19.10.2015 Special Interest Session: Automation

Chaired by POLIS


This session will address automation in the passenger transport environment. It will draw primarily on the EU FP7 project, CityMobil2, which is demonstrating automated passenger transport vehicles in various urban environments across Europe. Participants will learn about the types of systems implemented in CityMobil2, the results of the urban demonstrations as well as the prospects for automation in cities of the future. The session will also reach out to other passenger transport automation initiatives/plans outside the CityMobil2 project.


Preliminary Programme

Adriano Alessandrini, La Sapienza/ CTL - Demonstrating the potential of urban road transport automation through CityMobil2

Matthieu Graindorge, La Rochelle Urban Community - Lessons learnt from the La Rochelle demonstration with CityMobil2

Marieke Kassenberg, Province of Gelderland - The WE-pod, a revolution or evolution?

Harold Perik, FlandersMake - Flemish ambition on automating Public Transport

Monica Giannini, IRU


Suzanne Hoadley, Senior Manager; POLIS


Free of charge



  • October 19, 2015 / 15:30 - 17:00
  • Kortrijk XPO, Box Offices (first floor above entrance South): BOX 3
  • Registration click here
  • More information : academy@busworld.org (Please mention the title of the seminar)