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A smartphone app to travel smarter

Fancy a quick game of Flappy Bird while you’re stuck in a traffic jam? There could be a smarter way to use your smartphone. A mobile app, created by a team of European researchers, could cut rush hour traffic in your city by 5%.

ICT 2013: Create, Connect, Grow

ICT2013 will bring together Europe's best & brightest in ICT research, with businesses old & new, web start-ups and digital strategists to chart a path for Europe's ICT research policy. Join us to share your vision for the future with EU policy-makers, and see the latest advances in EU-funded ICT research.

FIA Athens 2014 - Submit your working session proposals by 25 October 2013!

<p> The <a href="">11th Future Internet Assembly (FIA) edition</a>, FIA Athens 2014, will be a three-day EU Greek Presidency event, supported jointly with the European Commission. It will take place during 18 to 20 March in Athens and will focus on reshaping the Future Internet infrastructure for innovation.</p> <p> FIA Athens 2014 will be the first FIA under Horizon 2020, allowing presenting a wider picture of Net Futures EU research activities. The programme is under preparation and the FIA Steering Committee has launched an open call to select up to nine forward-looking and inspiring working sessions. Submit your working session proposal by 25 October 2013!</p>

iMobility Challenge - Intelligent Mobility for Smart Cities

Be part of the next <em>iMobility Challenge </em>high-level technology demonstrations day that will take place in Valkenburg on Wednesday 11 September 2013. The event is organised by the FIA, coordinator of the EU FP7&nbsp;<em>iMobility Challenge </em>project which strives to&nbsp;demonstrate, promote and boost the deployment of ICT systems for efficient and sustainable mobility. You will be able to witness and test how the future transport in Europe will look like in the near future. More information on the event, as well as online registration: <a href=""></a>

US-EU Inattention Taxonomy report

<p> Since 2009 DG CONNECT and the U.S. Department of Transportation are cooperating on research related to ICT for Transport. One of the joint working groups focuses on human machine interaction (HMI) and driver distraction. The group has now updated its report on inattention taxonomy which describes how driver behaviour and incident/accident analysis as well as design and evaluation of vehicle systems should be addressed – for the sake of better HMI and less distraction.</p>

eCall – Frequently Asked Questions

<p> What is 112 eCall? Is there an obligation to use the 112 eCall? Can the vehicle be tracked or hi-jacked? What about privacy and data protection?</p>

Annual Conference of the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform

The Annual Conference of the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform will bring together technology developers, city representatives, high-level financial managers and EU-level policy makers from across the European Union. While reviewing achievements since the creation of Platform two years ago, conference delegates will look at the next steps for mass application of promising ICT innovations in sectors such as urban mobility, housing and power distribution. The event will run two days. The first day, June 5, will follow a workshop format and allow participants to get acquainted with and vote for the best technological innovations identified by platform members. This informal half-day session lays the groundwork for the next day’s plenary session, which will include the participation of high-level conference delegates. For the first time, the conference presents results of the Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership. It gathers top experts and representatives of the most innovative Smart City solutions in Europe. REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

Help shape the Exhibition of ICT 2013

Submit your proposal for one of the 150 stands available to showcase the latest findings in advanced research, technologies, new systems, innovation in services & business and ICT products just coming to market. Deadline: 7 June 2013 - 16.00.

From research to practice: FP7 project SUNSET spins off MOBIDOT, a company for smarter individual mobility

Mobidot will collect personal mobility data of participants via their smartphones and provide them with information on smarter transport choices. Via social media such as Facebook, Mobidot will also allow individuals and groups to compete in mobility games, which are based on their data and choices. And the winner is ... not just the smartest traveller, but also your town, the environment, your fellow citizens etc. By the way, Mobidot was found, while SUNSET was (and still is) a running FP7 research project.

Networking at ICT 2013

Do you have a specific topic to propose for discussion? Bid for a dedicated networking slot at the event! Propose a topic for a Horizon 2020-related networking session. Deadline: 10 May