5G-Blueprint started its summer event tour at the 15th ITS European Congress in sunny Lisbon, Portugal, on May 22-24.
There, the project shared a booth with fellow Connected and Automated Mobility 5G-PPP ICT-53 projects 5GMED, 5GRAIL and 5G-ROUTES – resulting not only in a mutual reach boost, but also a great chance to catch-up on how the respective activities are proceeding and to plan more collective activities. But our involvement was not limited to the exhibition floor, stretching instead with the participation to two sessions organised within the event.
5G-Blueprint took indeed the stage of 2 different sessions at the congress, alongside the fellow initiatives mentioned above, and others. On the second day of ITS, the project took part in the double session entitled “Driving towards realizing seamless automated cross-border mobility”, moderated by Jorge Pereira (European Commission – DG CONNECT), which was the result of the merger of different sessions proposals submitted to the congress, conducted with the aim to create cohesion on the already connected focus areas and themes, while emphasising the work conducted on the so-called “5G Corridors”, which represent the most strategic deployment areas for accelerating private investments in 5G infrastructure for Connected and Automated Mobility solutions. Representing 5G-Blueprint was partner Nina Slamnik-Kriještorac (imec), walking an audience of around 40 participants through the project’s own approach towards seamless cross-border mobility – The presentation is available here.
The project followed this with a participation to the session “5G based logistics: business challenges and new opportunities” in the afternoon of the same day. The session, organised as a panel, attracted around 30 people and revolved around the potential of 5G-based communications for facilitating data sharing, discussing enablers for the effective uptake of innovative solutions. Bringing their experience to the table side-by-side with 5G-Blueprint were also fellow EU funded projects and initiatives, 5G-LOGINNOV, VITAL-5G, FENIX (and its follow-up FENIX2.0), KEYSTONE and ALICE. Eric Kenis (Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works) was our representative at the panel, offering 5G-Blueprint’s take on the discussion at hand.
The ITS European Congress, the largest event entirely dedicated to smart mobility and digitalisation of transport is organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe. The event is part of a bigger cluster of ITS Congresses, being organised in a European city in the years in which no ITS World Congress is taking place in Europe. Both events are a strategic opportunity for the transport industry to come together and share the latest innovations in the field, with a slightly different focus for each year. The Congresses also make a point of showcasing the host city’s latest achievements in the field of intelligent mobility services, supporting the hosts in increasing the awareness of the importance of new solutions and investments in the host region and country.
5G-Blueprint’s tour continues at EuCNC 2023 in Gothenburg, Sweden, from June 6 to 9 – Stay tuned to our website and social media to find out more.