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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. 

By SSPCR / Updated: 31 Jul 2019
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 31 Jul 2019

Autonomous driving: Toyota inaugurates experimentation in Europe on urban roads

Toyota received the green light in Belgium to carry out tests on public roads to study the interaction between self-driving cars and people in daily conditions. The tests that will take place on the streets of Brussels aim to assess the functioning of advanced driving systems in urban contexts. 

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 20 Mar 2020

Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2020

Please note - this event has been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the event website for further information.

TRA, the Transport Research Arena, is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility.

TRA 2020 is themed 'Rethinking transport - towards clean and inclusive mobility' and brings together experts from around the world, to discuss innovations and the future of mobility and transport.

By SSPCR / Updated: 24 Jul 2019
By Joe Gomersall / Updated: 22 Jul 2019

Autonomous Vehicle Summit 2019

Autonomous vehicles are rapidly becoming the vision for the future for many motor companies, which the Autonomous Vehicle Summit aims to recognise.

The international 2-day conference will provide a detailed insight into autonomation and sustainable urban mobility, analysing the impacts which autonomous vehicles could bring to society.

Examples of the highly accredited speakers are as follows:

By Joe Gomersall / Updated: 22 Jul 2019
By Joe Gomersall / Updated: 22 Jul 2019

ISTVS Conference 2019

The International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems (ISTVS) is a group of professionals from industry, academia and research institutions who collaborate and share findings to try to revolutionise transport.

The conference will discuss sustainability and energy conservation, as well as advancements to the vehicle industry that would benefit society.

The conference will explore the following themes: 

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 15 Jul 2019

Take a robot bus to the beach this summer in Helsinki!

The Finnish capital Helsinki aims to be carbon neutral by 2035 and is implementing and trialling a range of diverse actions on its road to this ambitious goal. One of the areas of action is clearly traffic and Helsinki is determined to exploit new technologies to ensure that its urban transport services are carbon neutral within 20 years.

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 14 Jun 2019

Policy & Project Manager

Polis is looking for an experienced policy & project manager who will be employed on a full-time long-term contract. The policy and project manager will coordinate Polis’ policy and advocacy activities and will manage European-funded projects in the field of sustainable urban mobility and transport innovation. Apply until 17 June.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 11 Jun 2019

Digital Transport Days 2019

Digital Transport Days 2019 will be held in Helsinki this year, organised by European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, in cooperation with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The conference will offer a European viewpoint on digital solutions for transport and mobility. The conference will explore the latest developments in the field, to help define and implement enabling policies, as well as developing customer-oriented services.