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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: 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: 15 May 2020
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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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 15 May 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 May 2020

ITS European Congress 2020

Please note that this event orignially scheduled to take place on 18-20 May 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. Please visit the event website for the most up-to-date information.

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

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 22 Apr 2020

inOut 2020

Please note that this event orignially scheduled to take place on 14 May 2020 has been postponed until 8-11 April 2021. Please visit the event website for the most up-to-date information. 

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

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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