ITS Ireland hosted a successful seminar on the topic of “The CCAM before the Digital Storm” on the 28th March in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin.
The seminar was aimed at Irish transport practitioners interested in learning about how CCAM and Digital Transport Network concepts and trends can serve as an enabler for delivering real solutions for their specific needs.
Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) refers to connectivity and interoperability between harmonised digital systems, services and applications in a multi-modal transport environment. The European Commission has stated that CCAM is the roadmap to a digital transport network where technology and operations become an integrated component of a harmonized approach to addressing multiple transport policy objectives leading to safer, more efficient and sustainable movement of people and goods.
The half-day seminar provided attendees with an overview of the EU Digital Transport Network concept; an update on Irish activities in this area (CAV, C-ITS) and a summary briefing on the next EU research funding framework (Horizon Europe). The seminar included the following presentations:
|Understanding the EU Digital Transport Network concept||John Davis, ITS Ireland|
|An Update on Irelands CAV roadmap and CAV testing guidelines||Sarah Rose Flynn, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport|
|An Update on TII’s C-ITS Pilot Preparations||David Laoide-Kemp, Transport Infrastructure Ireland & Lavinia Burski (AECOM)|
|An Update on Horizon Europe – the next EU research and innovation framework programme||Bob Flynn, Enterprise Ireland, Horizon 2020: National Delegate & Contact Point for Transport|
The presentations and discussions highlighted that the rapid digital transformation of our sector raises real opportunities for applying innovative ITS solutions in urban, inter-urban and rural environments.
The presentations can be viewed in PDF format below.