AWARD at ITS Europe, Tolouse

This edition of ITS Europe was a big success for AWARD! From May 30 to June 01, the project showcased its advances, demonstrations, features and discussions with members of the industry, academics and policy makers. 

Easy Mile, the main coordinator of the project, CARA, Kamag, Cerema and ENIDE, participated presenting the project on booths, Special Interest Session, Demonstrations and presentations. 

What is ITS Europe Congress?

ITS European Congress is the annual European congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, organised by the ERTICO association

The Intelligent Transport System ITS Congresses represent the ultimate showcase of mobility services deployment and are the means for the ITS Community to keep pace with the incredible evolution of the industry. Over the years, the European Congresses have offered a platform for thought leaders, developers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers from the transport, logistics and IT industries to share ideas and progress in smart and sustainable mobility.

The ITS Congress also hosted a lively exhibition with 60 stands and more than 100 exhibitors showcasing big ideas and smart mobility innovations from industry leaders around Europe. This offered both delegates and visitors the perfect place to network and learn about the latest developments.

The event focused the attention on five key topics: Services for Citizens, Innovative solutions, Green and Sustainable Mobility, From Large-Scale Trials to Deployment: Sharing Lessons Learned and Cities as Logistics Hubs. 

Why is AWARD participating?

The project has made significant progress in the implementation of its use cases, adapting them to the real conditions of the environments in which they are tested.

However, the partners are making progress on several fronts, in which the collaboration of the 29 partners of the consortium is visible. Although there were a few partners, in this case it required the collaboration and work of many more, who behind the scenes helped those representing the project to show it to our target audiences.

Award and its partners experts presented their technology for autonomous vehicles, as well as its steering in the two major European projects, on the EasyMile booth. Check the presentation here.

Visitors were able to use a driverless passenger shuttle service, put in place especially for the event at the MEETT Exhibition Centre, between the visitor entrance and the Congress Center, near the Demonstration Area

Demonstrations

The latest platform for autonomous towing, the TractEasy, at Francazal, EasyMile test site and Centre of excellence for new mobility. This demo was attended by +13 members of the industry, interested in seeing the progress of the project and the efficiency it offers.

Experts panel discussion

As part of the technical programme of the ITS Europe Congress, Award was represented by EasyMile at the Special Interest Session Memo for demo: H2020 demonstrating automated transport, where leading experts from industry, academia, and international association explore several topics, from vehicle engineering to simulation and modelling, to actual pilot demonstrations and user acceptance. This session highlights the first findings of these projects to cooperatively shape some useful recommendations towards a fully automated transport system, especially directed to the city and regional authorities, as well as to transport operators. This panel discussion ultimately aims at stressing the importance of new technologies as a successful means to meet societal and environmental goals.

The session brought together three ongoing EU-funded projects, demonstrating automated transport in different scenarios, ranging from urban logistics (HARMONY) and personal shared mobility (SHOW), to an overall automated logistic chain in all weather conditions (AWARD). The session was attended by +30 participants from the sector and was moderated by Enide, partner coordinator of the communication and dissemination of the project.

Click here to see the presentation made by  Anne Larribe, Director, Systems and innovation of Easy Mile.

For further info refer to the presentation here.

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