From 29 to 30 October, Tel Aviv became the centre of discussion for global forward thinking, innovative technologies and future business models by hosting the Annual Smart Mobility Summit. As part of ERTICO’s mission to strengthen its role as thought leader in an international arena, ERTICO’s CEO Jacob Bangsgaard joined experts from the Israeli Transport Ministry, the German Minister for Transport, the European Commission’s Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport, Mathew Baldwin, and UNECE’s (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) representatives to discuss the latest mobility trends and technologies.

Mr Bangsgaard presented to the attendees ERTICO’s work on electro-mobility and Mobility as a Service (MaaS), two topics which attract large interest in Europe’s mobility scene, and outlined the benefits of a potential future cooperation between the stakeholders present at the Summit and ERTICO Partners.

Connected and automated driving was another topic of discussion. During a round table with the European Commission and some ERTICO Partners invited to the event, ERTICO’s CEO stressed the importance of a cross-sectoral collaboration between the public and private sector to best advance the deployment of automation in transport, a collaboration which ERTICO can enable.

After the successful summit in Israel, a country with which ERTICO will continue to collaborate in the future, ERTICO will be present in other important international events. Next stop is the International Conference on Future Mobility in Abu Dhabi, where Mr Bangsgaard will speak about cross-border cooperative ITS in Europe.