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Connected Transport Summit 2018

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STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)


Traditional means of transport have entered the digital realm at an exponential rate – redefining modern mobility in the process. Digital connectivity is not only a solution for new efficiency, safety and sustainability standards, but also a regulatory reality. Theory is turning into practice: how will authorities today build the future of tomorrow?

With the EU’s third and final installment of its ‘Europe on the Move’ mobility package just announced this May, along with key revelations regarding the EU budget post-2020, and the conclusion of key digital files within the Electronic Communications Code hoped for in June, lawmakers will be grappling with the nuts and bolts of intelligent transport systems, autonomous vehicles, data management, research spending priorities, smart cities and multi-modal networks. These include:

  • What are the most promising real-world applications of technology in connected transport from vehicle to vehicle communication to satellite technology, platooning and mobility services?
  • What are the key regulatory challenges to multimodal networks ?
  • How will lawmakers mitigate the risks to connected transport systems while simultaneously protecting consumers and allowing innovation ?
  • Where should resources be concentrated in research, application and infrastructure of alternative fuels?
  • How should the next multi annual financial framework be configured to fund transport projects?
  • How will key decision makers use the building blocks of connected transport – data (AI, 5G and all things digital); power (alternative fuels and decarbonization); money (financing and funding challenges) – to shape a future of mobility that is cooperative, connected, automated and intelligent ?

Join over 120 policymakers, experts, regulators and disruptors cross-cutting sectors such as transport, tech, telecommunication, energy and more for a highly-interactive full-day summit in Brussels. POLITICO’s journalists will lead high-level interviews, dynamic discussions and breakout sessions.