Dutch Minister to open ITS Forum 2018

On 14 November 2018 Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, will open the bi-annual European conference on traffic management called ITS Forum 2018. She will be accompanied by Federica Polce – Coordinator of the Platform on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. Rijkswaterstaat officials will interview Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General of EC DG MOVE.

The ITS Forum offers a varied and interesting programme centred around the theme: “Traffic Management in a changing world”. All of this will take place in a highly innovative and dynamic venue – LEF Future Centre in Utrecht. High level keynote speakers from all over Europe will contribute to the programme among whom Herald Ruijters (EC Director Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport – DG MOVE) with a keynote on past, present and future perspectives of the European core network, and Pierpaolo Tona (European Commission – Innovation and Networks Executive Agency – INEA) introducing the ITS Programme of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The closing session will see an interview of Isabelle Vandoorne (EC Deputy Head of Unit on Sustainable & Intelligent Transport – DG MOVE) jointly to key experts and high level stakeholders in the field of ITS and mobility (CEDR, IBTTA, FIA, ERF, POLIS).

Traffic management in a changing world
New technologies such as connected, cooperative and automated driving will drastically change the world of traffic management. Traditional ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) will increasingly be complemented by C-ITS (Connected ITS) and other new technologies, allowing new travel services to emerge, such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS). And with larger cities and more complex, busier networks, different road authorities need to collaborate and work with industry (car manufacturers, ITS industry, content providers) and knowledge partners. In other words, traditional traffic management and roles are changing.

The main theme of Forum “Traffic Management in a changing world – Digitalization, Multimodality, Smart Infrastructures” reflects a number of objectives of the Forum. Digitalization and smart infrastructures will lead to more data, from vehicles and from infrastructure, which will be used to make transport safer and more efficient. Digitalization will also change the way traffic management centres will operate, e.g. by using smart cameras, using data from other (private) sources, using big data. But also by providing individualized route advices, most likely in cooperation with private service providers, using roadside beacons (G5) and telecommunication (4G, 5G).

On the one hand traffic management will benefit from new technologies and trends (e.g. floating car data, on-board systems, AI, …) and on the other hand new technologies (e.g. C-ITS, automated driving, …) will result in new requirements for road operators and new business models. Road operators/authorities will have to handle these changes in their environment, such as a shift from public to private services, systems as a service, from ownership to sharing economy, etc.

The full programme including workshops, plenary and parallel sessions and speakers can be found here: https://www.aanmelder.nl/itsforum2018/session-overview.

 Facing challenges together
The 2-day forum plus social event is organized by the EU ITS Platform, in cooperation with the European Commission as well as the European ITS corridor projects Arc Atlantique, Crocodile, MedTIS, Next-ITS and Ursa Major Neo. Within the European ITS Platform European road operators and authorities have teamed up with external stakeholders to foster European harmonisation of ITS and deliver prominent results. The ITS Forum is a bi-annual gathering to discuss these results with each other and other stakeholders.

European colleagues gathered in Utrecht
The forum invites all public and private stakeholders in traffic management:

  • Road Authorities/Public Motorway Operators/Private Motorway Operators
  • Urban Road Operators
  • ITS System Providers for Traffic Management and Traffic Information
  • Traffic Information Service Providers
  • Representatives of the automotive Industry
  • Experts in C-ITS Development
  • International Stakeholder Organisations (not covered by the domains above)
  • Consultants
  • Researchers

Special venue: LEF Future Center
LEF Future Center at the Rijkswaterstaat office in Utrecht is specialised in fostering new patterns of thought and forcing breakthroughs. LEF offers a wide variety of diverse working environments and professional guidance. Participants of the ITS Forum 2018 will experience the advantages of LEF’s innovative settings which guarantees a high level of interaction and brings new ideas and insights.

More information
Please visit our website www.itsforum2018.eu for more information about the programme, the European ITS Platform and the venue of the event.

Maven workshop: Automated vehicles and urban traffic management

The workshop aims:

  • to explore how increasingly instrumented vehicles are likely to behave on city roads and how this may affect the traffic management task and wider transport goals.
  • to provide insight to the role that communication technology can play in the shorter-term of connected transport and the longer-term of automated transport.
  • to promote reflection among local authorities on their role and responsibility as connected, cooperative and automated transport evolves.

Date: 24 October 2018
Location: Greenwich

Workshop is targeted at local authorities and other urban transport stakeholders with an interest in connected, cooperative and automated transport

The workshop is free, and limited seats are available. Registration is required via this link

Workshop agenda here

Travel information

MAVEN (maven-its.eu/) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n° 690727.

ITS Terminology 2018

This is the fourth edition of the Nordic ITS Terminology. It is financed and published by three Nordic transport administrations, namely the Finnish Transport Agency (Liikennevirasto), the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen) and the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket). The Danish Road Directorate (Vejdirektoratet) and the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration (Vegagerðin) have supported the work by providing national translations.

The terms and definitions are mainly from the road sector but many definitions are generic and multimodal. The basic philosophy behind this Terminology has been to provide definitions for ITS functions or services rather than products or technologies. However, in an effort to make the Terminology more understandable and complete, many generic concepts as well as some technology related terms have been included.

