Six European cities to experiment with 'digital twins' for urban logistics
A Horizon 2020-funded project aims to create 'digital twins' of urban logistics networks in six European cities in order to support the experimentation and decision making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting.
Public consultation launched on the future of transport
Today, the Commission launched a public consultation on the future of transport to allow both stakeholders and citizens to comment and identify their priorities. The consultation will be open until 23 September. It will enable the Commission to better understand how the EU can help the sector become more sustainable and competitive, more modern and resilient to crises.
Road safety: Europe’s roads are getting safer but progress remains too slow
Compared to previous years, fewer people lost their lives on EU roads in 2019, according to preliminary figures published today by the European Commission. An estimated 22 800 people died in a road crash last year, almost 7 000 fewer fatalities than in 2010 – a decrease of 23%.
The European Commission has selected the 15 finalists for this year’s LIFE Awards that will take place in the autumn. The Awards, now in their 14th year, recognise the most innovative, inspirational and effective LIFE projects in three categories: climate action, environment and nature protection.
Former Commissioner Bulc is a proud ambassador for the Women in Transport - EU Platform for change. She shies away from giving advice but shares stories and anecdotes that demonstrate where and how improvements to gender balance have been achieved. A key message from Violeta Bulc is that women will have an increasingly important role to play in transport - where digital and green transport solutions will dominate the industry and states that this will bring opportunities for women.
The European Commission has launched its 2020 call for project proposals under the LIFE programme. Measures have been taken to make it easier for applicants to apply in times of coronavirus restrictions including extended deadlines.
The European Commission’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic prioritises keeping citizens healthy. This includes keeping essential transport moving, for example to transport medical supplies and other essential goods. Many Member States have announced restrictions to transport – a fully list by country is available here. This list is updated regularly, as information becomes available.
Commission presents guidelines for border measures to protect health and keep goods and essential services available
Commission presented guidelines to Member States on health-related border management measures in the context of the COVID-19 emergency. The aim is to protect citizens' health, ensure the right treatment of people who do have to travel, and make sure essential goods and services remain available.
EU promotes digitalisation of freight transport information
In December 2019, the ambassadors of the EU's Member States approved a proposal to make it easier for freight operators to provide information to public authorities in digital form. The vote took place in the EU Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper).
Skiathos, Greece, ESCC 2020: 7th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change
We are pleased to announce you the “7th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change”, ESCC 2020
It will take place on Skiathos Island, Greece, on June 1-3, 2020, under the auspices of the University of Florida, the University of Thessaly, the Rutgers University, the Cyprus University of Technology and BRNO University of Technology. The conference aims on bringing together leading experts in the fields of Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change as well as optimization and computational methods to discuss recent advancements and trending topics.
Air pollution is one of the most severe and complex environmental challenges impacting humans and ecosystems. The urban population, in particular, is still suffering from high levels of air pollution that are considered harmful for health according to European and World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.
Following the launch of the European Green Deal, this LIFE PlanUp conference will discuss the progress made towards the EU’s mid- and long-term climate and energy objectives. It will also take stock of the preparation of National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) across EU Member States.
The objective of this document is to provide final policy recommendations based on the urban mobility measures and strategies developed by the modular projects within the Interreg MED urban transport community.
ETC/ATNI Report 12/2019: The impact of vehicle taxations system on vehicle emissions
The scope of this study is to find the real-world savings achieved in total CO2, NOx and PM10 emissions from the adoption of national policies and European legislation for the period 2010- 2017 for the new registered fleet based on appropriate scenarios developed for this study. In addition, a forecast of the relevant benefits until 2020 was also made.
The 2019 Horizon Transport info day will take place on Monday, 7 October 2019 from 09:30 to 15:00 CET in Brussels.
The event will present upcoming funding opportunities of approximately €356 million under the Mobility for Growth (MG), Automated Road Transport (ART), Green Vehicles (GV), and Next Generation Batteries (BAT) calls.
Two EU-funded projects conclude their work on urban freight distribution
The first of these projects is the Horizon 2020 project called "Buyzet". This developed zero-emission procurement plans for each of the consortium's cities. The second project, which has also recently concluded its activities, is SULPiTER (supported by Interreg's Central Europe Programme). The project examined logistics and transport in seven European cities in order to identify best practices in the field of urban goods distribution.
CEF Transport is seeking to mitigate the negative environmental impact of road transport by promoting, through its grants, the shift to alternatives fuels for road (be it for freight or for passenger transport).
Euro VI trucks are compliant with legislative emissions limits
Cities using, or planning to use, the Euro 6 standard as the basis for their low-emission zones (LEZs) will not deliver the air quality improvements they expect, AIR (Allow Independent Road-Testing) has warned.
Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (ESCC) 2019
ESCC series aims on bringing together leading experts in the fields of energy, sustainability, climate change, optimization and computational methods to discuss recent advancements and trending topics.
EU celebrates best projects for nature, environment and climate action
During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – the LIFE programme announced the winners of the 2018 LIFE Awards. The three winners come from Italy (Nature category), Spain (Environment category), and Greece (Climate Action category).
The EU Sustainable Energy Week is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders focus on sustainable energy issues, debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas.
Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the foremost European transport event that covers all transport modes and all aspects of mobility. TRA offers a great venue for researchers, policy makers and industry representatives to get together and contribute to the discussion on how research and innovation can re-shape the transport and mobility system. The conference provides a unique opportunity to hear about mobility trends in different parts of Europe, learn from achievements in industry as well as share best practices of policies and deployments.
Technology already grants permission of the mass production and use of the autonomous/semi-autonomous trucks. A number of companies develop autonomous drive systems longer than decade. Some of them have even released fully operational products to the market.
EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on funding for the environment and climate action
The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and Council on the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.
The funding will focus on protecting the environment and mitigating climate change, supporting a clean energy transition with increased energy efficiency and a higher share of renewables in the energy mix. This will be one of the tools enabling the EU to meet its climate goals and seek to become climate-neutral by 2050.
Clean mobility: Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of new CO2 emission standards for cars and vans to reduce pollution and improve air quality
The European Parliament today agreed on CO2 emission standards for new cars and vans in the EU for the period after 2020 – a significant step towards decarbonising and modernising the European mobility sector and put the EU on track to become climate neutral. As a result of the new rules, in 2030, emissions from new cars will have to be 37.5% lower and emissions from new vans 31% lower, compared to 2021.
Connecting Europe: Commission is proposing to invest €421 million for safer, smarter and greener transport infrastructure
The European Commission is proposing to invest €421 million in 69 key projects that will improve mobility for citizens and businesses alike. The projects selected aim at promoting digitalisation, making roads safer, and fostering multimodal connections in line with the ‘Europe on the Move’ initiatives.
Nikola presented concept of the third model of hydrogen-electric hybrid truck
Prague public transport services are fully integrated – all the lines (operated during the day and also during the night) no matter the transport companies use the very same (short/long) term transfer tickets (coupons). This is very comfortable for the customers.
„PID Lítačka“ – the platform, the smart card and the mobile app
Prague public transport services are fully integrated – all the lines (operated during the day and also during the night) no matter the transport companies use the very same (short/long) term transfer tickets (coupons).
Intermodal Europe 2018 will take place from 6th - 8th November at AHOY Rotterdam
For four decades, Intermodal Europe has been the most important business platform for professionals involved in the container, transport and logistics industry. By delivering a highly targeted audience, the free to attend exhibition and conference brings together the world's leading suppliers and industry experts to network, do business and be inspired .