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CITYMOBIL Workshop 

Location
Brussels (Belgium)

Date
1 December 2011

Deadline registration: 22 November 2011


Main theme
CityMobil is celebrating the end of its five year programme on the development and demonstration of innovative
transport technologies for cities with a workshop where the results of this European Project will be shown.
Experiences from several operating systems will be shared and we invite you to be involved in a panel discussion
on the implementation of automated transport systems. This free workshop is open to all interested parties.

The programme can be found here.
Registration can be made via online booking
The venue location is shown on this map
For a special rate on hotels, please click here

Polis & the European Economic and Social Committee

Location
Brussels - Belgium

Date
29-30 November 2011
Main theme
This Annual Conference will be organized with the European Economic and Social Committee.
The Ponference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of city and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. The conference offers a mix of high-level plenary sessions, with prominent figures debating topical issues, and a wide selection of technical sessions on innovative topics identified by Polis members.

For more information please visit the website

FISITA World Automotive Summit 2011

Location
Mainz, Germany

Date
17-18 November 2011

Main Theme
The FISITA World Automotive Summit is an annual meeting of automotive leaders. It brings the world's top technical executives together with scientists, public policy-makers and influential NGOs to work on an issue of central importance to the automobile and society. For 2011 the chosen topic is the future of personal mobility.

For more information please check the website.

Kenniscongres Europe 2011


Location

Helmond, Netherlands

 

Date

16 November 2011

 

Main theme

The Kenniscompagnie organizes together with Mobycon and de city of Helmond and Agentschap NL the Knowledge Congress Europe 2011 at the High Tech Automotive Campus Helmond. The conference language is Dutch. Click here to go to the website.

CityNetMobil showcase

Location
Reggio Calabria (Italy) 

Date
10-13th November 2011

Intelligent Cities Expo

Location
Hamburg - Germany

Date
8-11 November 2011

Main theme
Intelligent Cities Expo will establish a environment in which a diverse community of city infrastructure stakeholders will gather to hear best practice case studies, build relationships and formulate plans for the future of their urban communities. For more information click here.

CityMobil Demonstration


Location
La Rochelle - France

Date
28-29-30 October 2011

The fourth CNM showcase 

Location
Antibes-Sophie Antipolis 

Date
October 28th and 29th 2011.

Main theme
The Agenda is here included for your information as well as a list of suggested Hotel.
To reach Antibes you should fly to Cannes airport, from where by bus, shuttle or taxi,it is easy arriving to Antibes.

The fifth and last CNM showcase has been planned and it will be realized in Reggio Calabria (Italy) from November the 10th to 13th. In this last event a Reference Group won't take place, as very close to the previous, however you will recive the invitation for participating.

Workshop on Automation in Road Transport

Location
Brussles, Belgium

Date
26 October 2011
The workshop's objective is to explore and promote the potential of highly automated vehicles and applications for intelligent and sustainable mobility. Diverse topics related to automation such as urban mobility, public transport, traffic management, infrastructure requirements, standardisation, liability, HMI and user acceptance, etc. will be discussed.

The workshop will offer an interesting line-up of speakers, show innovative ideas and lay out the latest developments and future plans with regard to automated systems.

The outcome of the workshop will provide advice and guidance for all stakeholders. A roadmap will then be developed in the framework of the iMobility Forum (pka eSafety Forum).

The workshop builds on the results of research projects such as HAVEit and on the final report of SMART 2010/64 study on Automation. It will be organised by unit "ICT for Transport" and held in Brussels, Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels (venue tbc), on 26 October 2011.
 
On-line registration is now open.
The draft agenda, as well as support documents such as the HAVEit final report and the SMART 2010/64 study on Automation will be available soon.

Contact name : Francisco Ferreira, ICT for Transport, DG Information Society and Media,
European Commission Email: infso-g4@ec.europa.eu

8th ITS World Congress - America

Location
Florida - USA

Date
16-20 October 2011

Main theme
Under the theme of Keeping the Economy Moving, it is sure to be a most exciting and innovative event to date with interactive technology showcases, more than 250 sessions, a 400,000 square-foot exhibit hall, and countless networking events with ITS industry leaders from across the world. Exhibitors and attendees will experience state-of-the-art demonstrations and dynamic sessions with a focus on cost-effective, practical deployment and innovation that provides users with new levels of safety, reliability, convenience, accessibility, and choice. For more information click here

CityMobil has submitted some papers

Green Motion Show

Location
Brussels - Belgium

Date
7-9  October 2011
Main theme
The Green Motion Show is a high-profile event in the heart of the EU dedicated to showcasing and exploring cutting-edge ideas and solutions for the sustainable future of mobility.
 
