On 28 January, the Dutch Minister Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) inaugurated the test phase of the fully automated transport system, called WEPod, on the campus of Wageningen University.
On 28 January, the European Commission's DG MOVE has invited 200 Smart Cities stakeholders to discuss take up of smart urban mobility in Europe. Polis has issued a policy paper emphasising the role of transport in Smart City strategies. During Wednesday's Smart Mobility Breakfast in Brussels, Polis members Île-de-France and Helmond shared their experiences with making transport smarter, to which Axel Volkery of the European Commission’s DG Move responded.
According to Christina Pou, head of Road Transport for the Government of Catalonia, a key aspect affecting citizens in Catalonia is the possibility to know how to get from A to B, combining different modes of transport, such as public transport or bicycle, e-scooter. This is why the Government of Catalonia has launched a multi-modal journey planner called „Mou-te“.
As part of the CIMEC project, funded by the European Commission under the umbrella of the Horizon 2020 programme, Polis invites city and regional authorities to participate in an online survey on the current use of ITS/C-ITS in European cities.
The Polis Annual Conferences provide an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of city and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions.