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IRF Workshops at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2022
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Safer Mobility with Artificial Intelligence
Tuesday 29 March 14.15 - 15.15, Theater 1
Presented by the IRF Committee on Road Safety

When it comes to evaluating road traffic injury risk, AI algorithms will probably never replace the keen human eye, but they can supplement human-led analysis and provide valuable support to the work of traffic engineers in the field, in many cases by putting to use road asset & traffic data which they already have access to. This session will explore how AI applications can be leveraged to produce effective “heat maps” of road risk, with a particular focus on pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.

Road User Charging for Sustainability
Wednesday 30 March, 13.30 - 15.00, G104
Presented by the IRF Committee on Road User Charging

Road pricing can play an important part in meeting transport decarbonization goals, as it is one of the technologies available right now to help make our transport system more efficient, user-friendly and sustainable. Across the globe the interest in the topic of road pricing has increased significantly over the past couple of years, with congestion having increased rapidly and a changing vehicle fleet that puts additional pressure on the funding system in many countries around the world.
In most cases it’s not a question of IF but WHEN and HOW a road pricing scheme will be implemented; the HOW being the most important as there is a clear potential to enhance the benefits and value of a RUC system. Road pricing can help with a number of different policy objectives; however it appears that in many cases the full potential of smart road pricing is not well understood by all stakeholders. The aim of this workshop is to highlight the different areas that can benefit from a road pricing system, providing real world examples, and encouraging thought leadership on the topic.

ITS for Climate Impact Mitigation: The Road Ahead
Wednesday 30 March, 15.30 - 17.00, G104
Presented by the IRF Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Faced with a climate emergency where transport is a significant contributor, road stakeholders from the public and private sectors have a major role to play in preparing the road sector for drastic emission reduction by 2030. Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) enabled by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been very successful in delivering solutions to improve road safety and traffic efficiency. Following successful research and demonstration activities, the ITS industry has also been developing knowledge and concrete evidences on the potential of ITS in contributing to harmful emission reductions.>This workshop will present the preliminary result of an original benchmarking program led by a dedicated IRF Taskforce in close cooperation with international transport authorities, road operators and solutions providers, with the objective of enriching the report through new perspectives provided by Intertraffic Amsterdam visitors.

Digital Twins and the Power of Predictive Maintenance
Thursday 31 March 11.15 - 12.15, Theater 3
Presented by the IRF Committee on Asset Management

AI and digitization are two major trends helping redefine the road industry's ability to execute and manage infrastructure projects more efficiently. At a time when infrastructure around the world is ageing, digital twins offer an innovative way to add value to road owners by improving workflow efficiency leading to demonstrable cost reductions.

Road Adaptation for Autonomous Vehicles
Thursday 31 March, 13.30 - 15.00, G104
Presented by the IRF Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Automated Vehicles (AVs) are a game-changing evolution in personal mobility, however, design guidelines for highway and traffic engineers remain silent on the question. On account of their long lifespan, current and future road infrastructure assets will increasingly need to factor changing needs to support the future deployment of AVs.
This workshop will discuss globally applicable recommendations on adapting road infrastructure design, construction and operations to the new needs of AVs, with a particular focus on the quality and uniformity of traffic control devices, intelligent transportation system devices, digital navigation maps, as well as road structures

Next Generation Traffic Management & Analytics
Thursday 31 March 11.30 - 12.30, Open Stage
Presented by the IRF Committee on ITS

Mobility services are undergoing spectacular changes with the introduction and widespread use of cloud communication and connected vehicle technology. Incremental interventions on the physical and digital road networks are required to allow traffic control systems to cope with mixed vehicular traffic and optimize traffic guidance functions. This session will present the current state of the art in responsive and fully adaptive traffic management solutions, as well as opportunities to leverage the vast amounts of data captured by sophisticated traffic management systems to alleviate urban congestion and deliver sustainable road mobility.

Delivering Effective Speed Reduction in Cities
Thursday 31 March, 15.30 - 17.00, G104
Presented by the IRF Committee on Road Safety

Resolution 11 of the Stockholm road safety declaration 2020 reads: ‘Focus on speed management, including the strengthening of law enforcement to prevent speeding and mandate a maximum road travel speed of 30 km/h (or 20 mph) in areas where vulnerable road users and vehicles mix in a frequent and planned manner’. This resolution, when carried out, will have major implications on how we design and use the urban environment, and will certainly lead to more and larger Low Speed Zones that have already been credited with improved road safety, fewer cars, less traffic noise, and lower emissions, more pedestrian and cycling traffic and better connectivity between neighborhoods.

Convened by the IRF Road Safety Committee as part of a new taskforce linked to speed management & enforcement, this workshop is designed to take stock of successful approaches and persisting challenges linked to designing and enforcing Low Speed Zones and other urban speed reduction programs, and how these can be combined with other urban mobility goals.

Workzone Safety Innovations
Friday 1 April, 11.30 - 12.30, Theater 3
Presented by the IRF Committee on Road Safety

Work zones present an increased risk for workers who build, repair, and maintain roads, bridges, and tunnels, as well as for a variety of road users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists, who are confronted with less than ideal safety conditions in these work zones. Global statistics on work zone-related injuries are not available, however the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reported 25,485 of work zone crashes involving at least one injured party in 2015, of which 642 resulted in at least one fatality. These figures suggest that, taken at the global level, hundreds of thousands of injuries, and thousands of fatalities occur every year in work zones. This industry workshop hosted by the IRF is designed to take stock of work zone safety diagnosis & treatment programs, and co-create strategies to ensure risk is minimized for all stakeholders.

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Brendan Halleman
Director, International Programs and Advocacy

+1 703 535 1001



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March 29, 2022
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