The Green Motion Show will transform the Heysel site in Brussels into an inspiring location, hosting thought-provoking conferences, innovative exhibitors/exhibitions and engaging activities. Our aim is to open peoples’ eyes to the visionary reality that is the sustainable future of mobility.
 
For further details regarding the Green Motion Show, please do not hesitate to visit the website.

15th E.P.A. Congres


Location
Torino - Italy

Date
14-16 September 2011
15th epa

Main Theme: Parking: the new deal
The Congress theme is Parking: the new deal. We aim to address detailed parking matters as well as wider issues of urban mobility: how the European cities can be accessed and used. The Programme has been prepared by a European Scientific committee composed by 20 experts, developing four macro areas: perception, technology, management and economics. Furthermore, the Congress will debate integrated mobility planning, the new developments in vehicle production, necessity of parking as a tool within the urban mobility system.

We want to show that managed parking is a huge opportunity, not a huge problem!

For all information: www.epacongress.eu

Fifth World Congress of Cities for Mobility

Location
Stuttgart - Germany

Date
3-5 July 2011
Main theme
In 2011 it is the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile by Gottlieb. The main topic of the congress is "The Future of Urban Mobility". Issues from three points of view will be discussed: the socio-political perspective, the dimension of urban planning as well as the technological outlook. The  World Congress is addressed to local governments (mayors, councillors, traffic experts) as well as representatives from private sector, research and civil society. The World Congress is an opportunity for the exchange of experiences and knowledge as well as an place for networking, branding and the initiation of projects. For more information visit the website.

EMI - Polis Workshop Sustainable Urban Mobility 

brussels

Location
Brussels, Belgium

Date
30 june 2011

Main theme
The ambition of the European Metropolitan network Institute is to strengthen all European urban areas by stimulating the creation and dissemination of research based, practice led-knowledge. EMI develops a Knowledge & Research Agenda on sustainable urban mobility together with POLIS, the network specialised in innovative technologies and policies for local transport.

For more information visit the website
How to register

6th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design

Location
Olympic Valley – Lake Tahoe, California


Date
27-30 June 2011

Main theme
The symposium is focused on providing an interdisciplinary forum for scientific exchange between users of driving assessment tools, applications and technology. Attendees will include researchers and practitioners working on applications of driving assessment from the perspective of engineering, psychology, medicine, and public health. 

For more information visit the website.

CITEair II

Location
Rome - Italy

Date
24 June 2011

Main theme
The CITEAIR II project has developed tools to support the monitoring and management of air quality in cities, and offers solutions to inform citizens on air quality. The project is now drawing to an end, and we would like to invite you to the CITEAIR II final conference to share our knowledge, experience and tools with you to help improve European air quality.
For more information visit the website

 

Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent transport

Location
Boras and Hällered, Sweden

Date
21 - 22 June 2011
Main theme
The HAVEit Final Event "The Future of Driving" is taking place at the First Grand Hotel in Borås (presentations) and at the Volvo Proving Ground in Hällered (vehicle demonstrations and exhibition). New solutions on traffic safety and low fuel consumption and to experience the future of driving in demonstration vehicles and simulators.
HAVEit EC funded project has developed some exciting solutions based on a driver centric approach: relieve the driver  from monotonous and from demanding driving tasks by higher levels of vehicle automation.
For more information visit the website.

8th ITS Conference

Location
Lyon, France

Date
6 - 9 June 2011

Main theme

Under the motto "Intelligent Mobility - ITS for sustainable transport of persons and goods in urban regions", the 2011 Congress will highlightthe importance of bringing intelligent solutions not only to urban transport, but, more generally, to the interfaces and interchanges of urban and inter-urban networks.
For more information visit the website.

Automotive Week 2011

Location
Eindhoven - The Netherlands

Date
14-22 May 2011

Main theme
The theme for the Automotive Week 2011 is “Building the future in mobility”. Both international professionals and a broad public audience are invited to take a comprehensive look behind the scenes at Dutch innovations in automotive technology and smart mobility.

