Rencontres de la mobilité intelligente: better understanding and better mobility

On 24 and 25 January 2018, the association ATEC ITS France is organising the 45th edition of the Rencontres de la mobilité intelligente (Intelligent Mobility Encounters). Below we shall provide readers with a foretaste of this event which will bring together players from the business, political, institutional and scientific communities that are active in the sector.

How can we improve traffic flow and road safety? How can we reduce the environmental impact of transport? What future is there for autonomous or connected vehicles? What should be the priorities for transport policies? These topics – and many others – will feature in the discussions timetabled by ATEC ITS France in the framework of the Rencontres de la mobilité intelligente. This major French event on this topic will take place at the Beffroi de Montrouge and bring together decision-makers and stakeholders in the spheres of research and innovation: research laboratories, engineering schools, universities, ministries, local and regional authorities and industry. The aim is to foster discussions and experience sharing between instructing parties and solution providers. “An opportunity for researchers to promote their work and create partnerships”, explains Bernard Jacob, IFSTTAR’s Deputy Scientific Director.” Manufacturers and decision-makers "shop around" and find solutions that could help them solve problems as regards transport congestion, the sharing of urban space between passenger cars, public transport and delivery vehicles, CO2 emissions…”

More than 70 exhibitors and 90 meetings

The event is honoured to have as its patron the Minister with responsibility for Transport under the Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition, and bring together stakeholders in the sector from France and French-speaking stakeholders from elsewhere in Europe. More than 1,500 participants are expected – researchers, academics, the operators of infrastructure and transport services, research departments, consultants, start-ups… The two-day event will be centred around an exhibition and meetings. More than 70 exhibitors, from both public and private sectors will present their most recent innovations, particularly in the areas of on-board electronics and service software for connected vehicles.  At the same time, 90 meetings, in the form of workshops, will give experts – including some IFSTTAR researchers - the opportunity to speak on topics such as connected and autonomous vehicles, ticketing and two-wheelers in traffic. “Through its researchers and its presence at the exhibition IFSTARR will gain excellent exposure at this event. There is a possibility of important spin-offs” Bernard Jacob.