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European ITS Platform: new webinars of road authorities and operatorsThe topics: core network corridor digitalization and automated driving

2nd Webinar: Actions for Core Network Corridor Digitalization / 4th December  2020, 10:30-12:00 CET

(descrizione)Through the Digital Agenda and further the European Strategy for Data, the European Union has pointed at digitalization as a key element in future European development. Digitalization and data-driven innovation is expected to bring enormous benefits for citizens, not least within the mobility sector where digitalization will contribute to safer and more efficient transport with far less impact on the environment than what we currently see. Digitalization is a prerequisite for electric and automated mobility which are important parts of the European Green Deal.

Hence digitalisation of road transport and new services provided by road operators and other actors can make significant contributions to Europe. However, experience shows that planning and budgets from a national perspective do not give a sufficiently high priority to multi-national cross-border investments to equip the European road corridors with the system and services needed and possible. Data driven innovation is hampered by lack of harmonization and scattered development.

Therefore, the European ITS Platform has developed a set of recommended actions for Core Network Corridor digitalization that go beyond the responsibilities of national authorities and contribute to the build of a European road transport system. These actions require European cooperation to take place and should be considered as necessary building blocks of coming European initiatives involving road authorities and operators.

Organizer: European ITS Platform 

Moderator: Roberto Arditi (SINA Scientific Coordinator - ASTM Group)

The European ITS Platform is hosting this online event. To join the meeting and take part in the debate with the panellists, registration in advance is required.

3rd Webinar: Perspectives and contribution of road operators for facilitating automated driving / 11th December  2020, 09:30-11:00 CET

Automation and automated driving are key tools in making the development to zero fatalities and low carbon emissions reality. Automated driving is advancing to driverless and self-driving vehicles in the road environments that enable this by providing the physical and digital infrastructure required by such vehicles.

The road operators are in key position to provide those infrastructures as well as the traffic management support needed. How road authorities and operators should now proceed is still partly unclear due to many issues. The technology solutions are still evolving fast with regard to the sensors, AI and software of the automated vehicles making it difficult to predict what level of infrastructure support is needed by automated vehicles rolled out in 2030 or 2040.

The details of the future automated vehicles’ behaviour, especially in critical situations where they can not continue automated driving, are not available. The legal frameworks for driverless vehicles are not in place. These are only a few of the issues still remaining before the full-scale roll-out of highly automated vehicles as well as investments in the infrastructures to facilitate their operation on open roads. 

The European Commission has actively supported to move towards connected and automated driving by enabling the necessary multi-stakeholder cooperation in the domain. This is done in the form of CCAM Platform and the CCAM Partnership and by funding support via the CEF, Horizon 2020 and the Horizon Europe programmes. EU EIP has contributed to these via its activity “Facilitating Automated Driving”.

Organizer: European ITS Platform 

Moderator: Anna Schirokoff, Finnish Transport and Communication Agency

The European ITS Platform is hosting online this event. To join the meeting and take part in the debate with the panellists, registration in advance is required.