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Autonomous vehicles are rapidly becoming a reality on European roads and can range from self-driving vehicles to those that provide early hazard warning and avoidance. The deployment of autonomous vehicles will lead to changes to policy, the legal framework – and a shift in public perception. 

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 20 Mar 2020

Five European cities will test autonomous on-demand buses

In the course of the spring and summer of 2020, five European cities will be testing autonomous on-demand buses within real life conditions.

The demonstration projects aim to explore how autonomous on-demand buses can be integrated into real world conditions and how driverless vehicles can operate within existing public transport systems. The demonstrations will help to evaluate the functionality, interoperability and security of autonomous fleets. 

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By Youris.com / Updated: 02 Mar 2020
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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 19 Mar 2020

CoEXist Final Conference (virtual event)

CoEXist is a European project (May 2017 – April 2020) which aims at preparing the transition phase during which automated and conventional vehicles will co-exist on cities’ roads. The mission of CoEXist is to systematically increase the capacity of road authorities and other urban mobility stakeholders to get ready for the transition towards a shared road network with an increasing number of automated vehicles, using the same road network as conventional vehicles.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 29 Jan 2020

MOBITAS 2020: 2nd International Conference on HCI in Mobility, Transport and Automotive Systems

Human-computer interaction (HCI) in the field of mobility and intermodal transport leads to completely new challenges. A variety of different travellers move in different travel chains. The interplay of such different systems, such as car and bike sharing, local and long-distance public transport and individual transport, must be adapted to the needs of the travellers. Innovative means of transport are developed, such as electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. To achieve the acceptance of these systems, human-machine interaction must be completely redesigned.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

European Transport Conference 2020

The Association for European Transport is hosting the 48th European Transport Conference in Milan in September. Over the course of three days, this event will showcase keynote speeches, research sessions, networking opportunities with international colleagues and provide access to conference papers. There will also be several activities for delegates to involve themselves with including running tours, cycling tours and technical tours. 

Select key themes for this event are:

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities (ICoTSC 2020)

ICoTSC 2020 is an open forum where advances in the field of transport and smart Cities can be shared and examined. Researchers, engineers, scientists and industry professionals are welcomed to join this conference. which acts as a platform for keeping up with advances in this ever-changing field.

Over this three day event, a wide range of research topics will be discussed including both theoretical and systems research. Topics include, and more:

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Summit

On the 4-5 November 2020, Autonomy Paris will be hosting an event that acts as an intersection between city authorities, corporates, startups and funders. This two-day event will include an expo that will feature over 200 exhibitors and a business meetings platform for public and private decision-makers, a conference programme covering the biggest issues relating to sustainable and urban mobility issues, and an opportunity for startups to pitch in front of international investors. 

The event is organised around six key themes:

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 12 Dec 2019

Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems

IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation System (FISTS) is a forum sponsored jointly by four IEEE Societies: the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, the Oceanic Engineering Society, and the Vehicular Technology Society. FISTS offers presentations, lively discussion, and visionary futures about sustainable transportation systems that create economic opportunity and improve access to basic human needs.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 02 Dec 2019

Lyon launches new autonomous public transport service

On 15 November 2019, the French city of Lyon launched a new autonomous shuttle service as part of its public transport network. The service is provided by two autonomous, electric shuttles that connect the Décines Grand Large tram station (on line T3) with and the city's football stadium, the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium.

The shuttles will form a new line (N1) as part of the 85 route in the city. It is the first time in France that autonomous vehicles will run on public roads in a dense urban environment, operating alongside thousands of other vehicles.

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