Data sharing, interoperability, public-private cooperation and innovation. These were some of the hot topics discussed at the latest ITS European Congress held in Toulouse from 30 May to 1 June.  The event focused on the commitment to sustainable and smart mobility. In alignment with these vertical axes, ERTICO showcased several of its European partnership projects and innovative platforms.

Interoperability is key to further mobility innovation

One of ERTICO’s first innovation platforms, ADASIS, was showcased in a stand presentation on the last day of the European Congress and it had a personalised booth on the ERTICO stand.

ERTICO multi-stakeholder innovation platform TN-ITS and NAPCORE project held two intersessions in Toulouse, fostering cooperation between different actors, from road authorities to map makers, to enhance road safety and efficiency.

ERTICO CEO, Joost Vantomme, hosted two high-level presentations highlighting the importance of aggregated data and its capacity to effectively reduce road casualties. This is achieved through ERTICO’s mobility data space platform Data for Road Safety (DFRS).

In a Special Interest Session, ERTICO’s data exchange standardisation bodies like TM2.0, TN-ITS, SENSORIS and MaaS Alliance have addressed what are the most relevant next actions to be taken to cover the need for data exchange to insure interoperable mobility services in Europe.

Towards a decarbonised mobility

Eco-mobility is at the heart of the sector’s sustainable transformation. ERTICO Stand showcased two groundbreaking projects related to clean mobility. eCharge4Drivers, committed to facilitating the EV owners’ experience in charging stations and Modales, focused on imparting good practice to drivers concerning powertrain, brakes and tyre wear to reduce the pollution they generate.

New applications for 5G in transport and logistics 

Supporting ERTICO’s 2030 strategy at the ITS European Congress to increase interoperability and connectivity in the logistics sector  5G-LOGINNOV had a dedicated booth at the ERTICO stand (see images below)


Seamless 5G connectivity is making an impact

Country trial and cross-border trial events have been making headlines recently in the dynamic 5GMOBIX project ecosystem.  The results of these events made for a fascinating ERTICO stand presentation by Coen Bresser, project lead for 5GMOBIX.  Visitors to the ERTICO stand engaged with the interactive screen display and participated in a 5G-related quiz, the results of which will help consortium members fine-tune the next steps.

A promising near-future for urban mobility

SHOW, one of the major projects in which ERTICO is involved, presented its latest updates regarding the project pilots at the ERTICO booth. Furthermore, the project was presented in six special interest sessions and one technical paper as a flagship for the deployment of automated real-life demos for sustainable, smart and inclusive urban mobility.

Data optimization and sharing with FENIX

An overview of the FENIX Network and detailed presentations of three of the pilot sites, one in France, Greece and Germany, greeted the attendees in SIS 50 Data Sharing and Digital Transformation in Logistics.  Moderated by ERTICO’s Eusebiu Catana, the session also included a full explanation of the role Global Location Numbers (GLNs) have in modernizing and standardizing logistics.

A multi-faceted approach to smart mobility

ERTICO City Moonshot was also present at ITS European Congress in Toulouse, exposing the results of its Phase I report and the upcoming challenges for Phase II. This programme showed the commitment to aligning with the European Commission’s initiative ‘100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030’.