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Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Week


 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Thessaloniki 22-26 September, 2014

 

 

 

Between 22 add 26 September 2014, the “Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Week” took place in Greece. The aim of the the events was to present the possibilities to improve the ways of traveling within the city, using advanced technologies, or “Intelligent Transport Systems”, to the citizens of Thessaloniki. The week was organized by the Region of Central Macedonia (RCM) and the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), with the support of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.

Each day open events and demonstrations on the operation of technological systems for smart and sustainable mobility in Thessaloniki and other European regions were organized for relevant organizations and the wider public.

In particular, during the first two days, the final workshop of the project SEE-ITS (www.seeits.eu) was held. During these sessions speakers from Greece and Europe presented the latest developments on issues related to Smart Cities and implementation of intelligent transport systems in Europe. In parallel, there was a demonstration of innovative applications, developed within the SEE-ITS.

On Wednesday, 24 September, an open meeting on Intelligent Transport Systems in Thessaloniki was held, with the participation of the Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia Mr. Apostolos Tzitzikostas, the Mayor of Thessaloniki Mr. Giannis Boutaris, stakeholders of the city and experts from Europe. The discussion concerned the creation of an action plan and cooperation framework for the development of Intelligent Transport Systems in Thessaloniki. Part of the event was an awarding ceremony for stakeholders and individual citizens who have demonstrated innovative entrepreneurship in development - implementation of intelligent transportation systems. At the end of the meeting, a demonstration Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems developed in Thessaloniki by the RCM in collaboration with HIT, was held.

The next two days were dedicated to the demonstration of other Intelligent Transport Systems applied to the city of Thessaloniki, with open visits to the control center of the RCM, the Organization of Urban Transportation of Thessaloniki, Egnatia Odos SA, and HIT.

The week closed with the demonstration of innovative technological solutions developed by HIT during the event Researcher’s Night, which was intended to familiarize the public with scientific research and its results.

All events were held within the framework of the research projects, COMPASS4D and SEE-ITS. Videos of the various sessions are available on the HIT channel in YouTube (CERTH / HIT) and all presentations are available through the website of the project SEE-ITS (www.seeits.eu).


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