The expert panel aims to discuss the conditions that could facilitate a full role out of EVs. It will develop the discussion focusing first on specific topics, trying to address challenges and solutions that could facilitate greater EV deployment: freight and mass transit, charging infrastructure and batteries. A fourth panel will provide indications for CEM governments on the policies that are most relevant to move towards a deep transition towards electric mobility.
On Friday 17 May 2019, the International Sustainable Mobility Forum, focused on Hydrogen-based Emission-less solutions, will take place as part on EU Green Week 2019 at Museu Ferroviário / Rail Museum, Entroncamento, Portugal.
This forum aims to promote a meeting of the supply and demand of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell solutions in transport systems in the context of emissions-free mobility. The event will bring together suppliers of technology solutions, industry, transport management entities and fleet owners, urban planners, land managers and decision makers – among others – promoting mutual updating on opportunities and challenges related to the use of hydrogen. Hydrogen ecosystems, such as production, storage, distribution, refueling and end-use, are presented through innovative pilot projects carried out in the context of European projects and strategies.
PRIME, the European Network of Rail Infrastructure Managers published today its second internal benchmarking report based on 2012-2017 data from 15 organisations. It includes 49 selected key performance indicators (KPIs) in various performance dimensions, such as punctuality, costs, resilience, sustainable development and safety.
The Robustness and Assurance of Aerospace and Aeronautics navigation system has been one of the top priorities since the early days of navigation and positioning systems. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) has been a revolution for its global availability of position and time, as well as for its accuracy and integrity performances. It is estimated that approximately 7% of the European GDP depends on satellite navigation applications, including aviation, maritime, rail, road, energy, telecommunications and financial services. On the other side, robustness and assurance in navigation is an open issue that has yet to be solved within the GNSS domain. Cyberattack and cyberwarfare protection systems have been developed for both receivers and applications, integrating sophisticated algorithms or advanced antennas, and finally coupling with alternative navigation systems. The well known GNSS limitations have raised developments for context awareness detection systems, capable to alert and geolocate sources of interference and attacks. To date, Robust Positioning and Time (RPNT) is still one of the hardest challenges for GNSS.
In 2016 alone, about 2.9 billion international trips occurred worldwide – around 600 million more than five years earlier.
With around 1.2 billion estimated country-to-country movements in 2016, the European Union is the region with the highest mobility in the world.
The Joint Network Secretariat (JNS) has issued the European Action Plan containing short-term risk mitigation measures on the use of pocket wagons. All the railway players across Europe are committed to maintaining rail as the safest land transport mode.
The Director General of Rail Transport Sector of Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) Yrjö Mäkelä and ERA’s Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer signed a cooperation agreement between the European Union Agency for Railways and the Transport and Communications Agency of Finland in Helsinki.