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ERTICO eMagazine In this Issue: The â€œInternet of Mobilityâ€? Building better ITS services in Europe
Changing technology and evolving consumer demand Future trends in personalised mobility
Interview with Abel Caballero Mayor of Vigo (Spain)
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The “Internet of Mobility”
Changing technology and evolving consumer demand
2013 is looking better than ever
Interview with Abel Caballero
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Welcome to our February edition Dear readers, Whether you were in Rio, Cologne or Venice or in your office wishing to be in Rio, Cologne or Venice, we hope you had a nice Carnival celebration. In this edition of our eMagazine, we take a detailed look at the future of ITS services. On 13 February, ERTICO flew to Barcelona to participate in the workshop on ITS and new services, organised by ERTICO and FIA (representing the Users Sector Platform). During the vibrant discussion some specific issues concerning personal mobility came up. Particular attention was given to open and high quality data for traffic information, free and fair competition and new and sustainable business models for service providers and automobile clubs. In the article Laura Johnstone looks deeper into these three big themes keeping an eye on the consumers needs. Many of those challenges will be tackled under a new ERTICO partnership project which started at the end of January: Mobinet. The project will explore the endless potential of an ‘Internet of mobility’ and Ian Bearder
attended the Kick-Off meeting to see what the project is all about. We also look at the year that will come with an emphasis on the ERTICO’s activities. With two Congresses coming in June in Dublin and in October in Tokyo; three new projects (Compass4D, Mobinet and HeERO2) starting; and numerous events and workshops to be planned, 2013 will be a year to be remembered. With ECOeffect, COSMO and EcoMove projects coming to an end, we also are pleased to announce their forthcoming final events, discover what and how in the article. Speaking of new starts, another project Compass4D kicked off few weeks ago in the exotic city of Vigo in Spain. On that occasion Carla Coppola had the opportunity to speak with Abel Caballero, Mayor of Vigo and former Spanish Minister of transport. Mr Caballero explains us the importance of cooperative systems in urban mobility safety and environment. We also would like to anticipate that the registrations for the 9th European Congress in Dublin will open at the end of this month, keep an eye on the Congress website (www.itsineurope. com) and, for the most tech people, follow the latest news on twitter @ITS_Congresses. As always we hope you will enjoy this edition of the ERTICO eMagazine.
The Editorial Team
The “Internet of Mobility” Building better ITS services in Europe by Ian Bearder
On 29 January 2013, I arrived at the office a little bit early, so I could check my emails and help with last-minute arrangements for the launch of our exciting new project called MOBiNET. I was given an important task. I was to arrange a taxi to take me and my colleagues from the ERTICO office in Brussels to the Volvo office on the other side of the city.
We needed to be at the venue for
tram or bus number 84. If only there
will be a platform that links transport
10:30 so we could setup and prepare
was an easy way to notify them...
services and end users.
As it was, there was very little we
By developing a set of common tools
could do, so we set-off early and
and standards (collectively known as
“No problem” I thought, as I walked
hoped for the best. We arrived OK and
MOBiNET), the idea is make to mobile
off to find someone who could help
depite the taxi strike and atrocious
transport services, such as journey
me call a taxi in French.
everything before the guests
arrived at 11:00.
My optimism was short lived.
found the venue.
A little-bit wet,
but otherwise in good spirits our
Just minutes later I discovered that
project team had arrived from across
Brussels’ taxi drivers were on strike
Europe and Project Coordinator Paul
from 10am - the exact time we
Kompfner was ready for business.
needed a lift! In fact, it was the exact
The kick-off meeting could begin.
time that all the attendees from our 34 project partners would also need a taxi. This was bad news.
As a ‘cloud based’ system MOBiNET will make it much easier for software developers to create new online transport services (good for business) like you and me to use them - which
is good for consumers.
unfamiliar with the local transport
accessible and more usable.
launch a new project called MOBiNET. what MOBiNET is, right? Well, let me
Furthermore, most of them would be
billing and vehicle tracking more
and make it much easier for people
arriving from other parts of Europe and I had no way to contact them.
