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The process of developing policy generally involves research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations. Guidelines can help cities develop and assess their transport policies to address existing and new policy objectives. Research organisations and institutions provide valuable data and analysis to underpin policy recommendations and decisions.

 

 
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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 15 May 2019

ITS European Congress

One of the largest events entirely dedicated to smart mobility and digitalisation of transport is organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe.

The event will include:

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

New BlackBerry service aims to support the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems

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BlackBerry Limited recently announced a Security Credential Management System (SCMS) service to try and help the private and public sectors come together and accelerate the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The SCMS service will be available to automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots, providing a mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a trustworthy and private manner using digital certificates.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 21 Dec 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 21 Dec 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

Commissioner Bulc at COP24 summit: 'Cities should make sustainable choices as attractive as possible'

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The COP 24 climate summit in Katowice featured 'Transport Day' to discuss how mobility solutions can help keep global warming under a 1.5°C increase. Transport currently accounts for a quarter of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Dec 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 6th European Conference on SUMPs, 17-18 June 2019

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Planning for Sustainable and Active Cities: 17-18 June 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands

The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Dec 2018

Connected Cars Summit 2019

ACI’s Connected Car Summit will be taking place in London on 24 - 25 April 2019. The two-day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the automotive industry, connected, IoT, telematics data associations, safety personnel consultants, solution and technology providers.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Feb 2019

Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The information-packed programme is expected to attract more than 13 000 transportation professionals from around the world. Attendee areas of interest include aviation, economics, energy, freight transportation, rail and marine transportation.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 10 Dec 2018

Belgium introduces further alternatives to the company car

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The Belgian federal government is taking action to provide alternatives for those employees that currently use company cars. Two initiatives, the Mobility Budget and the Mobility Allowance, have been designed to offer employees alternatives to the company car, including by supporting the use of other modes of transport or cleaner cars.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 17 Dec 2018