ITS World Congress 2021

Smart mobility and the digitalization of transport. That's what the annual Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) event is all about. This year's event will be taking place in Hamburg, Germany, from the 11th until the 15th of October and will be attended by several of our consultants to discuss themes such as smart mobility and the importance of data with other professionals.

Our speakers at ITS

Martijn Legêne: ‘Spatial impact of automated driving in urban areas’
Tuesday, October 12th
 4-5 PM | TP 14 | Messe - B6 – Room 7
Presentation during session ‘Getting ready for autonomous driving’

Urban form develops in close feedback with different modes of transportation. The introduction and adoption of automated vehicles (AVs) are expected to have an impact on the development of cities as well, as the use of AVs may, for example, lead to more efficient road use and less need for parking spaces. To study those impacts, we developed a geospatially disaggregated system dynamics model of the Copenhagen metropolitan region. We used this model to explore consequences of 12 main uncertainties related to the introduction of AVs on urban development and develop future scenarios following the exploratory modelling and analysis methodology. Our analysis led to two distinct scenarios. In one scenario, AVs lead to more vehicle use, which leads to more urban sprawl and more congestion. In the other scenario, more shared use of cars leads to less traffic and more open space in the city.

Martijn Legêne: ‘Quantitative impact of Smart Mobility: ‘Safer, Smarter and Cleaner’
Tuesday, October 12th 5.15-6.15 PM | TP 17 | Messe - B6 - Room 11
Presentation during session ‘ITS minimising environmental impact’

What is the impact of Smart  Mobility on society? This is an unanswered question asked  by governments worldwide. Measures are relatively new and the behavioural effects have hardly been studied in practice. There is a need to provide insight into the (quantitative) effects of Smart Mobility measures in order to support policy choices. Together, the Province of Noord-Holland and Goudappel have defined various Smart Mobility concepts in order to make statements about as many distinct aspects of Smart Mobility as possible. In order to quantify the effect of these measures, the provincial goals have been elaborated into various indicators. By also estimating the use of space and the costs of measures, the benefits and costs of Smart Mobility measures were weighed against each other. In this article we describe our unique approach and methodology for quantifying the impact of Smart Mobility.

Edwin van den Belt: Panel member
Wednesday, October 13th 11 AM - 12.30 PM| SIS 49 | Messe – B3 – Room 8
Presentation during session ‘Open standards: fostering a traveler-focused MaaS ecosystem, encompassing diverse business models, without breaking the bank’

Edwin van den Belt: ‘Progress with Maas and MoD standards’
Wednesday, October 13th 4-5 PM | TP 33 | Messe – B3 – Room 7
Presentation during session ‘Progress with Maas and MoD standards’

The TOMP-API now exists for 3 years and it evolved into a mature, all modalities covering API for planning, booking, trip execution, payment and support. The TOMP working group will elaborate about showcases, their road map and their vision on the future MaaS ecosystems.

More information about ITS and our most important topics during the event, can be found here.



Oct 2021

11 October 2021 until 15 October 2021


Hamburg, Germany