ERTICO organises Workshop on Connected Mobility at the Challenge Bibendum



(Date:1 June, 2011)

 The 11th Challenge Bibendum held in Berlin between 18 and 22 May presented an opportunity for experts and the public to learn about the global situation in the field of mobility, as well as test the latest and most innovative technologies.

In this context, ERTICO organised a workshop on Connected Mobility chaired by Vincent Blervaque, Director of Development & Deployment.  A great deal of investment has been dedicated to R&D bringing to life a vision where every vehicle would be equipped to “talk” to other vehicles and the surrounding intelligent infrastructure; bringing benefits for all: a safer, cleaner and more efficient mobility.
The benefits are thus well known but what other steps are needed to make this vision a reality? That was the subject of the discussion amongst an international group of ITS experts, including ERTICO Partners: Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), NAVTEQ, Orange, Peek Traffic, Renault Trucks (Volvo) and Nissan.


Following a discussion behind closed doors, the panellists presented their recommendations to the audience during a public open session. The session was opened with key note presentations from Hiroyuki Watanabe, Chairman of ITS Japan and Juhani Jääskeläinen, Head of Unit, EC – DG INFSO.

The presentations prepared by the panellists for the closed session are available on the ERTICO website.

The workshop conclusions will be presented during the ITS European Congress at the Executive Session 06 “Information and communication: providers and users” which will take place on Wednesday 8 June, 11:00 – 12:30.
If you would like to learn more about the finding of the Challenge Bibendum 2011, join the dedicated Special Session which will be organised during the ITS European Congress in Lyon (SS 63, Tuesday 7 June, 16:00 – 17:30).
For more information contact Irina Silva.

“This article has been brought to you as part of the cooperation between ERTICO and ITS Japan.”