The theme of this year’s ITS European Congress in Toulouse, Smart and Sustainable Mobility for All, will be substantiated by its impressive three-day programme covering five main topics: Services for citizens; Next-generation solutions; Green and sustainable mobility; From large-scale trials to deployment; and Cities as logistics hubs. The range of topics and the diversity of activities at the Congress provide the perfect platform for stakeholders to come together with the ultimate goal of pushing the boundaries of innovation. The ITS Congress is at the heart of ERTICO’s mission to bolster the development and deployment of safer and more sustainable smart mobility solutions through its various projects and initiatives within four focus areas: Cooperative & Connected Mobility (CCAM), Clean & Eco-Mobility, Urban Mobility and Transport & Logistics.
For ERTICO’s Partnership projects, the ITS Congress is a great opportunity to heighten the impact of their potential results and solutions by reaching a wide section of the ITS Community. This year, projects participating in the Toulouse Congress include: ARCADE, 5G-LOGINNOV, 5G-MOBIX, 5G-META, NAPCORE (CCAM); eCharge4Drivers, MODALES (Clean & Eco-Mobility); FENIX (Transport & Logistics); SHOW, SOLUTIONSplus (Urban Mobility). Other platforms steered or hosted by ERTICO such as ADASIS, DFRS, SENSORIS, TM2.0, ERTICO Academy and ERTICO City Moonshot will also be present. A lot of ground will be covered by the various projects and activities under the five Congress topics.
The data speak for themselves
The importance of the subject of ‘data’ is underlined by the four ERTICO sessions that deal with it from different perspectives: SIS 4 Data exchange for interoperable mobility services in Europe brings together data exchange standardisation bodies, representing the different stakeholders in this data exchange ecosystem, like TM2.0, TN-ITS, SENSORIS, MaaS Alliance, etc. to talk about the most relevant actions to be taken in the short, medium and long term to ensure interoperable mobility services in Europe. SIS 31 State-of-Play SRTI: Road safety mobility data sharing in EU highlights how the Data for Road Safety partnership has successfully established the legal, organisational and technical framework for a cross-brand and cross-border public-private data ecosystem; the role of National Access Points (NAPs) for data interoperability harmonisation; and the relation between DFRS and eCall. SIS 39 Road data exchange in EU presents the main conclusions of the TN-ITS GO project – an initiative to accelerate the deployment of European road data sharing services between road authorities and map & service providers – and then provides an outlook of the follow-up NAPCORE project, which concerns the role of TN-ITS in the National Access Points Coordination Program on mobility data. Finally, SIS 50 Data Sharing & Digital Transformation in Logistics examines how the development, validation and deployment of digital information systems along the EU transport Core Network and TEN-T corridors will be supported by a federated network of information exchange in future logistics operations. Interoperability and digitisation are again key and the session discusses how the usage of the global location number (GLN) can be expanded to meet these requirements.
ERTICO is involved in a number of 5G projects and the topic will be well represented in Toulouse. SIS 9 5G technologies for verticals explores the various applications of 5G, with a focus on the logistics and automotive sectors and CAD. The 5GMETA, 5G-LOGINNOV, 5G-MOBIX and SHOW projects will give examples of how, on one hand, data is being used to stimulate innovative products and services – whilst ensuring data privacy, security, interoperability and ownership – and on the other hand new, innovative concepts, applications and devices supported by 5G technologies, IoT, data analytics, next-generation traffic management and CCAM are facilitating progress towards smarter and safer mobility.
SIS 20 5G for ITS: communication and computational challenges and prospects considers the implications of a maturing 5G technology on the connected vehicle. The session will focus on the hardware/software connectivity and computing capabilities required by the vehicle, the best practices from ongoing experiments, the required balance between on-board and network-side functionality to achieve verifiable safety, as well as the vision and the roadmap for a smooth transition. Insights from the 5G-MOBIX project will also be relevant here.