Feedback and contact

Users are invited to give comments and feedback on the Terminology via www.its-terminology.com or send an e-mail to feedback@its-terminology.com (currently administrated by Arvid Aakre, Traffic Engineering Research Centre , NTNU, Norway). Any questions about use, copyright and formal matters should be sent to contact@its-terminology.com (currently administrated by Kristian Appel, Traficon Ltd, Finland).


The dictionary is the joint property of the Nordic Transport and Road Authorities while the copyright is subject to the legislation of IPR of each of the countries. Use of the on-line Terminology and download of the Terminology (PDF files) is free of charge as long as it is for personal use. The publishers welcome cooperation on the utilization of the Terminology. If such a need occurs, please send an e-mail to contact@its-terminology.com for further co-operation negotiations. Commercial use, copying, reproduction, embedding, changing or spreading of the Terminology, its content and software is not allowed without permission from the publishers.

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Join TISA in this session on automated & autonomous driving at the ITS World Congress

At the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen, TISA will discuss with the other partner organizations of the Open Auto Drive Forum (OADF) different approaches on 20 September at 11:00 during the Special Interest Session SIS66 (Room London B3 M3-4). If you are working with digital maps, ADAS systems, traffic information, sharing of sensor data in the cloud or automated driving, then SIS66 is the place to be! Bookmark SIS66 on 20.09.2018 at 11:00 in your calendar. Please come also and visit some of the OADF organizations at the TISA stand C1-120.

TISA co-exhibitors activities at ITS World Congress

The 25th ITS World Congress is just around the corner! In less than one weeks, TISA and its Partners will be showcasing their latest developments and products in Copenhagen. Mark your calendars and make sure not to miss these activities from our co-exhibitors at the TISA stand:

  • WDR: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) will be presenting the new nation-wide ARD TPEG Service for Germany. Broadcasted on DAB+, this service has an excellent coverage and is freely available for any driver. The respective demo can be seen in an exciting car: most recent technology was integrated in a historical Mercedes-Benz 280SL. Highlight: Visitors will not only get detailed info, but even more the picture of a “Traffic Cam” when sitting in the car.
  • GEWI: Visitors to ITS World Congress in Copenhagen will have an opportunity to see live Road Incident Management being performed at the GEWI booth C1-120 at the conference. In addition, GEWI founder Hagen Geppert will be speaking in a session entitled “Making Work Zones Smarter” on 20 September from 09:00-10:30am in the Berlin Room (BW M1-2) at ITS World Congress. The session will address reducing the number of crashes in work zones to improve the quality of life for drivers as well as construction workers. New technologies such as drones, vehicle probe data and work zone equipment instrumentation will be explored as methods to make work zones smarter, and safer. In addition, to Road Incident Management GEWI will be available to demonstrate all of the traffic and travel information solutions available in the TIC Software during ITS World Congress from 17-21 September. To schedule a personal demonstration, contact jim.oneill@gewi.com
  • OpenLR: Geo-Referencing is key for reliable Travel Services. OpenLR was designed to fulfil the most challenging tasks of high resolution Geo-Referencing. During ITS World in Copenhagen, the representatives of OpenLR e.V. (an association based on German law) will be available at the TISA stand. OpenLR e.V. was founded by TISA, TomTom and Elektrobit to offer a platform for license-free implementation and further development of this excellent method.
  • Mediamobile: Today, Mobility is a concern not only for the automotive sector but for a wide range of economical players as well as, in the public domain, for Municipalities, public authorities and citizens. Mediamobile wants to address the challenges of Smart Mobility beyond providing accurate and reliable Traffic information for the drivers, by leveraging on its strengths: diversified sources, huge amount of historical and live data, traffic and map expertise. Mediamobile is now offering a range of adapted solutions for Smart Mobility, Radio and TV broadcasters, website and App developers, Driver Safety warnings and much more.#
  • bmt: From 17 to 21 September, bmt is presenting the actual TPEG portfolio during the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen. As part of the TISA booth (C1-120), bmt will present the “TPEG-LAB by bmt” consisting of all TPEG products in the bmt’s TPEG ecosystem, such as TPEG ON AIR (Playout), TPEG Editor and TPEG Analyser. As an exhibitor, bmt is pleased to offer access to the exhibition free of cost, an offer valid until September 10th. To benefit from free access and schedule an appointment with bmt experts, please send an email to mailto:sales@bmt-online.de. Click here for more information.
  • NNG: a global automotive software supplier, NNG works to provide the best in-vehicle experience for all. The company delivers solutions of exceptional value for hybrid navigation, cyber security, and user experience markets. Primarily known for its iGO Navigation software, much of its work is used in white-label products for major car companies, including Ford, Renault, and Mazda. NNG’s navigation is installed on over 30 million devices worldwide, with 30+ car brands. NNG is represented on all continents (including offices in US, Brazil, Switzerland, Hungary, Israel, China, Japan), ensuring highly localized solutions and aggregation of the best content available on each market.

Come and visits us at TISA booth C1-120. See you in Copenhagen!