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.
Autonomous and connected vehicles
Digital innovations are improving people’s lives and opening opportunities for public transport, including increased efficiency, lowering costs and easier accessibility. But how exactly can we use technology to create a smart and sustainable transport network, even in remote and rural areas? This webinar, which is taking place on 23 November 2021 at 14:00-15:30 CET, presents three solutions to help achieve this.
Autonomous Vehicles as part of a Public Transport System
Autonomous vehicles could lead to healthier, safer and greener cities – but only if they are integrated into an effective public transport network. At this webinar, which is taking place on 22 November 2021 at 14:00-15:30 CET, you will hear from EU-funded projects PAV, Dynaxibility and Ride2Autonomy as they present some of the elements and strategies.
Pilot with cargo drones in Metropolis GZM city of SosnowiecSubmitted by Michiel Modijefsky on 27 Oct 2021
Metropolis GZM are launching a series of tests with cargo drones in urban areas in the city of Sosnowiec, Poland.
SHOW Survey: Local regulation of shared, connected and automated mobility servicesSubmitted by Peter Staelens on 15 Oct 2021
The EU-funded SHOW project has launched an online public survey to gather opinions from a variety of stakeholders on which regulatory aspects need to be considered to create a level playing field for transport operators.
EIB technical note 'ITS procurement for urban mobility'
The EIB technical note on ITS procurement for urban mobility aims to support local authorities with procuring intelligent transport systems (ITS), and to overcome difficulties often encountered with ITS implementation.
France adapts traffic regulations for automated vehiclesSubmitted by Isobel Duxfield on 26 Jul 2021
France has become the first European country to adapt its road and traffic regulations to allow the operation of fully-automated vehicles on public roads.
SmartBus in Aalborg: automated vehicle for social cohesion and inclusion
SmartBus, a project being pioneered in the Aalborg Municipality in Denmark, is testing automated buses in an effort to connect urban and peri-urban districts. The initiative, which is the first (free to use) driverless bus in the Astrupsti area in Aalborg East and the first autonomous vehicle in mixed traffic in Denmark, aims to provide local residents with access to new mobility options, while meeting long-term sustainability goals.
Smart tram to upgrade public transport in PilsenSubmitted by dana.agrotti on 11 Jun 2021
The city of Pilsen is hoping to become Czechia's first smart city, after having recently announced its plans to build a smart tram to become fully operational by 2027.
Smart trams in operation across Florence tram networkSubmitted by Conall Martin on 10 Jun 2021
Trams in Florence have been equipped a range of sensors to gather data in order to improve safety and efficiency, as part of the EU-funded software project ELASTIC
Trust and safety among the top priorities for autonomous vehiclesSubmitted by Conall Martin on 20 May 2021
A new study which explored passenger experiences in autonomous vehicles in Finland under various conditions, has shown that trust, safety and security were the main factors influencing people’s attitudes.