Nordic Smart Cities

City leaders need new ways of thinking about planning, designing & building our cities – putting the citizen & liveability at the heart of all future projects, developments & transformations.

Every city or municipality is different, with different challenges and a different culture – for cities to become really smart they must embrace their unique context. Technology is an enabler, not the solution, the people must come first.

ITF 2020 Summit: Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development

The 2020 Summit will explore the benefits to transport and mobility brought by the recent advances in new technologies and business models to enhance the accessibility, safety and efficiency of transport infrastructure and services. The discussions will focus on how innovation in transport can contribute to achieving the goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and what governance framework is needed to enable this.

Transport Research Arena – TRA 2020

TRA, The Transport Research Arena is the biggest European Research and Technology Conference on transport and mobility. In 2020 TRA is themed “Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility” and brings together the experts from around the world to Helsinki to discuss the newest innovations and the future of mobility and transport.

11th International AVL Exhaust Gas and Particulate Emissions Forum

To improve local air quality effectively, the requirements placed on internal combustion engines regarding CO2 and pollutant emissions are continuously being tightened. These environmental regulations require the widespread use of efficient exhaust gas aftertreatment technologies. These technologies must achieve optimal performance values under all application-specific conditions to meet future requirements.

The automotive and engine industries are currently experiencing the deepest upheaval in their history. Electrification, digitalization, autonomous driving and flexible use are leading to major changes. To guarantee the efficiency and environmental compatibility of all internal combustion engines, existing technologies must be further developed, and new solutions must also be found for exhaust gas aftertreatment using alternative fuels. We must continue along the development path towards a pollutant-free and CO2-neutral internal combustion engine.

The 11th International AVL Exhaust Gas and Particulate Emissions Forum will take place from March 3 – 4, 2020, in the “Forum am Schlosspark” in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart. Top-class speakers from Germany and abroad will present the latest results of the enhancements of low-emission propulsions and report on current results in exhaust gas aftertreatment, CO2 reduction, reduction of air pollution, regenerative fuels, hybridized propulsions, well-to-wheel considerations and new exhaust gas measurement technology. This informative conference will also include an exhibition with a presentation on the latest solutions in the field of exhaust gas measurement technology.

8th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC2019)

The International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC) is a forum for researchers and experts in the field of cycling safety to exchange their knowledge and bring up new research topics or safety solutions. The 2019 Conference will be the eighth event in an annual sequence. The Conferences are organised in a way to facilitate the interaction between the participants. All papers submitted for the Conference will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field.

8th International Symposium on Development Methodology

On November 12th and 13th, 2019, the 8th International Symposium on Development Methodology will take place, focusing on the field of vehicle and powertrain development. The event is organized by AVL together with the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems of the Technical University Darmstadt.

New Times and New Challenges – this describes the current situation the powertrain development industry is facing. How will individual mobility look like in the coming years and what types of powertrain concepts will coexist? What are the right methodical approaches to master these challenges? RDE and the increasing electrification of powertrains are the main drivers in technological development, what will come in addition and where will it lead us?

We also experience dynamic developments in the commercial vehicle and offroad sector. One thing is for sure – Methods will play an essential role for all solutions. Therefore we choose New Times! New Challenges! New Methods?! as the theme for the 2019 symposium.