Prof. Tatiana Kováčiková, PhD. has been ERA Chair Holder for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) at the University of Zilina, Slovakia, since October 1, 2017. In 2016, she was nominated as National delegate for H2020 PC on Smart, Green and Integrated Transport. She has been active in ICT&ITS standardization for more than 15 years. From 2002 to 2013, she was involved in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Specialist Task Forces, currently she represents Slovakia in CEN TC 278 on ITS. She is a member of the STRIA (Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda) Governance Group at the European Commission. From June 2013 till October 2015, she held the position of the Head of Science Operations at the COST Association in Brussels. From 2009 to 2013 she was the Head of the Department of InfoCom Networks at the University of Zilina, Slovakia. She has been involved in a number of national and international research projects including COPERNICUS, INCO-COPERNICUS, EURESCOM and EC funded FP projects. In 2018, she was a member of the EC Expert Group on the Transport Research Cloud, since April 2019 she has been a member of the EC Expert Group on Ethical Aspects of CAD (Connected and Automated Driving).
Intelligent Transport Systems: Current and future Research and Innovations trends | Jarná ITAPA 2019
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Prof. Tatiana Kováčikov, ERA Chair Holder at the University of Žilina will present Current and future Research and Innovations trends in Intelligent Transport Systems. She will focus on technological, societal and ethical aspects of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.
Transport is currently in transition. This transition is driven by three major underlying trends affecting transportation systems: decarbonisation, digitalisation, and diversification. Digitalisation is a technological disruption which sees the increasing merging of the mobility sector with information and communication technologies (ICT), rebranded under the sweeping terms Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), or ‘Smart Mobility’. Solutions target all parts of the transport system: real-time traffic monitoring and control and infrastructure management, end-user services such as mobility-as-a service (MaaS), car/bike sharing, carpooling or eco-driving apps, as well as vehicle-specific technologies, particularly in terms of automation. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) have the potential to improve road safety, decrease traffic congestion and offer new mobility opportunities. Technological developments in the field of CAVs are gathering speed and several Member are trialling them on public roads within large scale EU projects. Despite the increasing awareness on CAVs’ ethical and social aspects, these seem currently out of scope of CAV tests, which focus on technological aspects. Addressing ethical and societal concerns of CAVs must have a central role in the process of securing public and societal acceptance and trust. Further research and innovation in the areas such as dilemma-based situations, responsibility, cybersecurity and data protection are of vital importance to have the right science and knowledge available in time.