For more information please visit the website: www.automotiveweek.nl

CityMobil Conference - Smart mobility for better cities

Location
La Rochelle, France

Date
12-13 May 2011

Main theme
CityMobil is celebrating the end of its five year programme on the development and demonstration of innovative transport technologies for cities with a major international conference in La Rochelle (France), a city well known for pioneering innovative sustainable mobility solutions. Results from the three large-scale implementations (Heathrow, Castellón and Rome) and from the industrial and academic research will be presented together with general analyses on the advantages and difficulties of introducing new transport technologies.
Specialists in urban planning will present their views on the changes which can be expected from the introduction of these new (semi-)automated transportation systems to make life in cities better and more sustainable.
The conference will be held in parallel with an exhibition of automated vehicles .

Before, during and after the conference, visitors will be able to experience one of the first transportation systems based on fully automated vehicles in the public space. This demonstration will be the last of the "showcases" which were carried out in several European cities during the CityMobil project. It will run close to the conference venue in La Rochelle and will last until July 2011.

In case you would be interested in attending, please register 
on the home page of this website
or contact S. Hoadley. You will receive a confirmation and will be contacted with more details.

ERTICO Forum on ITS for ElectroMobility


Location

Brussels - Belgium

Date
6 April 2011

Main theme

ElectroMobility is seen as a major opportunity to make mobility more sustainable especially in the context of cities. There are many industry initiatives on this issue and ElectroMobility has high priority on the political agenda. The ERTICO Forum on “ITS for ElectroMobility” will examine and debate opportunities and challenges for Intelligent Transport Systems and Services to support the deployment of electric vehicles and related new customer services. High level speakers from industry, service providers, cities, users and other important stakeholders will present their views on and activities in this topic. For more information click here.

Niches and final conference

Location
London, United Kingdom

Date
7 - 8 April 2011

Main theme
The NICHES+ final conference - organised in cooperation with the London European Partnership For Transport (LEPT) - offers a unique opportunity for urban transport practitioners and policy makers from all over Europe to learn more about innovative approaches in the field of urban transport accessibility, infrastructure and interchanges, traffic management centres and automated vehicles. For more information click here.

Global City 2011


Location
Abu Dhabi

Date
15 - 17 March 2011
Main theme
The 5th edition of this international networking platform dedicated to Mayors, urban planners and city leaders, will be held in Abu Dhabi for the second consecutive year. The focus for the 2011 edition of this prestigious event, hosted once more by the Abu Dhabi government, is City Identity & Values.

The three day program will feature high level discussion, knowledge sharing and insights from city leaders and expert advisers from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, complemented by site visits to the most striking and innovative projects of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. For more information click here

17th ITS World Congress

Location
Bexco, Busan - Korea

Date
25-29 October 2010

Website
www.itsworldcongress.kr
Main theme
The 17th ITS World Congress, was centered on the theme, ' Ubiquitous Society with ITS.' The world's distinguished
scholars and experts will attend the congress providing the opportunity to obtain the latest valuable information and
experience a wide array of technologies.

AER Summer School: Mobility: rural, urban, interregional traffic Location


Location
Rorschach and Arbon - Switzerland

Date
22-27 August 2010

Website
www.aer.eu

Main theme

This year's Summer School will focus on the topic mobility. Debates, workshops and study visits will not only enable participants
to learn more about new transport concepts and to exchange best practice in the fields of urban, rural and interregional traffic
but also to explore its limits and possible constraints. The project CityMobil will be represented by one of its partners.

7th IFAC Symposium

Location
Lecce - Italy

Date
6-8 September 2010

Website
http://iav2010.unile.it/

Main theme

The symposium will consider generic methodologies and techniques applicable to intelligent autonomous vehicles. These include mobile robots on land, at sea, in air or in space, multi vehicle systems and networks of autonomous vehicles.
It will address sensing, sensor integration and perception, architectures, planning, mission and motion control, navigation and cooperative navigation techniques, SLAM, teleoperation, human and vehicle interaction and practical applications. The focus of the Symposium will span from intelligent vehicle control to auxiliary systems support.

Towards advanced transport for the urban environment

Location
Heathrow Academy - Heathrow Airport - London - UK

Date
21-23 September 2010

Website
www.ptrc-training.co.uk
Main theme
The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) Conference will return to London Heathrow in September 2010 and aims to delve even deeper into the planning and application of PRT systems around the world.
As PRT systems are now being constructed on a more extensive scale, in towns and cities as well as in airports and on University campuses, PRT@LHR 2010 intends to explore the wider vision for PRT across the globe.

