Congress Topics

Under the theme “Fulfilling ITS Promises”, the European Program me Committee is pleased to present the seven topics running through the three Congress pillars – Programme – Exhibition – Demonstrations:

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Deploying new mobility services – from experiments to experience

Deploying new mobility services – from experiments to experience

Users are increasingly focusing on convenience and access. Developments like mobility-as a-service are driving changes in our public and private transport networks and supporting new mobility models. From a social perspective how do we promote mobility for all while the need to own transport assets reduces? How do we ensure that cities are accessible and get the benefits they expect from these new mobility services? How can we help new concepts progress from demonstrations to full deployment?

a. Learnings from MaaS implementations

b. Deploying MaaS today

c. Integration of services, modes and sectors

d. New mobility opportunities, expectations and accessibility for all users
e. Measuring impacts

f. Governance, regulatory regimes, standards and interoperability

A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

In the push for better and more liveable cities how can we use ITS to improve air quality? Can we develop and integrate sustainable solutions in our physical infrastructure? Can we cope with the energy demands of a switch to alternative fuels? The environment needs to be seen as a whole eco-system. How can we use ITS in planning to reduce mobility spatial needs? How can we best integrate and deploy ITS in tomorrow’s sustainable cities?

a. Measuring the environmental impact of ITS implementations

b. Monitoring and improving air quality

c. Data processing and energy efficiency

d. Modelling and spatial planning,

e. Knowledge sharing

f. Roles of ITS in meeting climate targets

Connected, cooperative and automated mobility

Connected, cooperative and automated mobility

Vehicles are getting so smart that they are moving towards the vision of highly connected, cooperative and automated mobility – anticipating and adapting to traffic behaviour. But a key challenge is the transition phase that we are now entering. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles are already able to perform several tasks and promise a huge change in the private and public mobility and logistics sectors for all modes. But to benefit fully from these developments better international cooperation between government and industry and increased user acceptance are both required. What are the roles of public and private bodies and how do we envisage the governance?

a. Learnings from current implementations

b. Reliability and liability

c. Actions on policy

d. International cooperation (includes authorities, industry and users)

e. The changing role of infrastructure

f. The transition phase and user acceptance

g. Standards and cross-border solutions

Enhancing the efficiency of freight transport

Enhancing the efficiency of freight transport

The logistics sector is a key service in Europe and many logistics companies have optimised their individual supply chains. But how can we deliver an integrated solution to the customer while enabling flexible and sustainable allocation of cargo to different modes and routes? For a smart and sustainable logistics system we need to develop cooperation between cities, transport operators and logistics hubs. Sharing data and ITS solutions are key to this cooperation – how can we improve distribution in cities?

a. Best practice implementations

b. Truck Platooning and other transport logistics modes of tomorrow

c. “Last mile” distribution and delivery in cities and suburbs

d. Integration of Ports and the cities

e. Logistics as a service

f. Digital logistics platforms

Enablers of digital infrastructure

Enablers of digital infrastructure

Achieving a reliable and secure digital infrastructure for smart mobility is a European and international challenge. It requires stakeholders to work together in specific platforms or in important projects on large scale implementations. But what are the next steps towards deployment? How can we best integrate terrestrial and satellite services? How do we deal with issues like privacy, security and standardisation? And what is the impact of data protection and dataownership within this sector? This requires an EU perspective, informed by lessons learned world-wide.

a. Best practice implementations

b. Ubiquitous connectivity (including 5G, satellite communications and future networks)

c. Geospatial Informatics (IoT & sensing from space)

d. Policy, standards and harmonisation

e. Positioning, timing and navigation systems

f. Data-ownership, Privacy & security

Transport network

Transport network operations

Data is the new fuel for our transport system promising new management opportunities for multimodal mobility but the deployment path is unclear. Managing traffic is increasingly about managing networks and providing reliable information to
users. For service providers the challenge is to work with traffic managers to reduce overall travel time for the community while giving optimal services to individual customers. What data-sharing and collaboration is needed to achieve this and also ensure cross border solutions?

a. Best usage of existing systems

b. From pilot projects to full scale deployment

c. Data Analytics and handling Big Data

d. Simulation and modelling techniques (including AI)

e. Service providers in the new traffic management eco-system

f. Cross Border Solutions including standards and interoperability

Disruption, start-ups
& future workforce

Disruption, start-ups & future workforce

Smart Mobility solutions are changing our behaviour and expectations, but what happens when these solutions start to be disrupted? What will be the impact of emerging technologies like block chain, AI and automation? Sharing is changing the way companies are seeing value chains and business cases. How to best integrate new markets and start-ups and their latest developments? And how to develop the right talent for these new types of business when the whole world is depending on the same specialisms?

a. Changing the modes: new ways of travelling for both people and goods

b. Changing the organisations : start-ups, business models and new players in transport

c. Changing the skills: next generation of ITS students, professionals and continuous learning for today’s cohort