ITS European Congress.

Strasbourg, France, 19–22 June 2017. Europe's leading event for intelligent transport specialists.


Associated Events

ASFA Conference

ASFA and its members are investing in the Motorway of the future. As structuring road infrastructure operators, they are one of the major mobility actors. New mobility needs are emerging, especially in suburban areas that haven’t been well connected up to now. Digitalization will make new transportation models possible: co-modality, car sharing, carpooling, buses, autonomous and electric vehicles.

Innovative mobility services will emerge to solve daily commuter difficulties and to provide better access to work, health and leisure. Motorway companies are convinced that the infrastructure operator will be at the heart of these innovations and the deployment of intelligent transport systems is an integral part of the response to new mobility needs.

The 12th European Congress of intelligent transport systems to be held in Strasbourg is an opportunity for ASFA and its members to highlight their know-how, to establish solid partnerships and exchange with all the different stakeholders. It is in this context that ASFA will organize its annual conference at the European ITS Congress on Wednesday 21st of June for a very exciting and intense debate with leading experts on mobility issues about the future of infrastructures that will help us to shape the Motorway of the future.

Date and Time

Wednesday 21 June 2017
09:00 – 12:30

Note Translation French/English will be provided


5G enabled Connected and Automated Driving – powered by Satellite Communications

On the occasion of the next ITS Congress in Strasbourg, ESOA and ERTICO are pleased to invite you to participate in a workshop: ‘5G enabled Connected Vehicles – powered by Satcoms’.

5G will create infinite opportunities for the fast development of the connected market and will eventually become indispensable to it. In this regard, satellite brings unique capabilities and will play a key role to achieve the expected goals.

This workshop will bring together relevant actors from different sectors to discuss the limitations of a single network to meet the requirements of an evolving connected car market and how only cross-sector collaboration will ensure success.

No single network can meet the requirements of the evolving connected car market so that Satellite is a key component of a ‘network of networks’ working alongside 3/4/5G, WiFi, DSRC and other technologies.

Satellite brings unique capabilities that offer more efficient and secure means of supporting safety and operational requirements, as well as a network extension for nearly any requirement. However success in the market requires partnerships with key players in the connected car ecosystem (OEMs, Tier 1s, service providers) to enable integration to systems onboard the vehicle.

The workshop program will be divided in two sessions focusing on business models and product development to present current connected car challenges and how a partnership between the different stakeholders can ensure the automotive industry to reach the next challenging Connected Car targets. … etc TODO

Date and Time

Wednesday 21 June 2017
14:00 – 17:30

Leicester room

Energy Summit

The four major organisations in the field of energy in France (AFG, SER, UFE and UFIP) are working more closely to deliver complementary messages on the energy transition. They consider that all energy resources are needed, even if the share of renewables will increase steadily in the near future and that of fossil fuels will be progressively reduced.

To support the development of electricity based on renewables, we have to reconsider the appropriate share of every other energy source. Notwithstanding the one to one competition in specific sectors, such as natural gas versus electricity in households, fuel oils versus natural gas in power generation or gas oils versus natural gas in mobility, electric mobility, our priorities must be clearly to sustain energy efficiency and incentives for the development of renewables.

The European Commission has a key role to play by introducing regulations and a price for CO2 emissions to reduce harmful emissions and help move forward towards a greener environment. We are evidently in favour of a strong European energy policy for the security of supply, the reduction of carbon emissions, common regulations and competitive challenges.

Date and Time

Wednesday 21 June 2017
11:00 – 12:30

Location ITS Forum