ITS in Lyon 2011

06 Jun 2011 - 09 Jun 2011


8th European Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

Cité Internationale Congress Centre, Lyon, France

Final programme


The Congress theme was geared towards "Intelligent Mobility – ITS for sustainable transport of persons and goods in urban regions". The focus was on the following topics in the context of ITS:

  • Co-modal urban transport management
  • Electromobility
  • From co-operative systems to integrated mobility services
  • From smart concepts to successful implementation
  • Governance and business issues
  • Information and communication: providers and users
  • ITS for adaptive and resilient cities

Participation of eCoMove

  • SS 15  - Validation and impact of ICT measures for energy efficiency & environment

7 June 2011, 16.00 - 17.30, Room Roseraie 1&2

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) promise an important contribution to making transportation more environmentally friendly. Several applications of “eco-ICT” are already on the market while numerous services are currently being prepared for future market introduction through research and pre-deployment projects. In order to evaluate and prioritise their investment in eco-ICT services, stakeholders need to understand the expected impacts on environmental criteria. In this session four projects co-funded by the European Union will present their work on validating impacts of eco-ICT. Where possible, preliminary results will be presented. The partners of research project eCoMove are trialling the hypothesis that a combination of cooperative applications for eco-driving and for eco-traffic management can help to reduce actual fuel consumption (and thus CO2 emissions) close to the theoretical minimum. ECOSTAND is supporting an EU-USA-Japan Joint Task Force that is setting a common research agenda for assessing impact of ITS on energy efficiency. FREILOT, a pilot on urban freight energy efficiency, will present preliminary outcomes of the one-year pilot-stage currently conducted on five eco-ICT services in four European countries. Finally, COSMO aims at demonstrating different eco-ICT applications at a number of test sites to address deployment barriers prior to future market introduction of these technologies.

Validation and impact assessment of ICT measures – the eCoMove approach (Stefan Trommer, DLR)

Cooperative Systems for Sustainable Mobility and Energy Efficiency (Gino Franco, MIZAR Automazione)

Evaluation of FREILOT services (Zeljko Jeftic, ERTICO – ITS Europe)

ECOSTAND (Martijn de Kievit, TNO)

  • SS 07 - Traffic Management - reducing fuel use and CO2 emissions: Vision, applications and insights from field experiments

8 June 2011, 09.00 - 10.30, Room Rhône 1

Traffic management and control measures as a means to cut down fuel consumption and emissions in road traffic have been widely acknowledged, especially in combination with vehicle-to-infrastructure interaction. So far only few of the many promising ideas have been realised in real life while road operators are yet to be actively involved. Good examples of operational measures are dynamic green waves by means of speed recommendations and green priority for trucks. The aim of this session is to present the applications, systems and services that are already today or are currently under development and will be available in near future. A number of European institutions have taken the lead in this domain by preparing field trials which effectively further the discussion at a quantitative level by means of realistic figures. Another aim of this session is to bring together stakeholders from industry, government/local authorities and knowledge institutions and allow them to express their vision in order to set the research agenda for ongoing and future projects.

Traffic management Reducing fuel use and CO2 emissions: vision, applications and insights from field experiments (Jaap Vreeswijk, Peek Traffic)

Traffic Management – reducing fuel use and CO2 emissions; Vision, applications & insights (Eva Boëthius, EC)

Emission minimizing signal control in Graz (Martin Fellendorf, University of Technology Graz)

Less Fuel – More Power FREILOT & Traffic Management Helmond (Gert Blom, City of Helmond)

Intelligent Urban Mobility Management And Traffic Control System For The Improvement Of The Urban Environment Quality In The Central Area Of Thessaloniki’s Agglomeration (Josep Salanova Maria, CERTH)

COSMO Swedish Test Site (David Rylander, Volvo Technology)

  • TS 25 - Interaction network control and route choice

8 June 2011, 11.00 - 12.30, Room Saint Clair 1

Paper "Micro routing using accurate traffic predictions", Robbin Blokpoel, Peek Traffic

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  • TS 28 - Deployment, what is needed?

8 June 2011, 11.00 - 12.30, Room Saint Clair 3B

Paper "Cooperative systems and services for energy efficiency: From inefficiency to efficiency", Nicole Eikelenberg, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Europe

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  • TS 33 - Ecodriving

8 June 2011, 14.00 - 15.30, Room Rhône 2

Paper "Identification and motivators for eco-friendly driving within the eCoMove Project", Caroline Schießl, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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Paper "A study on perceived usefulness of Eco driving assistant systems in Europe", Stefan Trommer, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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  • IS 05 - Modern motorway use

8 June 2011, 14.00 - 15.30 Room Roseraie 1&2

Paper "Ramp metering with an objective to reduce fuel consumption",  Jaap Vreeswijk, Peek Traffic bv

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  • SS 55 - Eco-Driving: a key enabler for future clean and efficient mobility in Europe

8 June 2011, 16.00 - 17.30, Pasteur Lounge

As vehicle technologies become ever more efficient and sophisticated, it is increasingly the case that the most inefficient and variable component is the driver. The evolution of ITS technologies is enabling new types of mobility application that will help drivers to reduce their carbon footprint and fuel consumption: e.g. navigation systems that provide eco-routing, eco-driver coaching, urban traffic network support for eco-driving. The reduction of CO2 emissions is a top priority on the European Union policy agenda; and in the quest of driving down carbon dioxide with new technologies, EC co-funded initiatives as eCoMove, FREILOT or COSMO are building on recent results in cooperative systems development to create a framework for achieving clean and efficient mobility in the near future. The early results of those projects as well as the outlook for their long-term impact on sustainable mobility will be presented in this Session. In addition, a case study from ITS UK Carbon Working Group will be presented, investigating variability in driver behaviour to try and quantify the eects, as well as the issues and conflict in trying to deliver policies that address both climate change and air quality impact. Finally, Satellic Traffic Management (part of T-Systems) will present its innovative Emission Modelling solution enabling drivers to continuously improve their driving behaviour in order to reduce their vehicle emissions.

eCoMove ecoSmartDriving (Luisa Andreone, CRF / Nicole Eikelenberg, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering Europe)

eCoMove Training and Coaching Strategies (Joakim Gudmundsen, GoGreen Trafik & Miljö)

Cooperative Systems for Sustainable Mobility and Energy Efficiency (Manuel Milli, Mizar Automazione S.p.A)

FREILOT Urban Freight Energy Efficiency Pilot (Maria Tevell, Volvo Technology)

Trials and Tribulations of delivering Carbon targets and maintaining acceptable levels of Air Quality (Margaret Bell, Newcastle University)

Satellic's Emission Modeling Solution: A continuous learning process through direct driver feedback (Bettina Gaspers, T-Systems International)

  • Ancillary event: eco-Drive-In - Green Driving Debate

8 June 2011, 17.45-18.45, Exhibition area, Catering Forum 2

So you think you can eco-drive?! Come and join our interactive teach-in to explore with our panellists the various facets of this hot topic whilst enjoying refreshments and snacks, all in a true "green" spirit!

Is green driving a technology issue or a matter of behaviour and control measures? what are the main driving forces for eco-driving and how to manage them? What is the role of Member States? What are the differences to be considered between private car drivers and commercial road transport actors; between internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric vehicles? How to present green driving advice; how to avoid information overload and how to ensure compliance?

These amongst others, are questions our experts will exchange views on.