As mentioned, we were about to
Most, if not all of the guests were so they would already be in Brussels
MOBiNET is a new ERTICO-led project which plans to develop and run an ‘Internet of mobility’.
Is it necessary? I think the travel problems we experienced at the start of our day highlight exactly why it is. Modern
network and unaware that they could
This ‘Internet of mobility’ is quite
get to the venue on the number 83
difficult to explain, but put simply, it
other, similar services.
problems with the current market:
(Smartphones, GPS trackers etc.)
user’s perspctive, this means added
to make travel safer, smarter and
complexity and confusion, and it
often means that additional software
deploying and using these services is
applications (apps) are required to
run each service.
If a simple interface existed that
Think about it. How would you
customer perception. That is why we
could harness the power of online
currently find these apps? How would
believe that MOBiNET is the right way
you pay for them? And would any
to go and we believe that it is the
single app be able to complete all
solution for the future development
the travel planning, monitoring and
have been a big deal. Our guests
“The issue we have with telematics is that all the solutions we have seen so far are very vertical and very propriety and this is causing some issues in terms of business development and
Marco Annoni - Innovation Area
These are some of the problems
Manager at Telecom Italia, said his
MOBiNET will try to address. By
company had joined the project
creating a standardised platform,
to help define a common set of
standards: “In our view, the project
Let’s take telematics as another
compatibility of transport services.
is innovative because it is a common
example. The telematics industry
This increased compatibility means
approach which is not just targeting
less duplication, less duplication
common interests. In the past we
information services. These services
have seen many vertical deployments
have been developed by insurance
confusion naturally makes life easier.
based on local requirements. With
‘Ease of access’ sits at the core of
MOBiNET we are aiming to find a
solution which is more general, more
could have been quickly informed and easily rescheduled their travel arrangements.
products based on the way that their customers drive.
The real project buzzwords are
The problem is however that many
well known to software developers:
of these systems have each been
different specifications and different standards.
This means that its
frustratingly difficult (not to mention expensive) to integrate them with
Jacques Amselem, CEO of Allianz
flexible and more re-usable. Once we have a common view at a European level it will become an enabler for many different stakeholders.” Breaking New Ground
Telematics and a member of the
As a research project, MOBiNET is
MOBiNET project team explained the
an interesting entity. Not only is it truly trans-European, with project partners from across the continent, but it also aims to continue as a working organisation at the end of the project.
This means there are
both technical and administrative aspects that need to be considered and the consortium will have to set out a viable business case for MOBiNET. Project Coordinator Paul Kompfner, Head of SmartMobility at ERTICO, is under no illusion that this will be easy: “Our ambition is to establish Paul Kompfner, Head of Smart Mobility at ERTICO and MOBiNET coordinator
MOBiNET as THE connected mobility and
5 for all of Europe’s travellers and transport service suppliers; it seems a staggering challenge but we are confident we can achieve this since we have the right solution features and partners to do it.” To help deliver a working and useable system, MOBiNET has adopted a method of accelerated development known as ‘agile’. This means that a fully
system will be released just 16 months after the project is launched. Tests will take place at eight pilot sites across Europe and the feedback and results gained will then provide input for the development of the system ahead of the next product release. Testing will be conducted with businesses from both inside and outside the project consortium and potential users of the platform are thus invited to work alongside
The MOBiNET platform • An online B2B directory of Europe-wide transport data and services • A unified mobile accounting, payment and clearing system, giving users a single account valid throughout Europe and simplifying roaming among providers • An open business environment enabling providers to integrate third-party services with their own products • A secure environment for in-vehicle and portable devices offering users a dedicated app-store, and service providers access to MOBiNET-compliant user devices • A business-to-business e-marketplace for the automatic negotiation of service agreements • A Service Development Kit to simplify the creation of innovative MOBiNET services for end- and business users.
the project team to gain an early experience of MOBiNET’s advantages. If you are interested in this unique opportunity I would be happy to hear from you.
