A significant ITS Congress partner, T-Systems participated with four session speakers as well as a large virtual booth, presenting their Connected Mobility product and service portfolio at the Virtual ITS European Congress 2020.

In the first High-Level Session on ‘Delivering resilience to the transport sector’ Oliver Bahns, Head of Connected Mobility at T-Systems, underlined that connectivity is essential to make a transport system resilient against external factors. ‘Connecting all elements such as cars, the different modes of transportation and the traffic infrastructure allows creating a digital representation of the dynamic status of the system,’  says Oliver Bahns. ‘This digital twin is the foundation for services which increase traffic safety, sustainability as well as the robustness of the system and our responsiveness to unexpected changes.’

Dr Johannes Springer presented in the session ‘Transforming vehicles and transport systems with 5G and Al’ on the presentation of different innovative activities in the 5GAA association, e.g. how 5G mobile Edge Computing enables local dynamic maps with AI services and AI in the traffic infrastructure.

With regards to the upcoming Green Deal initiative of the European Commission, Joachim Klink, Head of Autonomous Driving and Integrated Mobility, and Ralf Willenbrock, Program Manager I.T.S., organised a ‘Satellite Symposium on Sustainable Traffic Management’ (STM) including the ISO-23795 Standard on Low Carbon Mobility Management (LCMM). Solutions built on this standard were found in the Horizon 2020 AEOLIX project to cut down emissions caused by road transport and logistics of up to 30%. During the Satellite Symposium, the relevance of STM and LCMM was discussed to be compliant with the strict air quality regulations on the city level and to reduce emissions caused in logistics hubs such as airports and ports as addressed in the Green Deal Initiative.

Special focus sessions for this topic were ‘Using connectivity and automation to deliver sustainable mobility’ moderated by Joachim Klink and ‘Making Ports Greener through I.T.S’ where Ralf Willenbrock showed how Germany’s ports implement innovative services in the logistics domain.

Despite the difficult COVID-19 circumstances, T-Systems considers the Virtual ITS Congress a great success  and an excellent preparation for the upcoming World Congress 2021, taking place in the German City of Hamburg.