GERMANY: The UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 saw the official launch of the Mobility Innovation Partnership between UITP and TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe that was concluded in April. This includes UITP’s establishment of a training centre in Karlsruhe, which will reveal its initial programmes at the summit.

Firms in the transport sector in the Karlsruhe region are exhibiting on the TRK stand. The aim of the organisation is to encourage players from academia, business and the public sector to work together to address what it sees as ‘challenges presented by the mobility revolution’ that need to be tackled at a regional level. In line with this view, the partners are working to create a single multimodal transport network for the whole region under the Regiomove project.

Part of the Regiomove project involves installing facilities and services to improve the user experience when changing mode, including to car- or bike-sharing from public transport. Interchange points have been moved to more attractive public spaces, and services such as catering facilities were added.

Conference delegates can listen to presentation from TRK members on June 11, who will be talking about topics including developments in self-driving road vehicles.