New ERTICO Partners ERTICO are delighted to welcome two new members to the ERTICO Partnership.
Finally, I am pleased to say that despite bad weather and taxi-chaos our kick-off meeting in Brussels was a great success and everyone at ERTICO would like to thank those who attended. As always though - the real value of MOBiNET will be crafted over the coming months and years as the
Michelin Michelin are dedicated to helping to enhance sustainable mobility, and by joining ERTICO they have expressed a desire to initiate, develop and implement projects with key ITS players and to fulfil their commitment towards a cleaner, safer, more affordable and better connected mobility.
project progresses. I look forward to following this process and reporting news and updates as the MOBiNET project develops. If, in three years time we have integrated services which can transport me, in the most efficient way, from placeto-place despite heavy rain and a taxi strike - MOBiNET will be one ‘big cloud’ I am happy to see.
FUJITSU TEN Europe FUJITSU TEN Europe are focused on ITS activities not only as an execution of their social responsibility initiative but with a focus on new market opportunities – especially telematics and fully connected vehicles. We look forward to working with both companies over the coming months and years.
Changing technology and evolving consumer demand Future trends in personalised mobility by Laura Johnstone The rapid advance of technology has changed many aspects of our daily lives to an extent which was entirely unpredictable just a decade ago. At the turn of the millennium, few would have foreseen our society become so inextricably entangled in the web of new communication tools which we have come to rely on so strongly in such a short period.
presentations given and subsequent
calculating the smartest way to reach
technology here is moving perhaps
discussions: ensuring the availability
their destination. Indeed, a quick
faster than in many other sectors.
of open and high quality data for
glance at the most popular navigation
Technologies which were novel just
traffic information, safeguarding free
apps page on the Apple Appstore
a few short years ago are evolving
and fair competition alongside safety
shows 240 apps enticing the user to
almost beyond recognition thanks to
and driver privacy when it comes to
beat the traffic, avoid getting caught
the emergence of low-cost, open-
in-vehicle services, and identifying
out by speed cameras or find the
source tools, the decrease in mobile
new, sustainable business models
cheapest car park in the area.
hardware costs and the widespread
for service providers and automobile
mobile coverage which we now take
than ever before and the vehicle is the next frontier of the connectivity revolution, potential
is undoubtedly good for users and
Services are more consumer-driven
features targeted at travellers. On 13 February, ERTICO Partners and FIA members were hosted by the RACC in Barcelona to assess the upcoming trends in personal mobility
a positive force in the market, the devices
come a long way since their original rise in popularity during the early part of the last decade thanks to the availability of GPS and the commercialisation of map making for
question of quality arises: what are the data sources for all of these apps, and are they really providing high quality information that gets the user from A to B following the most efficient and safest route?
this purpose, with ever more routes
mapped out and made available to
Commission has shown its support
drivers at the touch of a button.
for optimising the use of road, traffic
and to discuss the opportunities and
challenges for automobile clubs.
smartphone has provided travellers
Three issues in particular arose in the
Whilst free competition and choice
with thousands of possibilities for
and travel data and providing a free minimum information service as one focus of the ITS Action Plan. Furthermore, the need for
of data, the information provided to
However, there are a number of
and private sectors regarding the
the user may not always be accurate.
issues to be solved in order to reach
exchange of data, the deployment of
By focusing on ensuring high quality
widespread deployment of in-vehicle
monitoring devices and management
data in their apps and utilising the
telematics systems, including how
of data quality was highlighted in the
club brand, automobile clubs are
to minimise driver distraction and
guidelines for ITS deployment in urban
able to compete with the larger,
develop a common HMI, ensuring the
international players in this field.
security of data and driver privacy
recently published by the EC Urban ITS Expert Group. Such actions should crack open sources of reliable data and also help to meet policy goals by providing consumers with more
competition alongside safety and driver privacy when it comes to invehicle services
and who controls the system and its content. Even how the telematics system will operate is up for debate; some envisage embedded systems as we will experience with the eCall
The implementation of the EU-wide
system, whilst others see a link
travellers to shift to other modes of
eCall service in 2015 is set to be the
between the smartphone and the
largest deployment of an in-vehicle
vehicle, as has been developed by
telematics system ever seen. eCall
several vehicle manufacturers and
is purely a safety device, but its
Automobile clubs themselves have already made a strong foray into the smartphone world, with many of them providing a variety of apps for their customers and for motorists in general, a common one of which is
information. But in the face of such stiff competition, notably from those
implementation is widely viewed as opening the door for many other invehicle telematics based services, ranging from b-call services and remote diagnostics to new insurance services
It is widely acknowledged that invehicle telematics services are set to play a big role in personalised mobility in the coming years, and for the automobile clubs it is especially important to ensure that consumers have free choice in selecting the
offering similar services for free,
The possibilities in this field are
best services - which should be
how can the clubs differentiate their
exciting, both for consumers who
safeguarded through an open market
offering to an extent that consumers
have become so attached to the
and free competition in the context
are willing to part with their cash?
smartphones and the apps that make
of the relevant legal frameworks.
The answer again lies in the quality of data. More and more traffic and travel information services are based on huge data aggregation operations, which certainly provide plenty of information, but as it is difficult to verify the quality of such volumes
our lives easier - extending smart, useful and dynamic services to the vehicle is an appetising prospect, and for industry which sees an opportunity
business models for automobile clubs
to join the connectivity boom and
The rise of the internet has opened
utilise services to reach goals such as
increased safety and cleaner mobility.
new key players, new audiences
and new ways of doing business. The of
often didnâ€™t fit with this new way of connecting, communicating and experiencing products or services and as a result a new generation of tech companies sprang into action with innovative organisational and business models, based on shared content and shared revenue. Professor Eric Sampson presents a vision of mobility for 2050
In an online world dominated by just a small number of monoliths which
are both able and keen to diversify
of a new generation of consumers
from now – around 2050 – what will
their business, traditional technology
– those who are connected almost
our society look like, and will we be
and service providers have had to
from birth and are more familiar with
looking back at 2013 and reminiscing
adapt to keep up with evolving
doing business online using innovative
about a simpler time?
consumer demand. Consumers have
ways of paying for content than with
become used to having the freshest,
the traditional idea of simply paying a
most relevant information in their
fixed price for a fixed service?
hands with just a few swipes of a touch screen, and this is especially the case when it comes to travel information.
Identifying a clear
position in the virtual market, with strong differentiation of products and services from those of competitors is key to survival. Outside of the stranglehold of the big players, firms tend to differentiate on the basis of quality, and seek to
Technology and service providers, including the automobile clubs, are embracing opportunities to provide
This will pose a great challenge in
more diverse and higher quality
the future, and given that we have so
services to travellers. The success
far been unable to accurately predict
of new services, especially from
how or to what extent our connected
society will continue to transform,
that, for now at least, quality of
technology and service providers
information and quality of service
need to pay extremely close attention
is valued by travellers. Continued
to developments and the emergence
innovation and responsiveness to
of new trends in the market.
consumer demand will be vital in
However, whilst attempting to look
ensuring this success in the future.
forward and predict trends is both
Finally, in order to overcome the
worthwhile and necessary, it is also
many uncertainties of this dynamic
risky. Just look back three decades to
and sometimes erratic sector, it
the 1970s and consider the astounding
is clear that strong coordination,
technological progress that has been
exchange of information and positive,
But can long established brands retain
made since then – the world is almost
forward-looking cooperation between
this niche in the market in the face
unrecognisable! In three decades
all stakeholders must be actively
capitalise on a brand name that has been built over years in the real world, as we see with the automobile clubs traffic and travel apps.
pursued and promoted.