The Conference aims to attract a variety of papers, with those which study the implementation and maintenance of existing systems alongside others that consider the future of PRT across the urban and rural environment, procurement, stakeholder engagement and alternative applications for PRT systems (for example within the construction industry and architectural design).

CityNetMobil showcase

Location
Brussels (Ixelles district) - Belguim

Date
19-23 September 2010
Website
citynetmobil.paris-rocquencourt.inria.fr
Main theme
Will our cities become more and more congested, polluted, and unsafe, or is there a way to reverse this trend? One new idea for urban transport is small automated low-polluting vehicles for driverless transport in cities. But can such novel systems solve mobility problems in any city? Can they be integrated into the urban structure and conventional transport networks? How would users react?

CityNetMobil is a three-year EC FP7 support action with the specific objective of helping cities answer these questions. The next CityNetMobil showcase will be in Brussels

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2010

Location
Malmö - Sweden

Date
27-29 September 2010

Website
www.civitas.eu

Main theme

The conference will be the 8th such annual event, following fora previously hosted in various quarters of Europe including Krakow, Bologna, Kaunas, Burgos and Rotterdam since the series started in 2003. The CIVITAS Forum Network currently includes 168 cities from 28 European countries, that have formally committed to clean and sustainable urban transport.

Passenger Terminal Expo 2010

Location
Brussels, Belgium

Date
23 - 25 March 2010

Website
http://www.passengerterminal-expo.com
Main theme
Passenger Terminal EXPO provides the most significant opportunity for airport and airline industries to debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale. 2010 will be the 16th international conference and exhibition for passenger terminal design, management, security and technologyin cities and regions. The focus of this 16th Passenger Terminal Expo will be on APM / PRT technology. Several CityMobil partners will speak at this conference. For information on registration and the program please visit the website mentioned.

2nd CityNetworkMobil Showcase

Location
Formello - Rome, Italy

Date
27 February 2010 - 7 March 2009

Website
www.citynetmobil.org
Main theme
The Reference Group meetings takes place twice a year to present the advancement of the CityNetMobil project and new initiatives about Advanced Transportation Systems applications coming from the member cities.

For more information
Please contact
caravaggi@ctl.uniroma1.it or crisi@ctl.uniroma1.it

Annual Polis Conference

Location
Brussels, Belgium

Date
10 - 11 December 2009
Main theme
Learn about current practice and future plans to:
· Reduce the environmental impact of road transport
· More effectively manage the movement of people and goods
· Deliver safer roads and a more secure transport network
· Finance transport systems and improve accessibility
 
Gain an understanding of the research needs for sustainable mobility in cities and regions
 
Network with local and regional transport decision-makers and professionals from around Europe

Learn about the innovative transport actions and policies pursued by cities and regions against a backdrop of climate change and the economic downturn and financial crisis

1st CityNetMobil showcase

Location
Clermont-Ferrand, France

Date
17-18 (-20) September 2009

Website
http://www.citynetmobil.org
Main theme
The city of Clermont-Ferrand was the host for the first CitynetMobil showcase on the 17th and the 18th September 2009 
This event was part of a much larger event: the European Mobility Week, comprising a Summer University, demonstrations of innovative vehicles and exhibitions.
The latest updates in innovative mobility were shown.

CityMobil – Trondheim Showcase and Future Mobility Solutions Conference

Location:
Trondheim, Norway

Date:
26 - 27 August 2009
Main theme:
The accients capital city of Norway, studied the application of automated transport systems as a feeder for the St. Olaf Hospital area. The city hosted a conference on future solutions for a sustainable transport sectore in the future.

Conference on Models and Technologies for
I
ntelligent Transportation Systems

Location:
University of Roma Faculty of Engineering, Roma, Italy

Date:
22-23 June 2009

Main theme:
In the last decades intelligent Tranportation Systems have been stimulating an intense research activity by the scientific community, which produced a large number of models, methods and experimental applications regarding traveler information, management systems, and vehicle control. Most of such models still remained at a theoretical level because the technology required had not yet reached a sufficient maturity to provide effective and economically efficient applications. In the last years, technological advances progressed very fast and many products and services are now coming onto the market. Those theoretical models can finally be applied and tested on actual implementations and, on the other hand, the large-scale commercialization of industrial products and services can exploit the results of these studies in oder to provide stable and effective impacts on the transportation system.

