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Congress Report Report on 19th ITS World Congress Vienna, Austria, 2012

In this Report:

• Preliminary report by Chief Rapporteur, Eric Sampson • Daily news overviews • Exhibition • Urban mobility day • and much more!

November 2012

Introduction Welcome to the special ITS Vienna edition of the ERTICO eMagazine! This month we leave our normal eMagazine format to bring you the highlights of the 19th ITS World Congress, held in Vienna 22-26 October 2012. We believe ITS Vienna 2012 was a great success – and have the figures to prove it! More than 10000 participants from 91 countries attended, including 3000 delegates and 2500 visitors on the open day. Media interest was significant, with 183 representatives from 22 countries. The exhibition was better than ever, with 304 companies from 33 countries, while there were 2480 particpants on the 23 technical demonstrations. No to mention the 15 Ministers and 30 high level representatives from public authorities and global organisations for the ministerial round table... We hope you enjoy the read and enjoyed the Congress even more! The editorial team

Contents Introduction p3

Preliminary report, by Eric Sampson p22 Gala dinner and ITS ball chief rapporteur p22 Day 4 - public/open day p9 Day 1 - Opening ceremony p24 Day 5 - Closing ceremony and p10 Hall of Fame plenary session 3 – global connectivity revolution p12 Plenary session 1 -smarter on the way: today’s achievements, p26 Best papers of the Vienna Congress tomorrow’s ambitions p26 2012 ITS Video Competition p14 Day 2 - Plenary session 2 - p27 ITS World Congress interviews converging technologies, p27 ERTICO supported stands at the converging mobility exhibition p16 VIP dinner p27 ADASIS Forum p17 Day 3 - Urban mobility day: European Commission’s expert p28 eCoMove group on ITS for urban areas p29 TISA p20 Urban mobility day: cities meet p30 iCar Suppoprt industry p31 Future Congresses Copyright All photos in this document are copyrighted: © ITS Vienna 2012

A unique opportunity: to exchange information and network with 1800 stakeholders, decision and policy makers to share best practices and lessons learned to monitor progress and measure results in terms of implementation and deployment

Call for papers open ITS: Real solutions for real needs

to exhibit state of the art technologies and innovative products and services to open business and partnership opportunities to showcase the latest ITS solutions


Organised by:

Hosted by: intelligent transport systems

its Ireland

Preliminary report, by Eric Sampson, chief rapporteur Eric Sampson, chief rapporteur of the Vienna Congress, presented his preliminary report of the Congress at the closing ceremony. You may be wondering how

a routine precision tool available at no cost.

one person was able to attend

The computing power available to us has also

245 Congress Sessions,

gone up phenomenally while prices have fallen.

a large exhibition and 33

And we have a large family of new sensors for

separate demonstrations in

temperature, flow rates, gas emissions feeding us

order to deliver this report. The answer is that I didn’t need to because I had huge help from a team of 20 reporter colleagues acting as my “eyes and ears” and collecting material for this presentation to you. I want to thank them all very warmly and also my colleagues at ERTICO for their support and help. We are almost at our 20th Congress and I’m going to start my summary by looking back to Paris 1994. In 1994 our subject was very young. New technology was emerging but we didn’t think deeply about how we might actually use it or if it really worked reliably. The big issues were what might be available and when, and what would it cost. These technologies led us into an era when

with real-time information. The vehicles carrying our technology have also changed (and I am using vehicle in the broadest sense of cars, ships, aeroplanes, buses, trains, trams). They are faster, more comfortable, stronger and safer, with reduced emissions, and reduced fuel consumption. Over the last five or so years we moved into an era where we have been able to join up our solutions to make systems: ¤¤ Navigation that listens to traffic management information and re-routes the traveller for the best journey ¤¤ Vehicles that don’t just know how to get to their destination, but can advise on the most fuel-efficient route to take and driving style ¤¤ Infrastructure that is smart and can warn

we could deliver single function solutions such

vehicles of potential hazards such as

as navigation, traveller information, traffic

collisions, congestion, or very bad weather and

management. And we could do that well but

advise drivers what to do

users wanted something more. For almost all the time since then we have benefitted from some radical technology changes. The prices of just about everything have gone down, but the performance has gone up. Think about telecommunications – remember your first mobile phone? It cost the earth and would

¤¤ Smart infrastructure that can give public transport and emergency vehicles priority in traffic and at junctions We have entered a new world: the World of Intelligent the World of Adaptive, Predictive the World of Smart

hardly fit into your car let alone your pocket.

This isn’t abstract theory: it’s real. Proof of our

And now it comes with Satellite navigation as

current successes, and ability to deliver better

800 papers presented at sessions. I’ll list just a

¤¤ Sustainability and emissions in cities and the links to well-being and health

few of the topics in papers that have excited our

I want to stress those words “solutions for users”

team of reporters:

because they sum up the vibrant and wide-

¤¤ Monitoring urban traffic and networks using mobile sensors ¤¤ Traffic management for disasters or extreme conditions eg typhoons, earthquakes ¤¤ Use of social media ¤¤ Predicting traffic accident occurrence ¤¤ Telecomms information security and resilience ¤¤ ITS supporting mobility, security, and manageability ¤¤ Mobility for elderly and disabled people ¤¤ nteroperability and multimodality for Freight and Logistics services ¤¤ TS solutions that reduce on-site border waiting times ¤¤ Human behaviour and human factors interventions utilising ITS

ranging exhibition we all experienced. I couldn’t help noticing as I walked round that the talk was not about bits or bytes or bandwidth or Bluetooth protocols. It was about business – prices, contracts, delivery times. This exhibition wasn’t show-off technology but a confident display of solutions ready for users. And yesterday we had a different group of visitors – over 1700 members of the public, schoolchildren, students, who came to look at what we can do. And we had some future customers for services who were brought in pushchairs and prams. We have also shown what we can do in the Congress demonstrations. These were real, not videorecorded safely in a laboratory. You could look closely, touch, and experience advances in

¤¤ Advances in V-to-X cooperative systems

solutions for safety, the environment, efficiency

¤¤ Deployment of cross-border eCall

and comfort. Here are a few examples to remind

¤¤ Deployment of connected vehicles in inner


cities. ¤¤ Worldwide discussion and collaboration on trials of connected systems ¤¤ Vehicle platooning, especially the implications for commercial vehicles ¤¤ Possible deployment of highly autonomous vehicles ¤¤ Using ITS to modify driving for reduced energy, fuel consumption and emissions ¤¤ Vehicle and infrastructure aspects of Electromobility ¤¤ Smart Grids and joining up the transport and energy communities

Cooperative Mobility ¤¤ In-vehicle signs ¤¤ Park-and-ride direction ¤¤ Speed monitor E-Mobility ¤¤ Fully electric vehicles ¤¤ Energy-saving routing ¤¤ EV and public transport integration Navigation and sensors ¤¤ Tracking dangerous goods ¤¤ Fully automated parking ¤¤ Emergency braking


solutions for users, has been displayed in over

Network Management & Operations ¤¤ Vehicle tolling ¤¤ Integrated smart ticketing ¤¤ The fully seamless journey Public Transport ¤¤ Route optimisation ¤¤ Flow management at large events ¤¤ Congress Navigator We began the Congress with yet more commitment to deliver solutions to users. Vienna 2012 has succeeded where generations of mathematicians have failed: the Ministerial Round Table of 40+ Ministers, senior officials and heads of International bodies was actually square. Its key outcome was unanimous political backing to accelerate the further and wider deployment of ITS for users everywhere.

¤¤ Adding to city infrastructure is slow, expensive, and usually unwelcome ¤¤ In many cities there is no space to expand except ‘up’ We need to get a better understanding of the links between mobility and emissions in cities

So does this mean we have we solved all our

and the links to well-being and health of the

transport problems − no, of course not. ITS

population – and we need to deliver that in ways

continues to move onwards and upwards.

that are sustainable in the long term.

We still don’t have a very good understanding

In short, we need smarter cities.

of traveller behaviour and the ways in which

We’ll report on progress in

we might change it and in particular we are not

these areas next year at Tokyo

keeping up with people’s use of social media and

whose theme is “Open ITS to

social networks. And we’re still not doing the best

the Next”

we might to deliver genuinely seamless travel backed by through e-ticketing and e-payment. The challenges now are multi-dimensional and by that I mean both doing two things at once – raising throughput AND cutting emissions – and supplying seamless travel services and through ticketing across regional and international boundaries. Some of the biggest problems we face are in

Tokyo will present how ITS is expanding into the next stage of mobility and society. Starting with safety and traffic management as basic concerns, ITS is reaching out to three new domains: ¤¤ energy management ¤¤ personalised mobility services drawing knowledge for navigation from very large data sets


¤¤ and resilient transport systems

¤¤ In 2005 the world’s urban populations overtook

The first two stem from the emergence of

rural and they are ageing ¤¤ The proportion of the EU population living in urban areas is expected to rise from 75% now to 80% by 2030

electrified vehicles and continuously advancing ICT technologies. The third concept of resilient transport has become very important since the

Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. At the same

this and at creating bigger systems. However we

time, mobility in mega cities/regions is a major

still need to do more to integrate people, modes,

issue to be addressed in emerging economies,

and institutions, as well as projects, programs,

especially in Asia, as I have described briefly.

products and devices.

Open has been adopted as the key word for


expanding the potential of ITS: open platforms

Another user-driven initiative. We would

for basic concerns, and open connectivity,

never accept a credit card that worked in the

opportunities and collaboration for the three new

Netherlands but not Austria and we are now


requiring our transport services to operate without

as we have benefitted from and built on Orlando 2011. I’m going to finish with my assessment of what might be the hottest 10 topics to watch for next year: Connected vehicles Connected vehicles offer a major opportunity to change transport. There are separate initiatives world-wide and serious discussions about the development of global standards and specifications. We also await results from the large Michigan trial. But there’s still many unresolved issues about the ultimate safety and security (in the sense of resilience against attack)

interruption when we cross national or even international borders. For the freight industry these solutions are long overdue. Smart cities This is the tough one – managing cities with strategies and policies that link together transport, energy, water and waste, health, land planning Social media I’ve mentioned that we are lagging in some aspects. The use of social intelligent incentives to reward good behaviour rather than penalising bad is an attractive solution and a way to catch up

of connected systems as well as the question of

Modernising our evaluation of benefits

liability. And then there’s the ultimate connected

We need more data on the evaluation of projects

vehicle – Automation which is now openly

whether very successful or less so. And we need

discussed as a medium-term solution to human

to develop ways to value ‘soft’ benefits such as


time saved, reduced disruption to a network,

Integration Single-solution products are declining as users prefer their services to talk to each other and exchange information. We are getting better at

reduced environmental impact. In some areas lack of benefits data is slowing the development of business cases and that slows deployment. Electromobility Everybody thinks fully- or partially-electric vehicles are a good idea but very few people make a clear case why. There is much to do here understanding the links between... ¤¤ vehicle characteristics ¤¤ driver behaviour ¤¤ energy supply grids ¤¤ the overall emissions patterns and costs


Tokyo will build on Vienna 2012 in the same way

...and then staging well-planned large scale trials

ITS for older drivers

to test our theories.

We have barely started to explore how we can

Cloud Computing Many see using the cloud as a means of limiting security risks and cutting costs. But transport is all about mobility and mobile access to the cloud relies on telecoms services. It’s not yet clear that these are sufficiently resilient and secure especially for safety functions.

supply highly personalised services to help support an ageing population with safe and affordable mobility. I am sure you’ll realise that some of the issues I have described would require some changes to the ways in which we work and travel. But I want to close by urging you not to worry about change. We have benefitted from much change since

A bigger role for smartphones

1994. And as someone once said: if you do what

This is being driven by two factors: the increasing

you always did you’ll get what you’ve always got.

adoption of open data policies by governments that have given raw material to hundreds of app developers; and the realisation that something millions of us carry is a nomadic communications channel to vehicles of every description except perhaps aircraft.

Minsterial round table The 19th ITS World Congress was the first to

deployment of ITS and to stronger integrate the

feature a Ministerial round table with a top-

outcomes of future ITS World Congresses into the

class political cast: apart from Siim Kallas,

structuring of political frameworks.

Vice-President of the European Commission, the German transport minister Peter Ramsauer, ten international ministers, four vice-ministers and two state secretaries participated in the political discussion under the direction of Doris Bures, Austrian Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology. They commonly declared to force the

“We want to manage the increase of mobility efficiently and environmentally friendly. Intelligent Transport Systems in general as well as the conjunction of all means of transport are part of a forward-looking transport policy to shape traffic systems safer, cleaner, more efficient and more comfortable”, states minister Doris Bures.

Demonstrations ITS Vienna 2012 placed great store in

signs and software components for traffic control

demonstrations, as befitting the ever-growing


23 technical demonstrations, eight of which took place in the real traffic of Vienna. This emphasises that ITS is ready for deployment. In total, 2480 demos were conducted, with

Demonstrations ranged from EV journey optimisation to showing how ITS helps the blind in their journeys to dangerous goods tracking to parking optimisation.

550 people participating on the first day alone,

“Demonstrations are a vital complementary part

experiencing demonstrations from 40 companies,

of ITS Congresses and Exhibition, driving home

including nearly all of the large car manufacturers

ITS potential in the most effective way possible

and most of the leading providers of infrastructure

to decision makers and the general public” said

such as signalling systems, variable message

Didier Gorteman, Congress Director at ERTICO.


maturity of ITS solutions. Overall, there were

Day 1 - Opening Ceremony and Hall of Fame Highlights from the Opening Ceremony of the 19th ITS World Congress. The 19th ITS World Congress kicked off on Monday 22 October with a beautiful opening ceremony and high level keynote addresses. Read on for a flavour of the proceedings... Doris Bures, Austrian Federal

and European research projects into a coherent

Minister for Transport,

whole so that ITS could be deployed in a

Innovation and Technology

seamless manner.

welcomed delegates, drawing attention to the charms and delights of Vienna, consistently ranked one of best cities to live - and how has this been achieved? Minister Bures highlighted one important aspect, that “more trips are made using public transport than cars”, contributing to a better quality of life with less congestion, less pollution and more efficient travelling. ¤¤ “The answer can’t be to build more roads – rather, we must develop new transport technologies” ¤¤ “ITS can do more than save lives, it can also reduce environmental burdens, reduce congestion and so on” ¤¤ “My expectations of the Congress are that it will bring additional impetus to the very dynamic development of ITS”

Siim Kallas, Vice-President and Commissioner responsible for Transport, thanked ERTICO and the Austrian hosts for all their work in putting the Congress together, and paid tribute to the many demonstrations, clearly showing that the potential of ITS to mitigate the negative impacts of transport is already here

Jean Mesqui, Chairman of the ERTICO supervisory board, thanked Vice-President Kallas and Minister Bures for their patronage and for the ministerial round table, “it is a huge success to have it here with 13 Ministers, 5 Vice-Ministers and 15 high level political leaders coming together to develop recommendations for improving international cooperation” Mr Mesqui reminded the audience of the aim of the Congress,“five days sharing energy, competences, motivation and good will to move ITS forward - why? The iMobility Forum estimates that between 2011 and 2020, the deployment of ITS can reduce road fatalities by 30%, meaning 10000 lives saved, can reduce serious injuries by 30%, lessen congestion by 15%, and increase energy efficiency by 20%”

and available. Speaking more generally, Vice-

Mr Mesqui emphasised that we all share the

President Kallas underlined that the challenge

common goal to make these estimates come

now was to combine the many different national

true, and the way to do so was interoperable, secure and reliable ITS with viable business

models for industry and consumers alike. Echoing Vice-President Kallas, Mr Mesqui said “ERTICO has many projects and initiatives to achieve this common goal - time now to bring them together in cooperation with the European Commission”

a Congress outside of the US. “We are coming together strongly to promote the deployment of ITS in all regions” Mr Sweatman underlined, pointing out that the theme of the 18th ITS World Congress at Orlando, “keeping the economy moving”, lent itself nicely to this year’s theme of “smarter on the way”. Mr Sweatman said that he particularly looked forward to exchanging ideas with peers from Asia and Europe. ¤¤ “the beauty of Vienna is timeless - but we can’t let the deployment of IT S be likewise time is of the essence”

Yasuhiko Wakai, Parliamentary Vice-Minister, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan expressed his sincere congratulations on the opening of the Congress, emphasising that “transport systems are an indispensible part of modern society”. Mr Wakai highlighted the potential of ITS as a solution to common challenges. Mr Wakai invited delegates to the 20th ITS World theme “open ITS to the next”, will demonstrate

Hall of Fame

how ITS is entering a new phase that will

Established in 2010, the ITS Hall

accurately reflect the mobility needs and desires

of Fame Awards are granted

of the of next generation.

every year to three influential

¤¤ “Traffic accidents and congestion have been the focus up to now – that will change”

Peter Sweatman, Chairman of ITS America, congratulated the organisers of the Vienna Congress, and underlining that attending this year was one of largest American delegations at

personalities in the three regions Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific. The recipients of the awards are selected based on their standard of leadership in transport technology. Each person has served an outstanding, lifelong career dedicated to organisational leadership in the field and thought leadership contributing to the vision of intelligent transport systems.


Congress in Tokyo in 2013. ITS Tokyo, under the

The winner for the Americas this year was Gerald Conover, PRC Associates, USA. Mr Conover noted that ITS is still a very young industry, but that after only 20 years, ITS is deployed, and it works – “ITS is in the hands of the public – through mobile phones” ¤¤ “To be recognised by one’s peers for one’s lifetime’s work is very moving”

Gerald Gerald Conover Conover accepts accepts the the 2012 2012 ITS ITS Hall Hall of of Fame Fame award award

Xiaojing Wang, China National ITS Centre, China, was the winner for the Asia-Pacific region. Mr Wang highlighted the progress in China in recent years and that in big cities, “ITS is a powerful tool for traffic management”. Mr Wang also highlighted the importance of international cooperation for the success of ITS deployment.

Hermann Hermann Meyer, Meyer, ERTICO ERTICO CEO, CEO, with with Xiaojing Xiaojing Wang, Wang, 2012 ITS ITS Hall Hall of of Fame Fame winner winner 2012

¤¤ “Today China has made great achievements in ITS” Finally, Fotis Karamitsos, DG Move, European Commission and 2010 winner of the ITS Hall of Fame, accepted the European award on behalf of the late Job Klijnhout, Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands, with a very moving and personal speech. Mr Karamitsos paid tribute

Fotis Fotis Karamitsos Karamitsos speaks speaks about about the the late late Job Job Klijnhout Klijnhout

to Mr Klijnhout as “a pioneer, a innovator, a giant in the field”. An obituary by Eric Sampson, “A Farewell to a Renaissance Man”, can be read here. ¤¤ “Job was an inspiration to many, a source of wisdom to all, and a friend of many in this room”

The The late late Job Job Klijnhout, Klijnhout, 2012 2012 ITS ITS Hall Hall of of Fame Fame winner winner

Plenary session 1 – smarter on the way: today’s achievements, tomorrow’s ambitions How are ITS solutions shaping today’s transport systems and operations? Seamless and integrated tarnsport - what does the future hold? How can we best deploy ITS systems in a timely and efficient manner? And how will the megacities of the future cope? Congress took place just after the opening ceremony and the ITS Hall of Fame Awards. Focussing on the Congress theme – “smarter on

Austria ¤¤ Scott Belcher, President and CEO, ITS America ¤¤ Greg Winfree, Deputy Administrator, Research

the way” – and examining “today’s achievements,

and Innovative Technology Administration,

tomorrow’s ambitions”. Hosted by Melinda

U.S. Department of Transportation, USA

Crane, a journalist at DWTV and moderator at

¤¤ Zhongze Wu, Chairman, ITS China

the Stockholm ITS World Congress and the Lyon

¤¤ Bambang Susantono, Vice Minister, Ministry

European ITS Congress, the plenary examined the

of Transportation/President, ITS Indonesia,

goal of citizens having at all times access to, and


benefiting from, the most reliable, efficient and widespread intelligent mobility solutions.

The first question put to the panel was to describe how ITS solutions are already shaping

Joining Mrs Crane were:

transport solutions.

¤¤ Siim Kallas, Vice-President and Commissioner

Vice-President Kallas answered first, “I could list

responsible for Transport, European

many large (EU co-funded) projects having an


impact on transport solutions, but I would like

¤¤ Georg Kapsch, CEO, Kapsch TrafficCom AG,

to underline one – SafeSeaNet.” Vice-President

From From left left to to right: right: Bambang Bambang Susantono, Susantono, Vice Vice Minister, Minister, Ministry Ministry of of Transportation/President, Transportation/President, ITS ITS Indonesia, Indonesia, Indonesia, Indonesia, Zhongze Zhongze Wu, Wu, Chairman, Chairman, ITS ITS China, China, Greg Greg Winfree, Winfree, Deputy Deputy Administrator, Administrator, Research Research and and Innovative Innovative Technology Technology Administration, Administration, U.S. U.S. Department Department of of Transport, Transport, USA, USA, Scott Scott Belcher, Belcher, President President and and CEO, CEO, ITS ITS America, America, Georg Georg Kapsch, Kapsch, CEO, CEO, Kapsch Kapsch TrafficCom TrafficCom AG, AG, Austria, Austria, Siim Siim Kallas, Kallas, Vice-President Vice-President and and Commissioner Commissioner responsible responsible for for Transport, Transport, European European Commission Commission


The first plenary session of the 19th ITS World

Kallas explained how SafeSeaNet helps meet

Kapsch said “ETC will foster the implementation

maritime, trade and environmental challenges, as

of ITS” and will help roll-out and encourage

well as contributing to the fight against piracy.

investment and volume.

Mr Kapsch noted that he could list many

Mr Belcher noted the importance of partnership,

solutions given that ITS is now truly being

especially in a time of economic constraint which

deployed, but underlined the proven power of

also gives rise to opportunity. In this regard, he

electronic toll collection (ETC) systems, now

noted that all stakeholders needed each other,

deployed all around the world, in raising revenue

and that ITS deployment could not happen off the

and easing traffic flow.

back of taxation, it needs new models, such as

Mr Belcher for his part pointed to the huge


progress in the “global movement to connected

Mr Winfree was asked what the safe vehicle of

vehicle systems”.

the future would be like. He noted that in the

Mr Winfree stressed that for RITA safety remained the number one priority. According to Mr Winfree, ITS has helped move from a fatal accidents to “accidents where you can walk away”, and now the challenge was to deploy accident avoidance technologies. In this regard, he underlined the potential of V2V technologies. Mr Wu gave an overview of China’s progress in the last ten years, and stressed the importance of ITS in the Beijing Olympic Games and Shanghai World Expo in managing crowds and traffic. Mr Susantono noted that ITS was already a successful industry in Indonesia, agreed with Mr Kapsch about the importance of ETC, and also stressed integrated multi-modal public transport ticketing systems, already deployed in even medium sized Indonesian cities.

past 50 years huge progress had been made... for vehicle occupants. ITS and connected vehicles went beyond protecting vehicle occupants, aiming to prevent accidents in the first place. Mr Winfree also noted that “without rapid deployment, we cannot achieve our goals”. Mrs Crane asked Mr Wu how ITS could help megacities mobile. Mr Wu highlighted the importance of increased infrastructure spending, encluding ITS, new transport technologies, including passenger management, and finally the coordination of different modes. Asked about the main priorities of ITS deployment, Mr Susantono stressed not only the importance of choosing the correct technology, but also that care had to be taken to avoid being locked in with one system. Finally, he underlined that any ITS implementation and to be in line

Mrs Crane then asked Vice-President Kallas

with overall technology. “ITS must be affordable,

about the political will, organisation and

an open platform, system based yet human –

resources needed to deploy ITS – in the panel’s

easy to use, fix and develop”

opinion, what could realistically be achieved? Vice-President Kallas light-heartedly noted that he had only two and a half years left in his term, but that he saw three challenges – “Deployment, deployment, deployment” Mr Kapsch was asked what the public sector wanted. Agreeing with Vice-President Kallas insofar as deployment had to have a purpose, Mr

Day 2 - Plenary session 2 - converging technologies, converging mobility “the internet of things and how ITS will take advantage” How will transport and mobile/internet technology affect each other? How will policy makers and businesses take advantage of mobile communication opportunities for a new mobility? And how best to create widespread ITS deployment and a mass market for cooperative mobility and advanced ITS? the topic “Converging technologies, converging

Director, Orange Business Services, France ¤¤ Per-Henrik Nielsen, Vice President & Global

mobility”, giving examples of common transport

Head of Industry Specific Solutions, Ericsson

frustrations - missing trains due to a late

AB, Denmark

connection and having to take an expensive taxi

¤¤ Young-Soo Park, Director, ITS &Road

ride for instance. Underlining the potential of ITS

Environment Division, Ministry of Land,

to meet these challenges, Mrs Crane introduced

Transport and Maritime Affairs, Korea

the panel:

¤¤ Adam Game, CEO, Intelematics, Australia

¤¤ Alice Tornquist, Vice President, Government

Mrs Crane started the ball rolling by asking

Affairs, Qualcomm, USA ¤¤ Andreas J.M. Ostendorf, Global Director

Mrs Tornquist how smart phones would affect transport and ITS in particular. Mrs Tornquist said

Vehicle Homologation & Compliance / Vice

“the smart phone is an iconic technology, which

President,Sustainability, Environment and

has come to define our times”, pointing out that

Safety Engineering, Ford, Germany

now, over 1 billion are in use, and that this would

¤¤ Nathalie Leboucher, Smart Cities Programme

increase rapidly. Mrs Tornquist stressed how

From left to right: Adam Game, CEO, Intelematics, Australia, Young-Soo Park, Director, ITS &Road Environment Division, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, Korea, Per-Henrik Nielsen, Vice President & Global Head of Industry Specific Solutions, Ericsson AB, Denmark, Nathalie Leboucher, Smart Cities Programme Director, Orange Business Services, France, Andreas J.M. Ostendorf, Global Director Vehicle Homologation & Compliance / Vice President,Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford, Germany, Alice Tornquist, Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm, USA


Melinda Crane, Congress moderator, introduced

ubiquitous smart phones will become and that

admitted that they type text messages while

they would affect every aspect of live, not just

driving, and that 90% of those admitted it was


dangerous. The next step for SYNC will be to

Mrs Crane then asked Mrs Tornquist where the potential obstacles to ITS deployment were. Mrs Tornquist emphasised the high potential of

read text messages out loud for the driver... then understand and transcribe a reply. Where this would leave text speak is unknown.

ITS. She stressed that it is important to focus on

Mrs Leboucher said that ITS is a building block,

investments which have public utility but also a

and highlighted the Smart City initiative in this

return on investment for all concerned. Barriers

regard. Mrs Leboucher also noted that more

to the penetration of ITS is regulatory clarity,

devices will soon be connected than people –

funding and spectrum availability.

“and our cellular networks are ready”. Usage

Mr Ostendorf gave a brief introduction ahead of a video message from the Ford CEO Alan Roger Mulally. Mr Mulally gave an overview of the infrastructure changes needed to fully implement ITS. Mr Mulally stated that the mountains of data that cars provide will no longer be contained, but shared, enabling denser driving and semi-autonomous driving such as platooning. Furthermore, cars will be plugged into databases, allowing multimodal options when congestion is high, leading to less accidents. Mr Mulally believes that by 2025 this vision will be a reality, as “already they are being designed and tested” ¤¤ “Pedestrians, bikes, cars, as well as commercial vehicles, will all be woven together” ¤¤ “If we work together, I’m confident that we can provide a brighter future for all”

has already moved from voice to data, and orange has witnessed user demand for real time connectivity. Mrs Leboucher went on to underline some important changes in consumer behaviour, including: ¤¤ the rise of social networks and crowd sourcing, a vital consideration for new systems ¤¤ from ownership to use – it is no longer necessary to own a car to have use of a car Mrs Leboucher also underlined that “a connected car will stay a car, not a smart phone on wheels”. ICT technology is an enabler, but the car makers are key, they will still make the car... In the longer term, Mrs Leboucher endorsed V2X, but recognised the challenges. Standards open data systems and availability, and most of all business models need to progress - who will pay for these services? Orange, according to Mrs

Mrs Crane also asked Mr Ostendorf about the

Leboucher, believes in cross industry partnership

Ford SYNC. As Mr Ostendorf put it, the SYNC

and collaboration.

was invented to enable voice activated systems. He highlighted a number of idiosyncrasies in different countries illustrating the utility of these systems, for example the fact that in Europe it is generally illegal to use your mobile while driving, whereas you are allowed to type into your navigation device – and that in the US it was the other way around. A voice activated system bypasses these dangers, although the number of European languages posed a challenge. Mr Ostendorf pointed out that 50% of people

Mr Nielsen noted that Erikson has a vision of “Networked Society” - everything will be connected, empowering the consumer, bringing sustainability. He also explained how the data industry is converging with the car industry, but cars last a decade, whereas apps last months. In practical terms, if an OS needs upgrading every year, the car will need to handle this. Likewise, regarding electric cars, if you go to a friend’s house, plug in the car to recharge, the bill should

be sent to you automatically.

traditional policy goals - quite independently.

¤¤ “It is not the technology that is the challenge,

Mrs Crane then asked Mr Game about the ITS

but to create the right ecosystem” Mrs Crane then asked Mr Nielsen about people’s willingness to put data in the cloud, citing possible privacy concerns for example. Mr Nielsen answered that the ease of use - when the software is remote, it is also transferable to new devices, there are no viruses, easy upgrades – would be the deciding factor. He also forcefully reminded delegates of the example of the music industry, and how it almost was destroyed by changing technology and consumer

World Congress in 2016, to be held in Melbourne, and the prospects for the next four years. Mr Game noted that four years ago, mobile technology hardly existed in today’s sense (the iPhone was launched in June 2007!), so he couldn’t make a prediction over the next four year cycle! Mr Game did however extol the virtues of Australia as an ITS test bed, with very advanced ITS tech being deployed on a commercial level. He encouraged companies to join in and invited all to Melbourne in 2016.

patterns. iTunes created a new business model, the traditional music industry turned its back – and took a decade to recover. Transport must be flexible to new business models.

VIP Dinner The VIP dinner took place in the Ceremonial Hall of the Vienna City Hall. VIPs had the opportunity

Mr Park in his case noted that “convergence is

to vote for the winners of the 2012 ITS Video

a key word in modern society, applied in every

Competition - see Day 5, closing ceremony.

industry”. Mr Park gave an overview of ITS situation in Korea, examples of popular apps, such as Soeul bus (giving real time bus info including Twitter share function) etc. Mr Park underlined that ITS supports government policy, not the other way around. Mr Game examined the root causes of convergence. He explained that “the smart phone is the catalyst for consumer adoption of ITS”. The smart phone creates the ecosystem - the content, the communication technologies, the business models, and most importantly, the consumer acceptance of their location being known, of always being connected. Mr Game claimed that this will create organically funded infrastructure, meeting policy objectives traditionally and erroneously seen as only feasible through legislative push. This means policy makers will lose control. Mr Game gave an interesting are deploying an app giving driving behaviour feedback and coaching, so you can measure safe and green driving outcomes. This accelerates


example from Australia where motoring clubs

Day 3 - urban mobility day Wednesday 24 October saw the start of something new at ITS Congresses – an entire day devoted to one topic, including stakeholder sessions, executive sessions and a special urban mobility tour round the exhibition area. The Urban Mobility day was organised by ERTICO and the European Commission, and is part of the ERTICO strategy to drive forward the deployment of ITS where it is needed most, in urban areas.

European Commission’s expert group on ITS for urban areas The first, and opening, session of the day focussed on the European Commission’s Expert Group on ITS for urban areas. The expert group has been working on guidelines for the

The main outcomes of the expert group’s deliberations are: ¤¤ identifying best practice for applications of urban ITS ¤¤ guidelines for urban ITS deployment ¤¤ identifying the possible need for further standardisation on a European level

deployment of key ITS applications in urban

Mrs Szeligowska highlighted 15 May 2012 Forum

areas, and in particular on the provision and

on urban mobility organised jointly by ERTICO

organisation of multimodal information, traffic

and EUROCITIES, where the expert group’s

management and smart ticketing.

preliminary findings were discussed amidst

The proceedings were opened by Gunter

much interest from the wider ITS community.

Zimmermeyer, past Chairman of ERTICO.

This directly led to the organisation of the Urban

Mr Zimmermeyer reiterated ERTICO’s ongoing

Mobility Day at ITS Vienna 2012.

commitment to ITS for urban mobility, underlining

In general, Mrs Szeligowska highlighted the need

its growing importance now that the world’s population is more urban than rural - and will become ever more so. Dorota Szeligowska, European Commission, took the floor as the session moderator, giving an overview of the expert group and its work. Placing the guidelines in the context of the Commission’s renewed focus on the urban dimension in EU transport policy, Mrs Szeligowska explained how the ITS expert group, which came together in December 2010

for: ¤¤ raising awareness of ITS ¤¤ guidelines for ITS deployment ¤¤ addressing decision makers not producing technical documents ¤¤ analysing how ITS solutions can help resolve problems and achieve policy goals ¤¤ identifying stakeholders and roles ¤¤ identifying key points to foster deployment ¤¤ providing recommendations

for 24 months with 25 members from different

The first ITS expert to speak was Jean Coldefy,

stakeholder groups, has focussed on four key

Grand Lyon, who reported on the groups work on


multimodal information services. Leading with

¤¤ traffic and travel (multimodal) information ¤¤ smart ticketing ¤¤ traffic management ¤¤ urban logistics

a very positive assessment - “the expert group is convinced that the technology and business model are ready to support information services not for research but real users”, Mr Coldefy

reflected that public authorities have four main

absence of an integrated policy, one wallet is

goals regarding transport policy:


¤¤ ease movement of people and goods

Mr Balquière noted that smart ticketing modified

¤¤ ensure accessibility of towns

the relationship between the traveller and his

¤¤ reduce environmental and socio-economic

ticket. Complementary services could easily and

¤¤ re-conquer public space from private cars in favour of eco- friendly modes Mr Coldefy opined that big new infrastructure

usefully be proposed to the traveller; efficiency, accessibility and the image of urban mobility could be improved; and data collected through the use of smart tickets.

building is over - now MIS (management

How would a smart ticket actually be used? Mr

information systems) will be deployed, having a

Balquière identified three options:

great impact on behaviour, and finding the best combination of public and private actors’ assets. Mr Coldefy noted that in the urban sphere, the share of public space is the main constraint for policy makers. Mr Coldefy made a series of recommendations 1. cooperation between public and private actors.

1. using a dedicated application and support- eg a smart phone 2. virtual tickets – SMS, email etc., similar to some airlines 3. secure ID and back office processing - eg bankcards Mr Balquière also noted that with more and more

To encourage this public data and services

personalised tickets, it would become harder to

should be made available, on the condition

propose group tickets.

that the date usage is coherent with public policy. Data quality and completeness musty be ensured 2. availability of data and information for each mode of transport and mobility services 3. marketing - market the modal shift and traveller information services 4. harmonisation and continuity of services foster cooperation The next speaker to take the floor was Alexandre Balquière, from Tisséo-SMTC Toulouse, on the topic of smart ticketing. Mr Balquière reflected on the goal of ticketing - to collect fares and control or reduce fraud. To this end, he pointed out that

Mr Balquière identified the main stakeholders... ¤¤ clients - frequent travellers or occasional ¤¤ scheme providers - provide the tickets ¤¤ industrial suppliers provide the ITS solution ¤¤ PT authorities and operators ¤¤ banks and mobile phone operators ¤¤ lobbies and media ... and the benefits of smart ticketing... integration of services in a single media ¤¤ facilitate interoperability between different public transport operators etc ¤¤ deep modification of distribution process - less

“smart” means the integration of services and

cost and smart payments and remote selling

technologies, and that “smart” is not necessarily

over internet

about one ticket for the entire (multi-modal)

¤¤ reduce the dwelling time on public transport -

journey, but one wallet, enabling the seamless

increase public transport speed thus reducing

purchase of whichever tickets are necessary. Mr

operational cost

Balquière specified that if there is an integrated transport policy, one ticket is possible, but in the

¤¤ reduction of maintenance cost ... and the impact of smart ticketing...



¤¤ cotemporary image

he noted that data sources and integrity are

¤¤ integration of other services - promote a pack

vitally important in this regard.

of services to final user ¤¤ easier access to information - potential interface with MIS

Mr Kearns highlighted: 1. cooperation, partnership and interoperability

¤¤ easier remote sales - reduce queuing

2. essential tasks for successful delivery

¤¤ integration of privacy protection

3. targeting individuals, optimising network

¤¤ impact on public transport organisations and business models ...before moving on to the recommendations... 1. smart ticketing is not replacement of traditional ticketing - features and functions need to be identified 2. new choices of distribution channel increase speed power and flexibility for final users 3. smart wallets and post-payment options create a new relationship between client and ticket 4. marketing issue and public support needed to promote the benefits 5. integration with MIS - ensure high user satisfaction 6. integrate organisational and legal issues to

performance 4. maximising automation minimise human intervention at operational level standards and harmonisation Finally, Mr Kearns noted the following issues which had arisen as a result of the expert group’s work: ¤¤ urban logistics - integral element of urban traffic management ¤¤ evolving technologies - need to strengthen references to V2X ¤¤ parking management - “the problem caused by vehicles just looking for parking is becoming more and more apparent” ¤¤ standards - technical, but also descriptive, avoid vendor lock in

overcome geographical barriers and ensure an

¤¤ policies vs projects

EU-wide scheme

¤¤ information services - personalised vs

7. protection of data privacy vital for acceptability

collective – the Olympics show that personal

8. adopt standards and off-the-shelf products to

targeted information very effective at

control costs The final speaker of the session was Steve Kearns, Transport for London, who reported on the merged topic of traffic management and urban logistics. Mr Kearns noted that the recommendations were directed at decision makers at a local or regional level, so great effort was expended to keep the language non technical non-technical. Mr Kearns underlined that “ITS is not a goal, it is a tool to meet goals, policy driven goals”, such as reducing congestion or energy consumption. But how does ITS actually help in delivering policy goals? Mr Kearns highlighted that “ITS operates and adds value at every level”, although

influencing behaviour ¤¤ automation of traffic management

Urban Mobility Day - cities meet industry ¤¤ in regards to applications, Mr McCarthy asked

by Dean Herenda, from the Slovenian Ministry of

what they will it look like, how they will it be

Infrastructure and Spatial Planning. Mr Herenda

used, who will adopt them, and when we can

explained that the session was to focus on urban

use them...

mobility success stories, first taking the cities of

¤¤ finally for architecture Mr McCarthy underlined

London and Bordeaux as examples and discussion

that it should be based on lessons drawn from

initiators, before moving on to the perspective of

each user’s perspective and needs

industry representatives.

The next speaker was Jean-Marc Rouffet,

The first speaker was John McCarthy, Director

representing the city of Bordeaux, host of the

Traffic Operations, Transport for London (TfL).

next ITS World Congress to be held in Europe,

After giving an overview of the situation in

in 2015. Mr Rouffet noted that Bordeaux has

London, Mr McCarthy described a cooperative

witnessed a 8% rise in population and a 10% rise

network as one where all nodes, such as vehicles,

in journeys between 1998 and 2009. Over the

infrastructure and people are connected in real

same period of time, car use has dropped by 5%,

time, and warned “we are only as good as the

whilst public transport saw a rise of 2%, cycling

data available”. At this point, Mr McCarthy

1%, and walk 2%. Bordeaux also invested in more

differentiated data from information, which is

tram and cycle infrastructure. Mr Rouffet also

personalised, accessible and useful. Mr McCarthy

noted the importance of multimodality, even –

went on to extol the virtues of a cooperative

especially – in the planning of public transport

network, which would reduce costs and improve

routes. At one point for example, Bordeaux’s bus

journey timetable reliability.

lines would end near the trams, but following

Mr McCarthy said that “we have a vision, and we must turn that vision into reality”. He then went through some considerations: ¤¤ returning to the subject of data, Mr McCarthy specified that it must be “reliable, resilient, real-time infrastructure independent, interoperable with an open standard – the key question are: can it cope with a deluge of data, who owns/pays, and can I have it now?” ¤¤ regarding technology, Mr McCarthy asked who the owner is, whether it is off the shelf, who owns it, what stops us having it today/ tomorrow, if there is there a minimum spec, and finally what must TfL do to get it ¤¤ considering communications, Mr McCarthy identified as important what is available, the link between communications and infrastructure, reliant channel bandwidth, and the different needs of V2I, V2V and P2P.

a reconfiguration, bus lines now intersect tram lines, and usage of the whole network has increased by 6% and the bus network specifically by 10%. Mr Rouffet also underlined the need for good quality cycling infrastructure. After the two introductions by cities, Mr Herenda invited industry representatives to comment. First to speak was John Chipperfield, CTO, SWARCO. Mr Chipperfield took up Mr McCarthy’s point on turning vision into reality, using SWARCO as an example of how to improve traffic flow and incident detection and reducing pollution and energy use. Mr Chipperfield noted that in terms of ITS infrastructure, it is a case of “evolution not revolution - we can’t change everything overnight”. On the other hand, Mr Chipperfield also said that “the paradigm change is here - it is not just coming, it is already here, and the data is key - data needs to be open, needs to be shared, and needs to be accurate”.


The final session on urban mobility was opened

The next industry representative was Christian

Next to speak was Klaas Rozema, CTO,

Barrios, Managing Director, Q-Free Americas.

IMTECH/PEEK. Mr Rozema predicted that there

Mr Barrios started by noting “I think the industry

would be less emphasis on road side unites

in Europe is totally different from in the US for

and more on cloud computing. He highlighted

example”, in that they have already adopted

the FREILOT pilot as a great example of

standards. Europe is different, according to Mr

cooperative technology resulting in a commercial

Barrios, has been protectionist, although he

product, Europe’s first. Mr Rozema noted that

recognised that the European Commission is

“unfortunately, most applications to do with

forcing countries to share information. Speaking

cooperative systems demand 100% penetration”,

from a background in the computer industry,

which is why FREILOT’s focus on a segment of

Mr Barrios argued that a new generation of

the potential overall cooperative systems market

companies, like Google or TomTom, will just go

proved to be most prescient.

ahead and share information anyway, and that therefore traditional industries must adapt. In this regard Mr Barrios highlighted ERTICO’s role as “a great enabler for industry”.

Richard Harris, Director of Solutions, Xerox then took the floor. He noted a certain disconnect between road operators and the automobile manufacturing sector, with there being maybe

However, “if we compare the traffic industry

14 motor manufacturers in the world, but over

to the computer industry, we are twenty years

100 road operators in UK alone. Mr Harris talked

behind”. Mr Barrios predicted consolidation in the

about PIARC (the World Road Association) which

traffic industry, as tolling, ports, airports etc. will

brings together the road administrations of 118

become part of one industry, traffic management,

governments as an important intermediary, and

with common interfaces and applications.

highlighted the recent report on cooperative

“Industry will change or be changed by Google

systems. Mr Harris stressed that road operators

and their peers”

need robust systems that are future proof, as

The next speaker was Lucien Linders, Business Unit Director Consultancy and Innovation, VIALIS B.V., who noted that they had “seen big changes in our clients - now they ask for full solutions,

indeed do consumers. Mr Harris illustrated teh latter with an example of the cost of replacing an in-built sat-nav system in a standard car – 3000 (UK) pounds. “Who could afford to replace that?”

‘please keep our cities flowing’”. He noted that

The final industry representative was Hauke

cooperative systems avoid a top-down approach

Juergensen, Head Intelligent Traffic Systems,

- data is provided from the ground, and that is a

SIEMENS, who noted the large amount of

vital element in providing today’s and tomorrow’s

progress in terms of cooperative systems – “they

mobility solutions.

just didn’t exist a few years ago”. Regarding the progress made, Mr Juergensen lauded ERTICO as “a very strong organisation, with a strong voice”. He underlined that technologically, cooperation is not a great problem. “We need to get the people together and speak with one voice - industry, policy makers and road operators” he affirmed, as business cases are urgently needed. “In order to guarantee a high level of safety and comfort,

New New ERTICO ERTICO Partner Partner Cubic Cubic explains explains their their urban urban mobility mobility solutions solutions during during the the exhibition exhibition tour tour

clean air etc, we need to do more on cooperative systems”

Following the city-industry dialogue, a number of interesting points arose from the audience. One concern was privacy and data security, as public authorities have “no problems sharing data as long as there are no unique identifiers which can be used to identify individuals”.

Gala dinner and ITS ball The gala dinner and first ever ITS ball took place at the Hofburg Palace....

The importance and role of social media was also recognised, and it was agreed that it was not yet clear how social media’s role in transport would evolve. An interesting point was raised regarding data provision, namely that companies expect to receive data for free from public authorities - and then sell it to the consumer. Was this ethical? Here, Mr McCarthy again noted the difference between data and (useful) information. Anybody could have access to the raw data, it is the repackaging and processing of it that is the service which must be paid for. The intelligent use of navigation devices en mass was another concern raised by a public authority representative. “We do not want thousands o cars driving by a school just because there is congestion on the motorway and everybody’s navigation device reroutes them - the public authority must be involved for the public good”. Finally, Zeljko Jeftic, Senior Project Manager at ERTICO, recommended greater use of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) from the European Union as a catalyst for deployment. Mr Jeftic, speaking with the experience of the afore-mentioned FREILOT (CIP) pilot, noted that it was an excellent tool to create early adopters. Generally speaking, he recommended less focus on R&D projects, more on deployment, and stressed the importance of having a stipulation to implement a post-pilot business plan. More on the lessons of FREILOT, read here.


one of the first CIP pilots in transport, can be

Gala dinner and ITS ball

Day 4 - public/open day

European European Space Space Expo Expo shows shows how how space space improves improves our our everyday everyday lives lives

Day 5 - Closing ceremony and plenary session 3 – global connectivity revolution The 19th ITS World Congress, under the theme

Referring to the ever increasing challenges faced

“smarter on the way”, drew to a close on Friday,

by transport authorities, not to mention energy

after five hectic yet productive days. Over five

consumption and climate change, Commissioner

days, over 300 exhibitors and 10000 participants

Kroes underlined that the need to boost the

from more than 90 countries worldwide

economy was also a vital consideration – and that

attended this annual meeting point of transport

“a big part of the transformation in the coming

executives from around the globe. Mrs Melinda

decades will come from new digital technology.

Crane welcomed delegates to the auditorium,

The fact is, new ICT technologies are changing

summarising some of the key achievements of

everything. Every sector is getting online, and

the week, highlighting in particular the ministerial

using digital opportunities. Including transport...”

round table’s joint statement. ¤¤ “the momentum is unstoppable, ITS is happening” ¤¤ “There is a sense of excitement at this World Congress, a threshold marking the transition to ITS deployment”

Commissioner Kroes then identified three thoughts to keep in mind: 1. eCall is a great step forward. Could be reality for all very soon, saving 2000 lives a year 2. two thrids of Europeans live in urban areas smarter means better, greener, more pleasant.

The chief rapporteur, Eric Sampson, then took

“None of this is science-fiction. Indeed,

the stage to give the first report of the Congress.

in many cases, the ideas to power smart

Read more on page 6.

cities are already out there, the technology

“We began the congress with yet more commitment to deliver solutions to users. Vienna 2012 has succeeded where generations of mathematicians have failed: the Ministerial Round Table of 40+ Ministers, senior officials and heads of International bodies was actually square.”

is available: we just need to deploy those inventions on the ground.” 3. to bring about this transformation, we need to continue to cooperate intensely. Finally Commissioner Kroes noted how transport will gain directly and indirectly from Horizon 2020 – “we will invest in smart, green and integrated transport”

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President and Commissioner for the Digital

Read the full speech here.

Agenda, then took the stage to deliver a key-note address. Thanking all delegates for their contributions to making the Congress such a great success, Commissioner Kroes noted that “we need smart solutions for transport: our economic and environmental future depends on it. Especially for short distance and long; urban and rural; fourwheelers, two-wheelers, eighteen-wheelers.”


road transport, of all kinds: passenger and freight;

The third and final plenary session of the Congress then took place. Mrs Crane invited Hiroyuki Watanabe, Chairman of ITS Japan, and Ton Steenman, Vice-President Intel Architecture Group onstage to tackle the subject “global connectivity revolution”. Mrs Crane asked Mr Watanabe how ITS would transform individual lives. After graciously thanking the organisers for a successful Congress, Mr Watanabe noted that “connectivity has been a core concept of ITS since the beginning, 20 years ago.” He went on to explain that back then, nobody would have wanted to pay over wireless for many reasons - trust, reliability etc. Now, people are in favour of the idea, and this is a key change which enables ITS services. Mr Watanabe also drew delegates’ attention to a key lesson from 2011 Great Japanese earthquake –

Mr Watanabe then spoke, identifying a wide range of stakeholders in the value chain. He also noted that it is hard to know how much a contribution individuals make in terms of ecodriving - connectivity can help here, creating a virtual cycle – plus the cash benefits will also be shown directly! Mr Watanabe explained that a truly networked society will help all - zero emissions and zero fatalities will become possible, and interestingly, the idea that citizens’ actions have societal impacts will increase, to the benefit of society as a whole.

“connected vehicles

Mr Steenman was then asked how the IT sector

and people mean

views the transport sector. He answered “as

resilient transport.”

an opportunity and a challenge”. A tremendous

Tom Steenman then spoke, noting that US teenagers would now rather give up their car than internet – a huge societal change! He also underlined that we spend hours in our cars – and thus that connected vehicles will become ever more important. Mr Steenman noted that this would also bring challenges. Only relevant information should be shown to drivers, eyes should be kept on the road so speech recognition or gesture control needs to be developed, and security needs more attention. Mr Steenman noted that “opportunities are the basis of business”, asking who the main stakeholders in the global connectivity revolution are, and who will most benefit?

amount of optimisation is possible, with so much congestion in roads, seaports etc - a better transport system is needed. Mr Steenman argued that many technologies and concepts – eg. cloud computing - will have huge impact, and will bring great benefit to economies worldwide.

Best papers of the Vienna Congress

2012 ITS Video Competition

Eric Sampson, chief rapporteur of the 19th ITS

The winners of the 2012 ITS Video Competition

World Congress, then took the stage to give out

were then honoured by Hermann Meyer, ERTICO

the best paper awards. Noting that over 800

CEO. Over 50 videos had been submitted before

papers had been received, and that around 150 of

an open vote produced a short list of eight videos

these would be published in IET, he underlined

in each category – “ITS community” and “general

high quality of submissions. The winners of the

public” – which was then deliberated upon and

best papers at ITS Vienna 2012 are:

judged by a committee of ITS experts. The

¤¤ Sébastien Mure, ERTICO – ITS EUROPE,

finalists- three videos in each category – were

Technical, “A guide for Pre-Commercial

then shown at the VIP dinner of the Congress,

Procurement actors in ITS”

and a final vote held.

¤¤ Mario Sattler, via donau, Technical, “Opening governmental traffic management infrastructure for the mutual benefits of authorities and logistics – River Information Services in Europe” ¤¤ Christopher Emmerson, Newcastle University, Scientific, “In-Vehicle Navigation Systems and Older Drivers” ¤¤ Akiyoshi Yamazaki, Saitama Prefectural Police, Technical, “Development of the Pedestrian Priority Signal Systems (PPSS) and its effect” ¤¤ Liang Xue, The University of Tokyo, Scientific,” Global 3D Modelling and its

The winners of the 2012 ITS Video Competition are: ¤¤ Cubic Transportation Systems with “Making the Vision of Intelligent Travel a Reality” (ITS community category) ¤¤ Griffith University (Australia) with “Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems: Safe and Sustainable Transport” (general public category) “The beauty of the competition is that we only have winners, as we have raised the awareness of the benefits of ITS”

Evaluation for Large-Scale Highway Tunnel using Laser Range Sensor” ¤¤ Matthew Dorfman, D’Artagnan Consulting, Technical, “Software as a Service and the growth of ITS” ¤¤ Ismail Zohdy, Virginia Tech, Scientific, “Optimizing Driverless Vehicles at

Passing of the globe! Tokyo 2013! Finally, to wrap the 19th ITS World Congress up, the traditional “passing of the globe” ceremony was held – see you in Tokyo 2013!

ERTICO’s ERTICO’s own own Sébastien Sébastien Mure Mure receiving receiving the the best best paper paper award award from from Eric Eric Sampson Sampson



ITS World Congress interviews During the 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna, ERTICO - ITS Europe and Melinda Crane interviewed several ERTICO Partners at the exhibition. Representatives from various industries in the ITS value chain were invited to share their viewpoints and impressions on the event. Go to to watch the interviews!

ERTICO-supported stands at the exhibition With ITS vienna 2012 being the largest ITS Congress ever in Europe, several ERTICO Partnership projects and deployment platforms took full advantage with dedicated stands... let’s take a look...

ADASIS Forum The ADASIS Forum celebrated its tenth year anniversary with its first ever stand at an ITS Congress and an information video explaining the deployment platform’s activities. The ADASIS general assembly also took place in Vienna. For more information, contact Jean-Charles Pandazis –


eCoMove is a research project co-funded by the European Commission developing cooperative mobility systems and services for energy efficiency.

system. The visual information of the HMI and navigation was also shown on the video screen so that visitors outside of the vehicle had the possibility to follow the interactive HMI 3. Through an interactive Microsoft Surface Touch table demonstration, visitors were able to experience a holistic approach to ecofriendly cooperative mobility. Demonstrated scenarios presented benefits of eCoMove solutions on network and local intersection

eCoMove believes that the integration of

levels, as well the benefits for the driver

applications for eco-driving, eco-logistics planning

and fleet operator, by showing the “without”

and eco-traffic management has the potential to

and “with” eCoMove situations. In addition,

substantially reduce fuel consumption and CO2

visitors were able to learn about other

emissions by tackling the three main causes of

related work done in Europe and also get

avoidable energy use in road transport:

a first feeling of the costs and benefits the

¤¤ inefficient trip planning & route choice

local authorities can expect for deploying

¤¤ inefficient driving performance

cooperative solutions in their city

¤¤ inefficient traffic management & control eCoMove was present with three demonstrators at the Congress exhibition: 1. On a truck driver simulator, visitors could experience the ecoDriverCoaching application in urban environment, showing how, thanks to cooperative systems, the truck driver can receive on-trip advices to anticipate traffic situations and improve his fuel efficiency Finally 11 eCoMove-related papers got presented

with innovative human-machine interface,

and the project co-organised 3 Special Sessions

including haptic gas pedal, visitors received

on eco-driving, energy efficient logistics and

eco-driving feedback synchronised with a

cooperative energy efficiency applications.

pre-filmed real life test drive, displayed on a screen in front of the car; the system gave speed and gear shifting advices in certain situations. Additionally the virtual position of the vehicle was shown on a navigation

To find out more, contact Julie Castermans –


2. Sitting in one of our test vehicles equipped

TISA For the second year, TISA had an independent stand at the ITS Congress where visitors had the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with TISA Members as well as experiencing a variety

The TISA stand featured also a live-TPEG service delivered into the navigation device of a mass production BMW 1 series convertible. The demo showed what TPEG Applications can offer to the drivers in terms of real-time traffic event

of demonstrations including iBiquity, GEWI,


INRIX, Continental and Fraunhofer. TISA Member

On Friday, 26 October, TISA and the GENIVI

bmt – Bayerische Medien Techniek GmbH

Alliance, represented respectively by Thomas

presented their TPEG know-how with playout

Kusche (TISA President) and Ton H. Steenman

and analysis tools. Furthermore, the world’s first

(Vice President, a Founding Charter member

TPEG2-ADT based client demonstrated TPEG2

of the GENIVI® Alliance) established a Liaison

technology in combination with public transport.

Agreement between the two organisations. This agreement sets the framework for an exchange of TISA Specifications between the two communities with the aim of harmonising protocols in the areas of common interest. More specifically, it is intended that GENIVI will re-use and implement in its Interfaces the codes already defined in the Tables of the TPEG Specifications (standardised in the ISO/TS 21219 series) for all applications related to Traffic Information.

The TISA booth displayed a demonstrator on DATEX-TPEG interoperability which was jointly developed with EasyWay, the largest consortium of European road operators, and continuing the TISA-EasyWay successful cooperation that began with last year’s MoU. This joint development addressed the challenge of end-to-end connectivity of traffic information and the need to ensure that traffic management requirements go hand-in-hand with delivered traffic information. This can only be achieved by using harmonised interfaces between, on the one hand, EasyWay partners using DATEX II specifications for information exchange and, at the other end of the service chain, serviceproviders using TPEG content for the delivery of traffic information to the end-user on the road. The demo featured production of DATEX messages converted into TPEG content and fed into end-users devices such as a Tablet.

This agreement which involves the exchange of working documents at an early development stage was made possible jointly by Members of TISA and of the GENIVI Alliance who initially identified the need to join forces. According to TISA President, Thomas Kusche, “this Liaison Agreement is an important milestone for the TISA community and for TPEG technology. It will facilitate the development of harmonised standards and, most importantly, the delivery of coherent Traffic Information to the end-user. It confirms that the Automotive Industry regards TPEG by as a well-established worldwide standard”.

iCar Support

exhibition of a real eCall equipped car.

Supporting the iMobility Forum at ITS Vienna 2012

Finally, on Friday 26 October, the second edition

Established in 2003 by the European Commission,

Friday 26 October. Neelie Kroes, Vice-President

the iMobility Forum is a joint platform open for

of the European Commission responsible for the

all road stakeholders interested in ICT-based

Digital Agenda, attended this year’s iMobility

systems and services. It is the official successor

Award Ceremony at the 2012 ITS World Congress

to the eSafety Forum.

in Vienna, were she handed over the award

This year, we have managed to give the

certificates. Mrs Kroes was introduced by the co

maximum visibility to the iMobility Forum thanks

chair of the iMobility Forum Hermann Meyer,

to the 19th ITS World Congress. From 23 to 26


of the iMobility Awards Ceremony was held on

October 2012, the iMobility Forum stand hosted

stand. Visitors had the opportunity to discuss with iMobility Forum Working Group representatives the latest achievements and challenges of European mobility. The stand not only acted as the information centre for the iMobility forum activities but also for other project related activities. All day long, demonstrations by European projects showed the latest technological developments in ITS. HeERO project partners (Italian pilot site and Cinterion) demonstrated how EU eCall works with the

Ms Kroes underlined, “the iMobility Awards are the perfect occasion to introduce to the ITS World Congress delegates those who have been recognised by the ITS community as paving the way to the mobility of the future.” The iMobility Forum Awards aim to reward excellence in ITS implementation and deployment in Europe. For 3 months, the names of 11 nominees were up for online voting in the following categories: Industry and Technology, Policy, and National/Local ITS Implementation.


its “Let’s Lunch” and coffee break sessions on its

In the industry/technology category, TNO -

A special, discretionary, iMobility Award was

represented by Joelle van den Broek - were

given by Mrs Kroes to Jean-Pierre Medevielle,

recognised for their work in creating, testing and

Deputy General Director of IFSTTAR (the French

realising new transport solutions to make mobility

Institute of Science and Technology for Transport,

cleaner, safer and more reliable.

Development and Networks) in recognition of his

In the policy category, the European Commission - represented by Emilio Dรกvila Gonzรกlez, Project Officer (eCall), DG Connect - was rewarded for its vision and work in bringing the eCall initiative

dedication throughout his working life to transport and intelligent mobility. For more information, contact

to life. The European Commission has been instrumental in successfully promoting and creating a Europe-wide range of stakeholders working with one vision - that of making eCall available in all vehicles in Europe, with a service working seamlessly wherever the vehicle is, home or abroad. In the national/local category, the Austrian motorway company ASFINAG - represented by its CTO Bernd Datler - were recognised for their work on cooperative as well as co-modal transport services, demonstrating where user orientation and technical feasibility.

Future ITS Congresses Dublin, Ireland, 4-7 June 2013, 9th European ITS Congress, Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 October 2013, 20th ITS World Congress, Helsinki, Finland, 16-19 June 2014, 10th European ITS Congress Detroit, USA, 7-11, September 2014, 21st ITS World Congress Bordeaux, France, 5-9 October 2015, 22nd ITS World Congress






World Congress




Selected photos from the exhibition...

... and the ERTICO cocktail

Jean Mesqui, ERTICO Chairman: “All the work

Alan Kelly, Irish Minister of State for Public

of the European Commission, the Member

and Commuter Transport: “We’re all about

States, the ERTICO Partnership have one

delivering solutions, real solutions for real

purpose – bringing ITS to deployment to



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achieve policy goals and to satisfy customer

ERTICO cordially invites you to the 9th European ITS Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 4-7 June 2013

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