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 of DG ENERGY
MEP, Chair of Transport and Tourism Committee
Head of Unit for Road Transport, DG CLIMA
Head of Unit for Future Urban & Mobility Systems, DG Research & Innovation
Head of Unit for Intelligent Transport System, DG MOVE
Transport & Environment
Director of Policy and Strategy, Public Affairs - Europe
Senior Manager of Government and External Affairs
Chief Executive Officer
Head of Unit for Road Safety, DG MOVE
SAP Labs France
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 implemented ‘Vision Zero’ to reduce road deaths on European roads to almost zero by 2050. In this context, our panel will explore the initiatives and new technologies within the deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) that offers new advanced solutions to today’s transport problems. It will discuss how all public and private stakeholders involved can work together to develop a framework for road safety that draws on best practices. This session will debate how new types of risks that Autonomous Vehicles and other intelligent transport technologies create can be best addressed while also examining the safety impact these innovations can bring in reducing road accidents.
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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