THE EUROPEAN PROJECT INTEND (INtentify future Transport rEsearch NeeDs) FINAL RESULTS WERE PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ENGINEERING (ICTTE) IN BELGRADE
Addressing climate change is a major concern of the European Union and therefore finding new transport technologies and supporting innovation and competitiveness constitute a priority of the political agenda.
The European transport research project INTEND, funded by the Horizon 2020 program, produced a detailed analysis of research needs and priorities for the transport sector with an outlook to 2020-2035. The final aim of the project is the formulation of objectives for the new transport research program, paving the way for an innovative and competitive European transport sector.
The final results of the INTEND project were presented on 27 September 2018 at the International Conference for Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE) in Belgrade. During a session dedicated to INTEND, research results as well as other relevant studies on the future of transport were presented. The session brought together researchers, scientists and transport engineers. It gave participants the opportunity to discuss and exchange views on issues such as: how innovation, socioeconomic and political factors will affect the future of transport in terms of technologies and transport systems; whether transport innovation in the future will be driven by public or private initiatives; what transport technologies will dominate the near future; the role that energy demand will play; blind spots in transport research.The results of this innovative project include:
- Summary of Transport Research Projects presenting future technologies in all four modes of transport with a 2020-2035 timeframe.
- Online database with summaries of results from transport and technology research projects (over 380 projects examined)
- Megatrends and assessment of their impact on the transport sector, as well as formulation of the necessary policy framework to address these impacts
- Identification of key future transport concepts
- A plan of the future transport system
- An agenda for the future EU transport, focused on research needs in this area
The working group of the project INTEND consists of the following partners: Coventry University Enterprises Ltd (coordinator), Center For Research and Technology (CE.R.T.H)- Hellenic Institute Of Transport (H.I.T), University of Belgrade (FTEE), Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and Technical University of Berlin (TUB). The partners have participated in a number of projects related to the future of transport such as FUTRE, Mobility4EU, RACE2050, OPTIMISM and METRIC.