Innovation and research support sustainable mobility at Transport Research Arena

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 23 Sep 2014
The fifth edition of the Transport Research Arena (TRA) will take place in Paris (France) between 14 - 17 April 2014, providing a unique forum for exchange between industry, researchers and policy-makers.
Transportation is rising to meet modern challenges and adhere to EU policy and legislation. This entails thinking and planning for sustainable mobility, reducing energy consumption and environmental impacts, improving safety and increasing efficiency. To this end, the TRA acts as point of exchange on future technologies, knowledge and policies for the benefit of all participants.

Specific topics of this edition of the conference include thorough explanation of Horizon 2020, the new EU programme for Research and Innovation, and discussion of the long-term scenarios for European transport policy. Each day of the conference will include scientific and technical sessions examining over 60 different aspects of mobility technology in detail. Plenaries and panel discussions will examine the state of mobility in Europe, and the developments that research, innovation, and good policy can produce.

The scope of TRA encompasses all modes of surface transport, including road, rail, and water, in urban, peri-urban, and rural environments. A broad spectrum of research and innovation activities will be on display, from basic sciences to application-oriented engineering, as well as examples of market uptake and deployment.

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