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ITS training webinars from ERTICO Academy

The ERTICO Academy is a unique training platform that offers Public Authorities and their teams personalised and interactive trainings in smart mobility on a wide range of topics. The ERTICO Academy facilitates learning and enables participants to upskill with the training provided by experienced mobility experts and state-of-the-art resources.

The training webinars can be accessed here>>.

Dr Angelos Amditis elected Chairman of ERTICO- ITS Europe for a second time

On 8 June, ERTICO – ITS Europe hosted the annual General Assembly (GA) to present the highlights and strategic activities of 2020. Being one of the most significant events of the year, the GA sought to inspire employees, partners and stakeholders to reflect on the previous year and chart the course for the coming year. With more than 70 representatives, the GA webinar presented ERTICO’s future projects and strategy, including the upcoming event: the 27th ITS World Congress in Hamburg in October. During the GA, the Chairman of ERTICO, Dr Angelos Amditis shared the newly appointed Supervisory Board of ERTICO.  The GA also confirmed that Dr Amditis was re-elected as Chairman of ERTICO.

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MaaS for the EU Green Week 2021: the PriMaaS project event

PriMaaS Partners ITS Romania and eGovlab Stockholm University joint CIVINET Romania and Timisoara City Hall, for a two-day online conference on MaaS Solutions in prioritizing clean transport, on 2-3 of June 2021. The event will have a dedicated space in the #EUGREENWEEK calendar as a partner event.
The event will bring to the audience results and experiences from two European projects: PriMaaS (Interreg Europe) – Prioritizing low carbon mobility services for improving accessibility of citizens, also involving TTS Italia among partners, and Civitas Eccentric Munchen, as well as the efforts of #Timisoara and #Stockholm in this field.

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Gaist signs up to ITS (UK)’s Executive tier of membership

The international roadscape and highways technology company Gaist has signalled its commitment to the UK’s transport technology industry by joining the Intelligent Transport Systems trade association ITS (UK).

As an Executive Member, Gaist will sit on the ITS (UK) Council and help steer the overall strategy and profile building of the ITS industry working alongside leading government departments, consultants, contractors and suppliers.

Gaist uses digital processes to provide deep insights into roads and the roadscape and has the biggest ever data bank of highly detailed images of highway network to provide customers with intelligence and analysis.  This includes high level asset information, mapping and location identification, surface materials analysis, deterioration modelling and HD site location imagery.

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ITS (UK), Estonia and Finland meet to build relationships

The UK’s trade body for Intelligent Transport Systems, ITS (UK) is opening doors for its members to work with companies from Finland and Estonia.

The organisation took part in a three-way online trade delegation meeting which involved it meeting with transport technology-related companies from the two countries to begin the process of introducing them to potential British partners.

Some 40 companies took part in the event which also included ministerial addresses from the three countries’ governments and a debate.

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MaaS: working group closed, TTS Italia towards the presentation of the Recommendations

With the online meeting of 31 March, the Working Group (WG) launched by TTS Italia and coordinated by 5T on MaaS, launched in January 2020, ended after more than a year: intense teamwork with the aim of analyzing, discussing, and defining the enabling conditions necessary for the development and dissemination of MaaS services in Italy.
Three core teams identified in the WG to come up with guidelines of 5 chapters: introduction to MaaS, MaaS, and business, MaaS and Governance, MaaS and Technology, the regulatory context at European level. And above all, 12 recommendations were drawn up which can be summarized with the following keywords: trust, openness, market, freedom, public governance, sharing, public transport, multimodality, data, interoperability, support for demand, sustainability.
The Group’s work went hand in hand with the institutional one carried out by the Association which, as announced in recent days, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Technical Mission Structure of the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility (MIMS) to support the full diffusion of MaaS nationally.
Furthermore, TTS Italia was audited by the Study Commission set up by MIMS to propose interventions aimed at reforming the local public transport sector, on March 17th. The theme of the comparison, precisely the MaaS and the role of the public transport in the MaaS.
The guidelines created within the Working Group will be presented with a public event which, in collaboration with Club Italia and compatibly with DPCM and health situation, in Rome.

TTS Italia welcomes new members!

Following the last online meeting of the TTS Italia Board of Directors, the following joined the Association:
Bridge129 (www.bridge129.com): the company operating in the areas of access control, traffic monitoring, video surveillance, security systems, offering innovative and technologically advanced solutions by offering various products and services. Bridge129 is part of the TTM Group (TOP TECHNOLOGY MISSION), a financial holding that brings together different business initiatives.

Comark (www.comarkud.it): a company operating since 1994 and specialized in the development and production of products for monitoring road traffic, parking lots and cycle paths.

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ITS (UK) hails a year of online content provision

The country’s trade body for the Intelligent Transport Systems industry is marking a year of providing online Forum meetings by promising to continue to stream content once the country gets back to face-to-face meetings.

The Young Professionals Forum meeting, the first of its kind to be streamed by ITS (UK) on Zoom, was uploaded to YouTube on 27 April 2020.  A handful of Coronavirus-themed pre-recorded discussion programmes had already been provided to members.

“One of the key services of ITS (UK) is its Forum meetings where we share best practice, lead discussions and network,” explained the society’s Secretary General Jennie Martin.  “When travel was prohibited last year, we quickly changed how we served our members by switching to streamed meetings. Although we haven’t been able to replace the networking aspect of meetings, we have seen some real advantages of having more online participants and being able to record and edit the content so it’s available for posterity.”

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ITS (UK) launches new education campaign around transport technology

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems trade association, ITS (UK) is drawing up a series of case studies, fact sheets and blog posts explaining the benefits of using technology to deliver safer, greener and more efficient mobility.

The campaign follows a series of criticisms of some aspects of technology use, often around smart motorways, which it is feared are beginning to undermine the whole value proposition for ITS, which is the use of computers, communications, positioning and automation technologies to improve the safety, management and efficiency of transport.

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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.