ACEM re-elects Stephan Schaller as its President and welcomes MV Agusta as 15th member manufacturer

Hosted by Piaggio on 26 March 2015, ACEM General Assembly re-elected Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, as President of the association until March 2017. Furthermore, ACEM Vice-Presidents Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG, and Leo Francesco Mercanti, Piaggio Executive Vice-president for 2 Wheeler Product Marketing, have been reconfirmed in their positions. ACEM is also [...]

Copenhagen to roll out new smart traffic system

Copenhagen City Council has approved spending 60 m Krone (€ 8.04m) to implement intelligent transport systems (ITS) that will adapt traffic signals to weather and real-time traffic conditions. The proposed plan will see commuters in Copenhagen relay anonymous information via their smartphones and mobile devices to street sensors, allowing traffic lights to change based on [...]

Next CIVITAS Activity Fund call to open on 30 March

The third call for applications to the CIVITAS Activity Fund will open on 30 March, and cities and organisations are encouraged to start considering their application preparation. The CIVITAS Activity Fund aims to support the take-up of sustainable urban mobility measures, providing up to 50 per cent in co-funding to successful applicants. In each call [...]

Eurobike is getting up to speed

From 26 to 29 August, participants from the (electric) bicycle industry around the world will meet at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Innovations and trends are in the media spotlight, all the big names are present on Lake Constance: 1,300 exhibitors, 46,000 trade visitors from over 100 countries, and nearly 2,000 journalists. As the leading global fair, [...]

Presentations EESC Public hearing on White Paper on Transport online

On 6 March, the European Economic and Social Committee organised a public hearing on the "White Paper on Transport: where do we stand?". All presentations are now online: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.events-and-activities-white-paper-transport-assessment-present. As a result of the hearing and of other meetings at the EESC, the Committee's opinion is being improved by the rapporteurs and will finally be [...]