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ITS in action: embracing smart mobility for greener cities

The environmental benefits of ITS are something that will be explored in depth at the 25th ITS World Congress , organised by ERTICO and the European Commission. ‘ITS and the Environment’ is also a topic that holds a special significance for Copenhagen, host to this year’s Congress. The Danish capital strives to become the world's first carbon-neutral capital city by 2025, and has embraced ITS with a view to making mobility in the city greener, healthier and safer.
“We are continuously looking to deploy ITS to create green mobility. To us, mobility should be greener and smarter. It’s not just about technology, it’s about creating a better quality of life for all Copenhageners, and ITS solutions can support us here,” said Ninna Hedeager Olsen, Mayor of Copenhagen’s Technical and Environmental Administration.


A green agenda

One way that Copenhagen is furthering its green agenda is by improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions with the multimodal eco-driving app and on-board unit for trucks, buses and cars. The goal is to benefit the environment by encouraging drivers to moderate their speed. Tests will be launched as soon as the technology is up and running and eco-driving will be available on half of the Copenhagen ring road, which includes parts of the city centre. The app will also be available for tests by cyclists on a shorter section of the ring road.
This will be especially welcome, as using ITS to make the city friendlier for cyclists is high on the city’s green agenda. One initiative is the testing of variable message signs, traditionally used for motorised traffic, to help stimulate cycling as well. The signs communicate traffic data in real-time, directing cyclists to less congested cycle tracks. The project hasn’t been evaluated yet, but so far cyclists seem to welcome the idea.
Copenhagen is also testing intelligent street lighting at five intersections in the city. These new lights are dimmed to 50% at night to reduce energy consumption. The lights are fitted with smart technology which turns them back up to 100% when an approaching cyclist is detected. This system is actively reducing carbon emissions while also ensuring the safety of vulnerable road users travelling at night.

ERTICO – ITS Europe: Working towards green mobility solutions

Using ITS to reduce environmental impacts is a major priority for ERTICO, a private-public partnership that facilitates the deployment of smart mobility in Europe. As part of its ‘Vision 2030’, the organisation published the ‘ITS for Clean Mobility’ position paper in 2017, outlining how ITS can reduce carbon emissions. ERTICO supports a number of eco-driving initiatives throughout Europe and focuses on ensuring the interoperability of ITS systems and on working with service providers to help define regulatory frameworks to ensure continuity of service across borders.
ERTICO CEO Jacob Bangsgaard notes that his organisation is working to reduce the impact of transport on the environment through new technology and business models. “Together with our Partners, we promote electro-mobility solutions and Mobility as a Service schemes. The adoption of cooperative ITS and automation in Copenhagen is making the city more efficient and is setting an example for many other cities in Europe,” he said.

Join us in Copenhagen on 17–21 September for the 25th ITS World Congress

To join the conversation and learn what you can do to help create greener cities be sure to register for the ITS World Congress today! At the Congress, you will be able to experience Copenhagen’s green mobility solutions first-hand thanks to a new MaaS app, called “MinRejseplan”, which has been developed especially for the congress. The app will provide free public transportation to all delegates for trains, metros, buses, and harbour-ferries. It will also give information on private transportation options such as taxis and bicycle-sharing.

Congress Programme

Congress sessions relevant to ‘ITS & the Environment’ include:
  • PL1: Achieving higher quality of life in our cities
  • PL3: What’s next for automated mobility?
  • ES01: Healthy and liveable cities
  • ES03: Essentials for developing a Smart City
  • SIS04: IOT advancing automated mobility and smart cities for improved quality of life
  • Relevant demonstrations include Avanti: bicycle traffic monitoring systems; Q-free: C-ITS services for bicycles; and VTT: Living Lab Bus.

For the full Congress programme please click here, and for more information about the ITS World Congress 2018, please visit www.itsworldcongress.com.





A driving force for change: Connected and automated vehicles

Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) is evolving quickly thanks to innovations such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and artificial intelligence. As a result, CAD is expected to increase safety, maximise comfort and stimulate business opportunities for a range of mobility services in the coming years, and the market size is expected to reach 50% market penetration by 2035.
In light of this, it is no surprise that CAD will be a key topic for discussion at the 25th ITS World Congress in Copenhagen, which will showcase the latest connected and automated mobility developments and demonstrations.


CAD technology is now reaching a stage of maturity in many areas and there will be plenty of opportunities to see it in action at the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen. The Congress boasts a range of demonstrations which will showcase some of the exciting innovations in connected and automated mobility. These include:

  • a demonstration by silver sponsor Swarco of its autonomous valet parking service;
  • the Urban Jungle, where several autonomous shuttle services will traverse static and dynamic obstacles;
  • NordicWay 2’s demonstration of C-ITS traffic management capabilities;
  • C-MobILE’s showcase of interoperable C-ITS systems;
  • a demonstration from Keolis of the first autonomous cab available on the market.

These are just a few of the demonstrations to be showcased at the Congress - a full list can be found on the ITS World Congress site. Delegates will also have the opportunity to reserve a spot at each demonstration using the Congress app, and more demonstration info will be released closer to the event. For the latest information on the Congress app and demonstrations please sign up to the Congress newsletter.
To register to attend the Congress, click here .





Efficiency in freight transport is one of the key topics of ITS World Congress 2018

Our economies and our lives depend on the efficient movement of goods; movement that is underpinned by complex transport and logistics chains. But, while delivering goods from producer to end user, transport and logistics systems are under increasing pressure to deliver greater efficiency, more sustainability and improved cost-effectiveness. A number of initiatives from ERTICO – ITS Europe are addressing these challenges and creating the transport and logistics systems of tomorrow.

Transport and logistics are facing the same challenges as other sectors – the need to increase efficiency, improve sustainability and lower costs. For transport and logistics however, this is further compounded by the need to offer a better customer service in the face of growing customer expectations, and to ensure compliance with ever more stringent regulations.

ICT platform connectivity is a core consideration of ERTICO’s AEOLIX project. This project is developing a digital ecosystem to better manage, plan and synchronise freight and logistics operations across Europe. AEOLIX will improve the overall competitiveness of goods transport in the supply chain by enabling low-complexity and low-cost connectivity of local ICT platforms and systems. It will also overcome fragmentation of data exchange and ensure scalability, interoperability and visibility across the supply chain. The resulting automation of the data flow between logistic chain stakeholders will make management of their relationships more flexible, supporting an improved workflow across companies.

One of the biggest transport problems globally is congestion, especially on the roads. Congestion costs Europe about 1 % of its GDP every year and is the cause of a large amount of carbon emissions. Another challenge is the digitalisation process of transport networks and infrastructure. If fully implemented, this could better integrate road, rail, air and waterborne travel into a seamless logistics chain across Europe.
The sustainability of urban logistics is a challenge for rapidly growing cities worldwide. Sharing is a big story for logistics – from Uber-style approaches to last-mile delivery, to more formal joint ventures and partnerships at corporate level. The whole sector is redefining collaboration through change, but is still hampered by inconsistencies in everything from shipment sizes to processes and IT systems. Large e-commerce players as well as various start-ups view last mile services as a key differentiator from their competitors. Services are in competition for traffic lanes and parking spaces as well as being vulnerable to other disruptions, like traffic accidents, traffic jams or weather.

Services will need an active data exchange and an open location platform to host the appropriate data. ‘New digitized innovations and services will require collaboration since nobody can do this alone,’ says Mika Rytkonen CEO behind data driven solution HERE Tracking. ‘New innovations, such as HERE Tracking, automated vehicles or active traffic management, are entering the market and are all powered by data. ERTICO with its innovative platforms will play a key role in driving industry collaboration to make transportation smarter.’ One of these platforms is ERTICO’s TM 2.0 that enhances logistical efficiencies by providing better insight into highly congested delivery areas such as rails and ports.
Also key to meeting these daunting challenges will be improving the way that elements in the freight and logistics chain communicate with each other and exchange data. This is particularly true for highly congested hubs such as ports. ERTICO, a public-private partnership that develops, promotes and deploys Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS), understands the key importance of improving interoperability and connectivity when it comes to optimising cargo flows and streamlining supply chain management.
ERTICO has set itself the goal of achieving fully digital, interoperable and automated freight and logistics operations in Europe by 2025 and seamless logistics and freight transport by 2030. With this goal in mind the partnership has recently announced its intention to develop the new LogistiX hub for a trusted data exchange in supply chain and logistics.

Dr. Johanna Tzanidaki, Director of Innovation and Deployment at ERTICO, said: ‘The LogistiX hub will be a knowledge and business incubation centre, which will help companies to become more competitive with regards to logistics and supply chain services using digital technologies. Offering a catalogue of leading edge ideas, solutions, networks and compliance testing it will enable the optimisation of international end-to-end data visibility of the supply chain.’ The LogistiX hub will be formally launched at the ITS Congress in Copenhagen in September 2018.

Leveraging the state-of-the-art

To achieve fully digital and interoperable freight and logistics chains it will be necessary to leverage cutting-edge technologies and solutions, for example autonomous mobility and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). But the greatest impact in this area will undoubtedly come from exploiting synergies between ICT solutions, such as 5G, IoT, end-to-end visibility networks and blockchain.
ICT platform connectivity is a core consideration of ERTICO’s AEOLIX project. This project is developing a digital ecosystem to better manage, plan and synchronise freight and logistics operations across Europe. AEOLIX will improve the overall competitiveness of goods transport in the supply chain by enabling low-complexity and low-cost connectivity of local ICT platforms and systems. It will also overcome fragmentation of data exchange and ensure scalability, interoperability and visibility across the supply chain. The resulting automation of the data flow between logistic chain stakeholders will make management of their relationships more flexible, supporting an improved workflow across companies.
The improved connectivity that the project will deliver will enable the scalable, trusted and secure exchange of information. This, in turn, will improve the overall competitiveness of goods transport in the supply chain and make it more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Improved connectivity will also support cooperative ITS solutions, which will also improve logistics operations by generating real-time traffic information, allowing better tracking and tracing of goods.

Join the conversation

Efficiency in freight transport is one of the key topics that will be discussed at this year’s Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress, which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 17-21 September 2018. If you would like to come to Copenhagen and join the discussion, register here. Early birds will receive a discount if they register before 2 July 2018.
Just a few of the relevant sessions on this topic include:
  • ES08 Efficiency in Freight Transport
  • SIS80 Across the Pavement – Smart Freight Delivery for the last Metres
  • ES03 Essentials for developing a Smart City
  • SIS70 Port of the Future towards Automation
  • SIS87 Ensuring a network for logistics data exchange
For the full programme of the please click here.





MaaS and the changing face of mobility

As congestion, high costs and environmental concerns make personal car ownership in cities an increasingly frustrating experience, and as technology begins to offer more attractive alternatives, we are seeing a shift away from individual modes of transport towards alternative mobility solutions that are consumed as a service.

MaaS is made possible by combining transport services from public, private and shared transport providers through a common access point that allows travellers to create and manage their trips and pay for all of the different transport modes used from a single account.
One such access point is the new multi-modal MinRejseplan app, which is a new generation of the app known as Rejseplanen (JourneyPlanner). The MinRejseplan app allows travellers to plan their journey by using a range of transport and mobility modes, from trains, buses and the Metro, to city bikes, taxis, carpooling and car sharing.
By extending the current version of Rejseplanen’s systems and functionality, MinRejseplan provides a better choice between the various means of transportation and, as a completely new feature, it integrates both public and private mobility modes. In this way, it makes it easier for travellers to select green, mass modes of transportation.

The app will be available for download in the App Store and from Google Play from September 2018, right before the opening of theITS World Congress and will be tested by delegates during the Congress week. In fact, MinRejseplan is a demonstration project at the Congress, and Copenhageners may get to keep the app if the test is a success and financing is found.

The shift towards Mobility as a Service (MaaS) comes on the back of changing public perceptions, with people increasingly viewing transport as something that they purchase upon demand and as a personalised mobility experience. This trend is underpinned by new mobility service providers such as ride-sharing and e-hailing services, bike- and car-sharing programmes, as well as on-demand bus services. ERTICO, a private-public partnership of 120 members from the mobility sector, works toward the development of a pan-European MaaS service to ensure the seamless use of mobility in Europe. With this aim in mind, ERTICO has gathered 45 companies and organisations in one Innovation Platform to work towards making seamless mobility a reality.

The key concept behind MaaS is that it combines public, private and shared transport modes to provide multimodal, integrated and digital mobility solutions for people and goods based on their travel needs. The benefits of this are manifold and far-reaching. By removing hassle and providing choices in planning end-to-end journeys, MaaS allows consumers to travel in a way that suits them best. What’s more, as it integrates a number of different transport modes, MaaS solutions can potentially limit the number of vehicles on the roads and help reduce congestion and pollution in cities. One concern voiced about third-party transport services is that they will have a detrimental impact on traditional public transit. However, this is a misconception: by removing the first/last mile barrier and by more efficiently serving routes that typically require a higher level of public transit subsidy, complementary mobility solutions can increase the coverage and attractiveness of traditional transit services. MaaS can also ease the pressure on networks through more effective use of the existing infrastructure and the creation of economies of scale.

“The real beauty of Mobility as a Service is that it is now the end-user, the passenger, who decides. For the first time in the history of transport, it is not the user who should adapt his / her mobility behaviour based on the supply, but instead there are services responding to our actual mobility needs – and not only those of an anonymous average user. This is enabled by advanced technical solutions and synergetic co-existence of innovative and established transport services. By combining various transport services we can provide attractive mobility options also for those whose needs haven't been fulfilled by traditional public transit services. Integration here is the key word,” says Piia Karjalainen, coordinator of the MaaS Alliance at ERTICO – ITS Europe.

There will be plenty of sessions focussing on MaaS at ITS World Congress 2018. Highlights include:

  • PL02 Ensuring Integrate Mobility Services
  • ES05 MaaS: Seamless and Effortless Mobility
  • ES02 Putting Citizens First in Mobility Design
  • SIS75 Dragon’s Den – MaaS Service Promise and the Future of Public Transport

For the full programme of the please click here, and for more information about the ITS World Congress 2018, please visit www.itsworldcongress.com..




The IVth International Congress of Automotive and Transport Engineering

The IVth International Congress of Automotive and Transport Engineering is the annual international congress of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Romania (SIAR) and is organized under FISITA patronage by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers) as co-hos.
The aim of the Congress is to provide opportunities for the participants to: gain insight into the cutting edge automotive industry and ideas for future developments; update their skills and knowledge by attending focused technical sessions; network with potential new partners, clients and suppliers; view the latest technology products and services in the technical exhibition.


The topics of congress are:

The Congress is also an invaluable opportunity for companies to present their products and services to high-level engineers and managers. The event will take place in Cluj Napoca on 17 - 19 October 2018.

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.




Continental and NVIDIA are collaborating in the production of autonomous vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence. The team from Timisoara will work on the project

Continental Technology Company and NVIDIA have announced the joint development of artificial intelligence (IA) for autonomous vehicles. Market entry for Level 3 features is scheduled for 2021.
The partnership allows for the development of IA computer systems ranging from Level 2 automated functions to full Level 5 Autonomous Functions, where the vehicle has neither a steering wheel nor pedals.
The Timisoara team is an integrated part of Continental's automotive management development activities. Among the activities carried out here, the most part is the development of environmental modeling algorithms, which are then used for automated driving. With the start of collaboration with NVIDIA, the team has to integrate and adapt software modules based on NVIDIA DRIVE AI-based neural networks and hardware, with a planned 2021 release date for Automation Level 3.

For more information click here.




The European Commission published a communication dedicated to emergency location, specifically Advanced Mobile Location (AML)

The use of 112, the European Emergency number with more accurate caller location has increased.
EU legislation makes it possible for Europeans to contact emergency services for free by dialing 112 from any EU country. More accurate caller location of emergency calls is on the rise, as showed in the latest report on the implementation of 112. The report is based on data collected in all 28 Member States via the Communication Committee.
An AML-enabled smartphone recognises when an emergency call is made and, if not already activated, activates the phone’s GNSS to collect the caller’s location information. The handset then sends an automatic SMS to the emergency services with the caller’s location, before turning the GNSS off again. The service can also use Wi-Fi, depending on which is better at a given moment. Please note that AML is not an app.


For more information 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.




