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SAVE THE DATE! Transport research and innovation to help shape the urban mobility ecosystem of tomorrow

09 July 2019

Save the date for the next ERTRAC Urban Mobility Workshop on Friday 18 October 2019 in Paris. The event will be hosted by Ile-de-France Mobilités and will take place in conjunction with the Autonomy Urban Mobility Summit.

Sustainable urban mobility action needs to generate multiple benefits to tackle both current and future challenges linked to transport. Transport needs to be decarbonized, and dramatic improvements are required in the field of air quality, congestion, quality of life, traffic safety and public health.

At the same time, the transport sector seems to be going through a paradigm shift, where innovative, multiple and sometimes disruptive mobility solutions and technologies are entering cities at a very fast pace. They hold the potential to transform mobility in a sustainable and inclusive way, provided they are introduced within the right context and steered towards reaching sustainable mobility policy goals.

What solutions do local and regional authorities need, to meet the needs of the city as a whole and of the individual transport user in a sustainable way?

Which innovations will the research community and industry be able to offer and how can cities both help these innovations to flourish and use them for their own benefit?

Which further research is needed, to address transport challenges upon and ahead of us, such as congestion, air pollution, climate change, and safety, while making urban mobility services more sustainable and of high quality to the user?

These are just some of the questions that will be discussed at this Urban Mobility Workshop, organised by the Urban Mobility Working Group of ERTRAC, the European Road Transport Research and Advisory Council.

The workshop will bring the research and industry community together with practitioners from cities in need of new transport solutions. Special attention will be paid to the start-up community which has emerged as an important player in introducing new and sometimes disruptive mobility services in cities.

Through a fruitful dialogue, the aim is to identify which research and innovation actions are required in the coming years to further shape the urban mobility ecosystem of tomorrow.

What solutions do local and regional authorities need to meet the needs of the city as a whole as well as of the individual transport user in a sustainable way?

Which innovations will the research community and industry be able to offer and how can cities both help these innovations to flourish and use them for their own benefit?

Which further research is needed in the years to come to address the challenges upon and ahead of us?

These are just some of the questions that will be discussed at this Urban Mobility Workshop, organized by the Urban Mobility Working Group of ERTRAC, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council.

The workshop will bring the research and industry community together with practitioners from cities in need for new transport solutions. Special attention will be paid to the start-up community which has emerged as an important player in introducing new and sometimes disruptive mobility services in cities. Through a fruitful dialogue, the aim is to identify which research and innovation actions are required in the coming years to further shape the urban mobility ecosystem of tomorrow.

This workshop is organized by ERTRAC in the framework of the FUTURE-RADAR project. Attendance is free of charge.

A draft agenda and an invitation will be circulated in due course.