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Join us for the SPACE Final Conference!

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24 September 2021

Our mission to SPACE is coming to an end

After three years of intense collaboration, the SPACE project comes to an end!

Our mission to SPACE (Shared Personalised Automated Connected vEhicles) aimed at placing public transport at the centre of the automated vehicles revolution and help build a combined transport ecosystem.

Coordinated by UITP, the SPACE project gathered over 50 partners, representing the whole sustainable mobility community.

Come and join us physically or virtually at the SPACE Final Conference, where members of the consortium will present key insights from the project.

Agenda:

9:00 – 9:15 Keynote – Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General of UITP

9:15 – 9:30 SPACE Revolutionary impact on Public Transport – Guido Di Pasquale, Deputy Director Knowledge & Information, UITP

9:30 – 10:45 Session – Results and recommendations of SPACE

  • Moderator: Henriette Cornet, UITP

Speakers:

  • Endre Angelvik, Ruter
  • Luc Texier, Expert
  • Emmanuel de Verdalle, ITxPT
  • Lieselot Vanhaverbeke, VUB

10:45 – 11:00 The future of SPACE – Henriette Cornet, CCAM Senior Manager, UITP

The workshop will be held as an in-person meeting in Brussels (Pullman Brussels Centre Midi) in the respect of the sanitary situations imposed by the Belgium government. In this special context, the number of participants in person will be restricted to 50 on a first-come-first-served basis. You will need to check by yourself the travel requirements that apply to your country. Information on current measures for entering Belgium can be retrieved from this website.

The workshop will also be live streamed online through a web platform. The link will be communicated after registration.

Register here. When registering, please indicate whether you would like to attend the event in person or virtually.

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7 words explained

platooning

Also known as flocking. A collection of (automated) vehicles that travel together, actively coordinated in formation. Platoons decrease the distances between vehicles using electronic, and possibly mechanical, coupling. Platooning allows many vehicles to accelerate or brake simultaneously.

urban setting

High density environment with an efficient high capacity public transport system with good capillarity and high frequencies.

suburban setting

Medium density environment with a good public transport system with radial connections to the city center, but lower capillarity and frequencies. This setting includes suburban cities.

small cities

Small, isolated city with an own public transport system and <100K inhabitants.

rural

Low-density environment, small cities and villages with poor public transport services mainly connecting the villages.

SAE level

The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) levels define the level of vehicle autonomy, or in other words, how much human intervention is still needed for an automated vehicle to operate. Currently, five SAE levels have been defined: Level 0: Automated system issues warnings and may momentarily intervene but has no sustained vehicle control. Level 1 (hands on): Driver and automatic system share vehicle control. The driver must be ready to retake full control at any time. Level 2 (hands off): The automated system takes full control of the vehicle (accelerating, braking, and steering). The driver must monitor the driving and be prepared to intervene immediately at any time if the automated system fails to respond properly. Level 3 (eyes off): The automated system takes full control of the vehicle (accelerating, braking, and steering). The driver must monitor the driving and be prepared to intervene immediately at any time if the automated system fails to respond properly. Level 4 (mind off): As level 3, but no driver attention is ever required for safety, e.g. the driver may safely go to sleep or leave the driver's seat. Level 5 (steering wheel optional): No human intervention is required at all. An example would be a robotic taxi.

V2X

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is the passing of information from a vehicle to any entity that may affect the vehicle, and vice versa.