Summary - ITS Romania Congress 2019

ITS Romania Congress 2019 took place in Timisoara from May 16-17 and was organised by ITS Romania and hosted by University “POLITEHNICA” Timisoara under the patronage of Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The Congress showcased ITS systems and services for all transport modes involving a wide range of stakeholders. The event provided a platform for the valuable and attractive ITS market in Romania.
The ITS Romania Congress 2019 successfully brought together more than 100 participants from more than 10 countries, with technical visits at Timisoara Traffic Management Centre, as well as a series of associated events and exhibition sessions.

The official Opening Ceremony of the ITS Romania Congress took place in the presence of Eugen Ghita - Politehnica University Timișoara, Ovidiu Marcel Sîrbu - State Secretary of Ministry of Transport, Claire Depre - Head of Unit ITS of DG MOVE, Nicolae Robu - Mayor of Timisoara and Dorin Dumitrescu - President of ITS Romania.

Some of the most covered topics included Digital transport infrastructure – present and future. International cooperation and deployment were also an important aspect of the Congress programme.

Conference on European Standardization and 15th CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting

The European Standardization Conference will be held in Bucharest, Romania,on 5th - 7th of June The event is dedicated to the European Standardization Community:

  • 5th June – CEN and CENELEC Administrative Boards – tbc
  • 6th June – CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies – tbc
  • 7th June – Conference on European Standardization – Nicolae Iorga Room

  • The works of the European Conference on Standardization will address issues of interest, such as: the future of European standardization, the conclusions of the Joint Initiative on Standardization, the economic impact that standardization has on the European economy and its contribution to supporting European public policies.
    The discussions will focus on the digital economy and the possibility of standardization to support the development of the Single Market according to the challenges of new technologies. The conference will be attended by high level European Commission representatives, representatives of the European standardization organizations: CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, the leading factors of all standardization institutions in the EU member states as well as partner countries, partners of European standardization and international standardization organizations ISO and IEC, as well as national stakeholders from Romania.

    For more information click here.

    European Cluster Conference

    Save the date for the 6th edition of the European Cluster Conference that will take place in Bucharest, Romania, from 14 to 16 May.
    It will bring together 400 cluster policy-makers, cluster managers, practitioners and other stakeholders. The event is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs together with Romania, under the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
    The conference will feature high-level policy discussions, inspiring speeches and practical good practice examples about recent and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industrial modernisation and interregional cooperation. The spotlight will be on building bridges among the different actors of the cluster community, and discussions will focus on topics such as digitisation and skills gap, circular economy, shared value and social impact.
    The conference will use an interactive approach, where participants will be invited to actively contribute, collaborate and co-create. The European Cluster Conference 2019 is an opportunity for you to:

  • have your say about the main cluster-related policy developments at EU, national and regional level;
  • listen to feedback from EU Cluster Weeks events and comment on current and upcoming challenges and opportunities;
  • exchange ideas and best practices on how these challenges can be tackled;
  • vote the European Cluster Manager of the Year and the European Strategic Cluster Partnership of the Year
  • team up with others by networking during the conference and engaging in the pre-conference EU matchmaking event.

  • Participation in the conference will be free of charge,from here you can download the conference programme.

    For more information click here.

    The registrations for the 13th ITS European Congress are now open! Early bird rates apply.

    Register now and benefit from early bird rates until 12 April 2019.
    By registering now you can also secure your seat in the opening and closing ceremony, gain access to the welcome reception, reserve you place at the ITS Dinner and express your interest in the ‘Your Future Festival’.
    You will also be able to register for Implementation visits taking place across the Netherlands during the Congress week.

    Click here for registration fees.

    Registrations are now open for ITS Romania Congress 2019

    You can now register here for ITS Romania Congress 2019 organized in Timisoara at Conference Center of the University "POLITEHNICA" Timisoara, between 16-17 May 2019 .

    For more information click here.

    26th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2019

    26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress will take place in Singapore from 21 to 25 October with the theme “Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities”.
    The event, held every year since 1994, is a platform for governments, companies, and academic/research institutions to share the latest global ITS products, services, and upcoming trends. The Congress is expected to attract at least 8,000 participants, with roughly 5,000 flying in from all over the world, to discuss the world’s most important transport issues.
    The ITS World Congress focuses on the application of technology across an extensive range of travel modes to enhance road and rail management which assure road users of their safety, comfort and efficiency of travel. Past congresses have covered topics such as resilient transport systems to withstand emergency situations, intermodal and multimodal systems, lower-emission mobility, and efficient transport planning for mega cities. The topics covered are pertinent to land-scarce Singapore as ITS is the core enabler for sophisticated traffic and control systems which allow us to maximise our road network efficiency and optimise the use of our land capacity.

    For more information click here.

    Open Mobility Conference 2019

    The TravelSpirit and MaaS Alliance Open Mobility Conference 2019 will bring together innovators, transport authorities, operators, technology providers and infrastructure developers in a unique co-creative environment to begin to answer the big questions for the future of mobility:

  • How can we ensure MaaS is developed in a way that is inclusive, sustainable and helps tackle climate change?
  • How can we create new mobility services that can be easily deployed, scaled, and integrated seamlessly with existing provision?
  • What does an open ecosystem and Internet of Mobility look like, and what opportunities does it create?
  • What transformations to corporate mindset, public policy, investment climate and transport regulations are needed to support the above?
  • Why is openness so important?
  • This exciting and progressive event will gather inspiring examples from diverse elements of the transport industry – automotive, airline, travel, logistics, taxi and public transport. We will look at the elements and structure of open ecosystems, the barriers to seamless travel and freedom of movement, and how to build open foundations, ecosystems and the Internet of Mobility.

