Intelligent Transport Systems: a Tool or a Toy?

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International Conference

Intelligent Transport Systems: a Tool or a Toy?

Research and innovation opportunities and challenges for autonomous driving and new transport models

22. – 23. 11. 2016

Žilina, hotel Holiday Inn

This conference was co-organised between

COST Association


University of Zilina

the latter as European Research Area (ERA) Chair (ERAdiate project) on International Transport Systems (ITS), and is held under the auspices of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union.


The aim of this event was to bring special attention to the role of research organisations in providing evidence to the policy makers for shaping the right ecosystem in ITS, and to the role of the industry, and in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs), in delivering innovative, sustainable and interoperable solutions. Particular attention was given to two important pillars of future mobility: Autonomous driving and Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

This three-day conference took place in the context of a new legal framework (Directive 2010/40/EU) that was adopted by the European Union on 07 July 2010, to accelerate the deployment of the ITS across Europe.

According to the European Commission’s White Paper on Transport, new forms of mobility have to be proposed for overcoming reliability, environmental safety and affordability issues towards sustainable solutions for the transport of people and goods. Until now, advancements in research and technology have significantly contributed to this recommendation by integrating multidisciplinary approaches, and having addressed the fragmentation of knowledge in ITS.

However, the deployment of widely used interoperable and seamless ITS solutions is still lagging behind the expectations, both in terms of their sustainability and competitiveness, as well as integrating their socioeconomic impact at regional, national and pan-European level.

The ERAdiate project is supported by the European Commission under FP7 Grant Agreement 621386.


Final report

Presentations and photos are available here:

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