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OTN successfully submits a paper to the European Data Forum 2015

OTN paper entitled ‘New Tools for Citizen Innovators Promise to Tear Down Europe’s Geospatial Barriers’ has been accepted for a poster presentation at EDF 2015. The conference, which will take place in Luxembourg this November, will bring together industry experts and policymakers from across Europe. For OTN this is a perfect opportunity to showcase its results and make more people aware of its outcomes. Read more.
Greater Manchester Authority consults the public on the 2040 vision for the city’s transport
 
What should Manchester’s transport look like in 25 years? To answer this question, Transport for Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Combined Authority have started an open consultation with the public. The latter will have 12 weeks to respond to the vision document which sets out plans for the city’s transport, including how it can become an important factor in improving local neighbourhoods, supporting long-term economic growth and reducing pollution. Read more
European mobility sector to get a boost from the multi-billion investment plan
 
On 10 July 2015 representatives of 28 EU member states endorsed a proposal for €13.1 billion investment package that was put forward by the European Commission earlier this year. The endorsed proposal is the largest investment commitment ever made by the EU in the transport area. In total, 276 mobility related projects will get the money to make European transport smarter, greener and more sustainable. Read more.
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ECIM moves up a gear after Athens technical meeting
 
On 13 July 2015 project partners from Cen Group, EJ Consultants, iMinds, Intrasoft, IS-Practice and Relational gathered in Athens to discuss project’s technical details and agree on the roadmap for the final leg of ECIM journey. During the first day participants discussed recent update of the ECIM platform, in particular its new user interface and functionalities, and finalised the specifications for common APIs for parking, payment and single sign-on. During the second day project partners devoted most of their attention to the forthcoming testing cycle in Birmingham. The details of Birmingham Proof of Concept scenario (as the testing cycle is officially known) will be provided in future issues of this newsletter. Watch this space for more information.
Automated valet parking becomes even more real after a demonstration in Amsterdam
 
Earlier this month V-Charge, an EU-funded project dedicated to smart and sustainability mobility, demonstrated in the Dutch capital that automated valet parking can be made a reality using contemporary, close-to-market sensor setup. After the driver pushed the button on the V-Charge smartphone app, the vehicle was able to find a vacant parking spot all on its own. Read more
Smart transportation plans are being mooted in some parts of Ukraine despite difficult times
 
Vinnytsia, a city in west-central Ukraine, is planning to introduce new smart card automated fare collection system in lieu of cash fares on its transport network, including taxis. The implementation of automatic vehicle location system (AVL) aimed at improving public transport arrival time is also in the works. AVL and automated ticketing system are part of the Market Sounding Exercise proposed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Read more.
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