Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform
Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform introduces key technologies for smart cities
As the European Commission has targeted a crucial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of about 40 per cent until 2020 (compared to 1990), European Cities are required to find innovative solutions to enhance their energy efficiency. The Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform is a European initiative supporting cities to become smart and use new technologies to decrease the environmental load causes by carbon dioxide emissions. The project team behind the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform therefore encourages experts from all around the world to submit solution proposals following a bottom-up approach. The most promising solutions in the field of Energy Efficiency and Buildings, Energy Supply & Networks, Mobility and Transport, Road Map and ICT4Smart Cities are presented as key innovations to city representatives as well as to the European Commission. COMeSafety2 contributes to the working group Mobility and Transport and works on C-ITS as Key Innovation for Smart Cities.
The European Smart Cities Initiative took advantage of the Hannover Messe Industry, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology taking place from 8 to 12 April 2013 in Hanover, to introduce the approach of supporting greenhouse gas emissions reduction by innovative smart technologies to the wider public and professional audience. In the Metropolitan Solutions Forum, members of the project team outlined the basic idea behind the platform and some key innovations proposed to Smart Cities for enhancing their energy efficiency. On behalf of the European Commission, Günther Oettinger (European Commissioner for Energy) delivered a dedicated speech in the Metropolitan Solutions Forum.
All presentations and speeches of the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform sessions are available here.
COMeSafety2 members as expert speakers at V2X for Auto Safety and Mobility Europe 2013 Conference
On 20 and 21 Feburary 2012, a focused conference and exhibition on V2X for Auto Safety and Mobility will take place in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The organisers from Telematics Update have invited several COMeSafety2 members as experts speakers in the conference. It aims at discussing the devise a unified commercialisation and deployment strategy for vehicle and infrastructure technologies to accelerate connectivity, safety and mobility.
More information about the conference programme and the registration can be found here.
Joint webinar with iCar Support
On March 23rd March 2012, COMeSafety2 contributed to a joint webinar with iCar Support. The topic the partners worked on was Standardisation of ITS, therefore they gave an ovierview over the latest standardisation activities. Several speakers informed the attendees about general characteristics of ITS, presented the supportive actions iCarSupport and COMeSafety2 and the special standardisation activities in the context of CEN & Iso as well as ETSI. From COMeSafety2, Soeren Hess contributed to this online session by referring the ETSI TC ITS standardisation.
To inspect the presentations shown during this webinar by iCarSupport and COMeSafety2, please follow the link to the iCarSupport website:
Appearance at Intertraffic proved as success
The project partners of COMeSafety2 spent four prosperous days at the Intertraffic 2012, taking place from 27th to 30th of March in Amsterdam. This exhibition is one of the leading international events to meet stakeholders of the traffic and transport industries.
COMeSafety2 members could establish valuable contracts and their activities received great awareness. The aim of exhibiting at this fair was to promote the issues on Cooperative ITS and especially Car2Infrastructure communication to road operators and infrastructure manufacturers. Showing them the benefits and synergy effects to their business division was expected to attract further support for the deployment of Cooperative ITS. Those expectations were answered by any account: The COMeSafety2 booth was well-attended by fair visitors as well as exhibitors who wanted to get informed about the activities of COMeSafety2, the main issues on Cooperative ITS, progress of deployment and above all the interdependency between Car2X communication and uses cases they are concerned with. As a result, vividly discussions took place at the COMeSafety2 booth, for example with representatives of road operators and manufacturers of optical signalling systems.
Not least the booth design with a motorcycle and an operative traffic light in front of a printed visualisation of a real-life traffic scenario engaged great public attention. It served as a discussion starter of safety related uses cases in which communication between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure support the drivers and road operators to enhance safety and efficiency.
Furthermore COMeSafety2 acted as a partner of the Smart Mobility Centre, a seminar and lecture programme in which COMeSafety2 members organised presentations on second and third exhibition days. The addressed topics were the general progress of ,Cooperative ITS in Europe and Beyond’, the often demanded ,Field Operational Testing and Validation of Cooperative Safety Systems’, keys steps ,Towards deployment of Cooperative ITS’ and ,Cooperative ITS Architecture, Roles and Responsibilities’.
To complement and keep in contact to interested parties, project partners also presented one of the next COMeSafety2 activities which is expected to further drive deployment and market introduction of Car2x communication technology forward: There will be a webinar program starting in June which approaches key steps towards deployment of cooperative ITS.
View pictures of the COMeSafety2 show at Intertraffic 2012:
Presentations Shown in Smart Mobility Theatre and Knowledge Center: