It is not only about European funding: discussing the efforts, results and reflecting on the future of fields covered by research is a fundamental part of European research initiatives. This is exactly what the 4th H2020 Road Transport Research European Conference will do on 30 November and 1 December. Co-organised by the European Commission Directorate-General Research and Innovation, ERTRAC and EGVIA, the H2020 Road Transport Research European Conference brings together more than 70 projects dealing with road transport research funded under the Horizon 2020 Transport programme. The participating projects this year cover a number of areas, including green and electric vehicles; automated transport; safe, efficient, and resilient infrastructure; clean, inclusive, and safe mobility.

Amongst the selected projects, SAFE STRIP, C-MobILE and ELVITEN will be presenting their results and highlight their contribution to drive forward EU policy goals in the following areas: Green Vehicles, Mobility for Growth, Urban Mobility, Logistics, Automated Road Transport and many more.

SAFE STRIP will provide an overview of its findings and final results and its developed technology. The recently-ended project introduced a disruptive technology that embed C-ITS applications into existing road infrastructure to provide personalised in-vehicle messages for all road users. “The SAFE STRIP Project is a good example where after approximately three years of research and development, managed to meet the expectations that were set and deliver concrete results that attracted the interest and attention of many stakeholders.”, said Ms. Claudia Ciuca, SAFE STRIP Project Officer.

The ELVITEN will present the results of its demonstrations and analysis of EL-Vs. The project has organised demonstrations of 225 light electric vehicles (EL-Vs) in six European cities from April 2019 to June 2020, aiming to boost the market penetration of such vehicles. Data from more than 41,000 trips and more than 8,800 questionnaires have been collected. The analyses shows that all types of EL-Vs performed very well in all 6 cities and are a very good alternative for urban transport, while being sustainable. The project achieved its core objective to make people more aware about such vehicles and has generated guidelines for vehicle manufacturers and planning authorities, in order to support the EL-Vs integration in the mobility planning.

C-MobILE, a project advancing cooperative ITS in urban and sub-urban areas, will focus on its ongoing activities in the area of connectivity, enabling C-ITS services to support in-vehicle applications and two-way infrastructure communication; interoperability of its bundle of services across systems by testing and validating standards; and deployment, by demonstrating, assessing and evaluating the benefits of C-ITS integration.

Discover the draft agenda hereRegister here.