    For more information click here.

    RIS week Galati

    The upcoming RIS Week will be hosted in Galați by the Romanian Ministry of Transport in cooperation with Galati Lower Danube River Administration AFDJ and Romanian Naval Authority RNA from 3rd to 7th June 2019. Further details regarding the venue of the event will be announced by the end of March.
    Registration will start in the beginning of April. Make sure to mark your calendar and save the date now! The indicative schedule for the whole RIS Week can be download from here in order to help you in planning your trip.

    For more information click here.

    Call for papers was launched for the 13th ITS European Congress

    The European Programme Committee invites ITS experts to submit Special Interest Sessions (SIS) proposals and papers to be considered for presentation and publication at the ITS European Congress in Brainport.

    Key Dates
  • Call for Contributions closes 11 January 2019
  • Status notification to SIS organisers and paper authors March 2019
  • Re-submission deadline for Conditionally Accepted papers March 2019
  • Final paper submission and Speaker registration deadline 8 April 2019

  • For more information click here.

    Águeda TV - Video at the International Workshop of the CISMOB project

    Project CISMOB, coordinated by the University of Aveiro, of which Águeda is also a partner, organized the 3rd Thematic Conference Intelligent transport systems - from science to policy and from policy to real world”, between March 7 and 9, with several technical visits to companies related with sustainable mobility in the cities of Aveiro, Águeda e Coimbra.
    At the workshop, Abimota and Miralago, located in Águeda, were visited, where the 70 national and foreign visitors discovered some of the best things made in the municipality in terms of the two-wheel sector and sustainable mobility. The Arts Centre of Águeda received the 3rd Training Seminary entitled “Promoting soft and connected mobility”, dedicated to promoting of soft and green means of transport, with special emphasis on the use of bicycle and electrical vehicles.

    For more information and video view click here.

    Register now for ITS online training courses!

    Europe’s leading intelligent transport systems (ITS) actors have joined forces to deliver ground-breaking training and educational courses now available via an all-new online training platform, hosted on the open source edX software.
    Registration for the online training platform and courses opens today (December 20th). You will have the chance to learn about ITS and cooperative ITS (C-ITS) services and experience these cutting-edge technologies first-hand with face-to-face training sessions coupled with live demonstrations across Europe.
    Experienced ITS professionals including ERTICO’s Professor Eric Sampson, Dr Simon Edwards from the University of Newcastle, AustriaTech’s Mobility Manager Katharina Zwick, and Monica Giannini, Senior Project Manager at the International Road Union, will guide students and provide expert advice throughout the courses. The platform and courses have been developed by a consortium of ITS experts and professionals under the banner of the EU funded project “CAPITAL”.
    The online training programme consists of nine modules covering various aspects of ITS and caters to all levels. Course topics include: Introduction to ITS, Impacts of ITS, Financial Incentives and Business Models, Data Protection and Guidance on deployment of C-ITS. The first courses will go live in February 2018

    Click here for more information about the online training courses.

    Interreg Danube Thematic Pole 6: Sustainable Transport Solutions and Mobility - Newsletter

    The common denominator of the projects affiliated with this Thematic Pole is MOBILITY. The six projects, although they all seek for sustainable mobility solutions, they do it by tackling different aspects such as: promotion of e-mobility and walking, creation of cycling connections between touristic places along the Danube river, development of urban mobility plans and better integration of public transport, design of traveler information services and development of sustainable transport infrastructure concepts.

    Click here to see the first edition of Pole 6 - newsletter.

    European Commission presents the Second Mobility Package

    The European Commission (EC) has published its second set of legislative proposals from its “Mobility Package”, dubbed the “Clean Mobility Package”, which aim to reduce transport related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve and safeguard the health of European citizens and promote sustainable economic growth of the European economy.
    The first package, “Europe on the Move”, was published in May, earlier this year, and included a wide-range of initiatives aimed at making traffic safer, encouraging smart road charging, reducing CO2 emissions, air pollution and congestion; cut red-tape for businesses; fight illicit employment and ensure proper conditions and rest times for workers.

    The EC believes the proposals from this package will bring a number of societal benefits including:

  • Emissions reduction from the transport sector
  • Higher employment thanks to investments in new, innovative and clean mobility
  • Savings (net savings for an ‘average new car’ bought in 2025 are expected to be up to about €600 and up to about €1500 when bought in 2030 considering a lifetime of 15 years)
  • Improvement of mobility services for citizens
  • Cleaner environment
  • For more information click here.

    Commission presents a Strategy towards cooperative, connected and automated mobility

    The European Commission has adopted a European Strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), a milestone towards cooperative, connected and automated mobility. The Strategy will make it possible to deploy vehicles that can talk to each other and to the infrastructure on EU roads as of 2019.
    Digital connectivity is expected to significantly improve road safety, traffic efficiency and comfort of driving, while boosting the market of cooperative, connected and automated driving and the related creation of jobs. The Strategy therefore delivers on the Commission’s political priorities, notably its Agenda for Jobs, Growth and Investment, the Digital Single Market and the Energy Union Strategy.

    For more information click here.



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