Now in its fifth year, Forum Europe’s 2020 Future of Transport Conference in Brussels will gather key stakeholders to debate the critical pillars of EU transport policy, explore the role technology will play in achieving our vision for the future of mobility and discuss what we can expect from the next five years of EU policymaking under the leadership of the new Commission in this sector.
Director-General and High Representative
Ministry of Transport & Communications of Finland
Head of Unit for Intelligent Transport System, DG MOVE
Head of Unit for Road Transport, DG CLIMA
MEP, Chair of Transport and Tourism Committee
Transport & Environment
Associate Director, Automated Driving Technical Policy
Senior Manager of Government and External Affairs
Chief Executive Officer
Head of Unit for Road Safety, DG MOVE
SAP Labs France
Head of Unit for Future Urban & Mobility Systems, DG Research & Innovation
Director of Policy and Strategy, Public Affairs - Europe
Co-Chair of the Connected and Automated Driving Group
European Transport Safety Council
Connected and automated mobility (CAM) is becoming a reality around the globe. This market is expected to allow for safer, more efficient transportation and to generate billions of euros in revenues for vehicle manufacturers, telecoms operators and equipment makers in Europe. Realistically, however, the true potential of connected vehicles won’t be fully realised until there is robust, reliable and ubiquitous high-bandwidth connectivity to ensure ‘always-on’ critical services. Initial proposals from the European Commission that favoured a Wi-Fi-based standard to deliver this over the cellular-based V2X technology split the auto and tech industries and was ultimately rejected by member states in July, forcing a rethink in both the Commission and Parliament on the best way forward. This session will evaluate the different options put forward, and the potential that each solution offers for delivering the required connectivity in both the short and the long term. It will look at progress towards providing connectivity along pan-European 5G corridors on major trunk roads and motorways, and at the next steps to look more broadly at tackling connectivity ‘not-spots’ and at moving towards the delivery of ubiquitous coverage for CAM across Europe. Crucially it will discuss the best way forward to ensure Europe is not left lagging behind global competitors like China and the USA when it comes to the future of CAM.
With 25,000 people losing their lives every year due to road incidents in Europe, the European Commission has committed to ‘Vision Zero’ to reduce road deaths on European roads to almost zero by 2050. One very promising field of action is vehicle safety and technology. In this context, our panel will explore the current and future initiatives regarding the deployment of automated driving and intelligent transport technologies. It will also discuss how public and private stakeholders can work to ensure trust from the consumers and which rules should be put in place in order to ensure that automated driving delivers its contribution to road safety.
The transport sector is the fastest growing contributor to climate emissions, representing a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Green Deal, the EU will revise the transport standards by 2021 to ensure a clear pathway at putting Europe on track to reach net-zero global warming emissions by 2050. To achieve this vision, a robust and sustainable transport infrastructure is required to support the use of renewable energy sources to power future vehicles, including electric cars. With the European Commission’s proposal to spend 70% of the transport budget of the next Multiannual Financial Framework on climate-friendly objectives, this session will explore the most efficient mobility solutions that could reduce our carbon footprint.
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