2013 is looking better than ever An introduction to the ERTICO partnership activities in 2013 by Carla Coppola After our in-depth review of what was a very exciting 2012, this month we take a glimpse at 2013 and we can say without doubt that 2013 couldn’t start better! Three major projects, Compass4D, MOBiNET and HeERO2, kicked-off in January and you can be sure that you will hear more about them in the next years.
With 31 partners and 7 pilot cities,
44-month project will provide tools
reviewers), and with the registrations
for developers of next-generation
to be opened at the beginning of
cooperative services that will make
mobility “apps” for users, as well
March, it is easy to imagine how
mobility in cities safer and greener.
as business enablers for providers
busy ERTICO Congress team is. The
The particularity of Compass4D is
of all types of mobility services
exhibition will be up and running at
that different means of transport will
the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)
be involved; not only private cars
include single user identity and
in the heart of Dublin City on 4 June
but also buses, taxis and emergency
mobility services account; Europe-
for four full days with hundreds of
vehicles will undergo the testing
sessions carefully selected to appeal
in these 7 very different cities
(Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Eindhoven-
European services and content and
Helmond, Newcastle, Thessaloniki,
E-marketplace; and a MOBiNET “app-
Verona and Vigo). The kick-off took
store” and user interface.
place in Vigo, Spain; the meetings
all the ITS heads participating in the event. Following
Tokyo where the Japanese hosts are
2013 Spring and Autumn seasons
putting all their efforts to guarantee
will be sparkling with ITS. After
a spectacular event in the Tokyo Big
Sight, one of the largest convention
programme presented in Vienna last
venues of the city. As the 20th ITS
year, ERTICO is working on two major
World Congress will take place from
ITS events: the 9th ITS European
14 to 18 October, attendees still
With its eye on the future of
Congress in Dublin and the 20th ITS
have a few more months before they
transport and mobility, MOBiNET has
World Congress in Tokyo.
are stunned by the excellence of
and media encounters will then move to Copenhagen at the end of April, and so forth for the next three years until the final event in Bordeaux in 2015 during the ITS World Congress.
the ambitious goal of developing and deploying a Europe-wide cloud platform for ITS services. With a bulky budget of 15.6 million Euros, this
In Europe, with the call for papers is
papers submitted (good luck to the
Japanese transport systems. On
efficiency and reduction of carbon
emissions is becoming a central issue
throughout the year until the 2nd
manufacturers and their suppliers
amongst Member States as the focus
International HeERO Conference in
make business at a global level,
on several projects is testifying. The
Bucharest in November, which will
79GHz project will provide a wide
ECOeffect training programme has
mark the end of HeERO1 and unveil
range of benefits by avoiding the
started its second demo-tour around
the final results. This conference will
segmentation of the overall market
Poland, Romania and Czech Republic
also be an occasion for interested
by region specific frequency variants
to support truck drivers in finding
stakeholders to discuss HeERO 2
that increases the cost of production
a more efficient way to drive and
preliminary results in the 6 new test
and reduces competitiveness. Also,
save fuel. The third demo tour will
sites in Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark,
79GHz will focus on the recently
coincide with a big final event in
Luxembourg, Spain, and Turkey and to
September where public authorities
participate in demonstrations on how
Automotive Radio Regulations Expert
will be invited to discuss and touch
eCall is activated and received by the
Group” promoting the interests of
with hands the eco-driving benefits.
system in the national protection and
the worldwide automotive industry
Another two EU funded projects,
COSMO and eCoMove, will conclude
Part of the ERTICO activities involves
their activities in 2013 with two
studies on driver behaviour and their
final events respectively in May and
impact of road safety. In June 2012,
November. In the past 2 and half years
the EuroFOT project concluded that
COSMO looked at demonstrating the
driver assistance technologies might
benefits of cooperative services in
have a positive effect on the driver
realistic conditions by quantifying the
behaviour and, as consequence, on
effect of different traffic management
road safety, traffic efficiency and
systems – for example multimodal
environment. This year we carry
To sum up new projects, new policies
real-time travel information systems
designed for citizens’ safety and
- on fuel consumption and traffic
environment protection, new business
and field operation tests (FOT) with
models knocking on the door with
two projects UDRIVE and FOT-Net.
international cooperation remaining
a central focus for ERTICO. What has
several workshops will be organised
been mentioned so far represents
in Brussels and elsewhere to look
only few of the planned activities
deeply into these studies and their
of the ERTICO partnership for 2013.
Even if this year we will have one day
focused its research on vehicle-toinfrastructure to-vehicle
solutions such as eco-driving support
Another initiative, the coordinated
and supported action (CSA) 79GHz has
passengers and goods vehicles. The
set up ambitious objectives for 2013.
project results will be presented
The project will look at speeding-
in Aachen, Germany, during the
up worldwide harmonised frequency
project’s final event on 20 and 21
allocations for vehicular radars in the
77 GHz to 81 GHz (79GHz) frequency
eCall is still considered one of the most EU high profile projects and it will remain a central issue after 2015, when all new European vehicles will be equipped with the emergency call
implementing the service, HeERO 1 and HeERO 2, will run in parallel
range while focusing on different countries in Asia (Japan, India, China) and Americas (USA, Canada, Brazil). For technical reasons, the frequency range between 77 and 81 GHz provides an exceptional performance for the Short Range Radar (SRR) used
Considering that European vehicle
and components; the use of the appropriate harmonised frequency bands for radio based automotive application within the existing and future regulatory environment; the maintenance of appropriate existing frequency bands.
less (2012 was a leap year in case you were wondering why you were so tired in December) we are convinced that it will be a great year for Intelligent Transport Systems. Be ready for the ride. For more information on the ERTICO partnership activities, visit the ERTICO website.
Interview with: Abel Caballero, Mayor of Vigo
management in real time of the
traffic flow. The control room of
and in particular Vigo, are facing
the traffic management and control
nowadays in terms of transport and
centre is equipped with 23 screens,
Vigo is one of the seven cities
mobility? And what advice would
a video wall (to monitor the cameras
taking part in the EU Compass4D
you give to local administrations
in the city) and 3 synoptic panels to
project. What is the advantage for
monitor the urban tunnels and the
Vigo to deploy cooperative systems
traffic light networks in the city. This
for transport? Would you like to
control centre manages and controls
share your expertise and cooperate
traffic light networks; the 6 urban
with other European cities?
mobility? Vigo has around 300.000 inhabitants and a frenetic city life due to its diversified economy linked to the fisheries and automotive sectors, and the naval industry and services. As a
traffic tunnels; the access control of the historic part of the city; and the communications infrastructure.
In Vigo, we are aware of the fantastic opportunity
consequence, every day, the urban
I think that these concerns are shared
roads are populated with more than
by many other medium-sized cities
energy efficiency and reduce traffic
500.000 people, including a significant
and it is this kind of urban agglomerate
congestion. Vigo is a city very much
part of freight and logistics.
that local administrations have to
related to the automotive business;
invest in now for the future. Investing
we have very big factories and we are
in transport and mobility not only
second in Europe with 500.000 cars
means improving the quality of life
produced every year. We have a very
of citizens every day, but also making
large harbour with ships for exporting
the city more welcoming to external
cars and we are very much interested
bodies and businesses. They all need
in the technology, having also CTAG
information to make their driving
safer, less stressful and more energy
Centre of Galicia - working every
day on research, development and
This growth of the urban planning is of course very positive for the city economy but it represents a challenge for the transport network management. In order to face these challenges, the city council has deployed, over the years, a huge infrastructure for the control and
innovation of traffic technologies for different automotive companies. Also, Vigo has invested a lot in new route systems; it is a city set on a mountain and having good roads that can assure safety to our citizens
turn is fundamental. I would say that the geographical structure of the city, together with the efforts on regenerating traffic networks, makes Vigo an excellent test site for development and testing of the three Compass4D Press Conference in Vigo. Rasmus Lindholm (ERTICO), Pierpaolo Tona (ERTICO and Compass4D Project coordinator), Mayor Abel Caballero and Francisco Ferreira.
