Over the next few weeks, we’ve got a busy schedule at SkedGo as we head out to the latest transport mobility events. Next on the list is the 13th ITS European Congress (3-6 June 2019) in Brainport Eindhoven, the Netherlands, organised by our friends at ERTICO – ITS Europe, which will focus on smart mobility and digitalisation.

With three streams: smart cities, automation and MaaS we’re looking forward to four days jam-packed with talks and panel debates from some amazing speakers. There’s literally so much we could have included; here are just of few highlights to watch out for:

Who Needs to Drive MaaS – Politics or Business?

Tuesday 4 June 2019 16:00–17:00 (Neptune) – this is likely to be a lively discussion! Alongside technical expertise, trust and cooperation are also vital. But who should take the lead? Moderator Philippe Crist of ITF-OECD in France will be joined by Volker Amann of AVIMO in Austria, Anders Wall from GreenMobility in Denmark, Vasco Mora from the City of Lisbon in Portugal and Michael Kieslinger of Fluidtime in Austria to debate this highly emotive topic! Michael will also be presenting on Public Authorities as Regulatory Service Providers in the MaaS Ecosystem which would be worth attending too.

Mobility 2050: Hubs

Monday 3 June 2019 13:30–14:30 (Castor). This session will provide a future-facing holistic view of safe, easy-to-use and efficient transport using ‘smart hubs’. Making transferring from one vehicle to another straightforward, different modes will be connected with MaaS including data providing travellers with a user-friendly way to get around. Moderator Jan-Willem van der Pas, Municipality of Eindhoven in the Netherlands will be joined by colleague Lot Van der Giessen along with Kim Raijmakers, Eindhoven University of Technology and Paul Van de Coevering, Breda University of Applied Sciences. Germany’s Melanie Grötsch, City of Munich and Sascha Westermann, Hamburger Hochbahn will also take part along with Vasco Mora from the City of Lisbon in Portugal.

Ticketing and Payment Enabling MaaS

Monday 3 June 2019 13:30–14:30 (Jupiter). This topic is critical for any MaaS offering but current progress is slow. The session will look at questions such as whether ticketing will become obsolete, giving way to MaaS and the role of ticketing in an era of ‘MaaS powered by free transit’. From existing experience to new ticketing innovations, this session will take a close look at the pain points that need to be resolved so that ticketing can support wide-scale MaaS deployment. Moderator Piia Karjalainen, ERTICO – ITS Europe, will be joined by a range of speakers including Johann Peetre from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia and Sonila Metushi of the Royal Dutch Transport Federation (KNV) in The Netherlands.

MaaS: From APIs to KPIs

Wednesday 5 June 2019 10:30–11:30 (Jupiter). This session will explore the potential for public-private partnerships to deliver sustainable mobility as a profitable service. It will address the need for more precise KPIs from environmental performance to user experience, with examples that focus on the societal benefits of MaaS and challenges faced. Moderator Pedro Barradas, European Commission, DG MOVE will be joined by a panel of speakers from both public authorities and industry – including SkedGo’s Sandra Witzel – to discuss the responsibilities of different stakeholders and how to ensure everyone benefits: users, society and industry.

How Can MaaS and ITS Contribute to Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans?

Wednesday 5 June 2019 16:00–17:00 (Jupiter). Focusing on the impact of MaaS and ITS on urban planning, this session will look at how they can contribute to sustainable mobility, be included in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and how the data from new services also can be utilised. Moderator Siegfried Rupprecht of Rupprecht Consult – Forschung & Beratung in Germany will be joined by two city representatives who will provide their experiences, with experts in research and innovation offering a broader viewpoint on what is said to be an emerging topic.

Sustainable, Connected, Inclusive. How Cities Can Accelerate Cycling Through Mobility Intelligent Solutions

Tuesday 4 June 2019 13:00–14:00 (Foyer). This fast growing form of transport possesses incredible potential to accelerate a ‘modal shift’ as well as support MaaS. Moderator Kevin Mayne of Cycling Industries Europe / European Cyclists’ Federation in Belgium will be joined by speakers from the Netherlands including Mirjam Borsboom of Movida Transport Solutions / Dutch Cycling Embassy. Together they’ll share advice and discuss trends such as the inclusion of women in transport planning (EU DIAMOND-project), the impact of AVs on cycling, and data for bicycle traffic and parking.

Large-Scale Deployment New Mobility Services in Smart Cities: Create Market and Impact

Tuesday 4 June 2019 14:30–15:30 (Jupiter). Part of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, the New Mobility Services (NMS) initiative will look to CCAM, C-ITS and MaaS to foster ‘wealthy, healthy, clean, spacious, livable and accessible cities’. Organiser and moderator Edwin Mermans from the Province of NoordBrabant in the Netherlands will be joined by a range of speakers who will present results from seven working groups in what is described as a ‘very interactive dynamic format’.

With so much on offer, we’ve barely scratched the surface with workshops and other activities planned too. There will also be an exhibition; SkedGo will be on Marquee 1, stand number 0.10 with our colleagues at Fluidtime so come and meet us there!

You can find the programme and full line-up of speakers here. As sessions and speakers may change, you’re advised to check with the official website prior to booking and attending.

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