A series of national workshops will be held around Europe to debate the adoption of open specifications and standards (OSS) in transport. OSS are useful to support system interoperability and to overcome vendor lock-in, leading to lower costs and greater system innovation.
Today the mobile internet is available almost everywhere. Nevertheless, the impact of the evolution has not arrived in road user information systems, apart very few exemptions. The European project SIMPLI-CITY - involving Polis member Bologna - contributes to solve this problem by adding a software layer to the hardware-driven "product" mobility.
The 11th edition of the CIVITAS Forum took place last week in the City of Brest which also marked the beginning of the next stage of the CIVITAS initiative with CIVITAS Capital. The forum also placed the spotlight on two Polis members, Bologna and Aalborg, who proudly received recognition for their work to improve sustainable mobility during the CIVITAS awards ceremony.