Webinar Series

What are the key IT trends and opportunities for public transport in 2022?

Get ready for IT-TRANS 2022 – this free webinar series will provide you with useful insights into the latest trends where digitalisation is redefining public transport.

As the sector rebuilds from the pandemic you will hear from leading experts including many operators, authorities and innovative industry suppliers.

The webinar series will give you a taste of what we’ll be discussing at IT-TRANS from 10 - 12 May 2022 at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Germany.

Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Time: 14:00 (CET) - Berlin, Paris, Brussels
Duration: 60 Minutes

As we look to the future, get a glimpse of the key digital trends, projects, and opportunities for the public transport sector.

Data is one of the crucial enablers of urban mobility. This digital era is increasingly being characterised by an exponential growth in consumer and industry data, triggered by rapid developments in digitalisation such as an increased use of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and data-generating devices including smartphones and connected wearables. Public Transport authorities / operators generate large amounts of data as part of their daily operations from vehicle tracking, ticketing, sensors, vehicle fleets, and other infrastructure. On the other hand, there is more demand for integrated services and new players are emerging. Data sharing can unlock many new insights about our customers’ behaviors and habits. However, certain types of data might not be suitable for sharing due to privacy, competition law or commercial restrictions and concerns.

The webinar will bring together stakeholders to discuss about current data sharing framework of various cities/countries and explore the sustainable business models in data sharing. This will be great opportunity to learn the key findings and recommendations from UITP.

This webinar series is organised in the build-up to IT-TRANS taking place from 10-12 May 2022 at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Germany. This edition will welcome many back to Karlsruhe, and also reach an even wider audience with a new hybrid format.

The speakers

Sherena Hussain
Academic Collaboration Consulting

Lauren Sager Weinstein
Chief Data Officer
Transport for London
United Kingdom

Normando Lyuichi Nakata
Superintendent for Innovation

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Tuesday 1 February
Time: 14:00 (CET) - Berlin, Paris, Brussels
Duration: 60 Minutes

The city of Karlsruhe has a well-deserved international reputation as an area of great innovation in the mobility field. Karlsruhe has established itself as a digital hub where innovation and research thrives.

In this webinar you’ll learn about:

  • The latest innovations and developments in Karlsruhe,
  • Emereging technologies transforming public transport in Germany and Europe

The webinar will bring together all key stakeholders and experts from the city of Karlsruhe who will share the latest innovation and development in the city. It is great opportunity to learn that how Karlsruhe is emerging as test bed for new technologies in public transport for Germany and Europe.

The speakers

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Karmann-Woessner
Head of Planning Department
City of Karlsruhe

Dr. Frank Pagel
Manager Multimodal Transportation
Topic: regiomove – Connecting multimodal mobility with infrastructure and beyond

Dominic Ziegler
Software Developer
Topic: Project KARL – Artificial intelligence supports dispatchers in public transport

Tim Wörle, M.Sc.
Research Assistant, Institute for Transport Studies
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Topic: Modelling the Effects of Mobility Hubs – the example regiomove"

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Tuesday 7th December 2021
Time: 14:00 (CET) - Berlin, Paris, Brussels
Duration: 90 Minutes

Automated Vehicles (AVs) have the potential to offer immense benefits to the urban mobility space. However, integrating automated vehicles into traditional public transport systems comes with an array of challenges

In this webinar you’ll learn about:

  • The future of autonomous mobility
  • Explore the emerging opportunities for public transport operators
  • The framework to induct autonomous vehicles.
  • Integrate AVs into the public transport network
  • The need for International Collaboration from the EC perspective
  • Japan trials & presentation of new project CooL4

The speakers

Patrick Mercier-Hadisyde
Senior Policy Officer
European Commission (EU)

Takahiko Uchimura
Senior Vice President
Automated Driving Project ITS Japan

Project Researcher
Institute of Industrial Science, Advanced Mobility Research Center
The University of Tokyo

Elizabeth Machek
Technology Policy Analyst
Volpe National Transportations Systems Center
U.S. Department of Transportation

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Contactless Ticketing - key trends to look out for in 2022?

Tuesday 9th November 2021
Time: 14:00 (CET) - Berlin, Paris, Brussels
Duration: 90 Minutes

Technology is revolutionising how public transport operators and authorities are collecting fares from its passengers. The adoption of contactless ticketing and ticketing is becoming more widespread across the globe. How is your organisation adapting to these trends?

In the webinar you will learn about:

  • Current market trends and changing customers’ expectation.
  • Challenges in shifting towards contactless universal ticketing platform
  • Opportunities to launch MaaS.

The speakers

Markus Huber
Head of Innovation and New Business

Ralph Gambetta
Secretary General
Calypso Networks Association / Chair of UITP IT&I Committee

Stephen Cooles
Global Transit Communications & Planning Director
United Kingdom

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