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Bringing Intelligent Vehicles to the road
19th ITS World Congress preliminary programme revealed
ITS & Energy Efficiency: Driving down motoring costs May 2012
Bringing Intelligent Vehicles to the road
19th ITS World Congress preliminary programme revealed
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11 ERTICO Partnership events 12 ITS & Efficiency: Driving down motoring costs
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Buoyed by the warm reception of the
The 19th ITS World Congress, also
first edition of our eMagazine, we
known as ITS Vienna 2012, will kick
have been hard at work on bringing
off on 22 October for the following
you the most interesting stories from
week. More information, speakers,
the world of ITS for our second issue.
events are to come but we have
This month we concentrate on two
the unique opportunity to guide you
of the yearâ€™s key events: European
through the preliminary programme
project euroFOTâ€™s final event and the
and to give you the anticipation of
19th ITS World Congress in Vienna.
what will happen during this neverending week.
Last but not least, we look at
evaluating the impact of advance
passenger vehicle emission standards,
driver assistance system (ADAS) in
their impact on fuel costs for drivers
real traffic situations, euroFOT has
and highlight the importance of ITS
come to an end. Over a year 1 000
in reducing emissions and saving
equipped vehicles have been driven
and tested on European roads. The project results will be shared with
We hope this latest issue of the
stakeholders this June (26 and 27).
ERTICO eMagazine will pique your interest as we strive to bring you more news and analysis from the world of ITS next month.
The Editorial Team
Bringing Intelligent Vehicles to the road by Henry Wasung
It is axiomatic within the ITS industry that many if not all of the problems faced by Europe’s roads can be tackled through the application of ITS in various forms. Road safety, traffic and fuel efficiency, air quality, journey times – even the driving experience itself – there is no aspect of road transport that ITS applications can’t improve. But do the general public – the final consumers of most of these applications - agree? And what happens when they actually get their hands on these applications? Do they use and appreciate them? Would they pay for them, demand them? The European Commission strongly
bring when it comes to safety, traffic
backs advanced driver assistance
and fuel efficiency. The euroFOT final
Longitudinal control functions
event will showcase the results of
deployment. A large scale European-
over 100 terabytes of data collected
level FOT is an important means of
on European roads over the course
verifying the real-world impacts of
of 12 months, as well as present
new systems at a European level and
the lessons learnt during this unique
• FCW: Forward Collision Warning • ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control • SRS: Speed Regulation System
in particular to verify that European-
level R&D has the potential to deliver identifiable benefits.
The importance of a FOT is that ordinary drivers’ behaviour is studied
On 26-27 June 2012, the results of
in real traffic. What is needed is
the first large-scale European Field
to understand what the effect of
Operational Test (FOT) on active
using these systems is, and what
safety systems – euroFOT – will be
the impact on the driver and his
unveiled. The aim is to show the
behaviour in real-world traffic is.
public – as well as decision makers
This is why a comprehensive array of
and ITS stakeholders - the positive
28 organisations - car manufacturers,
impact active safety systems can
Lateral control functions • BLIS: Blind Spot Information System • LDW: Lane Departure Warning and IW: Impairment Warning Advanced applications • CSW: Curve Speed Warning • FEA: Fuel Efficiency Advisor • SafeHMI: Safe Human Machine Interaction
institutes and other stakeholders â€“
What is the key to a successful and
a well designed package of all the
from ten different countries joined
ultimately useful FOT? A statistically
together in May 2008 in this EU
significant number of real-life test
co-funded project. Their goal: to
drivers or vehicles? Massive amounts
rigorously assess the effectiveness
of data? A sound analysis of driver
of eight active safety systems on
actual roads with real drivers, while
Unobtrusive monitoring equipment
determining how they perform with
and well-designed questionnaires?
regard to the intended objectives.
of results? Of course the answer is
FESTA Methodology FESTA, an EU co-funded project running from November 2007 to April 2008, was devoted to creating a methodology for field operational tests.
To this end, euroFOT used the methodology
FESTA project, dividing work into three stages: preparing, using, and analysing. With the project nearing completion, the final sub-stage of socio-economic cost benefit analysis has recently been completed. So, after one year of field testing the 8 distinct functions assisting an impressive 1200 everyday drivers with 1000 vehicles on European roads in detecting hazards, preventing
The FESTA methodology, explained in the FESTA handbook provides
accidents and making driving more
practical guidance for developing well-designed FOTs, and it also
efficient, the euroFOT consortium
ensures the comparability and transferability of FOT results.
is finalising the analysis of over
One important aspect of the FESTA methodology is the clear division of a FOT project into three stages: Preparing, Using and Analysing. It is this sequence which inspires and guides the design of the euroFOT final event exhibition.
100 terabytes of data collected on European roads over the course of 12 months. The data was collected using a multitude of sensors and devices monitoring every aspect of individual
The task of updating FESTA has now been taken over by FOT-Net which
driver behaviour in real-world traffic
has released a revised version of the FESTA handbook in 2011. An
interactive version of the FESTA handbook is available here.
worked flat out to complete this final
5 instance, proved
consumption by 7% overall â€“ the added value of the system thus extends beyond traffic safety. The euroFOT final event will allow ITS stakeholders, policy makers
see and experience the
talk to the euroFOT experts.
piece of the puzzle in time for the
based driver questionnaires, look
final event in June.
positive, especially when it comes to
user acceptance and traffic safety.
will take visitors from the design
The test drivers were somewhat
sceptical of the utility of the systems
considerations and data management
originally. However, when they began
through to an in-depth analysis
using them, 70% of drivers became
of results and impact and cost
convinced of their usefulness (the
benefit assessment. The opening
lane departure warning application
ceremony will feature high level
in this case).
representatives from the European
To put that massive number of 100 TB into context, 45 Terabytes (1 TB, or 1000000000000 bytes, from the Greek tera, meaning monster) are equal to the first 20 years worth of observations by the Hubble Space Telescope; and there are 235TB of data in the US Library of Congress. Clearly a huge task, and that amount
Whatâ€™s more, results have shown that
of useful data deserves as much
there are positive secondary impacts
analysis as possible.
So far preliminary results, using time-
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), for
consortium. In the exhibition area, visitors will experience and be guided through the euroFOT project in three sequential stages - Preparing, Using and Analysing â€“ derived from the
The euroFOT final event will take place at Autoworld, Brussels, 26-27 June 2012. Autoworld is located in the exclusive buildings of the Parc du Cinquantenaire, one of the most beautiful locations in Brussels and an emblem of architectonic heritage. With its 250 beautifully preserved and restored cars, it is one of the most impressive collections of Europe and most probably also of the world; the perfect venue for the euroFOT final event! Address: Autoworld Parc du Cinquantenaire 11 1000 Brussels
FESTA methodology. The event is open to all upon registration, including politicians, marketing
and experts who deal with data assessment and cost-benefit analysis.
19th ITS revealed
A complete guide from mostremarkableITSeventof2012
by the Editorial Team After months of meticulous work for the selection of the papers and the organisation of the sessions, the preliminary programme of the 19th ITS World Congress has finally been unveiled. With over 1 000 papers submitted from the three regions Europe, Asia-Pacific and Americas, and over 800 selected by a group of experts, this year Congress is expected to be one of the most exciting events of 2012. Manager Intelligent Systems Group.
Plenary, Executive, Technical and
Austrian Minister of Transport Doris
Scientific, Special and Interactive
Bures, and Michael Häupl, Mayor of
sessions have been organised for a
Vienna. Peter Sweatman, Chairman,
As every year, in addition to the
total of 231 meetings in four days.
and Scott Belcher, President and
Opening and Closing Ceremonies,
10 000 ITS experts, politicians and
CEO, will stand for ITS America while
three Plenary Sessions have been
industry people from all over the
organised as a “forum
world are expected to flock to Vienna
ITS Japan and Tae-ho Doh, Director
moderated by Melinda Crane. High
from 22 to 26 October and make the
General of the Road Policy Bureau -
level speakers representing public
19th ITS World Congress memorable.
Korean Ministry of Land, Transport
authorities and the private sector
and Maritime Affairs will be among
will be together all at the same time
the representatives of the Asia-Pacific
discussing present-day topics and
reflecting on future actions.
Here you will find a comprehensive guide of the programme which will give you an in-depth overview of all the activities and events happening at the Congress to get to Vienna wellprepared and to make the most of this event.
will be represented by ERTICO - ITS Europe and Valentina Matviyenko, former Mayor of St Petersburg and now Chairman of the Federation Council, Russian Federation.
The first Plenary Session will focus on the achievements so far accomplished by ITS and future goals; political and industry leaders will describe how intelligent transport solutions are
From the industry side, the meetings
shaping today’s transport system in
This year confirmed VIP speakers
will host Georg Kapsch, CEO of
terms of connectivity, reliability,
include European Commission Vice-
Kapsch; Vivek Badrinath, CEO of
safety, security and comfort for
Presidents Siim Kallas, responsible
Orange Business Services; and Ton
users. The session will also look
for Transport, and Neelie Kroes,
Architecture Group, and General
The second Plenary will look in detail
mobile technologies, and how policy makers, industry and users can take advantage of the so-called Internet of things.
Special Interest sessions and stakeholders workshop 87
scheduled divided among the three regions
ITS Vienna 2012 Topics and Subtopics
The third and final Plenary Session
of public authorities such as the
• Optimising provision and use of infrastructure, traffic and travel data and information
will address transformations within
European Commission and national
• Intelligent infrastructure
the society such as climate change,
transport administrations; research
institutes and universities; cities
urbanisation and aging population,
• Continuity and interoperability of seamless multimodal services for mobility
and regions; representatives of the
and evaluate how connectivity will
ITS industry and of the ITS national
influence global mobility.
associations; and many more.
The Conclusions’ Session will take
Topics to be discussed vary from
place on 26 October just before the
international cooperation to new ITS
3rd Plenary and the main outcomes
strategies for traffic management;
of the Congress and future views will
from deployment to certification;
from energy efficiency to pollution
These sessions will host interventions
And finally the Closing Ceremony will conclude the Congress; in addition to the distinctive “Passing the Globe Ceremony” from Vienna to Tokyo - host of the ITS World Congress in 2013 - the winners of the Best Papers
reduction; from pedestrian protection to bike sharing; from driver safety issues to field operational tests (FOT); from smartphone applications to multi-modal journey planners; and much more.
Award and of the ERTICO Video Award
will be celebrated.
organised two sessions; the first one
professional groundwork. The second
Programme Committee has set up
host session will instead focus on the
12 Executive Sessions and invited
necessity to build a new vision of
mobility to engage more people in
and public officials to share their experiences and points of view with the audience. Next
the field. Stakeholders have also organised specific
These topics will be divided into 8 subtopics: policy and strategy; innovation, technologies and standardisation; services and functions; business model and financing; impact assessment and benefits; governance, cooperation and organisation; educations, training and awareness; and users.
These topics will be organised in 6 groups, each having its own dedicated room to allow delegates to follow the topic during the week.
researchers and how the education
• Sustainable, clean and energy efficient mobility
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system can assure an adequate
• Connected vehicles, infrastructure and users for cooperative mobility services
will be dedicated to engineers and
From Tuesday 23 October to Thursday October,
• Integrated safety and security for all users
REGISTER NOW! Urban Mobility Day 24 October Morning session (9:00 to 10:30) Focus on the final guidelines for the deployment of ITS in urban areas developed by the Urban ITS Expert Group appointed by
mobile connectivity in vehicles (23
October); ERTICO has planned an
urban mobility day on Wednesday
services together with international
(24 October) and a workshop on
Afternoon session (16:00 to 17:00)
cooperation, sustainable and smart
ITS standardisation on Friday (26
- Presentations on the next steps
mobility, will be among the topics
of the ERTICO initiative “ITS for
discussed at these sessions.
Commission assured some space to
present the results of the working
the DG MOVE of the European Commission.
of their ITS conference â€œTowards
Centre, Siemens AG Austria, the
(24 October) and organised two
first ITS specificationsâ€?. During the
OBB Train Monitoring site, the OBB
sessions on Thursday (25 October)
conference representatives of the
Traffic Management facility, and to
European Institutions will discuss
the Vienna Climatic Wind Tunnel. The
with the public and private sectors
number of participants is limited; if
the results of the ITS Action Plan
you wish to take part in one or more
with particular regard to legal issues
visits please book early through the
for ITS deployment and multi-modal
Technical/Scientific and Interactive Sessions International experts will host over
journey planners. The Commission
120 sessions devoted to all this year
will also present the state of play
topics and subtopics. In addition to
of the implementation of the ITS
the presentations, selected scientific
papers will be presented during these
Demonstrations are a core part of the Congress and one of the most
awaited experiences of the week.
Commission and GSA will showcase the
The 30 selected demonstrations for
Space Expo project, a demo aiming
ITS Vienna 2012 are the outcome of
more dynamic way to exchange
to promote the European Space
the two calls in April and November
information and networking. The six
infrastructure (Galileo, EGNOS and
2011 and have been structured in five
interactive sessions will be divided
GMES) and providing Congress visitors
specific thematic areas: Cooperative
into two stages; during the first
concrete information on the benefits,
mobility; Eco mobility; Navigation;
part, 15 participants will give a
applications and services that the
short presentation (3 slides) for each
infrastructure will bring to citizens.
Public Transport. European projects
session of 90 minutes. Experts will
With a surface of 300 square metres
such as Car2Car, emporA, SCUTUM,
then gather in the so-called Market
the Space Base has already been
COSMO, and RAVE will showcase their
Square to discuss their projects,
tested by the European Commission
technologies and potentials in real
proposals, presentations face to face
in different European Cities and will
life use. These projects are examples
with the interested participants.
land in Vienna next October.
of the demonstrations; the final list
with all the demos will be available
for booking onsite.
A series of ancillary events is
foreseen between 20 and 22
The Exhibition area will display
October. Among the events, on
the applications of projects and
European co-funded projects
topics discussed at the Congress
and will demonstrate practical
iCar Support and NEARCTIS),
benefits of ITS in daily life.
Following the areas of interest:
processing; Traveller information;
IBEC - International Benefits, Evaluation, and Costs), special
Logistics; Emergency and incident
courses dealing with ITS issues (ITS-
EduNet) and a BarCamp for young
Vehicle infrastructure cooperation;
scientists will take place.
On Monday 22 October for the second time in conjunction with the Congress
Congress participants can also book
their seats for 5 technical visits to the
MOVE) has organised the third edition
Austrian National Traffic Management
Vulnerable road user aspects; Traffic safety
specific ITS; and Payment systems.
9 Exhibition Opening times:
choirs in the word,
23 October 2012 - 9.30 to 17.30
Choir. The concert
24 October 2012 - 9.30 to 17.30
will be followed by a
25 October 2012 - 9.30 to 17.30
superb Vienna State
26 October 2012 - 9.30 to 14.00
An interesting special feature provided to help participants to personalise their schedules during
performance of the
the week is the Congress Navigator, a smartphone application which delivers information on sessions,
Ballet. A Welcome
reception will take place
For the press and media
delegates and visitors.
This application will serve as a ticket for the public
Press and media professionals can
transport system of Vienna for that week (22-26
attend the Congress free of charge
opportunity to meet
October). The ticket is free for congress participants
on the presentation of their press
and covers the entire city area, including all services
pass and have free access to the
and to get into the
by Wiener Linien and ÖBB (the City Airport Train is
exhibition area and the Congress
not covered). The Congress Navigator is available
sessions. As every year the Congress organisers
equipped press room with free Wi-Fi access devoted solely to journalists and media.
for iPhone and Android and in mobileweb version.
The Navigator will be available soon on the Congress
October the general
public is invited to learn more about ITS at an Open Day
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which will be structured around
Partnership and the opportunities
presentations from students and best
provided by it.
opportunity to participate in a press
practise examples from ITS school
breakfast organised by the hosts of
the Congress where they will meet
doctoral and master thesis will be
awarded by Austrian Minister Doris
magnificent Hofburg Vienna for the
Bures. A reception dedicated
Gala Dinner, followed by the first ever
to women in ITS will
ITS Ball. The organisers have also set
representatives including Austrian Transport
Bures. The breakfast
will share their
exhibition area; the European
and Vice-President Siim
Social activities and special events/networking opportunities
Kallas will also be present.
where students will have the chance
ITS Vienna 2012 will be enriched by
to talk with ITS experts.
social events and activities. This year
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the Opening Ceremony on Monday afternoon will be entertained by performances of one the most famous
dancers to be held in the Conservatory
Bures and female professionals
up dance lessons for less confident
a VIP Demo tour in
will be followed by
will welcome Congress attendees at their stand (D30) on the evening of 23 October with a cocktail. Join
by the Elmayer Dance School. For the first time in Europe, business sessions
Thursday late afternoon to give the opportunity to the industry players to share their views on specifics issue or their products and services. These tailored made sessions organised by one or more companies, are open to all attendees of the Congress and will focus on the commercial and promotion aspect of ITS products and services. In addition to the official activities at the Congress, the Austrian host has set up several trips to nearby locations
The Host and Organisers wish to thank…
such as Bratislava, Salzburg, and
commenting on everything happening
Prague. You can find out more on
at the Congress.
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ITS & Energy Efficiency: Driving down motoring costs by Nicolas White At a recent Conference at the European Commission on the topic of ‘Smart Energy & Sustainable ICT’, Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda opened her remarks by stating that: “Today in Europe, we face enormous challenges. In a time of climate change, the challenge of managing energy resources. In a time of economic crisis, the challenge of doing things more efficiently.”
During a session on electromobility
As a result, electromobility is not
over 160g CO2 per kilometre. In
at the conference, moderated by
yet a panacea. If the EU is to reduce
addition, the 130g limit came with
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its dependence on fossil fuels, and
a further commitment to reducing
Meyer, it was agreed that one solution
thereby in its carbon emissions there
average emissions to 95g CO2 per
to the challenges of climate change,
needs to be a strong policy focus on
kilometre from 2020 onwards.
resource management and energy
improving efficiency of the tools we
efficiency was wider deployment of
electric vehicles. This deployment has, it was concluded, the potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. However, it was acknowledged that while electromobility holds many of the answers to Europe’s transport and energy challenges, there are still significant barriers to widespread deployment. Not least among these is cost; electric vehicle deployment will require changes ‘in and around the grid’ which will have to be paid for through new business models tailored to a new age of electromobility.
Vehicle emission regulations, aside from helping to stop the advance of
Private vehicles represent around 12%
climate change, mean one crucial
of the EU’s total carbon emissions
thing to consumers: fuel economy.
with transport as a whole accounting
The more efficient the vehicle is, the
for 25% of Europe’s greenhouse gas
less they will have to spend on petrol.
emissions. Indeed, between 1990
In our current times of rocketing fuel
and 2009, CO2 emissions from road
prices and economic uncertainty, this
traffic rose by 27% in the EU. In
is indeed a welcome break for Europe’s
2009, the EU adopted binding limits
increasingly squeezed consumer.
on CO2 emissions from private cars -
However, to the average person, 130g
the regulation set the “average CO2 emissions for new passenger cars at 130 g CO2/km”. The 2009 legislation represents a 19% reduction from 2006 levels of emissions which averaged
or 95g don’t mean a great deal. Are those numbers less than their current car? Do they represent significant savings? We’ve all seen the emissions
Today in Europe, we face enormous challenges. In a time of climate change, the challenge of managing energy resources. In a time of economic crisis, the challenge of doing things more efficiently
However, the study has put
Greenpeace go further in their study,
concrete numbers on the savings
not content to limit themselves to the
for what may amount to the first
current expected scope of emissions
standards, they call for steps to limit
Greenpeace’s study shows that,
vehicle emissions to 60g CO2 per
if implemented at current levels (95g CO2 per kilometre by 2020) the cost of driving for European
driving even further. While discussion on how to achieve
Current annual fuel costs range
EU emissions targets rages on, it is
numbers on car adverts but few people
from between €2143 in Sweden
important to note that these rules
can truly make sense of the number.
(Europe’s most expensive) to €1235
only apply to newly manufactured
Enter Greenpeace, something of the
in Luxembourg (Europe’s cheapest).
vehicles. What then, is to be done
vehicle industry’s nemesis, forever
With tighter emissions regulations
protesting and sometimes disrupting
however, those costs will fall to
Europe’s roads? Further, even with
industry gatherings. The NGO’s EU-
€1551 in Sweden in 2020 and €962 in
more efficient vehicles, much of the
Unit commissioned an independent
problem with passenger car emissions
standards for passenger cars mean for motorists.
reduce the fuel costs associated with
study to calculate what emission
kilometre, something they say will
Such savings will, no doubt, be welcomed by drivers across the
tends to sit behind the steering wheel.
continent. Indeed, quantifying the
Fuel efficiency is only one side of the
What it found might not come as a
savings drivers stand to make thanks
coin. It is estimated that through the
huge surprise. The tighter emissions
to stricter emissions standards should
adoption of more environmentally
standards are for vehicles, the lower
certainly prove a useful tool in
the cost of running them.
winning the hearts and minds of often
emissions (and fuel consumption)
sceptical European citizens.
from road transport could be reduced
by up to 20%. That is, at least, what
the ecoDriver project is aiming for.
technologies are expected to reduce
The project notes that ”drivers
CO2 emissions by 20-25%. Cooperative
are often not aware they have a
systems such as those developed in
major influence on their car’s fuel
the CVIS project and tested in the
consumption, potentially leading to
FREILOT project will have a huge
significant unnecessary emissions”.
impact on traffic management in
Therefore, the project hopes to
urban areas. Reducing congestion
”optimise driver” behaviour in order
will cut journey times and allow for
to maximise energy efficiency and
cleaner, greener urban driving.
improve traffic flows. Much is made of the fuel efficiency
The project intends to achieve this
of new car engines. Indeed, it is an
through a “dedicated multimodal
important matter. However, Neelie
human machine interface” that will
Kroes, speaking earlier this month,
use a combination of visual, acoustic and haptic messages. Drivers will be able to input their destination before leaving and choose a fuel saving route and, while driving, receive ecodriving recommendations that match their driving style and vehicle type. Further, after trips, the eco-driving system will compile the trip data and make further recommendations that
explained net a significant reduction in vehicle
irreversible trend”. This speaks to
emissions as well as a significant drop
the importance of looking at traffic
in fuel consumption. In addition to
efficiency as a whole. Leaving aside
changing driving habits, Intelligent
electromobility and increased use
Transport Systems (ITS) have much
of multimodal transport, two huge
to offer in the realm of emissions
factors in greening Europe’s transport
reduction and fuel economy.
drivers to improve their behaviour”.
project, the first large scale European
suggesting the best speed given the current driving conditions, advising a driver to slow down as they approach a hill for example, or making the accelerator pedal become stiffer when accelerating away from a red
of formerly distinct sectors is an
Indeed, the results of the euroFOT
itself with technologies such as
Changing driver behaviour, then, could
will help to “continuously encourage
More specifically, ecoDriver concerns
Field Operational Tests on active safety systems, demonstrate that even systems designed to increase driver safety can have a real impact on fuel consumption. Adaptive cruise control has been shown to lead to a
driver education and even adaptive safety systems will play a role in reducing emissions from passenger vehicles on Europe’s roads. This will help the EU meet its emissions targets, help stop the advance of climate change and save consumers money.
reduction in fuel consumption of up to 7%.
light, encouraging “softer and more
Outside of the vehicle, ITS can still
have an impact on fuel consumption
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