From 14 – 17 April, TRIP attended the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 conference, Europe's largest event dedicated to surface transport research. Co-organised by the European Commission, the European Conference of Roads Directors and the three European Technology Platforms for research in the road, rail and waterborne sectors, the bi-annual event was held at La Défense in Paris. TRA was not only a research conference, but an innovative arena bringing together European stakeholders from all areas of transport and transport-related activities. Encompassing all modes of surface transport, TRA covered a large array of topics, including Environment and Energy, Industry Competitiveness, Logistics and Mobility Systems and Services, Safety and Security, Transport Infrastructures, Transport Policy Research/Socio-economic/Human Sciences, Vehicles and Vessels Technologies.
During the conference, the latest achievements, technological developments, market uptakes and deployments in the field of the European transport research were presented, debated and shared with all parties involved.
TRIP was hosted by the European Commission at the EC stand, where 27 running EC projects on rail, road, waterborne, urban mobility and cross-modality, showcased their latest results. A number of live and interactive projects presentations were made at the stand, and projects videos continuously broadcasted. Vehicles prototypes, software applications, and pieces of hardware technologies made the whole EC stand a point of attraction for all visitors.
In this lively environment, TRIP welcomed researchers, experts and practitioners with the latest publications and a range of gadgets providing insight and inspiration on transport research and innovation