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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 Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Nov 2019

ITS European Congress 2020

The ITS European Congress, the largest event entirely dedicated to smart mobility and digitalisation of transport, is organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe.

The ITS European Congress is part of a bigger cluster of ITS Congresses. It is organised in a European city in the years where there is no ITS World Congress in Europe. These events are a strategic opportunity for the transport industry to come together and show the latest innovations, with a slightly different focus for each year. The 14th ITS European Congress theme is: The Game Changer. The five key topics of 2020 are:

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Nov 2019

inOut 2020

inOut is a unique intiative centred on developing new mobility solutions that connects international mobility experts [In] and the general public [Out]. 

On the 14 and 15 May 2020, inOut presents an opportunity for industry professionals from businesses and start-ups, researchers, elected officers, public institutions, and more to explore themes dedicated to mobility and the economic, social and environmental impacts surrounding mobility.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 01 Nov 2019

European Commission and European Investment Bank announce launch of “European Drone Investment - Advisory Platform”

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced today the launch of a “European Drone Investment - Advisory Platform” to support innovation and investment in drones. The initiative aims to improve access to EU support in this field and to develop a better understanding of the market to improve investment beyond 2021.

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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 23 Oct 2019
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 25 Sep 2019

Brussels Bus Week

During the week of 21 October 2019, UITP (International Association of Public Transport) is organising a host of dedicated events and training to bring you up to speed with the latest trends and developments in the bus and trolleybus sector.

By Youris.com / Updated: 23 Sep 2019

“From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Share Results in Brussels at EU Regions Week 2019

On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban, and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are hosting the session “From dream to reality: sharing experiences from leading European Smart Cities” at the European Week of Regions and Cit

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 24 Sep 2019

City Trans Ukraine 2020

Ukraine are holding their fourth International City Trans EXPO and Conference in 2020. This is an opportunity to discover new vehicles and technologies showcased by exhibitors in the public transport and infrastructure industry. There is also a chance to learn about transport in modern cities and urban mobility through several presentations held over the course of two days. Topics will cover financing of the urban transport industry, buses and electrobuses, mobility as a service, and more.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

IT-TRANS 2020

IT-TRANS is one of the leading intelligent urban transport systems conferences where the sector meet to exhange, discuss and invent digital solutions. Experts from around the globe will address key issues such as artifical intelligence and internet of things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, on-demand and shared mobility, data ownership and mobility as a service (MaaS).

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

6th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS) 2020

The purpose of the 6th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS) is to bring together engineers, researchers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems.

By renskemartijnse / Updated: 05 Sep 2019

Pre-Commercial Procurement of autonomous public transport to answer Helsinki's mobility needs

Helsinki leads the largest ongoing European Pre-Commercial Procurement project in the field of urban mobility.

Six procuring authorities from around Europe provide funding to a dozen companies to develop solutions for smart systems that can operate fleets of automated shuttle buses as part of regular public transportation. The €8 million Horizon2020 project is coordinated by Forum Virium Helsinki, the non-profit innovation company of the city.

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