Latest news from the Transport Research Knowledge Centre
We are back with the latest news about the Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC). The TRKC is a free database featuring up-to-date information on European transport research activities. It enables policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders to access results of EU or nationally financed transport research in the European Research Area (ERA).
In this bulletin, we report on the following issues:
A new Thematic Research Summary (TRS) on Regional and Rural Transport is now available for download from the publications section of the Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC).
The new paper covers two separate but related themes:
The document can be downloaded from the TRKC publication section.
This theme covers 'User Aspects' of transport and the ways through which users interact with transport systems, infrastructure and services for all modes. The theme's scope is technical and behaviourist, using these levers to enhance mobility and journey quality in the EU. The new Thematic Research Summary covers the results of projects ranging from the Human Machine Interface, to User Behaviour and its impact on transport infrastructure, to issues of Comfort and Safety, not forgetting influencing users towards greener and more efficient means of transport.
This TRS is also available from the TRKC thematic publications page.
New FP7 project profiles online
In order to utilise the benefits that Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) can provide in terms of a sustainable European transport system, the most urgent problem to be solved is slow and uncoordinated decision making for deployment of ITS at the urban, regional and national level. The European Union's ITS Action Plan (published in December 2008) identifies the need for a European ITS Decision-Support Toolkit to assist stakeholders involved in deployment.
2DECIDE addresses this important challenge by developing an easy to access (single entry), consistent (linked to all necessary data sources and processed to one information source), up-to-date (maintained) toolkit for decision making for ITS applications. The toolkit developed by 2DECIDE aims to meet the needs of stakeholders and provide the user with:
Browse for more FP7 projects on the TRKC website!
New project profiles
See the latest project profiles available in our searchable database. There are about 400 projects from FP6 available (and almost 6 000 European and national projects in total). New descriptions and result summaries are being added continually.
New transport events
Find out what is going on in the world of transport research through the TRKC events calendar. New event announcements are published regularly.
Submit your project
Whether you coordinate an EU-funded project or undertake national research in your own country – share your success and good practice by posting your project's profile on the TRKC website!
Add your events
Aware of a relevant transport research information source online? Share it with us and other TRKC users!
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