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ERTICO discusses AI act and Traffic Management

October 18, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

ERTICO follows the ongoing discussions related to the EU’s agenda and priorities, but also hot topics within and beyond the ITS and Smart Mobility community. The current dialogue of the AI Act is of high relevance, and ERTICO has the great pleasure of taking this opportunity to invite the Supervisory Board and Strategy Committee today, Wednesday 18 October, to its internal Workshop to discuss the AI Act and Traffic Management, moderated by Dr Johanna Tzanidaki, Chief Innovation Officer at ERTICO. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a better understanding of the AI Act debate in Traffic Management and engage in discussion on how it influences our ITS sector and traffic management.

The EU institutions are to reach an agreement on the AI ACT before the end of the year. The European Commission specifically, has started to prepare a list of guidelines to be released in support of the AI ACT implementation as soon as the law is adopted. The inclusion of the management and operation of road traffic in the list of High-Risk systems in the Act’s Annex III has an impact on the business of Traffic Service Providers and the Traffic Industry at large. Regulating how AI is used and developed within the EU in order to ensure that the use of AI does not jeopardize citizens’ safety, security, and fundamental rights are valid arguments. However, the future High-Risk sector-specific guidelines should recognise that in the case of Traffic Management, the role that AI plays in the decision-making process must be examined from a number of perspectives (Strategic; Tactical; Operational). Accordingly, the important criticality lies on whether the decision in managing traffic is taken by the AI system/tool or the human in the loop. The workshop will include presentations on the relevant use cases and how much AI makes Traffic Management high risk, as this is defined in Annex III of the AI Act. ERTICO Strategy Committee Chairs, Thomas Jaeger, Dekra, and Gino Franco, SWARCO, will open the workshop followed by an introduction to the AI Act by ERTICO CEO, Joost Vantomme.

Speakers include the TM 2.0 Task Force members: Jorgen Bundgaard Wanscher (HERMES Traffic International) Annet Van Veenendaal (NDW/RWS- Ministry of the Netherlands) Carolien Mazal (TomTom) Bart Lannoo (BE MOBILE) Torben Titze (SWARCO) Franz Schober (YUNEX Traffic) Fabrizio Paoletti (Autostrade per L’italia)


October 18, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm