and safety of our global community of ITS professionals, the ITS World Congress 2020 scheduled for October 4-8 in Los Angeles will not take place as an in-person event. While we can’t meet face to face in 2020, we are excited to launch a dynamic virtual event series for the ITS World Congress community. “ITS World Congress ALL ACCESS,” a digital event series coming this Fall, will be an immersive experience of education sessions, discussion groups, recommended content, solutions and case-studies, a knowledge and resources center, and other online opportunities to connect our global community of intelligent...


Connected Places Catapult launches report on UK’s commercial Drone developments

A new report from Connected Places Catapult’s explores the steps the UK has taken to be at the forefront of commercial drone development and identifies the steps yet to be taken in order to remain in the global race towards unmanned traffic management. There is a huge global opportunity for countries that can successfully accommodate commercial drone operations, it’s thought the sector could be worth £127bn globally. Unmanned traffic management (UTM) is recognised as a key enabler to address the safe and efficient integration of unmanned vehicles into the airspace. The UK drone sector is projected to over the coming years, with increasingly capable technology, spawn a new range of...


European Green Deal: help shape this call by 3 June 2020

The Green Deal call will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’. Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities. This is why the call will support: pilot applications, demonstration projects and innovative products innovation for better governance of the green and digital transition social and value chain innovation In addition to technological development and demonstration, the call encourages experimentation and social innovation for new ways to engage civil society and...

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