6th European Conference on Results from Road Transport Research

From 14-16 February 2023, ECTRI took part in the 6th edition of the Conference on Results from Road Transport Research (RTR Conference), organised by EGVIAfor2Zero, ERTRAC, CCAM and the European Commission.

During 3 days, throughout 16 parallel sessions, 61 projects were invited to present their achievements and their most promising results. Among these, 16 ECTRI Members are involved as coordinators or partners in nearly 40 projects.

Furthermore, the sessions on “Driver behaviour and acceptance of connected, cooperative and automated transport” and “Green Vehicles Advanced light materials and their production processes” were moderated by Ingrid Skogsmo (VTI, ECTRI President & CCAM Cluster 6 leader) and Thilo Bein (FhG, 2Zero Vice-Chairman from the research members).

The annual RTR Conference provides a platform for disseminating research findings and offers the opportunity to maximise exploitation of projects results. At the same time, the conference highlighted further areas for improvement:

  • Societal and regulatory dimensions to be taken into account from the start of a project, being paramount to the success of its deployment.
  • Build on previous success stories and continue with incremental innovation. Research cannot be seen in an isolated way. It needs to be considered in a context of a long-term programme.
  • Be more agile and fast.
  • Bigger focus is still needed on future skills and education, including in the field of Artificial Intelligence and data management in road transport.

SYNERGIES was this edition’s keyword .

Synergies among partnerships and with other EU programmes can be helpful to fill the gaps. EU R&I is vital for implementation of EU strategies shaping future mobility, job market and competitiveness of European industries.

As a member of ERTRAC, 2Zero and CCAM and in tune with other stakeholders, ECTRI together with its Members will continue to put efforts in driving progress in the twin transition of decarbonisation and digitalisation of transport.

Sessions recording is available at RTR Conference YouTube Channel.

Photo credits: AlohaFred


Draft-RTR-Conference-Programme-2023 (pdf)