From June 3rd to 6th some researchers of LINKS Foundation will attend the ITS European Congress that will take place in Eindhoven (the Netherlands).

This is one of the largest event entirely dedicated to smart mobility and digitalization of transport and it is organized by ERTICO – ITS Europe, a public-private partnership of 120 companies and organizations representing service providers, suppliers, traffic and transport industry, research, public authorities, user organizations, mobile network operators, and vehicle manufacturers.

On June 5th, from 10:30 to 11:30, Daniele Brevi from Photonics & wireless solutions (PWS) will present the paper “Smart Roads for AD cars: the AUTOPILOT Project in Livorno” about the experimentation done in the AUTOPILOT project. The head of the P&WS area, Riccardo Scopigno will participate to consolidate the contacts with the main stakeholders.

“Automated driving Progressed by Internet Of Things” (AUTOPILOT) project brings IoT into the automotive world to transform connected vehicles — moving “things” in the IoT ecosystem — into highly and fully automated vehicles. While using the IoT potential for automated driving, AUTOPILOT also makes data from autonomous cars available to the Internet-of-Things.

Andrea Vesco, from Cybersecurity Area, will participate in the General Assembly ERTICO and on June 4th, from 13:00 to 15:00, he will be a speaker in the stakeholder session “All you need to know about Blockchain and DLT use in smart mobility”.

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) have the potential to address many challenges in the mobility sector by enabling more decentralized, trusted, secured, traceable and user-centric digital services: they can improve inter-company processes and stimulate new business models. While Blockchain and DLT are well known for financial use cases, the concept is still abstract when in use for smart mobility. Many applications based on DLTs have been developed by industry and start-ups for supply chain and transport: Other actors of the sector, like public authorities are considering more and more the possibilities to apply DLTs to improve processes or enable more efficient mobility services.

Tiziana Del Mastro, from Urban Mobility & Logistic Systems Area, will participate in the side event “New Mobility Services in Smart Cities” that will take place on June 3rd from 10.00 – 14.45 in the Automotive Campus, Helmond (the Netherlands).

The seminar is about large-scale deployment of new mobility services in a smart city context with the purpose to make our cities and regions better and more livable making use of the opportunities of a wide spectrum of smart mobility solutions.