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We welcome you to learn about the Nordic+ vision of sustainable and connected mobility. Here we share interesting news, articles, case stories and more about collaboration throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions.

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ITS National is seeking candidates for the position of chairman and deputy chairman

ITS Nationals is now looking for a new Chairman and Vice-Chairman, as the two-year term of the current Chairman, Günther Weber (who has completed four years as Chairman and therefore cannot be re-elected to the position), and the Vice-Chairman, Dónal Hodgins, are coming to an end in June. You will find all the information about […]
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Intertraffic Amsterdam 2024 – a small summary and a large sprinkle of pictures

Then this year’s Intertraffic Amsterdam 2024 was over for this time! We would like to thank all participants who helped make this a real success – ITS Nationals for a good exhibition stand, the Nordic+ ecosystem, and especially our members who were with us on the trip. It was a trip filled with lots of […]
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IMO Seminar on Implications, Challenges and Opportunities of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) for Ports and Public Authorities – recording available

The seminar was an opportunity to understand the future impact of MASS on ports and can help ports to prepare their plans and preparations before MASS operates in ports in the coming years. The event took place on Thursday 11th of April 2024 at IMO headquarters in London. ITS Norway‘s director of maritime ITS, Ørnulf […]
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Public Comment Requested on Charter of new Transport and Mobility Domain Working Group

There is no international standard for the construction of a Road Data Model that unites users and systems in all aspects of the road sector (maintenance, operations, ITS, designing, and construction). Since 2018, ITS Norway has led the Joint Working Group 11 (JWG11) under ISO to re-develop one of the existing standards, Geographic Data Format (GDF), into a Basic Road Data Model base ISO TC211 GIS family of […]
Webinar: ITS World Congress 2024 Slides & Recording
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Webinar: ITS World Congress 2024 Slides & Recording

ITS World Congress Dubai represents the zenith of smart mobility services and ITS deployment, uniting ITS professionals worldwide. Speakers at the webinar: Joost Vantomme, Ertico, Chief Executive Officer | Ahmed Hashem Bahrozyan, RTA, Chief Executive Officer | Khaled Abdulrahman Al AwadhI, RTA, Transportation System Department Director | Jerome Buchanan, Ertico, Commercial Partnership & Exhibition Lead […]
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This is what is happening in Nordic+ in 2024

Get a full overview of what is happening in Nordic+ during this year! Nordic+ is a unit consisting of the Nordic ITS member associations ITS Norway, ITS Finland, ITS Denmark, ITS Sweden, ITS Ísland, ITS Estonia and Latvian IT Cluster/DIH. The purpose of the unit is to help fulfill the Nordic Council’s vision of “The most integrated and sustainable region in the world” […]
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Women in Nordic ITS – survey on intelligent transport systems and gender equality

Your involvement is crucial to shaping future initiatives and understanding the needs and preferences that are essential for gender equality in ITS. By sharing your opinions, you will help to better understand the area and contribute to a more diverse sector. The Women in Nordic ITS (WIN-ITS) research project now has a survey on intelligent […]
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The Nordic+ webinar “A reality check on the future of autonomous vehicles” – a recap

Nordic+ hosted the webinar “A reality check on the future of autonomous vehicles” on Wednesday 29th of November 2023. The webinar explored the landscape of autonomous vehicles, infrastructure, data sharing, and laws and regulations in the Nordic region. During this insightful session, experts from Nordic+ countries provided a comprehensive overview of the current state and prospects […]
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Job vacancies at ERTICO – ITS Europe!

Vacant job positions at ERTICO – ITS Europe! Exciting and unique opportunities at ERTICO in the positions of “Partnership & Governance Officer”, “Project Support Manager” and “Project Manager, specialist in ITS”. Here, both beginners and experienced candidates have the opportunity! ERTICO – ITS Europe was founded in 1991 at the initiative of 15 industry leaders and […]
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Nordic+ Strategy Workshop: A Look into the Future of Mobility

The stunning city of Oslo played host to the visionary minds of the transportation sector in late October, with the Nordic+ Strategy Workshop taking place at the beautiful Hotel Bristol. This two-day meeting was very successful and effective. Distinguished participants from the Nordic+ region included Lili Tiri and Paula Kolk of ITS Estonia, Søren Sørensen from ITS Denmark, Lilja Karlsdóttir from ITS Island, and representatives from ITS […]
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Mobile data revolutionizes the production of Finland’s national traffic information: the utilization of mobility data is advanced, even compared to the Nordic level

Fintraffic’s road traffic management is taking a major leap forward in the production of national traffic data in partnership with Telia. In the future, the national traffic data produced by Telia will enable mobile data-based analysis of roads. This will provide more accurate traffic background data for traffic counts in the field, which will be […]
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Can a vessel’s individual functions be performed by a remote operator?

As of today, there are no separate regulations for autonomous vessels and there is an ongoing discussion about whether to apply and adapt the current regulations or whether a new one should be developed. Børge Kjeldstad and Giorgio M. Kufoalor from Maritime Robotics AS have together with Jon Ulvensøen from the University of Southeast Norway […]
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Recording of a Nordic+ webinar about Electrification of the transport system

The Nordic+ Experience Exchange On the 31st of May Nordic+ hosted a webinar about the electrification of the transport system. Topics where: Policy measures in Sweden and future challengesMagnus Lindgren, Expert Vehicles, Machines and Fuel, The Swedish Transport Administration (Sweden) The Norwegian EV journey and our challenges in the near and distant futureWenche Teigland, CEO, FOUNT, (Norway) Estonian EV […]
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How transport will change in the near future 5 takeaways from ITS Congress

Forum Virium Helsinki Shines as Global Trailblazer in Smart Mobility: A Congress Experience in Lisbon Unveils Finland and Helsinki’s Pioneering Role 1. Data merging contributes to a more useful digital twin Digital twins will help make traffic planning and control smoother in the near future. Simulations can provide information on how weather conditions affect congestions […]
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DigiLog 2023 seminar shared common experiences on North-South transport eCorridor

The first DigiLog 2023 seminar took place in Helsinki 19.1.2023. The seminar was organized in the traditional birthplace of visions – the Botta ballroom, which offered a very nice atmosphere and good facilities for such an event.Event was hosted by ITS Finland and CaaS Nordic associations with partners Fintraffic, LIMOWA and LOGY. The seminar brought […]
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Fintraffic maritime traffic management participates in the Green Shipping Challenge at the UN Climate Change Conference

The UN COP27 climate conference in Egypt is looking for solutions to speed up the implementation of the Paris climate agreement and keep the 1.5°C target still within reach.Solutions of Fintraffic´s Vessel Traffic Services are strongly present in the Green Shipping climate project demonstrating at the meeting the means to reduce climate emissions. Fintraffic’s digitalisation […]
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The first autonomous large bus in the world in open traffic

The official opening on 9 May marks that public transport agency Kolumbus in Norway is ready to take the next step into the future!  Energy-efficient automated buses can be operated from an operations centre by 2023. This makes it possible for public transport to increase the proportion of people travelling by public transport by offering […]
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Tallinn, Tartu and Helsinki introduce cross-border ticketing in public transit

Tallinn, Tartu and Helsinki introduce a cross-border ticketing system that allows people to purchase a single public transit ticket in the three cities. Estonia and Finland have a close connection and economic involvement. People travel frequently between the two countries; over six million passengers travel annually between Tallinn and Helsinki. A lot of passengers use […]
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Telia and Skånetrafiken bring express payment to Scandinavia

Bus passengers, in the region of Skåne in southern Sweden, can now pay for their trip without using a physical ticket, cash or card. Together with Telia and the technology company Ridango, Skånetrafiken launches Express Mode for Apple Pay. “We are proud to be part of Skånetrafiken’s ongoing efforts of innovating to make public transport […]
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ITS Estonia arranged a successful seminar with CaaS Nordic in May

ITS Estonia had pleasure to greet their great partners from CaaS Nordic in our joint collaboration seminar in Tallinn. On the first half of the day the participants got an overview of the initiatives regarding transportation digitalisation in different countries.  Thank You Matti Lankinen, Juku Paulus, Maarja Mänd, Maria Rautavirta, Egidijus Skrodenis and Mering Heiti for great presentations and Madis Sassiad for moderating!  Second […]