ITS & Traffic Management supplement 2013

23 August 2013  •  Author(s): Stefan Burkhart, Pierpaolo Tona, Carla Coppola, Martin Böhm

Our latest ITS & Traffic Management supplement is supported by eyevis, INIT and Mobile Mark:

  • ITS & Traffic Management Supplement 2013Buses and trams continually monitored
    Stefan Burkhart, Head of Telecommunications, SSB
    A new large-screen video wall is improving monitoring of the metropolitan public transport system in Stuttgart, Germany. The video wall consisting of12 67-inch LED-back-projection cubes from the Reutlingen-based manufacturer eyevis supports the work in the traffic control centre of the Stuttgart Straßenbahnen AG (SSB). The 8.76m-wide and 1.64m-high wall displaying 48 live camera images makes it possible to monitor the entire public transport network – contributing to provide a swift, coordinated response to any disruption of operations or dangerous situations…
  • Compass4D: a tale of seven cities
    Pierpaolo Tona, Compass4D Project Coordinator and Project Manager /  Carla Coppola, Communications Officer, ERTICO – ITS Europe
    Over the past decade, the concept of innovative cooperative ITS (intelligent transport systems) has changed dramatically; initially ‘innova tion’ was all about research projects exploring these systems, then it was the pilot projects, and now that the technology is here, innovation is all about deployment and policy strategies…
  • Multi-modal journey planners are becoming reality for Central Europe
    Martin Böhm, Head of Unit ‘Mobility Systems and ITS Deployment’, AustriaTech
    Listening to representatives of the European Commission’s DG Move during the last workshops on multi-modal journey planning as well as at the last ITS Europe Conference in Dublin (4-7 June 2013), it seems that their activities are very much focused on EC Vice President Siim Kallas’s wish to “plan or book a journey through Europe – switching from air to rail or sea, to urban or road transport – in one single go and online?” Still, the question remains how to achieve a journey planner that covers all modes of transport all over Europe?

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