Side Events at the 2010 Forum
Wednesday 26 May 2010, 11:30-13:00, Hall 5
ITS - It's the Future
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) side event on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
For the further deployment and promotion of ITS and in line with its belief that ITS are the future of transport, UNECE is currently working on an ITS background paper and a strategic note that will be the basis - along with the considerations taken from the outcome of this side event - for the UNECE Road Map on ITS.

The Road Map and side event dealt with the primary concerns of how governments, international organizations and UNECE in particular can promote the deployment of ITS, and what key policies and actions in the pursuit of these aims should be.

Wednesday 26 May 2010, 13:20-13:50
at the UIC and DB stands in the exhibition hall
Initiative for Green Logistics
EcoTransIT World: An innovative approach for global carbon foot-printing
UIC DB Mobility Networks Logistics EcoTransIT
The International Union of Railways (UIC) and Deusche Bahn (DB) have the pleasure to invite you to a side event at the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Leipzig.

The innovative web application EcoTransIT World will be presented by Mr. Loubinoux (Director General, UIC) and Mr. Kefer (Board Member Technology and Services of DB AG). EcoTransIT is the first tool to provide carbon foot-prints of logistical chains including all transport modes on global level.

All transport modes are kindly invited to cooperate and joint the EcoTransIT World consortium and jointly build the sector standard for carbon foot-printing, managing transport emissions and greening logistical chains.

Wednesday 26 May 2010, 13:30-15:00, Hall 5
Mayors' Roundtable discussion
Intelligent Mobility Strategies in Major Cities: New Approaches, New Policies?
Eurocities Stadt Leipzig  
Major cities today are facing a huge common challenge: how to enhance mobility as a basis for competitiveness and economic growth while at the same time reducing congestion, pollution and noise, protecting the urban environment and improving the quality of life for the citizens?

Urban transport solutions will increasingly depend on innovative strategies and management tools according to the very different local circumstances in each city and their functional areas.

Mayors gave brief presentations on their cities' innovative concepts followed by questions and discussion between the keynote speaker, panellists and session participants. A valuable source of inspiration was provided by the renowned mobility expert Professor Andreas Knie, Managing Director at Berlin's "Innovationszentrum für Mobilität und gesellschaftlichen Wandel".

COOPERS Project Cooperative System Demonstrations
The EC-supported integrated project COOPERS is showcasing the latest results of European research on Cooperative Systems at the ITF 2010. A Public Road Tour will show how cooperation between vehicles and infrastructure can improve road safety and traffic efficiency. Prior registration is required, at the AustriaTech booth in the Exhibition Hall.

Demonstration Description