The International Conference on Models and Technology for Intelligent Transportation Systems aimed at providing an opportunity for scholars engaged in basic or industrial research to meet and to discuss requirements for ITS applications, unsolved problems and future developments.

13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing

Location:
Moscow, Russia

Date:
3-5 June 2009

Main theme:
Three fully automated vehicles provided by INRIA connect the Tikkurila railway station to the Vantaa City Hall. This event allowed citizens and local authorities get a first-hand contact with what could be the transportation system in a new area of the city named Marja-Vantaa.

The objective of the conference was to create the base for a discussion among CityMobil transportation specialists working in the development of Advanced Transportation Systems and the local and national urban specialists, in order to explore the scenario of potential applications of these mobility systems in the City of Vantaa. Registration is open.

CityMobil involvement:
The main objective of the CityMobil project is to develop and demonstrate automated, next-generation transport solutions. Other objectives include presentation of new transport solutions, as well as informing and networking partners and experts interested in the filed. The CityMobil series of events was arranged by Technology Center TechVilla, the City of Vantaa and the CityMobil project.

CityMobil – Vantaa Showcase and Future Mobility Solutions Conference

Location:
Heureka, the Finnish science centre, Vantaa, Finland

Date:
7 - 17 May 2009

Website:
http://www.techvilla.fi/index.php?article_id=1234

Main theme:
Three fully automated vehicles provided by INRIA connect the Tikkurila railway station to the Vantaa City Hall. This event allowed citizens and local authorities get a first-hand contact with what could be the transportation system in a new area of the city named Marja-Vantaa.

The objective of the conference was to create the base for a discussion among CityMobil transportation specialists working in the development of Advanced Transportation Systems and the local and national urban specialists, in order to explore the scenario of potential applications of these mobility systems in the City of Vantaa. Registration is open.

CityMobil involvement:
The main objective of the CityMobil project is to develop and demonstrate automated, next-generation transport solutions. Other objectives include presentation of new transport solutions, as well as informing and networking partners and experts interested in the filed. The CityMobil series of events was arranged by Technology Center TechVilla, the City of Vantaa and the CityMobil project.

PRT@LHR - Sustainable transport for the C21
ATRA conference - CityMobil Mid Term Event

Location
Heathrow - United Kingdom

Date
21 - 23 April 2009
Main theme:
The world's first Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system will open on's Heathrow Airport. The system will comprise some 4 kilometers of track and will linke one station in terminal 5 to 2 alternative stations on the business carpark. This simple application will later be expanded to include 30 kilometers of track, 350 vehicles and 50 stations serving terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5 and linking them to office blocks and hotels in the vicinity of the airport

CityMobil involvement:
On the 23rd of April, delegates were able to hear presentations from the European project CityMobil. The session will be chaired by Mr Jan van Dijke from TNO. Presentations were:
- Mr Tom Voge from TML - Deciding and selecting an automated system - the City Applictation Manual
- Mr Tom May from ITS Leeds - Modelling and simulation
- Mr Antonio Marques from ETRA = Operational issues - integrating an automated system into the existing transport system

Transportation Research Board 88th Annual meeting

Location
Washington DC, US

Date

11 - 15 January 2009
Main theme

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 88th Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., at the Connecticut Avenue Collection hotels: Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Hilton Washington.
The TRB Annual Meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 3,000 presentations in nearly 600 sessions addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for 2009 was Transportation, Energy, and Climate Change.

CityMobil involvement:

Session 363

Europe's CityMobil Program: Advanced Urban Transport Solutions
Monday, January 12, 2009, 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM, Hilton
Michel Parent, French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, presiding
Sponsored by:
Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies Committee (AP020)

Note: This session provided an overview of the large-scale European CityMobil project. This effort demonstrated innovative and advanced urban transport solutions, including Cybercars. The CityMobil evaluation includes human factors, technology, and system impacts. Sites include Heathrow airport, Rome, and Castellon.

