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ITS (UK) appoints Carbon Ambassador

In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow, and the requirement for transport to dramatically reduce its emissions, ITS (UK) has appointed environment expert Keith McCabe to be its first Carbon Ambassador.

The Intelligent Transport Systems Industry Body is keen to underline how technology is already being used to improve air quality through a range of solutions that make travelling more efficient, from improved traffic management through navigation and modelling to enforcement of clean air zones and reduction in electricity use thanks to solar road studs or renewably-powered roadside units.

Keith McCabe is CEO of both Simplifai Systems and KAM Futures and is a leader in new thinking around distributed energy systems involving virtual power stations, smart grids and electric vehicles.

“It is an honour to be chosen to take on this important role,” said Keith McCabe. “My plan is to first reflect on what has already been achieved technically such as help with resilience and carbon reduction, work with other ITS (UK) Forums to create a carbon-focus across the groups, champion ITS solutions that will help deliver the Department for Transport’s decarbonisation plan and look to work with local authorities focusing on resilience.”

This appointment follows a commitment from ITS (UK) Chair, Ryan Hood for the organisation to double-down on its commitment to decarbonisation, calling on the industry to ensure the full value of transport technology is unlocked to support the environmental effort as we approach the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November. The Society is also hosting an Early Careers prize essay competition sponsored by Simplifai Systems looking for ideas around the innovative application of ITS solutions to achieve decarbonisation goals.

“ITS (UK) has always been a pioneer of using technology for improving the environment,” added Secretary General Jennie Martin. “We launched our Smart Environment Forum over 20 years ago, pretty much before anyone else gave a thought to the pollution caused by our transport systems, and our industry has delivered so many innovative solutions in the last two decades. The appointment of Keith to both publicise the importance of the issue to our members, and simultaneously the brilliance of our members’ solutions to the wider climate industry is a logical next step.”

(Picture courtesy of Keith McCabe)

The two MaaS days of TTS Italia and Club Italia: “We are here, now let’s do it”

“Mobility as a Service is central to the mobility policies that the Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility (MIMS) pursues in cities with the Recovery and Resilience Plan: the modal integration of public and private transport services is the heart of these policies”, thus Mauro Bonaretti, Head of the Transport and Navigation Department of MIMS closed on July 13 the first day of the” National MaaS Days”, the conference held in Rome, and jointly organized by TTS Italia and Club Italia . “The means of transport is transformed into a service to allow an all-round sustainable mobility”, echoed Mauro Minenna, coordinator of the Department for Digital Transformation of the Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition, in pulling the strings of the final session the next day.

Read the full article and download the “Guidelines for the development of Maas services in Italy”

Freight Leaders Council and TTS Italia together for logistics at the service of the Country

A common working table, a long-term collaboration, to develop proposals and strategies for the digital transformation of logistics. This is the commitment made at the end of June in Rome by the Freight Leaders Council (FLC) and TTS Italia.
An operational table that completes a Memorandum of Understanding, signed by the two associations on 22 April last.
For TTS Italia, Rossella Panero (President), Olga Landolfi (Secretary General), and Leonardo Domanico (Project Manager) will take part in the table; for the Freight Leaders Council, there will be Massimo Marciani (President), Clara Ricozzi (Vice President) and Elisabetta La Scala (Secretary).
The goal is to make oneself available to the country system to develop innovative projects for logistics, especially for its digitization, to permanently and definitively change a fundamental sector for the development and recovery of Italian competitiveness.
In particular, the FLC, thanks to the support of its partners and its network, will develop innovative projects for the entire supply chain, from the collection of goods to final delivery, for all means of transport.
For its part, TTS Italia, through the network of members and partners, will bring all those technologies and digital solutions to the attention of the sector, a real moment of innovation in logistics.
A joint action aimed not only at spreading the culture of innovation and sharing good practices in the sector, but also at presenting operational solutions to the Public Administration for the simplification of procedures and control and monitoring processes.
For Rossella Panero, President of TTS Italia “The joint working table with FLC is extremely important for us. We need to combine forces, projects and ideas to create a system and be truly capable of giving support to the institutions in the first place, but not only, for digital and new logistics, not only innovative “.
For Massimo Marciani, President of the FLC: “Innovation and digitalization are the two pillars of the new normal of logistics and a joint work between our two associations will be the engine of this epochal change in logistics, the industrial industry”.

ITS online courses from CAPITAL

CAPITAL is a project funded by the European Union to design and deliver a collaborative capacity-building programme, including training and further education, for public and private sector practitioners in the field of (cooperative) intelligent transport systems (C-ITS & ITS).

CAPITAL’s open online training platform provides a training programme and educational resources to public and private stakeholders wishing to learn more about ITS & C-ITS deployment. It caters to audiences with beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of understanding of (C)-ITS.

The online courses can be accessed here>>.

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