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2015-11-30

Experts meet for sustainable future transportation

An international conference gathers researchers from around the world with the goal of developing sustainable, safer and more efficient transportation systems.

At the same time as the crucial climate meeting in Paris begins, the 14th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST) takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 2–4. The conference is partly organised by Halmstad University. Experts from around the globe meet to share knowledge, find new collaborations and push technology forward. The conference is dedicated to data communication technologies in intelligent transportation systems – where one key outcome is sustainable, climate-smart transportation solutions.

– Reliable data communication between vehicles is essential for autonomous transportation systems. Autonomous vehicles will lead to safer roads and less fuel consumption. We face many climate challenges in the years to come – hopefully our research field can contribute to a sustainable society through efficient transportation systems, says Alexey Vinel, Professor in Data Communication at Halmstad University and organiser of ITST 2105.

The research that will be discussed during ITST 2015 is vehicular networking, wireless communications and intelligent transportation systems. More about ITST 2015.external link, opens in new window

Platooning, that is road trains, is one of two main application areas for wireless real-time communications within autonomous cooperative driving.

Research in collaboration with Swedish industry

Together with five industrial partners, Scania and Volvo Cars among others, a research group led by Professor Vinel at Halmstad University is developing dependable wireless real-time communication to support autonomous cooperative driving.

– There are two main application areas for wireless real-time communications within this field – platooning, that is road trains, and fully autonomous driving in a restricted area, like a construction site, a harbour or a mine, says Alexey Vinel.

Autonomous cooperative driving can increase traffic safety, reduce fuel consumption and lead to more efficient road use.

Text: LOUISE WANDEL

Alexey Vinel, Professor in Data Communication at Halmstad University and organiser of ITST 2105 in Copenhagen. Photo: JOACHIM BRINK

Updated 2018-01-16