Sustainability for all
The importance of the topic of sustainability is reflected in the overarching theme of the Congress. A number of ERTICO projects will contribute to the discussion on this topic. SIS 41 How can green driving solutions contribute to clean air policies? will look at the effects in terms of emissions reduction and user acceptance of green and low-emission driving solutions, both from research projects (including MODALES) and products on the market. These solutions are aimed principally at older Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles, where the potential for emissions reduction through driver behaviour change is greatest. SIS 53 Improving EV charging infrastructure in European urban areas will open a discussion between H2020 EU-funded research projects that work towards improving the EV charging experience and cities that include electromobility in their mobility plans to share their experience on e-mobility growth in urban environments. Insights on key outcomes of an online user survey and Charge Point Operator/Electric Mobility Service Providers’ (CPOs/eMSP) field data analysis performed in 10 European demo areas, as well as different pricing policies and the incentives adopted in urban areas involved in the eCharge4Drivers project will also be presented.
Meeting urban challenges
SIS 19 Mobility Network Management: a win for all will discuss the interrelation and complementarity of the MaaS and TM 2.0 concepts as the answer to efficient and sustainable mobility service. Mobility Network Management, founded on the TM2.0 principles of co-opetition and trust, allows MaaS providers to offer their customers competitive services while adhering to the targets (environmental, health, etc.) set by the public authorities. ERTICO’s City Moonshot report launched earlier this year is the outcome of 150 interviews and the culmination of Phase 1 of the initiative. Now with the commencement of Phase 2, SIS 15 ERTICO City Moonshot and beyond will present Phase 1 results and introduce Phase 2 while discussing how important it is for the ITS industry to have the latest insights into city authorities’ urban mobility strategies and understand their priorities and plans for the future.
Show and tell
Visitors at the ITS Congress expect not only to participate in discussions and presentations but also to see and experience some of the innovations. For this reason, the exhibition and demonstration components are integral parts of the Congress. Appropriately, the SHOW project is involved in two special interest sessions on the topic of demonstrations. SIS 23 Memo for demo: H2020 demonstrating automated transport brings together three ongoing EU-funded projects, demonstrating automated transport in different scenarios. The session contributes to the transferability of the project results, as it spans almost twenty different European countries while showcasing the achievements made possible by the Horizon 2020 programme. SIS 38 AV demonstrators – sharing experiences over the continents has speakers from Japan, US and Europe discussing several demonstration activities, including within the SHOW project the biggest and most holistic ever real-life CCAV urban demonstration initiative in Europe, aiming to enable mobility for all.
Where the audience has a voice and a vote
Audiences in two ERTICO-organised sessions will have the chance to directly influence some future ITS solutions by voting for their choice. SIS 46 Lessons learned for a Common Evaluation Methodology is a session to reflect on the lessons-learned from previous and ongoing projects in order to develop a usable and effective European Common Evaluation Methodology (CEM) for CCAM, including testing, impact assessment and operational aspects. At the end of the session, the audience will be asked to vote on their favourite lessons-learned and format, which currently exist in the CCAM Knowledge Base of the ARCADE project. Finally, ERTICO as leader of the SOLUTIONSplus Start-up Incubator is organising SIS 52 The perfect pitch: Starting-up global clean mobility as an interactive session where the audience will play the role of venture capitalists to choose the most innovative start-up(s) deserving of a part (or all) of the 1 million ITS coins in their “SLIDO pockets”.
Below is the list of sessions associated with some of the projects ERTICO is involved in with its partners. Don’t miss the opportunity to know more and have your voice heard!
|Date & Time
|5G technologies for verticals
|Data exchange for interoperable mobility services in Europe
|ADASIS, SENSORIS, TM2.0, TN-ITS, MaaS Alliance
|ERTICO City Moonshot and beyond
|5G for ITS: communication and computational challenges and prospects
|Memo for demo: H2020 demonstrating automated transport
|Mobility Network Management: a win for all
|State-of-Play SRTI: Road safety mobility data sharing in EU
|How can green driving solutions contribute to clean air policies?
|AV demonstrators – sharing experiences over the continents
|Road data exchange in EU
|TN-ITS & NAPCORE
|Lessons learned for a Common Evaluation Methodology
|Data Sharing & Digital Transformation in Logistics
|Improving EV charging infrastructure in European urban areas
|The perfect pitch: Starting-up global clean mobility