The Transport Technology Forum has boosted its knowledge sharing and collaboration by signing a letter of engagement with the European Intelligent Transport Systems Association, ERTICO–ITS Europe.
The two organisations will work together on areas of mutual interest and needs. They will also promote each other to their own networks through communications and events.
On the UK Pavilion at the ITS European Congress in Lisbon Joost Vantomme, CEO of ERTICO (Pictured, right) and TTF Manager Darren Capes of the Department for Transport (left) signed the agreement for ERTICO to take part in relevant TTF working groups and events, and to invite TTF to attend events organised by ERTICO including Focus On, Workshops, and relevant Project and Platform meetings.
ERTICO will also support the TTF’s work through the STREETWISE group of highways authorities in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as appropriate.
This new engagement plan will enable the TTF to enhance knowledge sharing through the ERTICO network, particularly regarding EU activities, such as forthcoming regulations and standards, as well as outputs from European expert groups. The TTF will, in return, disseminate the findings from ERTICO Projects and Platforms to build impact.
The two organisations have also agreed to identify opportunities for joint whitepapers where their activities are aligned. TTF will also take an active role in ERTICO-organised ITS World and European Congresses.
“The Transport Technology Forum is all about making worthwhile connections in the field of road-related tech and a glance at the ERTICO mission statement makes a compelling case for securing our joint engagement more formally,” commented TTF Chair Steve Gooding. “This agreement will ensure we can learn from each other as we explore the ever-growing potential available to secure a better service from our highways and make that knowledge available to our many public and private-sector stakeholders.”
“ERTICO’s mission is to collaborate and share practice with leading international organisations on ITS topics,” added Mr Vantomme. “This agreement is a testament of our commitment. It allows us to work closely with the TTF and the innovative UK ITS ecosystem on topics such as data spaces, traffic management, connected mobility and automation, electric vehicles and the smart grid.”
(Picture – TTF)