CityMobil, Advanced Transport for the Urban Environment (09-1240)

Jan P. van Dijke, TNO Automotive, Netherlands

Demonstration of Advanced Transport Applications in the Citymobil Project (09-2403)

Ahmed Benmimoun, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Martin Vincent Lowson, Advanced Transport Systems Ltd., United Kingdom
Antonio Marques, ETRA I+D, Spain
Gabriele Giustiniani, IT Ingegneria dei Trasporti, Italy
Michel Parent, French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control

CityMobil: Human Factor Issues Regarding Highly-automated Vehicles on an eLane (09-1191)

Antonella Toffetti, Centro Ricerche Fiat
Ellen S. Wilschut, TNO Human Factors, Netherlands
Marieke H. Martens, TNO Human Factors, Netherlands
Anna Schieben, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transportation Systems
Amon Rambaldini, Centro Ricerche Fiat
Natasha Merat, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Frank Flemisch, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transportation Systems

Cybercars: New Developments and Future Applications (09-2611)

Michel Parent, French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control

Annual Polis Conference 2008

Location
Barcelona, Spain

Date
25- 26 November 2008

Website
http://www.polis-online.org

Main theme
Polis is a network of leading European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport. Since 1989, European local and regional authorities and trnasport-related organisations have been working together within Polis to promote sustainable mobility through deployment of innovative transport solutions. The aim is to improve local transport through integrated strategies that address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of transport. To this end, Polis supports the exchange of experiences and the transfer of knowledge between European local and regional authorities and transport-related organisations. Polis fosters cooperation and partnerships across Europe with the aim of making research and innovation in transport accessible to cities and regions. The network and its secretariat actively support the participation of Polis members in European projects and is itself a partner in several of those projects.

CityMobil involvement
ATS Limited was part of the Round Table discussion "The importance of partnership for the take up of new mobility solutions" with the focus on "Automated passenger transport systems based on Citymobil.

ICT 2008 - "I"s to the Future

Location
Lyon, France

Date
25 - 27 November 2008
Main theme
This biennial ICT Event (formerly called the "IST Event") is a most important forum for discussing research and public policy in information and communication technologies at European level. The event brough together between 4,000 and 5,000 researchers and innovators, policy and business decision-makers working in the field of digital technologies. The ICT Event was organised by the European Commission's Directorate General for the Information Society and Media and is hosted by the current Presidency of the European Union.

This ICT event - the largest research event in Europe in 2008 - examined:

  • European Union priorities in ICT research for over €2 billion of funding available in 2009-2010
  • The major current technological trends which impact upon strategic research planning
  • Public research policies to stimulate research and innovation

CityMobil involvement
INRIA organised, on behalf of the CityMobil consortium, a 3-day mini-showcase at the exhibition centre of the event

ITS 2008 - 15th World Congress


Location
New York, United States

Date
16 - 20 November 2008

Website
http://www.itsworldcongress.org/

Main theme
The continuing goal of the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is to promote awareness and deployment of ITS technologies. Transport executives and ITS professionals from around the globe will come together at the World Congress & Annual Meeting in New York. This combined event featured the largest fully-integrated demonstration of deployed and marketable ITS technologies. Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communication technologies and applications will be highlighted. The demonstration included innovative mobility solutions operating on the streets and highways of New York and will build upon the success of the Innovative Mobility Showcase that proved to be of enormous interest at the 2005 San Francisco World Congress. Live demonstrations showcase advanced ITS technologies that provide effective management of public facilities, protect public investment in transport infrastructure, and enhance and expand mobility options.

CityMobil involvement
ATAC was present at the stand of the Italian ITS organisation - TTS Italia.

Seminar Automation for Urban Transport

Location
La Rochelle, France

Date
19 September 2008
Main theme
The objectives of the seminar was to present the results of two key European Projects for the advancement of innovative solutions for urban transport: CityMobil and CyberCars-2. The solutions tested within these projects are based on the use of advanced sensors, communication and automation to develop new products such as Personal Rapid Transit(PRT), Cybernetic Transport Systems (CTS), Advanced Bus Rapid Transit (ABRT), and Advanced City Cars (ACC). All these new products are now available on the market and are being tested and evaluated in the CityMobil Project. They have the potential to deliver new sustainable transport solutions to complement or to replace conventional public transport systems and to provide an efficient and convenient alternative to the use of the private car. The participants of these 2 projects were available during this seminar to explain the status of these new products and how they are being tested and evaluated. The seminar was intended for all of those concerned by transportation in cities: city officials and their services, transport operators, suppliers, urban planners, consumers associations, citizens, researchers, the press, etc.

2nd TRANSPORT RESEARCH ARENA, TRA 2008


Location
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Date
21 to 25 April 2008

Website
http://www.tra2008.si/
Main theme
Following the first TRA conference in Göteborg in 2006, the TRA 2008 traditionally focussed on implementation of the European Research Area (ERA) on road transport, identified by ERTRAC’s four pillars: mobility of people & transport of goods, safety & security, energy, environment & resources and design & production. It brought together stakeholders responsible for these topics: European Commission, governmental sector and other policy makers, industry and end-users as well as representatives from the research area. With the objective to strengthen the old and build the new partnerships for a more competitive, yet safer, cleaner and more friendly European road transport. In other words, it will discuss the ways to build a better and more sustainable road transport sector.

