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Sharing innovation – creating a connected future

How can we create a more connected future together? This question is key to the 2020 Central Eastern ITS Congress, aiming to unify the global ITS community under the Congress’ main theme “Sharing innovation – creating a connected future”.

MaaS – Mobility as a Service

Connectivity

Connected and automated mobility

ITS skills for the future

MaaS – Mobility as a Service

Population growth and high levels of social activity have focused the attention of business, government and the scientific & engineering community on finding solutions for more efficient transport in the urban and peri urban environment. These pressures have catalysed the development of the MaaS concept and its early realisation in several regions, seen as a key element of future transport in cities.

MaaS will potentially lead to the developing of new business models in the transport sector. But to achieve all of its advantages, such as improving transport planning and management, increasing the capacity of public passenger transport, and reducing environmental impact MaaS needs to be simple, personal, and deliver extra value. There are still many questions to be answered. When data is openly available innovation and creativity follow, but how should we regulate such an environment in fair and secure ways? How do we develop an open ecosystem for stakeholder parties? What models will ensure everyone enjoys the benefits? How might we organize efficient collaboration between the public and private sectors?

Connectivity

Mobile networks and technologies are at the heart of many ITS solutions which can transform the efficiency, comfort, safety and environmental impact of transport. Connectivity is evolving rapidly and technologies such as full-fibre broadband, 5G and satellite communications are enabling the extension of ITS into more and more aspects of the real world and supporting the development of a wide range of new solutions.

Digital connectivity allows both users and traffic managers to obtain and share information more efficiently and also create a valuable source of information on traffic flow in cities leading to improved traffic management and better responses to emergency situations. Future solutions offer an opportunity for much quicker connectivity between a wide range of devices and more efficient deployment on both sides with benefits for cost and energy consumption savings.

Innovations in next-generation connectivity are helping to connect the digital and real worlds. We invite you to share your experience of connectivity technologies and solutions and the developments that are changing the way we live today.

Connected and automated mobility

Developments in the Internet of Things, and technology more generally, are supporting the introduction of higher levels of automation and connectivity that have the potential to transform transport with impacts on vehicles, infrastructure, services for users, mobility needs management and spatial planning. In the longer term we look for substantial benefits for safety, traffic flow and emissions. Major steps towards implementation are happening now but, while connected and automated mobility solutions are advancing rapidly, the growth of the overall market may be slowed down because some associated technologies are still in the early development phase.

Many questions still remain regarding the path to highly automated vehicles (cybersecurity detection and counter measure certification, AI assessment and type approval process, block chain application for mobility businesses, etc. Is it clear what deployment business models are likely – public, private or mixed initiative? How to balance internalities and externalities, positive or negative, on both public private mobility systems?

How can we ensure continuity and interoperability of the infrastructure needed to support automated transport? What will be the human role in a connected and automated world?

ITS skills for the future

Smart Mobility solutions are changing the way transport systems operate, the ways in which they need to be controlled, and users’ behaviour and expectations. The new market of intelligent transport systems cannot be managed by using yesterday’s strategies and tools. Wireless communications, intelligent transport applications, predictive rather than reactive systems, and extensive digitalisation are driving demand for a new generation of ITS professionals to work with and implement these technologies in the most efficient way.

How can we mobilise universities, government and commercial companies to work together to devise plans to deliver the skills for the next generation of ITS students and professionals while also implementing a continuous learning programme for today’s cohort ? Are we clear how best to develop a skilled workforce with the right talent for the new types of start-ups, the new business models, and new mobility planners when the whole world is depending on the same specialisms? Is this issue something to be addressed nationally or across Europe as a whole?

MaaS – Mobility as a Service

MaaS – Mobility as a Service

Population growth and high levels of social activity have focused the attention of business, government and the scientific & engineering community on finding solutions for more efficient transport in the urban and peri urban environment. These pressures have catalysed the development of the MaaS concept and its early realisation in several regions, seen as a key element of future transport in cities.

MaaS will potentially lead to the developing of new business models in the transport sector. But to achieve all of its advantages, such as improving transport planning and management, increasing the capacity of public passenger transport, and reducing environmental impact MaaS needs to be simple, personal, and deliver extra value. There are still many questions to be answered. When data is openly available innovation and creativity follow, but how should we regulate such an environment in fair and secure ways? How do we develop an open ecosystem for stakeholder parties? What models will ensure everyone enjoys the benefits? How might we organize efficient collaboration between the public and private sectors?

Connectivity

Connectivity

Mobile networks and technologies are at the heart of many ITS solutions which can transform the efficiency, comfort, safety and environmental impact of transport. Connectivity is evolving rapidly and technologies such as full-fibre broadband, 5G and satellite communications are enabling the extension of ITS into more and more aspects of the real world and supporting the development of a wide range of new solutions.

Digital connectivity allows both users and traffic managers to obtain and share information more efficiently and also create a valuable source of information on traffic flow in cities leading to improved traffic management and better responses to emergency situations. Future solutions offer an opportunity for much quicker connectivity between a wide range of devices and more efficient deployment on both sides with benefits for cost and energy consumption savings.

Innovations in next-generation connectivity are helping to connect the digital and real worlds. We invite you to share your experience of connectivity technologies and solutions and the developments that are changing the way we live today.

Connected and automated mobility

Connected and automated mobility

Developments in the Internet of Things, and technology more generally, are supporting the introduction of higher levels of automation and connectivity that have the potential to transform transport with impacts on vehicles, infrastructure, services for users, mobility needs management and spatial planning. In the longer term we look for substantial benefits for safety, traffic flow and emissions. Major steps towards implementation are happening now but, while connected and automated mobility solutions are advancing rapidly, the growth of the overall market may be slowed down because some associated technologies are still in the early development phase.

Many questions still remain regarding the path to highly automated vehicles (cybersecurity detection and counter measure certification, AI assessment and type approval process, block chain application for mobility businesses, etc. Is it clear what deployment business models are likely – public, private or mixed initiative? How to balance internalities and externalities, positive or negative, on both public private mobility systems?

How can we ensure continuity and interoperability of the infrastructure needed to support automated transport? What will be the human role in a connected and automated world?

ITS skills for the future

ITS skills for the future

Smart Mobility solutions are changing the way transport systems operate, the ways in which they need to be controlled, and users’ behaviour and expectations. The new market of intelligent transport systems cannot be managed by using yesterday’s strategies and tools. Wireless communications, intelligent transport applications, predictive rather than reactive systems, and extensive digitalisation are driving demand for a new generation of ITS professionals to work with and implement these technologies in the most efficient way.

How can we mobilise universities, government and commercial companies to work together to devise plans to deliver the skills for the next generation of ITS students and professionals while also implementing a continuous learning programme for today’s cohort ? Are we clear how best to develop a skilled workforce with the right talent for the new types of start-ups, the new business models, and new mobility planners when the whole world is depending on the same specialisms? Is this issue something to be addressed nationally or across Europe as a whole?

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