The ITS World Congress in Hamburg will bring us a piece of the future and show what smarter, cleaner and faster Mobility looks like. Participants will have the opportunity to Experience Future Mobility Now through one of ERTICO’s focus areas: Clean Mobility.

During the ITS World Congress, from 11 to 15 October, ERTICO will showcase its Innovation Platforms and present the current project initiatives within Clean Mobility. Since smart mobility innovations can contribute to reducing the impact of transport on the environment, ERTICO works on the development of electro-mobility and associated services such as interoperable electric vehicle charging. ERTICO is also actively working to support the achievement of the Clean Mobility roadmap 2030 with the vision of widespread zero-emission Mobility in both urban and non-urban areas. ERTICO also strives to develop a common approach to evaluating ITS deployment as a tool for emissions reduction and contribute to smart mobility solutions being recognised as a tool for reducing emissions.

Project sessions at the ITS World Congress

One of the two Global Forums, taking place on Monday 11 October, will focus on Mobility as a Service: Mobility for everyone, everywhere: Global solutions for user-focussed Mobility. The forum will explore whether the solutions can also help us reduce transport’s environmental impact and what developments we expect by 2030.

ERTICO’s Innovative Platform, MaaS Alliance, will host a special interest session: SIS 106 Is there a Sustainable Business Model for MaaS? on Tuesday, 12 October. MaaS Alliance is a public-private partnership, creating the foundations for a common approach to MaaS, unlocking the economies of scale needed for successful implementation and take-up of MaaS in Europe and beyond. The main goal is to facilitate a single, open market and full deployment of MaaS services. During this session, the discussion will shed light on the different business models of MaaS and define the success factors and conditions. It will also include a debate on the attributes for success and how to build a profitable service that benefits the users, cities, societies.

On Tuesday, 12 October, ERTICO’s co-funded project MODALES hosts an SIS 94 Intelligent systems session to help drivers and road authorities reduce pollutant emissions: Beyond eco-driving. MODALES is working to reduce air pollution from all types of road vehicles by encouraging the adoption of low-emission driving behaviour and appropriate maintenance. The session focuses on four complementary approaches showing how ITS can be used practically to influence drivers and assist authorities in improving air quality.

The co-funded ERTICO project, SOLUTIONSPlus, aims at enabling transformational change towards sustainable urban Mobility through innovative and integrated electric mobility solutions. On Wednesday, 13 October, the project will host a session entitled SIS 95 e-Mobility as a Service to explore the relationship between e-mobility in the current pursuit to decarbonise transport systems and establish a link with ITS solutions to help in achieving the goal mentioned above. The combination of private, public and shared transport modes through Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) will be analysed from an e-mobility point of view, including needs and requirements, infrastructure, operations, data sources, organisation, ecosystem stakeholders, including cultural aspects. The session will finally provide insights on what e-mobility and MaaS look like on the ground from real-life experiences in the cities of Hamburg and Nanjing and prospective implementations in Quito.

Later during the week, on Thursday 14 October, Angelos Amditis, Chairman of ERTICO and Research Director at the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS), organises a session on the e-mobility concept in an urban environment. ERTICO’s project eCharge4Drivers, co-funded by the European Union, presents this session titled SIS 79 User-friendly, sustainable charging technologies and services. SIS 79 User-friendly, sustainable charging technologies and services. This e-mobility session will give user-centric, enhanced charging technologies and services towards promoting the e-mobility concept in the urban environment and ensuring the sustainability of the charging solutions. The charging technologies and services to be discussed will address the three major concerns for the broad deployment of electric vehicles – the increased cost of electric vehicles, the inadequate (public) charging network and user acceptance issues.

Learn more about ERTICO’s different projects at the ITS World Congress: Programme at a Glance.