CityMobil involvement:
The CityMobil project was presented at TRA International conference Ljubljana, Slovenia. The TRA 2008 conclusions can be found on the TRA website

2008 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium

Location
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Date
June, 4-6 2008

Website
www.iv2008.nl/
Main theme
The 2008 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium took place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The objective of the symposium was to encourage knowledge sharing about research and applications for Intelligent Vehicles and Intelligent Transport. The symposium targeted at researchers from industry as well as researchers from universities. The conference had a single session format, with both oral sessions and interactive poster sessions. Keynote presentations were given by speakers from PATH, DaimlerChrysler and TomTom.

Eindhoven (and its region) is known as key area of the Dutch High Tech Industry, including the Dutch automotive industry that consists of over 200 companies. A range of Dutch automotive companies belong to the world top ranking companies.

On June 3, meetings and workshops in conjunction to the conference were held. On June 6, the road right next to the conference venue was closed for normal traffic in order to provide a perfect site for demonstrations of intelligent vehicles.

Safe Highways of the Future Conference Location

Brussels, Belgium

Date
12-14 February 2008

Website
http://www.safehighwaysofthefuture.com/

Main theme

A conference exploring technologies and changes required to enable zero deaths on Europe´s roads to become a reality

Safe Highways of the Future focusses its attention on the processes relating to the next 10- to 20-year term

Topics covered

Automated Vehicles & Highway Systems
Safer Vehicles by design
Safer Roads by design
Human Factors
Political and Social Building Blocks

Safe Highways of the Future brings together expert speakers in all of these areas in a serious attempt to look at the opportunities which exist or which may come to exist and also to identify the obstacles which will need to be overcome in the process.

CityMobil involvement:

THE PODCAR CITY, international PRT conference

Location
Uppsala, Sweden

Date
1 to 2 October 2007

Website
www.podcar.org/uppsalaconference/
Main theme
THE PODCAR CITY is an initiative by the Institute for Sustainable Transportation (IST) in co-operation with the Uppsala Municipality and Swedish Rail, to summon major parties, impacted by today’s transportation issues at all levels. The aim is to have an open and creative debate on what Podcar (PRT) is, what the vendors claim to be possible, what the communities are looking for and what critics and supporters argue about. The conference held several seminars and work programs. The main theme was how Podcars can contribute to sustainable cities and regions.

CityMobil involvement:
The CityMobil project was presented at The Podcar City, International PRT conference Uppsala, Sweden. This conference was combined with an ATRA meeting and various CityMobil meetings (i.e. General Assembly and Board);

Daventry Transport Conference 2007
Innovative Transport solutions for a growing town


Location
Daventry, UK

Date
26th of September 2007


Main theme
Daventry is positioning itself at the forefront of innovative public transport solutions such as Personal Rapid Transit (PRT).

The town is to expand substantially and we are determined to provide an attractive public transport alternative to car users, whilst significantly reducing our travel induced ‘carbon footprint’. Systems such as PRT may offer a solution and would also enhance access to services and facilities for a wide range of people including the young, elderly and those with disabilities.

As well as helping to make the town an attractive place in which to live and work, an additional benefit would be to raise the commercial profile of Daventry, encouraging inward investment particularly in higher value-added sectors.

Daventry Transport Conference 2007 was a forum for debating the potential benefits of PRT and related transport technologies for Daventry. Those present did include leading practitioners of pioneering transport solutions and a range of organisations who can influence the progress and development of Daventry’s public transport strategy. Included were innovators, local and national government representatives, the European Commission (Programme for Research and Technological Development), policy makers and development bodies, together with developers, environmental specialists and others.

CityMobil involvement:
Daventry also hosted a Showcase of innovative driverless vehicles such as Cybercars, supplied and demonstrated by Citymobil. This Showcase took place from the 24th September to the 5th October and was located adjacent to the Conference site.

CityMobil involvement Speakers:
Adriano Alessandrini - DITS
Martin Lowson - Advanced Transport Solutions (ATS)
Michel Parent - INRIA
Jan van Dijke - TNO

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