Transport Solutions: From Research to Deployment” and “Innovate Mobility, Mobilise Innovation
The fifth edition of the Transport Research Arena (TRA2014) will be held at the beginning of the Horizon 2020 European Framework Programme for research and innovation. Horizon 2020 will tackle societal challenges by helping to bridge the gap between research and the market. There are major issues in transport related to environmental impact and GHG emission, as curbing by 20% by 2020, alternative energy and energy savings, sustainable mobility and infrastructures, safety and security, etc. This needs to carry out and implement advanced research works, to develop new policies, adjusted education and industrial innovations.
The theme and slogan of the TRA2014 are respectively: “Transport Solutions: From Research to Deployment” and “Innovate Mobility, Mobilise Innovation”. The objective of TRA2014 is to mobilise the best researchers and engineers together with the policy and decision makers, and company managers and engineers, in order to find and implement innovative solutions in transport. Investing in research and innovation would help to create jobs, to favour prosperity and increase the quality of life. All surface modes are concerned, including walking and cycling, and cross modal transports.
TRA2014 will be composed of several types of sessions, for information to be better disseminated.
A special attention will be paid to the publication of the selected papers, both to recognise the academic research works and to disseminate knowledge and best practices to the final users.
For the first time, associated events and joint conferences will be organised to enlarge the audience, offering new perspectives on several topics and increasing the networking with International stakeholders.
On behalf of the TRA Management and Programme Committees, we are honoured to invite you to TRA2014, in the business district of Paris-La-Défense (April 14-17, 2014).
VRA – Vehicle and Road Automation is a support action funded by the European Union to create a collaboration network of experts and stakeholders working on deployment of automated vehicles and its related infrastructure.