    ITS World Congress 2018

    ERTICO – ITS Europe and the City of Copenhagen will proudly be hosting the 25th ITS World Congress in the beautiful centre of Copenhagen, where the historic buildings meet the revolutionary ITS solutions of tomorrow, creating one of the most liveable cities in the world. The event will take place in the Bella Center which is the largest congress and exhibition venue in Scandinavia, on 17 – 21 September 2018.
    The congress theme ‘ITS Quality of Life’ supports the Copenhagen belief that intelligent transport systems are an important means to enhance people’s daily life through seamless, smart and sustainable mobility solutions. The 25th ITS World Congress will open the streets of Copenhagen to the testing of new and innovative ITS solutions. The City of Copenhagen will strive to create a congress that gives insights into the future of intelligent transport systems and sets the agenda for a better world of tomorrow.

    For more information click here.




    Making travel data accessible for better journey planning

    The European Commission has published a Delegated Regulation of the ITS Directive for the provision of EU-wide Multimodal Travel Information Services.
    The goal of this initiative is to solve this problem by establishing national access points with travel data from all types of transport. This data will then be made available to businesses such as service providers and developers, who would use it to build travel information websites, online journey planners and other applications.
    As a result, new and more accurate services to plan journeys across Europe will be available to anyone who needs them.
    The Delegated Regulation (EU 2017/1926) has been formally published in the EU Official Journal and therefore becomes official EU legislation.


    For more information about the delegated regulation click here.




    POLIS discussion paper on Mobility as a Service/MaaS

    POLIS is pleased to announce the publication of its discussion paper offering the perspective of city and regional authorities on MaaS/Mobility as a Service.
    Discussion of MaaS, driven partly by business and technology priorities, is beginning to have an impact on policy thinking, including at EU level. It is important that city and regional authorities, who play a key role in regulating and/or providing transport services, contribute to this debate. Polis members believe that a key factor in sustainable urban mobility is effective integration of planning and services.
    The paper is specifically targeted at: city and regional authorities, new mobility service/MaaS providers and National and European authorities.
    Polis is a network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport.

    For more information about discussion paper 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.




    i-Transport and UATP Conference and Exhibition

    Hosted by the Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa, the i-Transport Conference and Exhibition has become an established and well-supported event on the transport calendar as a platform for knowledge sharing to promote the sustainable deployment of ITS projects.
    The theme “Go Green – Go Smart” reflects the need to improve transport efficiencies, to reduce the carbon footprint of the transport sector and to encourage modal shifts. The theme specifically reflects the strong synergy between Public Transport and Intelligent Transport Systems.

    For more information click here.




    Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands works with industry players to develop new traffic management services

    Six road authorities from four countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands), five international traffic information and service providers, one car manufacturer and two companies for Intelligent Transport Systems have agreed to cooperate to improve national traffic management and traffic information.
    New services were developed in 2017 and 2018 for traffic management and traffic information. Tests were done with a test fleet of more than 6,000 road users in the region of Amsterdam with more than 1,000 road users in the regions of Antwerp, Copenhagen and Munich. On 7 July 2017, the European Commission decided to support and co-fund the cooperation and trials.


    For more information click here.




    Technology and Finance Shapes Up to Make MaaS Happen

    Sampo Hietanen, CEO of MaaS Global and ‘father’ of MaaS, started his address to ITS International’s recent MaaS Market conference in London by saying: “All of the problems that can be solved by a company or group of companies have already been solved, and now we are left with the big ones such as housing, transport and health. He called MaaS the “Netflix of transportation” but said no one authority or company can do it alone. “With the people in this room we could start [MaaS] in several countries within a year – the data access is already here and the physical aspects are in place.”


    For more information click here.




    Luxembourg is the first EU Member State ready for eCall

    Luxembourg successfully completed the eCall conformity assessment, becoming the first EU Member State to declare itself ready to implement eCall. This assessment was carried out under the umbrella of the EU funded I_HeERO Project, which aims to conclude the upgrades needed for EU Member States to comply with the legal requirement of preparing for eCall’s launch on 1 October 2017.
    Luxembourg, an I_HeERO project partner, completed the assessment under the supervision of NavCert GbmH, leader of the conformity assessment activities in the EU-funded I_HeERO project. eCall technology will be mandatory for all types of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold in the EU after April 2018. This EU initiative will allow emergency services to respond quicker, saving hundreds of lives each year. The I_HeERO project seeks to ensure that the EU Member States Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) are ready to handle 112 eCalls. By extending the reach of eCall to include other scenarios, such as hazardous goods vehicles, it is now looking at integrating the next generation of 112 eCall technologies.




     

     

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