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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 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.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 20 May 2019

France is investing €200 million to launch and legalise autonomous shuttles

The French Transport Minister has announced that the national government plans to invest €200 million on autonomous electric shuttle tests. A legal framework is being created, which will allow self-driving shuttles to circulate freely on the entire public road network in France from 2020. The proposed law, known as 'LOM' (la loi d’orientation des mobilités or, mobility orientation law), has already successfully passed through the French Senate and should be adopted in the summer of 2019.

By jacklynwriter / Updated: 14 May 2019

Key Ways IoT Is Shaping The Future of Cars

The global connected car market is forecast to grow by 270% by 2022 according to findings from Counterpoint Research’s Internet of Things (IoT) tracker. In addition, almost all cars in the major European economies including Germany, UK and France are expected to be connected by 2020. Media attention mostly focuses on IoT devices in smart homes but in the last few years, IoT has been rapidly changing how our cars function. 

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