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2018

Environmental impact of vehicle restraint systems – Discussion Paper 1/2018 published

The marketis becoming more and more affected by these arrangements: demands for sustainable and eco-friendly products are growing (ex. Green Public Procurement). Standardisation committees have worked in drafting international standards for the assessment of the sustainable use of resources and of the impact of products

Environmental impact of vehicle restraint systems – Discussion Paper 1/2018 published

STA, present at the 2018 edition of Intertraffic Amsterdam (20-23 March 2018)

During the 2018 edition of Amsterdam Intertraffic, held on 20-23 March 2018, several STA representatives took part in several activities in collaboration with H3B Media and in the context of the frontierCities2 R&D project. In partnership with H3BMedia, the publishers of Thinking Cities and Thinking

STA, present at the 2018 edition of Intertraffic Amsterdam (20-23 March 2018)

‘Personal service: how crowdsourcing the Physical Internet in your neighbourhood can be considered smart mobility innovation’, an article by STA Chairman José F. Papí

Logistics require centralised planning and thinking. There is much research focusing on learning from ant colony and beehive analysis in order to create learning systems for logistics operations. But there is a limit on how much we can learn from ants and bees. Might it

‘Personal service: how crowdsourcing the Physical Internet in your neighbourhood can be considered smart mobility innovation’, an article by STA Chairman José F. Papí

2017

Holiday wishes

The Smart Transportation Alliance (STA) would like to take the opportunity of this end-of-the year newsletter to express to all our readers the warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year. 2017 has been an eventful year. Seven new organisations joined STA, several new publications and articles were released, and three STA conferences with the 2017 STA Annual Conference and Innovation Awards concluding the season on 28 November 2017. These achievements further stimulate STA to carry its activities aligned with the mission to create smart, sustainable and safe transportation infrastructures globally.

Holiday wishes

The Smart Transportation Alliance moves its headquarters to Brussels (Belgium)

Following a decision of the STA General Meeting held last 19 July 2017, the STA legal headquarters are moving from London (United Kingdom) to Brussels (Belgium). The move will be effective as of January 2018. The STA membership believes that this decision will bring further

The Smart Transportation Alliance moves its headquarters to Brussels (Belgium)

frontierCities2 launches its second Market Acceleration Grants (MAG 2) Call

On 29 November 2017, frontierCities2 launched its 2nd call for Market Acceleration Grants (MAG 2), offering up to € 75,000 equity-free funding for start-ups and SMEs in the Smart Cities sector. The selected Start-ups & SMEs will have the opportunity to receive tailored technical and

frontierCities2 launches its second Market Acceleration Grants (MAG 2) Call

2016

‘Earmarking fiscal income to transport infrastructure funding’, a column by STA Chairman José F. Papí

Today the cost of providing transport infrastructure is met directly through user charges, or indirectly through taxation. In the case of closed systems (rail, aviation), users pay for the infrastructure as a part of their overall transport charge. For open systems, primarily roads, there is

‘Earmarking fiscal income to transport infrastructure funding’, a column by STA Chairman José F. Papí

‘Safe and secure?’ an article by Mr. Patrick Asimus in anticipation to the forthcoming French presidential elections

Every year road accidents cause more than 3,600 fatalities and over 5,000 injuries in France. Furthermore in 2016 road fatalities increased by 3.1 per cent compared to the previous year. Notwithstanding, this situation is more or less the same across Europe so the time has

‘Safe and secure?’ an article by Mr. Patrick Asimus in anticipation to the forthcoming French presidential elections

STA, involved in the EC Acceleration Programme ‘frontierCities2 – Another Level of Impact’

The Smart Transportation Alliance (STA) will participate in the 24-month project ‘frontierCities2 – Another level of impact’, an EC-funded acceleration programme focused on FIWARE-supported solutions in the Smart Cities area. In particular, STA will lead the project’s Grant Management activities. FIWARE is a middleware platform,

STA, involved in the EC Acceleration Programme ‘frontierCities2 – Another Level of Impact’

2015

2016 STA Annual Conference and Innovation Awards Programme available

Following the postponement of the date initially planned due to the security situation in Belgium, we are glad to announce the Programme for the 1st STA Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony is available for download here. This one-day landmark event brings together key opinion leaders

2016 STA Annual Conference and Innovation Awards Programme available

STA Technical Sub-Committee on Road Restraint Systems holds fourth meeting in 2015

A fourth meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee on Road Restraint Systems was held last 3 December 2015. The meeting served to review the progress held towards the implementation of the ambitious roadmap of innovative measures promoted by STA members in the field of safety barriers.

STA Technical Sub-Committee on Road Restraint Systems holds fourth meeting in 2015

STA Welcomes a New Member: Global Design Technology (GDTECH)

GDTECH is specialised in crash and dynamic analyses of systems. In particular, they focus on Road Restraint Systems. They are recognised for the calculation of Road Restraint Systems (EN1317) products (such as safety barriers). They have over 5 years of technical experience and have successfully completed more than 30 crash

STA Welcomes a New Member: Global Design Technology (GDTECH)