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ERTICO - ITS Europe sets out to convince the public at large that Intelligent Transport Systems and Services are an investment for Europe’s future. To encourage and create awareness, understanding and support from European citizens towards ITS, we count on the press and new media to play a pivotal role in bringing knowledge about existing and future innovative transport solutions to the widest possible audience.

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European transport stakeholders call for preservation of Horizon 2020 budget

17 December 2013

European associations representing industry, research providers, academia, infrastructure, operators and users in the road, rail, air and waterborne transport sectors combine their voices to call for an appropriate budget share for transport research in the future Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Transport is the backbone of the European economy, being fundamental to the four freedoms of the European Union, and underpins social interaction and development throughout the Member States.

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First International HeEro conference

16 November 2012

The first International HeERO Conference on eCall  – a new telecommunications  service  providing an automatic in-vehicle call to the  single operational  communications 112 center in case of an accident – was opened today at the Westin  Hotel in Zagreb.

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TISA signs a Liaison Agreement with the GENIVI Alliance

26 October 2012

TISA and the GENIVI Alliance, represented respectively by Thomas Kusche (TISA President) and Ton H. Steenman (Vice President, a Founding Charter member of the GENIVI® Alliance) have established a Liaison Agreement between the two organisations, during the ITS World Congress in Vienna.

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2012 ITS World Congress in Vienna

22 October 2012

Vienna, 22 October 2012. Today, the 19th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) in Vienna kicked off, under the theme “Smarter on the way”. 

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Successful TPEG Testfest held in Munich

2 October 2012

From 10-12 September, 16 organisations active in the value-chain of TPEG services (Service Providers, Toolkit providers, Client Manufacturers) gathered from across the globe in the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) premises in Munich to perform 3 days of intensive face-to-face testing.

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Turkish Ministry of Transport joins ERTICO                                   

25 September 2012

The Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications has joined the ERTICO – ITS Europe Partnership, Europe’s leading organisation supporting R&D and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS). Joining 100 Partners ranging from mobile network operators, public authorities, research institutions, services providers, suppliers, traffic and transport industry, user groups and vehicle manufactures, the Turkish Ministry of Transport has put itself at the heart of the ITS industry in Europe - and beyond.

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euroFOT study demonstrates how driver assistance systems can increase safety and fuel efficiency across Europe

26 June 2012

Today, around 300 people are gathered in Brussels for the presentation of euroFOT’s findings. The €22 million European Field Operational Test (euroFOT) project, which began in June 2008 and involved 28 companies and organisations, is led by Ford’s European Research Centre in Aachen, Germany with support from ERTICO - ITS Europe. 

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 ERTICO - ITS Europe hosts the annual General Assembly and appoints the new Chair of the Supervisory Board

20 June 2012

Today the ERTICO Partnership gathered in Brussels on the occasion of the annual General Assembly (GA) to address the activities and strategy of the past and coming year.

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    Helmond to continue operation of cooperative mobility service on a commercial basis – a first for Europe

20 June 2012

The city of Helmond, the Netherlands, has decided to continue the cooperative mobility services piloted in the successful European Union co-funded project, FREILOT. Based on the positive results of the pilot, the partners involved (the Helmond Fire Brigade, the Municipality, Van den Broek Logistics and Imtech/Peek) are in talks to work out the details of a commercial agreement. These talks mark the end phase of FREILOT, and a beginning for the commercial operation of cooperative mobility services in Europe, where cooperative services are used in daily life by key stakeholders, such as city authorities, the fire brigade and fleet operators.  

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TISA Achievement Award 2012 and TISA Fellowships granted at the General Assembl

22 May 2012

During the annual General Assembly (GA), the Traveller Information Services Association (TISA) announced the winner of the TISA Achievement Award 2012, Teun Hendriks, from Teatownlake representing Clear Channel.

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Network of National ITS Associations elects Officers for 2012/14

6 May 2012

The Network of National ITS Associations met in April in Copenhagen as the guests of ITS Denmark and the City of Copenhagen. Three positions in the leadership of the Network were up for election: the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and one of the Co-ordination Committee officers.

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Smart Mobility Challenge winners celebrated at the European Parliament  

27 March 2012

Brussels, 27 March 2012. Yesterday Vice-President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for Mobility and Transport and the members of the Transport Committee of the European Parliament  congratulated the winners of the first Smart Mobility Challenge.

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More ITS for greener mobility - ITS World Congress 2015

9 December 2011

Bordeaux, 8 December 2011. Today, ERTICO - ITS Europe and TOPOS AQUITAINE signed the contract for the ITS World Congress 2015 at the Metro'num event. ITS World Congresses are the year's première event on ITS, representing a unique opportunity for showcasing and experiencing new technologies, networking and discussing and evaluating the latest developments. 

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ERTICO and ITS China sign Memorandum of Understanding

17 October 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011. Opening up new areas of cooperation and business opportunities, ERTICO – ITS Europe and ITS China signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 18th ITS World Congress, held this year in Orlando, USA.

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18th ITS World Congress kicks off in Orlando

17 October 2011

Orlando/Brussels, 17 October 2011 - The 18th ITS World Congress starts today, 17 October in Orlando, Florida with the motto “Keeping the economy moving”. For 4 days ITS stakeholders, public authorities, representatives of the ITS industry will attend this annual World Congress to share knowledge and insights on the ITS industry.

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SATIE orchestrates European large scale Action for ITS

07 September 2011

On 7 September ERTICO – ITS Europe hosted the kick-off meeting of the new SATIE project. The task of the 10-partner consortium will be to propose to the European Commission options for large scale actions for innovation and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The starting point of this exercise: the iMobility Forum ELSA Task Force report , and the new concept of “ITS incubators”.

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eSafety Forum chooses new name

05 September 2011

On the occasion of the 14th eSafety Plenary Meeting (6-7 April), the new name for the forum was voted on and approved by members. The new name reflects the role that the eSafety Forum played in helping bring about this change, as well as its continued presence at the forefront of the field.

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Georg Obert given first ever TISA Achievement Award 2011

10 June 2011

TISA (Transport Information Services Association) is pleased to announce the first ever recipient of the TISA Achievement Award, Georg Obert, BMW AG Traffic Technology and Traffic Management.

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Time for greener moving. In-Time goes public!

25 January 2011

The In-Time launch event took place on 25 January 2010 in Vienna, Austria. High level participants from industry and service providers and city and regional representatives had the opportunity to critically examine the In-Time project’s achievements and aims, the technical solutions to be deployed and the progress and models of the six in-Time Pilot cities - Brno, Bucharest, Florence, Munich, Oslo and Vienna.

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Lyon to host the 8th European Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems from 6-9 June 2011

06-09 June 2011

From 6-9 June next year, ERTICO - ITS EUROPE will organise the 8th European Congress
and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems (I.T.S.) in the city of LYON.
The Congress theme is geared towards ‘Intelligent Mobility - ITS for sustainable
transport of persons and goods in urban regions'.

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Public Private Partnership boosts deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems

16 June 2010

ERTICO - ITS Europe held a series of high-level workshops under the theme of “Bringing Intelligence into Mobility – Deployment challenges”, as part of its annual Forum, held in Brussels on 15 June 2010.

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Innovative technologies to achieve up to 20% reduction in road transport

07 June 2010

The 3-year European funded research project eCoMove will develop, test and evaluate a number of ‘green’ transport technologies and applications that will potentially deliver up to 20% CO2 emissions reductions.

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Mobility 2.0 live at Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010

24 March 2010

The Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010 features the world’s largest most varied and extensive demonstrations of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technologies and applications, held in and around Amsterdam 23-26 March 2010.

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Halmstad University wins the CVIS Application Innovation Contest

30 September 2009

Kristofer Lidstroem from Halmstad University in Sweden claimed the top prize in the final of the CVIS Application Innovation Contest 2009 which was held at the 16th ITS World Congress in Stockholm.

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Viajeo: towards efficient travel and transport planning

28 September 2009

Supported by the European Commission the project was officially launched on 25 September at the ITS World Congress in Stockholm, Sweden. Coordinated by ERTICO – ITS Europe, the project brings together various stakeholders who decided to join their forces under the Viajeo umbrella for a period of 36 months.They will design, demonstrate and implement an open platform to collect and process data for transport planning and travel information in cities in Europe, China and Brazil.

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European “CVIS” Project Shows the Cooperative Way to Mobility

28 September 2009

CVIS, European flagship project for Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems, showcased its first achievements at the Stockholm ITS World Congress, including the latest technology and application development for cooperative mobility, and Europe’s first universal open platform for vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and services.

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Intelligent vehicles tested on European roads

24 September 2009

As a further demonstration of the depth of its commitment to tackling today’s challenges of increased demand for mobility, the automotive industry has joined forces with various universities, research centres and other stakeholders, in a smart drive to test eight different high-tech intelligent in-vehicle technologies on real roads, with real drivers.

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Intelligent Transport Systems and Services to improve our daily lives

21 September 2009

Today, the 16th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) in Stockholm kicked off, under the theme “ITS in Daily Life

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Europe hosts Intelligent Transport Systems and Services World Congress

06 August 2009

the 16th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) is stopping in Europe this year

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ERTICO-ITS Workshops “Bringing Intelligence into Mobility”

15 June 2009

15 June 2009. ERTICO-ITS Europe, a public -private partnership organisation of Intelligent Transportation Systems stakeholders across Europe held its General Assembly and a series of high level ITS workshops on 11- 12 June 2009 in the Château du Lac, Genval, Belgium.

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