Under the motto “A digital Era for Transport“, the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) will host the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA) in Austria. The official awarding was on yesterday’s final day of this year’s conference that took place in Warsaw.
“We want to make Austria the logistics hub of Central Europe. The key factors are the expansion of high-performance networks and promotion of innovative technologies for transport. The top-level research conference will provide important impetus. I am very pleased we are allowed to organise this event in Vienna“, said Gerald Klug, Minister of Infrastructure.
From 16 to 19 April, 2018 international experts will discuss the social, economic and environmental aspects of mobility the fair area Messe Wien. Europe’s largest transport research conference will concentrate on trends like the digitalisation of the transport system.
“Technological progress will crucially change transport, logistics and mobility. Therefore, we need new approaches and even closer cooperation of politics, business and research to make these developments in our sense,” said Gerald Klug, who described the TRA as an essential platform for networking of all major actors in Austria and throughout Europe.
The 2018 conference will be complemented by an interactive exhibition that aims to make research experienceable and identify implementation potential. AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, AustriaTech and the City of Vienna will support the Ministry with organising the event.
The Transport Research Arena (TRA), first held in 2006, takes place every two years in Europe. TRA is supported by the European Commission, the technology platforms ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council), ERRAC (European Rail Research Advisory Council), WATERBORNE, CEDR (Conference of European Directors of Roads) and ALICE (Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration).