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ERTICO eMagazine In this Issue: The ERTICO Partnership in action at the 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo
ERTICO forum explores the future of the Emergency Call
Interview with: Stig FranzĂŠn, Professor in Human Machine Interaction (HMI), Chalmers University of Technology
The ERTICO Partnership in Action at the 20th ITS World Congress in Tokyo
Dear Readers, The ERTICO Partnership in Action
of the automated emergency call
ERTICO forum explores the future of Emergency Call
is really the red thread that runs
(eCall). The aim of the debate was to
through this November edition of the
look beyond eCall and explore ways
ERTICO Partnership events
in which eCall may be integrated into
Interview with: Stig Franzén, Professor in Human Machine Interaction (HMI), Chalmers University of Technology
The ERTICO Partnership took a very active role at the ITS World Congress in Tokyo in October. ERTICO’s Maria De Rycke reports on the outcome of some of the ERTICO Partnership projects
The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are solely those of the authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily
ERTICO or its Partners.
a wider telematics platform. One of the key questions was how other services could take advantage of this in-vehicle technology. ERTICO’s Ian Bearder reports on the outcome of the presentations and lively debates.
workshops and events within the
ERTICO’s Carla Coppola dedicates
context of the World Congress. Also
her monthly interview to Chalmers
with the launch of the contest “ITS in
University, a new ERTICO Partner
your best” app in Tokyo, the ERTICO
Partnership already set the scene for
organisations in terms of technological
the next European ITS Congress in
research and development. Prof.
Helsinki, Finland, in June 2014.
Stig Franzèn, expert in HMI (Human
On 7 November 2013, more than 70 representatives from various sectors attended the ERTICO Partnership debate in Brussels on the future
of the most advanced
what he expects from the ERTICO Partnership regarding ITS research, development
Chalmer’s “Vision Zero” and its efforts to promote education and training in the ITS field are just some of the elements that this new Partner brings to the ERTICO Partnership. Enjoy!
The Editorial Team
The ERTICO Partnership in action at the 20th ITS World Congress in Tokyo, Japan
by Maria De Rycke
With close to 4,000 registered participants, 494 representatives from the press and more than 15,000 exhibition visitors from 65 countries, the Tokyo World Congress was generally acclaimed to be a big success. With a European presence that was the second largest after Japan, the ERTICO Partnership took an active role at the World Congress. The ERTICO Congress team took care of the European part of the programme and European key experts moderated at 4 executive sessions, 10 professionals from ERTICO moderated 17 technical sessions and, in some cases organised, moderated and / or spoke at 11 special interest sessions and ERTICO organised 2 ancillary events. 28 Partners joined the European Pavilion showing the latest developments of ITS in Europe.
Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) has been one of the topics widely discussed at the Congress. Hence
the presentation of the Compass4D
Concrete results from deployment
project along other well known
initiatives around the world were
deployment projects in the world,
shown and shared.
in particular ITS Spot (Japan) and Safety
dialogue to share transport policies,
Interest Sessions focussed on C-ITS
experiences and expertise among
deployment and involved Compass4D
academia, experts and policymakers
from various part of the world. This mutual cooperation to solve the transport problems in various countries and areas is also the red
Michigan, USA) presented Safety Pilot, Koichi Sakai (Japanese MLIT) illustrated the ITS Spot services. Compass4D was presented from the
point of view of public authorities
deployment of cooperative mobility
services in urban environmentâ€?.
Ministry for Transport), the service
thread that runs through the sessions
organised by the ERTICO Partnership
deployment of C-ITS in cities and
at the Tokyo Congress. This article
urban areas, showing how public
takes a closer look at some of them.
as leaders of ITS implementation.
providers (Siebe Turksma, Imtech Traffic&Infra), and the automotive industry (Hossein Zakizadeh, Volvo Group). The perspective of Mobile Network Operators and their key role
in C-ITS were finally presented by
producers who are interested in the
Samuel Loyson (Orange).
potential impact of the systems they
produce. Also the research community was represented to discuss follow-up research activities that could support
interactive workshop focused on the C-ITS deployment process showing good examples from which other regions can learn and get inspiration. Compass4D was therefore illustrated as a lighthouse project in Europe, leading the deployment of C-ITS services in 7 European cities. Concrete
the further development of the joint
organise, coordinate and manage
the worldwide activities of all the
The lively discussions focused on the
automotive radar stakeholders.
identification of the potential next
Due to the bad weather conditions
steps that could be taken to:
in Tokyo, a planned special interest
for further usage (eg. include electric vehicles)
sessions (SIS16 – Automotive Rader on the Move Towards International Frequency) dedicated to the 79 GHz project was cancelled. However, the
--To validate the methodology (ie.
workshop organisers decided to add
stakeholders value chain were openly
is it complete and can it be used?)
two speakers of the cancelled SIS16
presented and discussed among the
--To set up of an international data
session (from the companies Honda
benefits, scaling up strategies and
presented at the “AASHTO Annual meeting”
and Renault) to the agenda workshop.
--To further work on application of the methodology through some form of standardisation
the European Commission, opened the workshop and underlined
at the “9th Workshop on Vehicle
In a second, follow-up meeting in
importance of the harmonisation of
Tokyo, the alignment between the
the radio spectrum. He emphasised
the role of 79 GHz radar in the field
AERIS programme and the European
of ITS applications to detect better
Amitran & ICT-Emissions activities
the vehicle’s environment facilitating
has been discussed. The objective
more automated functions in the
was to identify next steps for
Sustainability”. For more information www.compass4d.eu
further collaboration. The discussion
ECOSTAND Final event The final ECOSTAND event project explained
achievements and clarified the results from the international cooperation between
US and the EU. The main purpose of the event was the dissemination of
focus on the expected stakeholders groups and its respective use. Approximately represented
such as policy makers who want to reduce CO2 by means of ITS or system
mainly focused on the application of the methodology to a number of case studies and the exchange of the results. Last but not least the EU-US Working Group discussed a more detailed planning between the 2 continents on Sustainability Applications to realise a real-life
sustainability application during the
overview of the latest achievements
ITS World Congress in Bordeaux in
and of the work that has been carried
out over the past years at a global
For more information www.ecostand-project.eu 79GHz The 79 GHz consortium organised a workshop in Tokyo. The support action 79 GHz aims at establishing an international platform to define,
worldwide the same regulation as already adopted by the European Commission in Decision 2004/545/ EC - meaning the same emission power specification and frequency parameters. The automotive OEMs
(original equipment manufacturer)
FOT activities as well as supporting
cooperation and cooperative system
gave their vision on the use of 79 GHz
data as a candidate for the “killer
sensors: the lack of harmonisation
implementation of FOTs at European
application” in CS. The session also
and international level.
covered the tools for dealing with
costs while the harmonisation of the regulation reduces the verification and validation time as well as the development time. They emphasised the need of high resolution and
discussed four topics: Data and Impact analysis, Strategies for deployment and satisfying stakeholders’ needs,
the huge amount of this data and the questions who will benefit from sharing this data and who will own this data.
Naturalistic Driving Studies, and the
the strong focus on deployment. Some
Sharing of cooperative systems data.
systems and services are already
Representatives from Europe, North-
deployed, for others the road is still
America, and Asia-Pacific reported on
long and paved with many technical,
the developments in their region.
organisational and business obstacles.
One of the conclusions of the day was
by the proposed 79 GHz wide band
Sharing of driver data from FOTs and
accuracy which can be delivered
Program) 5 star level will require the deployment of ADAS systems in the vehicles. This is mainly the result of the new requirements relating to the recognition of vulnerable road users. 79 GHz seems to be the best solution considering its costs and the provided
methodological and practical issues surrounding the data and impact analysis of systems in FOTs. This session addressed methods and tools for analysis as well as how to set up
But the need to improve safety and services also creates opportunities. The
contributed to countries and regions learning from each other and the formation of new partnerships.
the data and impact analysis before
the real-world test takes place, so
and report : http://www.fot-net.
that the right data are measured. The
section Strategies for deployment
speakers and the audience agreed
and satisfying stakeholders’ needs
that new internationally harmonized
concluded that it is important that
radar technology will be important to
road operators start to make their
make global deployment of intelligent
information. If you want to go to
transport happen and ADAS is an
deployment the message is: keep
important element of the future of
it simple, start pragmatic, just a
safe and sustainable transport.
few services at a time. The session
FOT-Net organised a special session
Sharing of driver data from FOTs and
on Analysing the outcomes of Field
Naturalistic Driving Studies focused
Operational Tests (FOT). Adrian Zlocki
technology will enable mass market penetration in the near future. To
For more information www.79ghz.eu
outcomes of Field Operational Tests (FOT)
research taking into account both the
lessons learned on data analysis for
views of the data providers and the
large scale FOTs. Recommendations
data researchers. It also addressed
were given on practical issues such
questions on sharing driver data on
as the need for synchronisation of
a global level, requirements on the
data, but also on the need for more
organisations for storing/analysing
automated and advanced tools and
The theme of the FOT-Net Workshop
data and stakeholders’ contributions.
techniques, such as for analysing
was ‘Impact and deployment of
video-data. The presentation from
Field Operational Test (FOT) results
and by whom driver data will be
Martijn de Kievit and Eline Jonkers
and data’. General objectives of
collected in the future and how
(TNO) focused on best practices in
this workshop included reinforcing
that will affect the data sharing.
determining large scale impacts in
the global FOT network in order
Sharing of cooperative systems data
a FOT. Techniques and methods for
to exchange knowledge and best
focused on data used in cooperative
impact assessment and scaling up
practices, fostering cooperation for
systems (CS), discussing international
were explained. Impact Assessment
FOT-Net 6th International Workshop
delivers the main results of a FOT but is not an easy step, and time pressure is high at the end of a project. Issues addressed included the measurement of explanatory variables and how realistic the scaling up of results is. Helena Gellerman (SAFER) presented a
cooperative research on FOT/NDS data. According to Helena Gellerman, the main challenges are the different consortium agreements and consent forms, intellectual property rights and legal settings, the need for good data documentation, and the effort and finances needed to create and maintain a data-sharing platform which is attractive for data providers. Finally
provided a US perspective, describing his experiences from UMTRI and the Safety Pilot. He provided examples
Launch of the App - 10th ITS European Congress in Helsinki, Finland, 16-19 June 2014 During the Tokyo Congress on 15 October at the European Pavillion reception, Minna Kivimäki, Director General of the Transport Ministry of Finland, officially launched “ITS in your pocket” , a contest for the best app for smart phones. The app contest 2014 is open to European companies, team and individual developers who want to learn about intelligent transport systems and develop their ideas and proposals with the guidance of the best experts in the field. The winners of the competition will be awarded at the ITS European Congress in Helsinki next June and granted prizes for their best three mobile applications in the following categories :
of re-use of data for answering other
• multimodality (boost the use of multimodal transport)
research questions than the ones
• sustainability (sustainable urban mobility)
for which the data were originally collected. Some recommendations for overcoming data sharing challenges included
agreements being too restrictive, support from the data host and cleansing data containing propriety information. www.fot-net.eu
• “out of the box” (innovations for better mobility) On the same occasion, the Call for Papers for the Helsinki Congress was officially opened. In additional to Technical and Scientific Papers, the 2014 Call is open for the first time to “Commercial papers” presenting products or ideas close to market use. During the reception, attendees were invited to taste Bordeaux wine in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Bordeaux, Mrs Nathalie Delattre. This wine tasting was a symbolic introduction to the venue of the 2015 ITS World Congress in Europe. More info on
ERTICO Forum explores the future of the Emergency call by Ian Bearder
On Thursday 7 November, the ERTICO partnership hosted a captivating debate in Brussels on the future of automotive Emergency Call (known as eCall in Europe), a system that automatically alerts emergency services if a vehicle is involved in an accident. European eCall has the backing of the European Commission and will be a legal requirement for all new types of cars and light trucks sold in the European Union from October 2015.
The aim of this forum however, was
Opening the forum, ERTICOâ€™s CEO
to look beyond this, and to explore
ways in which Emergency Call may
be integrated into a wider telematics
debates, and as you might expect
platform. How could other services
from such an experienced audience,
take advantage of this in-vehicle
technology? The title of the debate
with their own thoughts, ideas and
was therefore chosen to represent
the broadest global view point on the various types of emergency call operated worldwide, not merely the newly emerging systems in Russia and Europe.
The event was also broadcast live online, allowing those who couldnâ€™t travel to join the debate, and many more contributed online and on Twitter adding a valuable interactive
Hosted and moderated by the Senior
element to an already engaging
Project Manager Andy Rooke (ERTICO -
ITS Europe) who manages two HeERO eCall projects - the topic attracted a great deal of interest from across
A summary of each presentation is provided on the next page.
the ITS industry, and more than 70
ERTICO would like to thank everyone
representatives from various sectors
who attended, and as the technology
arrived in Brussels for the event.
and potential for eCall develops, we look forward to hosting future debates and workshops on this topic.
Delivering the eCall service Marcel Visser Gemalto There is a defined role for equipment certification and standards. Privacy is an issue that should be taken into account when designing the service, and users should be fully informed and the management of personal data should be transparent. The focus now should be on how to integrate existing services. GNSS enabled emergency call and other services – Fiammetta Diani, GSA
manual eCall. Public expectations for Emergency Call need to be managed through extensive public education. Advancing eCall to Development - Global Perspective - Miki Yoshikuni, Fujitsu Ten (Europe) eCall Testing is required as the service “Emergency call” is being deployed world-wide. In Vehicle Systems are expensive, therefore manufacturers are seeing ways to reduce the costs or develop services to offset cost.
Testing facilities for Galileo are open, eCall modules manufacturers welcome from January 2014 onwards.
More legislative changes toward the mandated use of GNSS services will occur (Digital Tacograph). Exploiting Emergency call from a public authority perspective Jan van Hattem, Dutch Ministry of Transport and Bernard FluryHerard, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy
The EC needs to define exactly what an open platform is. 112 is LTE ready. eCall LTE work is progressing. 5G is coming! Existing technology 3G 4G has demonstrated to be capable of C2I and C2C communication Opportunities related to insurance based ITS services A: Josep Laborda, RACC eCall will be key for deploying the connected car.
SMART Phones will gain in prominence (1 billion GNSS devices by 2020).
There will be 18 satellites by 2014 and 26 when the system is complete.
C-ITS and emergency call from a future connectivity perspective – Anders Fagerholt
The Japanese have adopted a concept of “KIZUNA” which refers to a strong bond/relationship between public services and each car, with the understanding that time saved = lives saved. How does the users see the connected vehicle – Bernfried Coldewey, ADAC eCall is just one of many services running on an In-Vehicle System. We need standardisation of vehicle communication interfaces.
Citizens are leading the demand for a change in media usage, especially for 112.
The consumer should have free choice between services and this is something ERTICO could promote.
France has recommended that Public Authorities do not accept
There is a desire for data autonomy: consumers want to control what happens to their vehicle usage data.
Insurance based telematics is an interesting opportunity. In relation to the “Open Platform”, certification of a Service Provider is required to ensure the vehicle is functioning. Pay As You Drive (PAYD) and Pay How You Drive (PHYD) turns bad drivers into good safe drivers! B: Thomas Hallauer, PTOLEMUS User Based Insurance (UBI) is a way to bring insurance premiums down. Insurance is a highly competitive and secretive market Insurance premiums are decreasing Insurance claim costs are increasing Claim fraud is increasing?.. The above facts are a driver for change. eCall offers tangible value for insurers. False Positives are an issue faced both by Public Authorities (PSAPs) and insurance companies in relation to emergency calls.
All presentation slides are available online on the ERTICO Network www.erticonetwork.com For more information about the HeERO projects visit www.heero-pilot.eu
ERTICO Partnership events
20-21 November 2013 eCoMove Final Event Aachen, Germany (DE) 21-22 November 2013 HeERO 2nd International Conference Bucharest, Romania (RO) 26 November 2013
FOT-Net 10th Stakeholders workshop on â€œNaturalistic drivingâ€?
Brussels, Belgium (BE) 27 November 2013
Developing safe, efficient and connected mobility
Brussels, Belgium (BE) 2 December 2013
3rd International Conference on Models and Technologies for
Intelligent Transport Systems Dresden, Germany (DE) 5-6 December 2013 The Essentials of ITS Torino, Italy (IT) 18 December 2013
Smart, Green and Integrated Transport: EC Information Day
Brussels, Belgium (BE)
Harmonised eCall European Pilot eCall saves lives 2nd HeERO International Conference Novotel Bucharest City Centre, Bucharest, Romania 21-22 November 2013 to register : https://heero-international-conference-bucharest.eventbrite.com/ This project is funded by the European Union
Interview with: Stig Franzén, Professor in Human Machine Interaction (HMI), Chalmers University of Technology As the year is slowly turning to the end, the ERTICO partnership is expanding with 4 new public and private organisations joining the network. In this issue we dedicate our monthly interview to one of the most advanced organisations in terms of technological research and development: Chalmers University of Technology. Chalmers have been involved in ITS for several years now, developing several specific education programmes which vary from safety issues to logistics and renewable fuels in engines. Professor Stig Franzén, expert in HMI (Human Machine Interaction), gave us a great insight to the current activities of the University.
areas need to be identified at an
Technology has recently joined
early stage in order to foresee the
the ERTICO Partnership. Can you tell
new types of individualised services
covers all aspects of effective and
us why, what benefits you see in this
(such as personalised travel planning)
efficient transport and include
partnership and in general what are
and automatic solutions (for example
the European trends in terms of ITS
automated vehicles) that now have
companies’ logistics, individuals’
that interest you the most?
begun to emerge. This is a huge
mobility, transport and traffic
intelligence task and ERTICO is well
ERTICO has been an actor in the ITS arena for a long period of
suited for such an endeavour.
• Sustainable Vehicle Technologies
time and its staff have gained a lot of
Chalmers has been and is involved
experience on ITS matters, especially
in several European projects, is
regarding research, development and
there any specific initiative within
engines, exhaust after-treatment
deployment. Most of them are related
the ERTICO partnership you are
to the EU Research Programmes. And
planning to participate in or liaison
if combined with the impressive
with some partner organisations you
ERTICO network of Partners, these
would like to develop in the future?
and environmental aspects, all
factors played a central role in our decision to become a Partner of ERTICO.
Chalmers will contribute to the
electrification, combustion fuels
applied on different modes of transport.
the strategic Chalmers’ “Area of
Throughout the years, Chalmers has
We are convinced that we will find
Advance in Transport”. This is a
worked with many of the ERTICO
opportunities for future interesting
multi-disciplinary grouping consisting
research partners such as SINTEF
R&D alliances, especially for projects
of more than 150 researchers in 17
and VTT, ERTICO industrial partners
in the context of Horizon 2020. We
of the 18 departments of Chalmers.
have also seen the willingness of
The Area of Advance in Transport
Volvo Technology and Ericsson AB in
ERTICO to promote education and
is divided into three profile areas:
addition to the Swedish Transport
training in the ITS field, which is of
Traffic Safety, Transport Efficiency
Administration. These partnerships
great interest for a university like
and Customer Adopted Logistic, and
have resulted in many fruitful EU
Sustainable Vehicle Technologies.
projects. Some of the latest projects
Furthermore, the rapid development
• Traffic Safety covers all aspects
of new and advanced information
of safe road transport , including
safe interconnection to other
enables smarter and more advanced mobile solutions. The trends in such
transport areas and modes
are FESTA, euroFOT, TeleFOT, FOTNeT, DriveC2X and OPTICITIES. Other ITS-related studies on the national scene have been on the use of RFID based tracking of railway wagons in Sweden and the usage of Smart
issue. Traffic safety is a multi-
planning, the traffic volume can be
to increase sustainability in the
disciplinary research field depending
minimised with positive impacts on
transport industry; in this context
on both deep intra-disciplinary as well
SEVS (Safe, Electric and hybrid novel
as cross-functional research on many
VehicleS) can be mentioned.
system levels. Chalmers has been
There are also the national projects GO:SMART and SENDSMART addressing sustainable urban mobility for both passengers and freight. We have an interest in cooperative driving, as well as in automatic and autonomous driving and look upon ITS as a tool for increased safety for vulnerable road users. Our position in Human Factors Engineering (including HMI design) is strong and methodologies for in depth studies of User Acceptance and Adoption (for example User Uptake) have been launched. And finally we have an excellent track record in
involved in traffic safety research during the last 50 years and hosts several researchers and research groups with the highest international reputation, especially in the area of injury prevention. The network with the industry and society is strong due to several successful collaborations. It could also be mentioned that an international conference on driver distraction takes place in Gothenburg every year. More than 130 researchers and PhD students from at least eight
research and education on green, safe
solutions” ; what steps in terms of
programmes, financing are you taking to grant these targets? The
Logistics focuses on transport systems as part of supply chains, which is a holistic close
processes and material flows between organisational units. The research centre Northern LEAD coordinates the activities that address these issues.
vehicles and vessels, infrastructure networks and the use of transport services for both passengers and freight. To enable such an approach, more than 100 researchers and PhD students
University of Gothenburg are now engaged.
Vehicle Technologies engages several
Efficiency and Customer Adapted
a systems approach that takes into
system simultaneously. This requires
Our research profile on Transport
address several levels of the transport
departments engage in traffic safety
evaluation as well as in transferability
Chalmers University is working
In this context, it is necessary to
This profile includes all
aspects of effective and efficient transport
research centres: the Swedish Hybrid Vehicle Centre (SHC), the Competence Centre
Combustion Engine Research Centre (CERC), and a newly formed centre focusing on renewable fuels amongst others. This profile is developed in cooperation with the Area of Advance in Energy. In this context, a national project, SEVS2, has just been completed. It has looked into the future of transportation linked to electro-mobility, and one important result is the development of a multi-
areas: understanding the real traffic
transport system is essential for our
environment through collection and
personal mobility and an effective
analysis of data; countermeasures to
overall logistics system. In turn,
avoid accidents and prevent injuries;
these factors determine the quality
Three fields of research have been
and mitigate their consequences.
of our lives and the competitiveness
identified in this profile: Efficient
The research here is coordinated by
of our businesses. But transport
the competence centre SAFER hosted
systems also have negative effects;
development, and Vehicle operation
and control. They have all core
research values that are common to
transport systems with increased
all transport modes. To a large extent
customer service and cost efficiency.
the active field research components
For instance, by including all types
of customers from freight actors
applicable to many or all transport
to urban travellers and increasing
modes; for example how to provide
services linked to travel guidance and
the power for propulsion. The active
Sweden has, for a long time, had a scientific approach towards traffic safety and was the first country to express a “Vision Zero” (no fatalities or severe injuries in traffic accidents) thus bringing safety to a systemic
analysis of potential solutions.
research activities within the Vehicle
huge challenge that we have taken
There is also a lack of knowledge in
concept development and Vehicle
on board in line with the Swedish
the field of transferability of results.
operation and control, have several
transport policy goal to reach fossil
Project results are often limited to
aspects which are shared between
free traffic by 2050.
either a small test area or a specific
different modes of transport, such as light weight design, flow resistance and performance monitoring, and operator interfacing. Other areas tend to be more specialised in individual modes of transport; for example ship propeller design or manoeuvring of cars. The
on identifying and investigating factors which are barriers or drivers for the full deployment of new ITSbased solutions. Can you tell us more about this field of research and your interest in this specific field?
covering 21 of Chalmers’ 41 Master degrees. 454 Master’s students got their degree from these programmes in 2010. In addition, 844 people from 43 different companies participated in training programmes arranged by the Area of Advance in Transport in 2010. Can you tell us more about Chalmers’ “Vision Zero” - What are the main challenges in Sweden to reach this goal?
location. Further studies are needed in order to understand how to scale up or transfer results to a larger (European) scene or another context (other cities, countries, etc.). The lack of transferability of results is also linked to the analysis of those results themselves; for instance projects
User acceptance and adoption
might look only to specific target
(User uptake) is crucial for the
groups rather than ordinary users.
market success of new ITS-related
These obstacles have been partially
solutions. To a great extent, traffic
overcome by FOTs (Field Operational
and travel information have so far
been based on the interest of the
different ages and locations have been
public sector. New ITS technologies
chosen. Chalmers has been a pioneer
will enhance the possibility for new
in the FOT context being involved in
actors to enter the scene, for example
projects like FESTA, euroFOT, TeleFOT
smart phones companies and apps
and FOT-NeT. Finally, there is a lack
developers, or by applying a bottom-
of standards; manufacturers can use
up approach like crowd sourcing.
different devices and HMI that makes
excellence programmes have been involved
Your current research is focusing
where deadlocks (everyone waiting for the others to make the first
Aiming at “zero” includes also
the climate impact of transport,
stepped. However, there is a lack of
while at the same time improving
standards in many fields that impose
transport efficiency (for example
barriers for the full deployment of
through a better use of vehicles
the international scene should find a harmonised way to analyse and present those results; a long process indeed.
For more information on this article,
This is the final event www.interactive-ip.eu www.ecomove-project.eu
it difficult to compare results. Ideally
and infrastructure). This is another
20-21 November 2013 EUROGRESS, Aachen (Germany)
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13 Chalmers University of Technology â€“ a short introduction The Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg (Sweden) conducts research and education on a broad front within technology, natural sciences, architecture and shipping, and in close contact with external bodies. Our inspiration derives from the pleasure of discovering and the desire to learn. The aim is to make an active contribution to sustainable community development, both nationally and internationally. Development and renewal has characterised operations from the very beginning in 1829, completely in accordance with the motto of the founder William Chalmers: Avancez! Today Chalmers has around 10,000 students and 2,650 employees. Two-thirds of the Universityâ€™s operations (annual turnover is about 3,000 MSEK or about 350 MEUR) involve research and doctoral programmes. This embodies both innovative, applied research as well as prominent fundamental research. Chalmers is involved in a number of international research collaborations and strategic alliances, including the Alliance for Global Sustainability, UNITECH International, Nordic Five Tech and CESAER. The Chalmers Areas of Advance (there are eight in total) bring together the three components that make up the knowledge triangle: research, education and innovation. These give Chalmers a clearer profile and new opportunities to focus on and deal with the major challenges facing the world. The aim is for the Chalmers Areas of Advance, through scientific excellence, to contribute to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and with innovation and entrepreneurship as central driving forces. For more information visit the website: www.chalmers.se
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