The 15th ITS European Congress, organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe and the European Commission, will showcase the latest technologies adopted by the Lisbon Region, host of the event, together with all the available ITS services and solutions in Europe.
Lisbon is part of Europe’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem and enjoys global recognition as a welcoming destination. This, combined with ERTICO’s mission and work on promoting and developing smart mobility services, promises a fantastic programme, innovative live demos and a great experience overall.
The sheer speed and scope of ITS, propelled by technological developments and social and environmental needs, are unprecedented. ITS has already made transportation much more efficient, demand-responsive and safe. And more is to come. The innovative potential of ITS is too vast to foretell our mobile future. We only know that ITS, The Game Changer, will keep changing the game – and us.
SOLUTIONSplus attended the ITS adressing the topic of New mobilty services within SIS 42 regarding Infrastructure, charging, battery and user needs for novel electric micromobility.
Moderated by John Paddington and Lidia Buenavida Pena three speakers were featured to shed light on the potential of micromobility vehicles and the shift to a low-carbon economy.
The session provided insight into how we can better enable the full range of electric micromobility vehicles, including e-bikes, e-scooters, e-cargo bikes, and e-tuk tuks, as these vary considerably in size, weight, capacity, and speed. The panel held a discussion on how these vehicles can meet different use cases, particularly for small traders, women and families, who are often neglected in discussions on mobility where the differing needs for leisure, commuting and freight trips were also considered. Moreover, technologies around batteries, charging, management, apps and infrastructure to support these widely differing vehicles were also discussed. The need for common standards and policy were also debated, particularly regarding safety and accessibility. The role of individual personal owners, government, private operators, and whether training and education are required, were also key discussion topics. A particular consideration was the safe storage and handling of batteries and whether residential accommodation needs adaptation.