Viajeo Seminar: “Strengthening Cooperation in ITS between EU and China: the Viajeo project and beyond“
Tongji University, Centre Franco Chinois, Room C401
Sunday 12 September 2010, 08:30 - 13:30
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A Viajeo seminar under the theme “Strengthening Cooperation in ITS between EU and China: the Viajeo project and beyond” was held at Tongji University in Shanghai on 12 September during the third edition of the THNS Forum.
The seminar boasted the presence of Frédéric Sgarbi (Head of Unit, DG Research, European Commission), Jean-François Janin (General Engineer, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea, France), Philippe Caradec (Resident Director of ParisTech in China), and Prof. Reinhart Kuehne, Head of Transportation Studies, German Aerospace Centre (DLR).
Viajeo partners also gave presentations at the seminar which included ERTICO, ITS-JU, Beijing Transport Research Centre, Thales Software Systems (Shanghai) and Shanghai Comprehensive City Transport Planning Institute.
The seminar aimed to share experiences and good practices of EU-China cooperation in the ITS field as well as present the Viajeo activities. The Viajeo project is co-funded by the European Commission DG Research under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The Specific International Cooperation (SICA) runs from 01/09/2010 to 31/08/2012 and has two demonstrations site in China: Beijing and Shanghai.
The seminar concluded that although EU and China have several ongoing joint activities in the area of Surface Transport Research, other actions could be carried out to strengthen cooperation namely:
- EU and China could coordinate and exchange experiences at programme level.
- Aim at more balanced and enhanced cooperation by jointly agreeing on research topics. This could be done by participating in coordinated calls as well as twinning the activities.
- Using FP7’s instrument INCO-NET which aims to bring together policy makers and stakeholders to establish dialogue to identify S&T priorities of mutual benefit and interest; define cooperation policy orientations together and implement specific activities. This could be applied to the Transport Research field.
- Encourage and increase the involvement of Chinese partners participation
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Viajeo activities in China: update
Viajeo has completed one year of activities and activities in its two Chinese demonstration sites (Beijing and Shanghai) are well on track.
Viajeo has two key targets in Shanghai:
- Transport planners, for whom the research on understanding the environmental impacts of road transport and appraisal of transport policy and planning are crucial.
- End users, for whom Viajeo aims to improve passenger information and encourage the use of public transport.
These targets will be accomplished by developing the following services:
- Real time bus arrival information on displays at bus stops
- Collection of environmental data using mobile sensors installed on buses
- Development of traffic-environmental model for appraisal of transport planning and policy
The Beijing demo site also aims to encourage usage of public transport, so improving passenger information service is one of the main tasks. Viajeo uses Floating Car Data from GPS/GPRS equipped taxis and private cars to improve bus operation and passenger information.
In terms of services the Beijing demo site will deliver:
- Web-based multi-modal journey planner
- Real time bus arrival information on displays at bus stops and delivered to mobile phones
- Mobile kiosks installed on buses to provide traveller information such as interchange information etc
Until now both Beijing and Shanghai demo sites have completed the investigation phase with the identification of the user needs and use cases. The open platform design is currently under discussion. In Beijing and Shanghai bus lines and stops have been selected for the demonstration.
To learn more about the Viajeo demo sites in China, visit the website. For more information about Viajeo contact us
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|List of Participants
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|Opening Session; “Importance of Cooperation Between China and EU” Moderator: Mr. Vincent Blervaque, Director, ERTICO – ITS Europe
Intelligent transport systems in France
|Mr. Jean-François Janin, General Engineer, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea, France
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EU policy for research cooperation with China
| Mr. Frédéric Sgarbi, Head of Unit, DG Research, European Commission
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Experience of International Cooperation in the field of training and research
|Mr. Philippe Caradec, Resident Director of ParisTech in China
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|Traveller Information Services in China: Challenges and Opportunities
||Prof. Pengjun Zheng, Faculty of Maritime and Transportation, Ningbo University
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|Sustainable Mobility for Mega Cities
||Prof. Reinhart Kuehne, Head of Transportation Studies, German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
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|Urban Mobility Challenges and ITS Solutions
|Overview of the Viajeo project: the concept of the an open platform
||Mr. Vincent Blervaque, Director, ERTICO – ITS Europe
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|Viajeo Shanghai Demo Overview
||Ms. Zhengyi Lin, Project Manager, ITS- JU
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|Viajeo in Beijing: Use of the floating vehicle data
||Mr. Xiaoyong Deng, Director of ITS Dept., Beijing Transport Research Centre (BTRC)
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|Open mobility platform for a smarter city
||Mr. Fanlu Kong, Senior Business Development Manager, Thales
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|Transport planning and traveller services for Shanghai EXPO
||Mr. Zhu Hao, Director, ITS Centre, Shanghai Comprehensive City Transport Planning Institute (SCCTPI)
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||Mr. Vincent Blervaque, Director, ERTICO – ITS Europe
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