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TRA 2018: 7th European Transport Research Arena

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STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport electrification (ELT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Infrastructure (INF)


The Transport Research Arena TRA is THE European research
and technology biennial conference on transport and mobility.
After a decade of successful editions around Europe (2006
Göteborg, Sweden; 2008 Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2010 Brussels,
Belgium; 2012 Athens, Greece; 2014 Paris, France; and 2016
Warsaw, Poland), the 7th TRA will take place in Vienna from
16 to 19 April 2018.
Digitalisation and decarbonisation are high on the agenda of
TRA 2018 and will be reflected throughout the conference, as
the key dimensions expected to overhaul the transport system
for all stakeholders. An important aim of TRA 2018 will be to
imagine, sketch and investigate scenarios where ground-breaking
digital and low-carbon technologies are deployed and impact
on people, the transport system and the environment as we
know it will be discussed.
TRA 2018 will combine the new challenges of mobility and
logistics with still open questions of transport and infrastructure
and will cover all modes of transport: road, rail, waterborne,
aviation as well as cross-modality. Passenger and freight
transport in urban, inter-urban and long distance settings will
be considered. For the first time all modes will be integrated
to achieve a comprehensive, seamless transport system.
While presenting the most advanced research, the latest
technological and industrial breakthroughs as well as future
policies for Europe and beyond, TRA 2018 is conceived and
designed as an “arena”, where the interplay across the entire
spectrum of transport stakeholders facilitates open discussion
and exchanges and offers a unique occasion to showcase
European and international cutting edge transport research
and innovation.