01/012/2014 VRA – CityMobil2 Reference Group Workshop

VRA supported the CityMobil2 Reference group meeting organised in Lausanne (Swiss) held the 1st December 2014.  The CityMobil2 Reference Group involved  stakeholders with a keen interest in automated transport systems. The purpose of meeting was to provide a forum for its members to gain a greater understanding of automated transport systems and to share their views with the CityMobil2 and VRA partners.

During the Workshop the following topics were discussed:

1)    An update of the CityMobil2 activities

2)    The vision on automated road transport systems of different cities (e.g. Vantaa and La Rochelle) along with the view of road vehicle automation from selected Group members (e.g. Milton Keynes, Helmond and Barcelona)

3)    An overview on the VRA Coordination and Support Action activities including two sessions on:

  1. “Automation technologies” (focusing in European and international activities) moderated by the VRA Partners TNO (Bastiaan Krosse) with the participation of Richard Bishop (Bishop Consultant, US) and Paul Tan (ST Engineering, Singapore)
  1. “Towards a legal framework for the deployment of Automated Urban Transport Systems” moderated by the VRA Coordinator Maxime Flament (ERTICO – ITS Europe) with the participation of Michel Parent (INRIA), Steve Shladover (CA Path, US) and Arjan van Vliet (RDW)

The meeting was ended by a panel discussion on the following topic: ”The role of automation in Europe’s urban mobility of the future – which services and infrastructure?”

Additional information on this meeting and additional information can be found on the CityMobil2 website: click here!


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