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SPACE at ITS World Congress

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2 December 2019

From 21 to 25 October, the ITS World Congress will be held in Singapore, and SPACE will be present!

The project will be presented during the session Inclusive and sustainable shared, personalised, automated and connected mobility in smart cities, by Guido Di Pasquale from UITP (22 October, 9.00 - 10.30, room 329) . More information about the session is below:

Mobility in urban and suburban areas faces significant challenges with respect to accessibility, safety, security, environment, service quality of public transport and financing. Shared and automated mobility services have the potential to address these challenges and to offer concrete solutions which are not technically or economically feasible with conventional public transport systems. This session will report on expectations from local authorities to meet policy goals in cities, strategies developed by transport authorities to facilitate integration of automated vehicles and associated shared mobility services in existing public transport systems, and lessons learnt from trials and commercial operations by public transport operators and mobility service providers *

Organiser:

Guido Di Pasquale, Union Internationale des Transports Publics - UITP, Belgium

Moderator:

Guido Di Pasquale, Union Internationale des Transports Publics - UITP, Belgium

Speakers:

Guido Di Pasquale, Union Internationale des Transports Publics - UITP, Belgium

Ulla Tikkanen, Forum Virium Helsinki, Finland

Patrick Mercier-Handisyde, European Commission RTD, Belgium

Ong Hui Guan, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Scheherazade Zekri, Keolis, France

Faith Hall, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, USA*

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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.