The Transport Technology Forum (TTF) is boosting its knowledge sharing and collaboration through a new engagement plan with the European Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Association, ERTICO–ITS Europe.
The two organisations have consented to working together on areas of mutual interest and needs. They will also promote each other to their own networks through communications and events.
Joost Vantomme, CEO of ERTICO has agreed with Steve Gooding, Chair of the TTF participation 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 Irish Republic 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 will 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,” explained Mr 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 (pictured). 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.”
Details of the partnership are being finalised, with plans for the TTF and ERTICO to sign a letter of engagement at the ITS European Congress in Lisbon in May.
(Picture – Joost Vantomme, ERTICO)