services (Forward Collision Warning; Red Light Violation Warning; Energy
The Control and Management Centre in Vigo oversees the traffic flow in real time.
About the City of Vigo The city of Vigo has 297,124 inhabitants, with an extended metropolitan population of 468,654, making it the 14th largest metropolitan area of Spain. At the beginning of 20th century Vigo had less than 50,000 inhabitants; in 2012 its metropolitan area had almost half a million, making Vigo one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe.
Efficient Intersection service) that
the project will implement. I am
economic crisis like the current one,
confident that the Council of Vigo,
administrations and large industries
together with the team of local
have to make a big effort, bigger than
partners involved in the project
if they were in a normal situation.
such as CTAG, VITRASA (the city bus
Intelligent Transport Systems are
company) and ESYCSA (the local
an investment for the future for a
traffic and communications provider)
better life of our citizens.
will play a fundamental role in achieving the project targets.
What type of policies that benefit cities do you think the
With this basis, Vigo will certainly
EU should focus on? What more can
become one of the city leaders in
be done at European level?
cooperative systems, we are working hard to create a smart city and we are very much in favour of sharing our experience, also through Compass4D, with the other Spanish cities as well as European ones. Letâ€™s not forget that Compass4D is deploying services
The EU has to create a strong link between
administrations. We need a solid starting point and cooperation if we want to prove the benefits of European policies that citizens need.
in seven cities very different from
Therefore an important part of the
European Institutions work should
crisis, several industries are facing economic problems. Why do you think that entrepreneurs and administrations should invest in the automotive industry? Do you consider Intelligent Transport System an additional cost or a way to increase cost efficiency of urban mobility?
planning the future policies to invest in our future. For more information on Compass4D, visit the website (www.compass4d.eu) and follow us on Twitter: @Compass4D
Vigo is one of the leading industrial areas in Galicia, with car factories, shipyards, and auxiliary industry. Situated in Vigo is Galiciaâ€™s leading employer, PSA Peugeot CitroĂŤn, which in 2007 produced a total of 545,000 vehicles, of which more than 82% were sold outside Spain. Compass4D services will be deployed in a route that crosses the entire city centre and connects two of the main entrances to the city: AP-9 and A-55 highways. As soon as the city centre will be equipped, Vigo will have a complete area, covering urban and interurban environment, available to test and deploy cooperative services. This route was selected because the conditions for testing these services will be optimal and the city council is really interested in witnessing the positive effects of Compass4D services in this area. There will be 17 equipped intersections and the system will be tested by 40 vehicles (buses, taxis, private vehicles and emergency vehicles).
ERTICO Partnership events
28 February 2013
ERTICO Strategy Committee meeting
Brussels (BE) 19 April 2013
ERTICO Supervisory Board Meeting
Brussels (BE) 7 May 2013
Brussels (BE) 21-24 May 2013
2nd TPEG Testfest
Other dates for your Diary! Dublin, Ireland, 4-7 June 2013, 9th European ITS Congress, www.itsineurope.com Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 October 2013, 20th ITS World Congress, www.itsworldcongress.jp Helsinki, Finland, 16-19 June 2014, 10th European ITS Congress Detroit, USA, 7-11 September 2014, 21st ITS World Congress Bordeaux, France, 5-9 October 2015, 22nd ITS World Congress
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Published on Feb 19, 2013