PIARC 26th Word Road Congress in Abu Dhabi

Erica participated in the Word Congress and especially in the Automated vehicle session on Oct. 10. The event was a great success also for Poland: strong representation from the Polish NRA and road industry was present. The National Asset Management Program conducted in partnership between the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure, GDDKiA, IBDiM and Technical University of Wroclaw was acknowledged.

STAPLE ALP.Lab Test Site Visit, June 2019

Staple consortium participated in the Automated Vehicles Test site visit as part of WP3 activities and Stakeholder Consultations. ALP. Lab is the CAV meta-lab test site located in Graz, Austria. It consists consists of several physical and virtual facilities offering grounds for CAVs driving, simulation and modelling. Check out the link to see the field demonstration of Autonomous Driving vehicle driving on Graz campus: LINK

PK ITS, May 2019

XII Polish ITS Congress took place on May 22-23 in Technical University of Warsaw, Poland. Many topics were covered including electrification (conference was opened by dr. Michał Kurtyka secretary of state in the Polish Ministry of Environment) of road transport, automated road transport, MaaS , C-ITS with Martin Bohem as keynote speaker and many more. ERICA made a presentation on the STAPLE project presenting European perspective on the CAVs test sites and also chaired a session on electrification and electromobility. See detailed plan and presentation at: LINK

FIRM 2019

Bianual conference of the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) took place on March 26-28 in Brussels. FEHRL also celebrated its 30th Anniversary Celebration. The event bought together research and industry perspective on the key topics such as automation and electrification, inspection and maintenance, resilience and asset management and skills and knowledge transfer. More than 17th European projects were presented featuring collaborative planning and from innovation to deployment. See Report and Movie from the conference at: LINK

STAPLE Workshop, Tallin, March 6-7, 2019
Final Workshop, Nov. 4, 2020

STAPLE project participated in the CEDR CAD Meeting in Tallinn, March 6-7 where all three projects funded by CEDR transitional research programme 2017 call on Automation were featured. On day two STAPLE team organized a stakeholder workshop with NRAs where main project achievements so far were presented. See more at:

Final workshop took place Nov. 4, check out latest article in FIRM magazine.


TRB 2021 Annual Meeting

The TRB 100th Annual Meeting will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021.
The decision to go virtual was made out of concern for the health and safety of all meeting attendees, in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

For registration see more at: LINK