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Road transport

Road transport research covers vehicles operating on motorways, asphalt and gravel roads, and associated infrastructure including bridges, cuttings, tunnels, parking areas and footways. Ground transport in ports and airports directly associated with air, maritime and inland waterway transport is not included. Non-motorised modes, such as walking and cycling, are included because these forms of transport largely share the same infrastructure.


Research and innovation capacity in cooperative, connected and automated transport

The European Commission’s Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) defines cooperative, connected and automated transport (CAT) as a key research area. TRIMIS supports STRIA by monitoring the status of transport research across Europe, including CAT.


Stakeholder Event - Preparing for the future European Emission Standards for Light and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

This all-day event will bring together scientific evidence from the JRC and academia, as well as gather the opinions of different stakeholders on the future of emission standards for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy-duty vehicles.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Lessons learned from developing the latest emission standards and the way forward
  • Scientific evidence on emissions gathered by the JRC
  • Evidence on emissions collected by the scientific community

The full agenda will be available in the first week of October.


European Cycling Summit 2018

The European Cycling Summit 2018 is a great opportunity to explore Austria’s cycling capital Salzburg and to connect with national and international cycling enthusiasts. Join the event and benefit from a diverse network of experts from academia, administration, interest groups and innovative companies.


UITP Busworld Eurasian Bus Seminar

UITP and Busworld Academy, organiser of the cognominal exhibition, announced a long-term cooperation, which resulted in Busworld exhibition going around the world in conjunction with specialized conferences and seminars of UITP.

The first event of this kind in Eurasia will take place on October 23-25, 2018 in Moscow, when INTERNATIONAL COACH & BUS SHOW will be followed with UITP BUSWORLD EURASIAN BUS SEMINAR, which is scheduled for October 24.


Using road-rail intermodal freight transport to reduce GHG emissions

A complete transition to transporting all freight by rail is not feasible for many companies worldwide. This study assesses the potential of road-rail intermodal operations as strategies to reduce polluting air emissions. It was found that intermodal road-rail operations could reduce emissions by 77%, be 43% more fuel efficient and 80% cheaper than transporting freight by only road.


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