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The monthly newsletter from ERTICO - ITS Europe, the Intelligent Transport Systems and Services Network bringing intelligence into mobility Issue 7 - July 2010


Editorial Dear Readers,

The ERTICO partnership is very proud to announce its extension this month. Four new organisations recently decided to join us: Cinterion, ICOOR, Leeds University (Institute for Transport Studies) and INRETS. We warmly welcome our new Partners! You will hear all about their business activities and expectations from the ERTICO Partnership in our forthcoming newsletters. This month, we focuss on Cinterion. You can read all about Vice President Automotive of Cinterion Marcel Visser’s thoughts and expectations in this edition of the newsletter. Our ITS Congress activities have also started to gain pace here at ERTICO. Whilst the countdown has started for the ITS World Congress in Busan, Korea this year, preparations are also well underway for the ITS European Congress in Lyon 2011 and World Congress in Vienna 2012! This month also saw the adoption of the ITS Directive by the European Parliament during its plenary session, on 6 July in Strasbourg. This means that, after publication in the EU’s Official Journal, Member States will have 18 months to transpose the directive in their respective countries - a major milestone that will foster the deployment of ITS in Europe! The ERTICO initiative will support the development of the related ITS specifications and impact assessment wherever possible and useful. I hope you enjoy reading this month’s edition of the i-Mobility newsletter. The ERTICO Communications team will take a well deserved break over the summer period. No newsletter will be published in August, but we will be back in September with a double edition full of new stories and news from the ITS Community!


In Brief:

p4 ITS directive approved p5 ITS World Congress 2012 news p5-6 EU road safety plan 2011-2020

p6 TISA General Assembly report p7 ADASIS v2 Protocol specification released p8 eSafety Challenge news p9 Challanges of energy - Belgian Presidency p9 EGNOS opportunity p10 FREILOT pilot city launch announced much more!

Interview of the month: ERTICO - ITS Europe talks to Marcel Visser from new Partner Cinterion

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Interview of the month ERTICO talks to Marcel Visser from new Partner Cinterion Wireless Modules ERTICO: Can you describe Cinterion and your activities in the ITS field? Marcel Visser: Cinterion Wireless Modules is the worldwide leading supplier of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules. We design, manufacture and deliver components that give machines the power to talk; which in turn, improves enterprise productivity, simplifies operations and improves overall efficiency. It’s powerful technology. Our modules are used in automotive and ITS sector technology solutions for a variety of purposes: to help improve the flow of traffic on roadways, improve driver safety, schedule routine maintenance, provide detailed mapping information and traffic congestion updates, track and recover stolen vehicles, provide pay-as-you-drive insurance rates and even for sophisticated vehicle infotainment systems. Wireless technology requirements of automotive and ITS applications are more complex and comprehensive compared to other wireless M2M applications. Network availability, product lifecycle management, as well as environmental requirements such as temperature and shock resistance have to be seriously considered and planned for when designing an automotive grade module. Cinterion has been the leader and driving force for ITS and automotive sector innovation since 1997 when it introduced the first module specifically designed, optimised and ruggedised to meet these special requirements. We understood very early that the needs and requirements of this industry required a specific design skill set. Accordingly, we developed a special division within our company devoted to innovating high-quality products to meet expanding technology needs of the ITS and automotive sector. For more than 10 years, we’ve applied our vast experience and engineering intelligence to continue innovating new automotive features and functionality. We are committed to expanding our automotive grade portfolio, which offers outstanding quality, reliability and global deployment. In addition, Cinterion has established market leading tools and processes specific to ITS and automotive customers including special hardware design capabilities, such as special thermal design and intelligent temperature management. Both are essential for reliable, rugged and durable products. In 2009 Cinterion announced its 6th generation of automotive grade modules including AC65i, AC75i and AGS3, which were designed to meet the specific future requirements of the European eCall initiative with advanced telematics functionality. The new modules are ideal for applications such as toll collect solutions, telematics applications, fleet management, emergency call and roadside assistance solutions that must operate seamlessly across country and network borders. The modules are fully type approved for worldwide GSM networks and include relevant quality standards such as VDA 6.2 and TS 16949, which hastens the time to market for customers. This year Cinterion launched the AGS3 module, that offers LGA surface mounting to simplify and improve cost efficiency and quality in process manufacturing required for large scale telematics applications such as eToll, eCall and fleet management. In addition to Cinterion’s standard automotive module features, which include antenna diagnostics, remote SIM access profile, RLS monitoring, RIL software for Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ based devices and advanced temperature management, the new modules integrate a powerful ARM9 processor for embedded 2

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onboard processing. Together with an integrated large memory capacity, the new modules offer the ideal platform for sophisticated telematics applications. They are listed in the IMDS (International Material Data System). As you can see, Cinterion is a forward facing company committed to product evolution and expansion with a focus always on the horizon of business needs. ERTICO: Why have you joined ERTICO? Marcel Visser: Cinterion is committed to improving industry standards and supporting European eSafety initiatives and our membership in ERTICO will help us achieve these goals. We look forward to working with industry colleagues to help drive eCall adoption so that the single pan-European emergency call number, 112, is utilised in all EU member states. And we look forward to working within ERTICO to actively pursue sustainable solutions that expand opportunities and improve technology solutions for the automotive and insurance industries as well as other telecommunications companies. We are excited to join other industry leaders to foster roadway safety and security and to partner with complementary companies to speed up deployment of ITS directives recommended by EU Commission. ERTICO: What are your expectations for this partnership? Marcel Visser: The good news is that world roadways are becoming more safe and auto accidents are have declined by an estimated 27% since 2001. However there are still about 1.2 million accidents a year in Europe and far too many people on the road are still injured or even lose their lives as a result. With eCall deployment and other ERTICO supported ITS services, we expect road injury and mortality rates to decline significantly. We hope to work together with ERTICO to introduce a system in all vehicles in Europe that would automatically call emergency services when an accident occurs who can then immediately respond. In addition to safeguarding life and limb, we expect to see significant cost savings due to fewer accidents approximately 26 billion EU according to some estimates. And as more and more ITS systems are adopted, we also expect to see fuel savings due to more efficient traffic routing and congestion bypassing, first studies in the US estimate savings up to 2 billion gallons per year. ERTICO: Are there any projects, activities or sectors that you are particularly interested in? Marcel Visser: In general, Cinterion is interested in telematics and all things wireless. We are particularly interested in: safety and security, eCall, Stolen Vehicle Tracking (SVT) and recovery, ecological solutions (e.g. CO2 reduction and green projects), improved communications (air interface), Pan European Electronic Tolling System (EETS), automotive taxation systems (e.g. the abvm project in the Netherlands), Electronic Vehicle (EV), battery maintenance, Infrastructure, battery charging and smart grid including supporting an electric vehicle charging infrastructure and further projects.

About Cinterion Wireless Modules Cinterion Wireless Modules is the worldwide leading supplier of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and combines unparalleled M2M engineering expertise and localized worldwide customer support with a strong portfolio of high-quality GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA products. Cinterion is a reliable partner and valued by many vertical market customers for its award-winning modules which enable machines, equipment and vehicles to communicate over wireless networks helping enterprises dramatically cut costs and increase productivity and efficiency. Cinterion products are carrier and FTA approved and used for industries including: healthcare; automotive and eToll; metering; remote maintenance and control; payment systems; routers and gateways; security systems; tracking and tracing; environmental monitoring and more. The firm’s global headquarters are in Munich, Germany with sales and support offices in local markets around the world. For more information, please visit: 3


ITS directive approved Commission welcomes European Parliament approval of new legal framework for Intelligent Transport Systems The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament voting in favour of a new legal framework for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). ITS can significantly contribute to a cleaner, safer and more efficient transport system. The directive adopted should accelerate the deployment of innovative transport technologies across Europe. Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, said: “This Directive is an important instrument for the coordinated implementation of ITS in Europe. We will make a huge step towards the deployment and use of interoperable and seamless ITS services while leaving Member States the freedom to decide which systems to invest in. Today’s approval will foster a more efficient, safer and more sustainable, integrated and competitive mobility in Europe.” Intelligent Transport Systems

apply information and communication technologies to various modes of transport, in order to make them more efficient while minimising the negative effects on health, nature, the economy and quality of life. The costs of traffic congestion – estimated at 1% of European gross domestic product – can be reduced by 10% through the deployment of ITS. Intelligent technology in cars and trucks is expected to help prevent more than 5,000 deaths in road accidents each year.

The directive approved will support the ITS Action Plan and aims to establish a framework to accelerate and coordinate the deployment and use of ITS for road transport, including the interfaces with other transport modes. The first priorities will be traffic and travel information, the eCall emergency system and intelligent truck parking. Under this directive the Commission has to adopt within the next seven years specifications (i.e. functional, technical, organisational or services provisions) to

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address the compatibility, interoperability and continuity of ITS solutions across Europe. The Commission will also establish an European ITS Advisory Group, which will bring together representatives of relevant ITS stakeholders and advise the Commission on business and technical aspects of the implementation and deployment of ITS in the Union. Next Steps After publication in the EU’s Official Journal, Member States will have 18 months to transpose the directive.

2010: The European ITS Committee and the European ITS Advisory Group will be set up. 2011: The Commission will adopt a working programme and Member States will issue a first report on their national activities. For more information, please click here For the press release, please click here

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ITS World Congress 2012 news! Save the date for the ITS World Congress in Vienna 2012 The beautiful central European city of Vienna will be hosting the ITS World Congress in 2012, a major event gathering leading transport experts from around the globe. You can find all the latest news and developments and all important information about the congress at the newly launched website Five working groups for the ITS Vienna 2012 were introduced at the kick-off meeting on 1 June 2010 • • • • •

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traveller cargo infrastructure vehicle region

In each of these working groups, representatives of industry, research, institutions and public authorities will identify main topics for the congress from the hosts’ point of view. The working groups will also develop demonstration and showcase scenarios for ITS Vienna 2012 to visualise state-of-the art Intelligent Transport Systems and Services from Austria and the host region. The working group activities will start in September 2010. More information on the website or contact Valérie Mindlin Congress Manager

EU road safety plan 2011-2020 ERTICO – ITS Europe welcomes new EU road safety plan for 2011-2020 On 20 June, the European Commission adopted challenging plans to reduce the number of road deaths on Europe’s roads by half in the next 10 years. Initiatives proposed in a set of European Road Safety Policy Orientations 2011-2020 range from setting higher standards for vehicle safety, to improving the training of road users, and increasing the enforcement of road rules. The Commission will work closely with Member States to implement this programme. European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas responsible for Transport, said: “A hundred people die every day on Europe’s roads. We have made good progress since 2001 and we have succeeded in saving nearly 80,000 lives. But the number of fatalities and injuries on our roads is still unacceptable. We are looking at what kind of cars motorists drive, where they drive and how they drive and we want to cut road deaths in half by 2020.” continued on next page 5

NEWSLETTER Amongst the various measures proposed, two strategic objectives are of high relevance for the ITS Community: Firstly, “improving safety measures for vehicles and trucks” has been pointed out as one of the seven strategic objectives. The Commission confirms that, between 2011 and 2020 a range of new “active safety” measures will come into force for safety equipment including: • Mandatory rolling) • Mandatory • Mandatory • Mandatory • Mandatory

electronic stability control (for cars, buses and trucks to reduce the risk of destabilising or lane departure warning systems (for trucks and buses) automatic emergency braking systems (for trucks and buses), seat belt reminders (cars and trucks) speed limiters for light commercial vehicles/vans (already in place for trucks)

The possibility for extending Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, such as anti- collision warnings by retrofitting them to commercial and or private vehicles will also be assessed. For electric vehicles, the Commission will bring forward a package of concrete measures setting technical standards for safety. The Commission is also looking to reduce injury risk for vulnerable groups such as pedestrians and cyclists. Further technical actions in this area will be examined. Secondly, “boosting smart technology” has also been highlighted as a strategic objective. In this context, The Commission will propose new technical specifications, under the ITS directive so that data and information can be easily exchanged between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure. The Commission will also accelerate the deployment of e-Call as well as look at its possible extension to motorcyclists, heavy duty trucks and buses. Previously, in a correspondence with Commissioner for Transport Sim Kallas, ERTICO – ITS Europe had stressed the importance and the role that Intelligent Transport Systems and Services can play to reduce road fatalities in Europe. ERTICO – ITS Europe welcomes this new road safety action programme which has taken into account a number of important ITS developments. The ERTICO Partnership will continue the dialogue to keep ITS for road safety high on the political agenda and to make important contributions to cost-effective and co-ordinated deployment of ITS involving all stakeholders and leading to interoperable and seamless services in Europe. For more information on the new road safety plan, click here

TISA General Assembly report

New structure for the Traveller Information Services Association (TISA) The Traveller Information Services Association - TISA held its General Assembly and Committee meetings in the headquarters of the TISA member WDR, in Cologne, Germany, on 22 and 23 June 2010. During the Content and Services Committee meeting, Thomas Kusche, WDR Senior Editor, was elected as the new Chairman. Lázsló Hechenast, TrafficNav, was appointed as Deputy Chairman. 6

The C&S Committee has now both public service and commercial service interests firmly represented in the new team! Jonathan Burr stepped down from the C&S Committee Chair as he had requested when he took up the TISA Presidency in 2009-December. Bev Marks, Executive Director said: “The whole membership is most grateful for the direction Jonathan has given to the C&S Committee - he hands over a very active Committee.”

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The Committee meetings and elections were followed by the TISA General Assembly on 23 June. The new Working Group and Task Force structure was announced which will more closely reflect the work programme that TISA plans to undertake in the coming months.

WG10 and the RDS forum.

Following discussions in the last six months it became clear that TISA had to adjust the structure to match the market driven needs of the membership, as the Travel Information Services market matures.

Finally, the General Assembly was a nice opportunity to welcome the 13 organisations who applied for TISA membership during the first 6 months of 2010. TISA worldwide membership has steadily grown to 103 members to date and is widely represented across the whole value chain of the Traffic and Traveller Information Services.

The General Assembly also confirmed the strategic liaison agreements with WorldDMB, ISO TC 204

These liaison agreements involve exchanges of working documents, invitations to meetings and opportunities to review and comment the ongoing development, in the best mutual interest.

ADASIS v2 Protocol Specification released This new specification will enable enhanced innovative map-based driver assistance systems

The ADASIS forum recently held its General Assembly on 6 July in Aachen hosted by Ford Research. Discussions mainly focused on the recently released ADASIS v2 specification of the ADASIS CAN protocol. The ADASIS protocol is used to transmit predictive map information over the CAN bus. This new specification will enable the implementation of new applications to improve driving comfort and fuel efficiency. During the last 2 years, the ADASIS forum has worked intensely to update and improve the existing ADASIS standard. Alexander Bracht, Daimler, says: “With the new release version ADASIS v2, the access to the ADAS horizon has been simplified significantly. The new protocol uses the possible driving paths as building blocks, to which additional map attribute information can be attached. This includes also new ADAS attributes like curvature or slope profiles“ The new concept is modular and extendible. “It can be implemented in reduced configurations to support very limited hardware platforms. For more sophisticated applications, a full horizon with all map attributes and alternative path information is also possible,” Bracht says. He added: “In parallel to the protocol specification, the ADASIS forum has also implemented a reference reconstructor software module. The reference reconstructor is used to test the specification in real-world implementations and to develop application prototypes.” The ADASIS forum also held a joint workshop with two important European funded research projects: eCoMove and INTERACTIVE. The purpose of this workshop was to identify new requirements for map data and ADASIS interface functionalities in the context of innovative in-vehicle applications for safety and energy efficiency. The 30 industry members of the ADASIS forum are willing to support further implementation of the standardised interface and therefore accelerate deployment of the ADAS horizon concept. For more information please visit and join us at the ITS World Congress in Busan for the ADASIS Special Session organised on 28 October. 7


eSafety Challenge News

eSafety systems promoted in UK “eSafety Challenge” event The eSafety Challenge annual event 2010 took place on 13 July in Millbrook, the UK. The event was organised under the eSafety Challenge EC funded project and was also supported by eSafety Aware and FIA Foundation. With this year’s eSafety Challenge focusing on fleet safety, the Challenge Project has launched an eSafety awareness study focusing on the influence of eSafety in fleet policy. Hoping to highlight the potential impact eSafety Systems could have both economically, and in terms of safety, the results of the study revealed that: • Fleet managers regards safety as one of the most important criteria when choosing fleet vehicles • Fleet managers recognise the potential of eSafety technologies to reduce accidents in their fleets • Fleet policies place safety behind fuel consumption, price and colour on the list of priorities; • Fitment of safety systems across fleets is low • Fleet managers find eSafety technologies to be unavailable on their chosen models or too expensive Interviews were conducted with 1179 fleet decision makers and 2006 company car drivers in 10 EU countries ( AT, BE, CZ, FR, DE, NL, PL, ES, SE and UK). The conference featured speeches by important eSafety stakeholders’ representatives: Ivan Hodac, David Ward, Juhani Jääskeläinen, Peter Tyroller, Andre Seeck (Euro NCAP’s Chairman). Live eSafety demonstrations were performed by Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton, and eight-

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25-29 October 2010, Busan, Korea


time Le Mans winner, Tom Kristensen for: ESC, warning and emergency braking system, blind spot monitoring, lane support systems and speed alert. In the afternoon a panel debated on how to stimulate the demand for eSafety systems, followed by an open discussion. Results from 2009 commissioned study on “Car users’ acceptance of eSafety technologies” were also released during the event. The eSafetyAware initiative commissioned this study to understand car users’ awareness and acceptance of eSafety technologies in Germany, France, Italy, UK and Poland. The study reveals a number of important trends: • Women’s awareness of eSafety technologies is considerably lower than that of men’s • Women play an important role in the car purchase decision making process • Consumers heavily rely on dealerships to get information on car purchases • With increased awareness installation rates and demand for eSafety would be considerably higher Previous studies have shown that women rate safety higher than men, yet despite their important role in the car purchase decision making process, their lack of awareness of the existence of eSafety technologies hinders market breakthrough. Dealerships can play an important role in promoting eSafety and must adapt their sales techniques to help raise awareness. The full version of the study is available here

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The challenges of energy for European businesses 16-17 September 2010 – Spa, Belgium Energy challenges European industry. The European Union is debating this vital issue with a focus on the development of strategies for industry to lower its carbon footprint and energy dependence while maintaining and increasing competiveness. From July to December 2010, Belgium will take the presidency of the European Union and Minister Jean-Claude Marcourt will be in charge of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Industry. On this occasion, Minister Marcourt will organise a special event concerning these crucial matters on 16-17 September in Spa, Belgium... The conference will focus on the imperatives of competitiveness of European businesses, the constraints and opportunities induced by the energy revolution and some technological trends that must be developed such as clean cars, renewable energy and smart grid. For further information, please click here

EGNOS application opportunity

The European GNSS Supervisory Authority calls for the most promising EGNOS application idea... After a leisure navigation software for smartphones won in 2009 and a maritime personal rescue tracker in 2008, the European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA) again calls for the most promising EGNOS application idea in line with the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2010. One of the principal tasks of the GSA lies in the technical certification, security accreditation, and the market preparation and commercialisation of the European satellite positioning and navigation programmes (which include both EGNOS and Galileo). EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) is Europe’s first venture into satellite navigation. It augments the US GPS and makes it suitable for safetycritical applications. The EGNOS message that is broadcast by satellite provides corrections and integrity information on GPS. GSA is actively promoting the development of downstream applications that create demand for EGNOS and Galileo and provide economic and social benefits. With the EGNOS open service now free and ready to use the focus of the GSA prize will be on EGNOS, looking for innovative satellite navigation applications that make use of EGNOS signals or services and meet the following criteria: • The application should deliver end-to-end functionality to customers using new or existing equipment and systems • Positioning should be a key enabler of the application • GPS + EGNOS should be the primary means of positioning • EGNOS functionality should be used The winner of the prize will have the opportunity to realise his/her idea at a suitable incubation centre of his/her choice within the EU27 for six months, with the option of an additional six months based on evaluation after the first period (costs should not exceed EUR 20,000 per six-month period). Award criteria will be the uniqueness and originality of the idea, its business potential (including technical feasibility, commercial feasibility, size of addressable market, and time to market), and the credibility of the corresponding team, as well as the application’s use of unique EGNOS features. Participation to the GSA prize is open until 31 July 2010 here For further information on EGNOS please go to the website 9


First GSC workshop Architecture, roadmap & business models - How can we use GNSS to enable service convergence on one OBE? Register now for the first GSC workshop, and contribute to the openness, interoperability and cooperativeness of GNSS! Download the preliminary agenda here

About GSC The availability of EGNOS and the introduction of GALILEO as an improved Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) are an important opportunity for business and social improvement for Europe. The two-year GSC project, cofunded by the Galileo Supervisory Authority, 7th Framework Programme, aims at demonstrating that EGNOS and GALILEO, and GNSS generally, can play a role as enablers of the ITS market.

The Workshop To ensure that the architecture developed in GSC meets the real needs of users, operators, suppliers and other stakeholders, and actually leads to deployment, the GSC consortium would like to involve you in the architectural work. The definition of the Technical Architecture will take extensive use of the results of R&D projects in this field like RCI and GST. GST represent the state of the art in harmonised technical platforms for

in-vehicle telematics both for the on-board unit and for supporting off-vehicle infrastructure. RCI represents the state of the art in interoperable GNSS-based road charging. We therefore invite you to join our workshop on 14 September 2010 in Brussels. In addition to the architectural results and discussion the agenda includes an overall presentation of the project. In the afternoon session we would like to present and discuss the developed Roadmap and Business Plan within GSC. The consortium has spend a great deal of effort in analysing the correct market for telematics and would like to share these results with you. The workshop is open to all users - and will be of particular interest for public authorities, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, ITS industry - and other stakeholders interested in these topics. Please mark this event in your calendar. Registrations are now open and free of charge.

Interested? Contact Valentina Casadei to register

FREILOT pilot city launch announced! The FREILOT project is proud to announce the launch of its pilot phase in Helmond, Netherlands, on 28 October 2010. Featuring live demonstrations of the FREILOT services in both freight vehicles and emergency vehicles, a FREILOT simulator where you can experience and feel the FREILOT technology in action and a forum where you can find out all you need to know! Don’t miss your chance to see the FREILOT benefits first hand! Save the date! To keep up-to-date please visit the FREILOT website!


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P3ITS Workshop announced! Join us at the first P3ITS Workshop

The P3ITS project is investigating the role that pre-commercial public procurement can play to boost deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services. The first P3ITS workshop will present the first results of the project and will ask for feedback from the ITS Community.

When? Where? What? For whom?

On 28 September 2010 (Morning only) The workshop will take place in Brussels, during the second day of the ICT 2010 conference Pre-Commercial Public Procurement (PCP) is a new competitive tool for Public Authorities to support innovation. The P3ITS project will investigate how this tool can be best used to foster ITS deployment. Are you an ITS or a procurement expert, or do you simply want to join our discussions on how pre-commercial public procurement can help the ITS sector? Come and share your experience and views on 28 September!

P3ITS in a nutshell P3ITS is a Coordination Action funded through the European Commission 7th Framework Programme. The project is investigating how the existing but underutilised opportunity of pre-commercial procurement can, while respecting existing legislation, stimulate innovation and help advance towards market conditions for large scale introduction of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services. P3ITS is establishing a European network of procurement experts and public procurement agencies, and professionals from the ITS sector and industry, and will consolidate the results of the consultations and analyses to publish extended conclusions and recommendations. Interested? Contact Valentina Casadei for registration to the P3ITS Workshop More information (including detailed agenda) about this workshop will follow at a date closer to the meeting.

CityLog - CityMove User Forum

Towards clean, safe and sustainable city logistics: CityLog - CityMove User Forum The joint CityLog and CityMove stakeholder workshop on user needs and requirements was held on 16 June 2010 in Brussels. The workshop gathered the 75 stakeholders ranging from freight operators, cities, organisations, research institutes, vehicle manufactures and others in order to discuss their needs towards urban freight delivery vehicles and urban logistic concepts. The workshop structure was based on presentations of the two projects and specifically on a parallel brainstorming session on telematic and vehicle solutions. The plenary session depicted the wishes of stakeholders towards other stakeholders for an efficient city logistics chain. The stakeholder workshop was organised in cooperation with the CityMove project, in order to have a common invitation list and to share

the user need collection method. The aim was to develop a common position regarding future deployment of CityLog Field trials applied to optimised use cases of urban deliveries of goods. City logistics in the future should be as popular as public transport and socially accepted as public transport. For that purpose we need cleaner and more efficient city logistics and more invisible operations. City logistics would need to put all stakeholders in one cooperative table, a telematic platform used by different providers. Even though this is going beyond the scope of CityLog, the workshop had the very positive effect of bringing cities and logistics services providers together for a closer collaboration. For the full report, please click here



ROAD 2010 International Specialised Exhibition-Forum The “ROAD 2010 – International Specialised Exhibition-Forum” will take place on 22-25 November 2010 in Moscow, Russia, with the aim of creating a platform to encourage collaboration between Russian and international partners for the sake of ITS development for the cities, highways and regions throughout Russia. The Exhibition-Forum has 4 focused activities and more than 10 critical sessions: • Exhibition floor • Forum “ITS – innovative approach to road infrastructure efficiency enhancement in Russia”, which includes: »» Congress “Intelligent Transport Systems – innovative technologies for transport and road infrastructure in Russia” »» Workshop “Fundamental approaches to ITS development” »» Conference “Concept of the State ITS strategy development” Attendees will include experts from the state authorities, cities and regions administrations; software developers; telematics and ITS equipment manufacturers; navigation equipment, content and maps manufacturers and suppliers; system integrators in IT, GIS and ITS; fixed and mobile communication operators; professional associations and authorities responsible for transport and road infrastructure development. Agenda sessions include: • • • • • • • • • •

Road system elements design and construction, building materials Technical and technological means for the system normal functioning Road-building machines Specialised road system maintenance equipment, electrical and lightning Ecological support systems Road traffic organization and supply systems, road signs and road traffic control means Communication and data transmission systems – navigational information and navigation systems Road safety and objective control systems Road leasing Road infrastructure development

For additional information, please contact Anna Tikhomirova. ITS - Russia is a public–private Partner organisation which unites political, intellectual, technical, financial and administrative resources in order to develop secure, safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly and comfort movement of goods and people. ITS – Russia initiates and gives scientific and research support in ITS projects deployment, accumulates the cutting-edge expertise, provides a platform for stakeholders to collaborate and contributes to the private-public cooperation.


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TTS Italia news

TTS Italia: first business trip in Argentina

TTS Italia organised, in collaboration with ITS Argentina, a business trip to Buenos Aires from 13 to 15 July 2010 with the aim of promoting Italian know-how in the ITS sector. TTS Italia members Famas System, Mizar Automazione and Thetis participated in the initiative.

The mission started with the workshop “First Italian-Argentinean day on ITS” on 13 July, in which the Secretary General of TTS Italia, Olga Landolfi, took part in order to introduce the Association and state of the art ITS in Italy. The aforementioned Italian companies presented their ITS solutions and local authorities and ITS operators such as representatives of the Directorate General of the Traffic in Buenos Aires, of the motorway operator Oeste, of the Directorate National of Roads, and of the Secretariat for Transport of the central Government also participated. On 14 July, a Memorandum of Understanding between TTS Italia and ITS Argentina was signed and a business to business meeting held between Italian and Argentinean companies interested in Italian technologies. In the evening of the same day, Olga Landolfi, the President of ITS Argentina, Daniel Russomanno, discussed ITS strategic issues for Argentina that will be object of the Framework Programme that the Italian Ministry of Transport is defining together with the Argentinean Ministry of Transport. The mission ended on 15 July with technical tours at the traffic control centre of Buenos Aires and of the motorway operator AUSA. The Italian delegation also took the occasion to meet the Director of the Italian Trade Commission, Pezzullo, and the First Commercial Counsellor, Barbarello, of the Italian Embassy in Buenos Aires and they have discussed together on the business pportunities for Italian companies in Argentina. To download the presentations click here. To download pictures click here

Workshop “The impact of ITS on CO2 reduction”: here are the results Reduction of travel time by 20%, higher safety between 10-15%, CO2 reduction by 10% on national basis and up to 20% on local basis. These are only some of the positive effects due to ITS solutions and applications. Traffic lights, tutor systems, systems for traffic management and control, infomobility services, satellite navigation systems and devices can drastically reduce levels of congestion and pollution, ensuring better safety. For example, a basic satellite navigation system, a static one, not able to offer real time information, can reduce fuel consumption by 12%. These are some of the results showed by the study realised by TTS Italia and presented on the 15 June in Rome within the Workshop “The impact of ITS on CO2 reduction”. The study, coordinated by Professor Vito Mauro, from Mizar, TTS Italia founding member, has been realised within a Work Group involving companies, research entities, national and local public administration. Among them: Ministry of Transport, Atac, the agency for the mobility in Rome, Mizar, TTS Italia founding members, Enea, Politecnico of Milan, Politecnico of Turin, Octo Telematics and Thetis, TTS Italia ordinary members and the Italian Ministry for the Environment. Low investments costs, strong industrial multiplier, the opportunity to export Italian technology abroad and high reduction of CO2 emissions and level: according to Professor Vito Mauro, as well as to participants to the round table, these are the key points of ITS in Italy. Italy is one of the European countries with the highest congestion levels with 975 455 million passengers – km/year, of which the 92.24% chose the road with 64 million of tons/year of CO2. This is a value that could be reduced thanks to ITS after the reduction registered during the first months of 2010 but mainly tied to the general economical crisis. The study is now available on TTS Italia website 13


SBD’s Telematics Guide

Where will the European telematics industry be by 2015? According to SBD’s recently published Telematics Guide, 9 brands are already offering 21 different types of OE telematics services in Europe. SBD expects that by 2015, this number will have increased to over 20 brands. However, whilst there is a general agreement that telematics is becoming a necessary part of automotive strategies, there is virtually no consensus on what technologies, business models or service architectures are best suited to Europe.

“One of the main challenges for vehicle manufacturers is that there are still very few similarities in how all of these services are implemented. They use different suppliers, service providers and service architectures. They are offered to customers in different ways and across different markets. Even services that may appear simple to the end-user often have a complex and extensive service value chain running in the background” said David McClure, SBD Director of Telematics and ITS. SBD’s interactive guide overcomes this challenge by providing a comprehensive analysis of how vehicle manufacturers have implemented their services. This guide ensures that users will never have to look elsewhere for the facts and details relating to OE telematics services in Europe and the USA. The guide will also allow users to easily browse all available telematics services, review supplier decisions, compare features and

benchmark your competitors through a unique resource that is accurate, comprehensive and easy to use. The key features of this 270 page guide include: • All available telematics services by vehicle manufacturer in Europe and the USA • Clear explanations and definitions of telematics services • Overview of system architectures including suppliers, user interface and simplified electrical schematics • Summary of geographical availability, business model and pricing • Communication and infrastructure flow diagrams for each manufacturer’s services SBD has been at the forefront of monitoring, analysing and advising its clients on the latest trends and strategies for launching telematics services globally for over 14 years. Each year, it produces an annual survey of vehicle manufacturers’ telematics solutions. In 2010, for the first time, this annual report is presented in an interactive format that allows a considerable amount of market and technical information to be included within a single document, whilst ensuring that the data is still easy to access, search and extract. For more information, contact Juanita Appleby (

Public Authorities Platform Meeting

The Public Authorities Platform met on 3 June 2010 at the ERTICO offices in Brussels. The meeting, chaired by Jordan Giddings from the Department for Transport in the UK, was attended by representatives from our Public Authorities Partners. We were also delighted to be able to welcome Gzim Ocakoglu from DG MOVE, Emilio Dávila González from DG INFSO and Emilio Leon from DG ENTR.

Mr Ocakoglu presented the 14

status and way forward for the ITS Action Plan and directive. With respect to the Action Plan, he explained the objectives and the six priority areas. Regarding the directive he outlined the scope and the six priority actions. He commented that the bulk of the directive is related to the specifications which would be based on standards where appropriate and would also

undergo impact assessments prior to their adoption.

Mr Dávila González then updated the participants regarding the next steps to be taken in the deployment of eCall. He stated that 20 Member States and 3 Associated States have now signed the MoU with more countries announcing their signatures, in addition to 100 other

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organisations. He explained that the harmonised provision for an interoperable EU-wide eCall is one of the priority actions of the ITS directive and that specifications will be adopted to ensure compatibility, interoperability and continuity for deployment and operation use of ITS for the priority actions. Monica Schettino (ERTICO) then gave a presentation on the ‘European eCall pilots’ project proposal. Participating countries include Italy, Romania, Finland, Sweden, Greece, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands. Paul Kompfner, Head of Sector, CooperativeMobility at ERTICO, then presented the Open Cooperative Mobility Alliance, a multisector coordination platform launched to find solutions in the very complicated Cooperative Mobility systems landscape. He stated that the Public Authorities Platform is an important entry point and brings together experiences from the various Member States. Jean-Charles Pandazis, Head of Sector, EcoMobility at ERTICO, gave a presentation on the role of ITS to support electrification of vehicles, looking at the issues in the urban setting and explaining why

ITS is a potential enabler. He stated that there is an urgent need for coordination between the key stakeholders Europe-wide. Other contributions included presentations from standardisation bodies CEN given by Mr HansJoachim Schade, convener of CEN TC278/WG16 and ISO TC204/WG18 and Mr Soeren Hess, Chair of ETSI. The Public Authorities were encouraged to join the lists of stakeholders and to help in the definition of applications. Finally, a presentation was given by Frank Albrecht on the issues surrounding radio frequencies for vehicle safety, where Mr Albrecht outlined the problems associated with the lack of available frequencies after July 2013. He asked the Public Authorities to speak to their ministries and put forward the case. The ERTICO Public Authorities Platform consists of Public Authorities at a local, regional or national level who want to promote ITS in Europe together with other ITS stakeholders. It meets twice a year to identify and support activities requiring public authority involvement as well as to exchange information on national ITS developments.

ITS Japan News The IT Strategic Headquarter decided a road map for the “new IT Strategy” The meeting of the IT Strategic Headquarters (head: Prime Minister) released the road maps with specific work schedule for implementation of each policy for the “new IT Strategy” on 22 June 2010. The Headquarters showed clear targets, and the related-ministries in charge of each policy with the description of the three steps, short-term up to FY2011, medium-term up to FY2013 and longterm from FY2014 up to FY2020. Concerning ITS items, the IT Strategic Headquarters would promote Safety Driving Support Systems to prevent traffic accidents and Green ITS to realise a low carbon society. In FY2010, the related-ministries will set up the task forces and prepare the work schedules. Regarding Safety Driving Support Systems, the task force will promote road infrastructure deployment and develop the integrated-type of on-board units in FY2010, and promote its deployment in FY2013.

Regarding Green ITS, in FY2010, the taskforce will integrate the various probe information in the Public/Private domain. The effectiveness of using them for traffic congestion mitigation and CO2 emissions will be evaluated by simulation and used for advanced signal control. This will be demonstrated in a field operational test (FOT) in FY2011. In FY2012, a Green ITS operational model will be established which includes the cost sharing system and the range of data used in common regarding the collection and delivery of widespread road traffic information. It will be also subject to large scale FOT for evaluating the effectiveness of the real-time database system. In FY2013, the system will start its operation, and it will be applied widely inside/outside Japan at the 20th ITS World Congress to be held in Tokyo in 2013 for the actual deployment to start from FY2014. 15

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Events Second International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research 30 August 2010 - 02 September 2010

THNS Forum 2010

11 September 2010 - 12 September 2010

Viajeo Seminar: “Strengthening Cooperation in ITS between the EU and China: the Viajeo project and beyond” 12 September 2010

First GSC Workshop 14 September 2010

Conference: the challenges of energy for European businesses 16 September 2010 - 17 September 2010

IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC 2010) 19 September 2010 - 22 September 2010

Growing GALILEO 2010 22 September 2010

First P3ITS workshop 28 September 2010

The Second International Summit on the State of the Connected Vehicle 29 September 2010 - 30 September 2010

Smartfreight Final Conference 13 October 2010 - 14 October 2010

European Road Safety Day

13 October 2010 - 14 October 2010

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