INTEND 3rd Project Meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece 21-22 June 2018
The third INTEND project meeting took place in Thessaloniki, Greece between 21st and 22nd June 2018 and was hosted by Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) at the Hellenic Institute of Transport facilities.
The meeting’s main objective was to demonstrate the progress made since the previous meeting in February and present the remaining research topics before the project’s completion in September. Specifically, the survey methodology for WP3 (Identification of future challenges) was presented and the procedures for the second INTEND survey were demonstrated. These surveys are conducted within the framework of D 3.2 “Report on Megatrends validation and impact assessment”. The first survey was used to identify the interactions between megatrends, technological advances and political imperatives. In addition the second survey will enable to estimate the relationships (weights) between all selected key elements (technological advances, political imperatives and megatrends) from the perspective of their potential impact on development of the key transport concepts of the future (automation; shared mobility, on-demand mobility, MaaS; Electrification; Seamless transport chains – multimodality, intermodality, etc.).
In addition, preliminary results from WP4 – Paving the way to future: guidelines for a forward looking transport sector were presented, divided into passenger and freight transport across the four modes.
Special attention was given to the planning of the INTEND final conference that will take place in Belgrade during 27 and 28 September 2018 at the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE). A parallel session will be organised during the first day of the ICTTE conference where the project results will be presented to the audience and the invited experts. Prior to the final conference a presentation of the INTEND key project results will take place with EU officials in Brussels.