ACEA is a partner in the iMobility Consortium, a Seventh Framework Programme project to roll out smart technologies to motor vehicles in Europe. 18 November saw iMobility Challenge host a significant conference in Brussels to highlight the project's objectives.
To reveal to policy makers and EU-level stakeholders some of the important new energy-saving and safety-improving systems now on the market, iMobility Challenge hosted a half day event at the Brussels Autoworld on 18 November 2014. This conference was the latest in a series of roadshow events that have taken place across Europe.
The purpose of the conference was to explore intelligent mobility for smart cities, and how using the technologies promoted by the iMobility Challenge project could improve urban mobility.
Technologies covered by the iMobility Challenge project include Eco-Driving Assistance, eCall, Real-time Traffic Information and Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control, as well as a range of other energy saving and safety-oriented systems.
The emergence of new technologies is key to achieveing sustainable mobility in smart cities. At this conference experts from innovation companies and researchers shared latest ideas and developments in the field of intelligent mobility, sharing insights into how we will move around in cities tomorrow, and what future vehicles will look like.
The keynote speaker was John Baekelmans, CTO at CISCO. Additional key speakers were Rupert Fausset, Principal Sustainability Adviser at Forum for the Future; and Anders Eugensson, Director Governmental Affairs at Volvo Car Corporation. They introduced respectively future trends on urban mobility and smart vehicles.
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) is a partner in the iMobility Challenge project, along with the Fédération Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA), The European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), ERTICO - ITS Europe, and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
You can find out more about the iMobility Challenge project by visiting www.imobilitychallenge.eu.