IRU Projects in Europe
Within the EU, IRU Projects runs projects supported by the European Union
These projects are often at the forefront of new policies, services, training materials or other solutions that foster increased sustainability and safety of road transport. IRU cooperates closely with our dedicated IRU Projects team in this region, in tandem with EU authorities, governments, industry and business partners.
Sharing best practices for electric taxis
Electric vehicles are becoming an interesting option for taxi operations worldwide. Best practices, references, testimonials, as well as information on incentive schemes, training material and economic and environmental aspects are now presented at one place, creating IRU e-Taxi Initiative.
Efficiency and security of logistics supply chains
Increasing security and making the logistics operations more efficient is a common goal of industrial partners, as well as member states. IRU Projects is contributing to these developments through the European project CORE.
Improving urban logistics
Development and piloting of new technology solutions, policies and delivery concepts are just few examples of IRU Projects work. In close cooperation with other stakeholders the NOVELOG project aims at strongly contributing to removing challenges faced by urban logistics today.
Building vehicles of the future
Hybrid-on-demand, adjustable roofs and new aerodynamic features are just few of the solutions EU project TRANSFORMERS is looking into when defining a truck of the future. In the similar way, IRU Projects is following developments of future buses, coaches and taxis. The work also includes looking into vehicle automation
Connecting vehicles with infrastructure
In the future all vehicles, traffic lights, all other traffic users and equipment will be connected and share information with each other. This holds a promise of significantly boosting efficiency and safety of road transport, while at the same time reducing environmental impact. The cooperation with external stakeholders is done through CO-GISTICS projects.
Mobility as a Service
One of the future mobility trends is to enable better cooperation between transport stakeholders, and to ultimately make the life of a traveller easier by simplifying information about, booking and payment, when using different transport modes. EU project MOBINET is all about building the new service platform to enable Mobility as a Service concept.
Improving road safety is a top priority for IRU Projects. In addition to trying to prevent accidents by contributing to better training of drivers and developing new road safety technical solutions, IRU Projects is also looking into how to mitigate impacts of an accident by providing all relevant information to emergency services through eCall (automated emergency call) for buses, coaches and trucks. The work on increasing road safety is closely linked to digitalisation of transport documents, such as eCMR, and is performed though I_HeERO project.
Support with training
With the aim to support further professionalisation of road transport, IRU Projects is working closely with IRU Academy and its Associate Training Institutes (ATIs) on developing new trainings. SEED is supporting countries in South-East Europe to harmonise driver training.
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