NAVISP at ITS Congress in Lisbon

Last Updated: 30/05/2023 09:23     Created at: 30/05/2023 09:18

The ERTICO ITS Congress, held in Lisbon from May 22nd to May 24th, brought together industry leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements in transportation. With the theme "ITS THE Game Changer," the event highlighted the rapidly evolving future of mobility that is seamless, connected, and sustainable. Over 2,000 attendees, including the NAVISP team, gathered at the Congress Centre for three days of technical sessions, discussions, and exhibitions. The congress attracted a diverse range of participants, from startups to established OEMs, highlighting the global commitment to driving innovation in mobility.

The exhibition hall was filled with companies showcasing innovative products and services, transforming the venue into a thriving marketplace for the future of mobility. Visitors had the opportunity to explore booths featuring innovative solutions and technological advancements. The congress not only showcased advancements but also facilitated discussions on crucial topics shaping mobility. Technical and special interest sessions focused on digitalization, sustainability, connected and cooperative mobility, and automated mobility. The integration of different modes of transport, including road, rail, air, and waterborne, emphasized the potential of seamless multimodal systems for efficient transportation.

The event also featured several noteworthy advancements, such as the incorporation of cutting-edge sensors like GNSS, Lidar, and visual sensors, which can offer accurate and reliable positioning information. In addition, complementary to the advancements in road trends, the emergence of urban air mobility became a captivating topic, with drones playing a crucial role in transportation and logistics. Various use cases were presented, demonstrating how drones can be utilized for traffic monitoring, the delivery of medical supplies and organs, and the optimization of transport operations in ports. These applications offer the opportunity to significantly improve efficiency and highlight the transformative impact of technology on mobility in a profound manner.

NAVISP's presence at the ITS Congress in Lisbon showcased its crucial role in fostering innovation and bridging the gap between space technologies and the future of mobility. During a dedicated Special Interest session centred on the utilization of space technologies for Cooperative, Connected, and Automated Mobility (CCAM), ESA's NAVISP program joined forces with industry leaders including GMV, u-blox, RadioLabs, Armis Group ITS, and Satellite Applications Catapult. Together, they showcased the wide range of possibilities presented by communication and navigation satellites in enabling various driving functions including the development of advanced traffic management systems, driver assistance systems, and even the creation of complete CCAM vehicle prototypes. 

Overall, the event served as a dynamic marketplace for groundbreaking technologies within the mobility sector. It placed a strong emphasis on road transport and also highlighted the latest advancements in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and urban air mobility. The gathering of companies from across the globe underscored the collaborative nature of the industry. As the congress delved into themes of automation, digitalization, sustainability, and connectivity, it became evident that shaping the future of mobility requires collaboration among various stakeholders. It entails utilizing not only technological advancements but also creating an environment that provides standards and enables safe and reliable adoption through innovative approaches.

The slides of the presentation can be found here.