ITS Norway organises webinar series on C-ITS

SAMS Norway and ITS Norway are setting up a series of technical webinars about upcoming C-ITS technologies and standards. Recordings and presentations for two of them can be found at the links below:

The next webinar in the series is about C-ITS and it’s place in CCAM and will take place on 27th April. You can find more details and register here.

ITS (UK) urges prompt payment for SMEs

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society, ITS (UK), is issuing a call for all major companies to honour the payment terms with their SME suppliers.

The plea follows comments from a number of ITS (UK)’s smaller members who have described how they have had to wait more than four times the agreed 30 days to receive payments totalling many thousands of pounds.  This delay in payment is putting a huge amount of strain on cashflow, which ITS (UK) says at best blocks innovative SMEs from participating in projects with long supply chains and at worst puts businesses at risk of bankruptcy.

The Highways England Fair Payment Charter commits to the organisation paying invoices within 30 days or receipt, and HE expects its contractors to do the same.  However, it has emerged some contractors are adding in a number of extra steps which delay payment, including an “Application for Payment” which can take several weeks to process before a “Payment Certificate” is issued.  Only then can an SME send an invoice and after that it may face the contractor’s payment terms of up to 60 days.

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ITS (UK) honours Student and Apprentice Essay Award winners

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society has recognised creative thinking amongst its early careers professionals, honouring an apprentice and a student member who have won the 2020 ITS (UK) Essay Competition.

The competition wanted candidates to imagine the speech they would give at their retirement ceremony.  They were asked what impact and influence on the industry they would like to envisage, and the legacy they would like to leave behind.

At an event hosted by ITS (UK) President Steve Norris, Lynsey Michelle Turner of AECOM was awarded the prize in the Apprentice category while Ethan Boys from Newcastle University won amongst the students.

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Join the eCall Days 2020 to discuss the status of the pan-European eCall

Also in the special event year 2020, the German ITS nationals member ITS mobility brings together the international eCall community for the eCall Days, the largest conference on the pan-European in-vehicle emergency call. On 14 and 15 October 2020, the eCall Days take place for the 10th time, but first time in digital format. The two-day conference offers the possibility to discuss the current status of eCall as well as future challenges for its development and implementation. It is designed for stakeholders from the European Commission, politics and industry. The presentations and discussion cover a wide range of issues related to eCall and the further roll-out, such as eCall for heavy goods and dangerous goods vehicles, long distance coaches and powered two wheeled vehicles as well as aftermarket solutions.
More information and registration on: www.ecalldays.de

URBAN MOBILITY DAYS 2020: REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Previously intended to take place as a three-day conference in Brussels, the event is now online. The conference combines two leading events from Europe’s transport calendar: the CIVITAS Forum Conference and the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).

Please visit the conference website for registration and more information.