- Digitalization of transport
- Public / private / PPP opportunities
- Cross-border testing
- ITS corridors: a catalyst of EU harmonization
- Achievements of the EU ITS Platform and CEF ITS Corridors
- Multimodal (passenger/freight)
- European dimension of services
- ITS roadmap for tomorrow transport system
- Smart mobility innovation process
- Connected and Automated Driving
The title of the Forum “Traffic Management in a changing world - Digitalization, Multimodality, Smart Infrastructures” reflects a number of objectives of the Forum:
- The focus of the Forum will be on Traffic Management and its current challenges. The European ITS Platform and CEF ITS corridors are grounded on experiences and contributions from road authorities/road operators, which have a 24/7 task to management the traffic on their road network. Traffic management is the key measure assumed by road operators to improve the quality of services delivered to users: improve safety, reduce congestion, provide traffic information.
- The Forum will look at proven and emerging technologies which will have an impact on traffic management. On the one hand traffic management will benefit from new technologies and trends (e.g. floating car data, on-board systems, AI, …), on the other hand new technologies (e.g. C-ITS, automated driving, …) will result in new requirements for road operators. Traditional ITS will increasingly be complemented by C-ITS and other new technologies, allowing new services and opportunities for European Citizens.
- The new technologies also lead to new business models. Road operators/authorities will have to handle with these changes in their environment, such as a shift from public to private services, systems as a service, from ownership to sharing economy, etc.
The choice of this theme is not by chance; the EU EIP Platform consists of mainly road operators/authorities. All activities ultimately aim at providing better ITS tools to the road operators in order to manage their road network in a more efficient, safe and environment friendly way.
Facilitating automated driving - workshop
Aside the Forum, the European ITS Platform is organizing a workshop on “facilitating automated driving”. The workshop aims at promoting a discussion on benefits of introducing automated/autonomic functionalities in the operation of the Traffic Centres. Participants will learn about existing automation experiences in different European countries and will have the opportunity to discuss about those ITS functions that can be automated, how to plan the automation and what KPIs can be used to assess the level of automation. A round table is to be organized on “Automation in traffic management and traffic centers: plans and experiences”.
European ITS platform (EU EIP)
European and National Authorities encourage the development of an integrated transport system and a better use of the existing infrastructures, increasing this way the efficiency of the TEN-T Road Network and relevant traffic Corridors. Intelligent transport systems as well as uniform technical standards are the key tools of this process. Interoperability must be discussed among Member States and Stakeholders, designed, tested and finally deployed on the basis of the evolution of technology, standards, specifications and open interfaces. The European ITS platform is active to expedite and facilitate this kind of process at pan-European level.
The "EU ITS Platform" brings together the key European players who cooperate to establish an open "forum" which provides a joint contribution to future strategy and contributes to the policy recommendations for the improved development and deployment of ITS services along European Road Corridors. Authorities and operators are working together in the European ITS platform towards a smarter and more efficient mobility, a goal which will be achieved through large-scale technology deployments.
Venue: LEF Future Centre in Utrecht (The Netherlands)
We aim at a Forum which consists of a mix of innovative and traditional session, in which the audience is challenged to actively participate in the discusions. Therefore the Forum will be organized in the LEF Future Centre of Rijkswaterstaat, which is specialized in creating breakthroughs and new thinking patterns for main societal issues. LEF facilitates group sessions in its own dedicated building. The special setting of the LEF Future Centre, together with its experienced staff of facilitators will make this Forum to a special experience.
The LEF Future Centre is located in Utrecht, and very well accessible by public transport. The LEF Future Centre is approximately 1 hour from Schiphol Airport and 2,5 hours from Brussels.
Practical info and registration
The Forum will be held:
- at the Rijkswaterstaat LEF Future Center, Griffioenlaan 2, 3526 LA Utrecht (NL)
- on 14 and 15 November 2018.
Program and exact timing for the forum and workshop will be announced soon.
Registration will be opened in April 2018 and it will be announced through EU EIP website.
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EU EIP is co-financed by the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility.