While vehicle manufacturers invest in research, authorities are working to improve charging infrastructure to support consumers’ growing interest in the sector. The day when electric cars dominate the passenger transport market no longer seems quite so distant.
Smart City Solutions brings together renowned speakers with expert partners from the Fraunhofer Institutes, to deliver an innovative conference and exhibition. Last year, the event welcomed over 10,000 visitors and 140 exhibitors, and it's hoping to build upon this success this year.
The key topics for 2019 include:
The German city of Dresden’s sustainable urban mobility development plan (SUMP) plays an important role in improving transport in the city. The SUMP assists political decision-makers, traffic-related institutions, NGOs and institutional partners while aiming to support the economy and providing city residents with a clear direction in which policy will move. This was the conclusion of a recent evaluation report, ‘Initial evaluation of the Transport Development Plan 2025plus of the City of Dresden'.
The Smart Country Convention will focus on digital solutions for administrations and public services in municipalities, regions and national governments. An exhibition combining networking and training opportunities, the Smart Country Convention features a lecture programme and a specialist congress. Along with the design of citizen services and data management, the digitisation of administrations involves IT security and infrastructure. In addition to that, the digital transformation of public services includes the following areas:
Progress in Biomethane-Mobility is an international conference responding to the issues facing individual mobility. The conference will respond to the following questions:
- Where are we heading with combustion engine vehicles?
- Is the shift towards electric vehicles really the solution to our challenges in terms of emissions and high fuel prices?
- Are we not shifting our emission problems to other industry sectors – away from the fossil industry and towards the exploitation of rare earth elements?
Attend the conference to discuss:
The German city of Dresden was a finalist for the 7th SUMP Award on multimodality.
The three finalists for the award were Basel (Switzerland), Dresden (Germany) and Greater Manchester (United Kingdom) who ultimately won the award. The jury was particularly impressed by Dresden's achievement – exceeded in some cases – of most its SUMP objectives including a decrease in the car modal share.
Berlin will soon have a single app to bring together various transport services within the city, thus taking an important step towards the provision of mobility as a service (MaaS).
Berlin is already home to a number of sustainable transport projects, many of which aim to deliver its ambitious cycling development goals. Berlin will soon add another aspect to its innovative sustainable transport portfolio: the German capital will see the full integration of public and private mobility services united in a single MaaS application.
Resilient Cities is the Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, hosted in Bonn every year.
OEMs and operators are working hard to evolve smart fast-charging infrastructure in a currently fast-paced environment. E-mobility Charging Infrastructure Europe aims to explore the latest developments, challenges and opportunities of charging infrastructure in Europe in an interactive way.
The following key challenges will be addressed: