Associated Members

The Associate Members represent key stakeholders:

ECF (European Cyclists’ Federation). The goal of ECF is to promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy means of transportation and recreation. Members of ECF are organizations which have an interest in promoting cycling as a daily means of transportation and recreation.

Finnish Transport Agency, a government agency operating under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which is responsible for maintaining and developing the standard of service in the transport system’s traffic lanes overseen by the government. The aim of the Finnish Transport Agency is to promote the efficient functioning of the traffic system as a whole, to improve transport safety and to contribute to a balanced and sustainable development of the regions. The agency is represented by Prof. Risto Kulmala.

City of Valladolid, which hosts the Spanish test site.

City of Helmond, which hosts the Dutch test site.

ERTICO, the network of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services stakeholders in Europe. They will bring in the viewpoint from the ITS industry. VTT, TNO, NXP and PEEK are members of ERTICO.

FEMA (The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations) encourages, protects and preserves motorcycling by promoting riders’ interests and by defending riders’ rights throughout Europe and globally. It calls upon all official bodies and government departments in Europe to make generous, positive provision for motorcycle-based transport and recreation policies, planning and legislation. FEMA accepts that road safety is important and that it is the shared responsibility of all users, vehicle manufacturers, authorities and those responsible for infrastructures.

ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles) is the professional body representing the interests and combined skills of 13 powered two wheelers (PTWs) manufacturers and 15 national associations out of 13 European countries. ACEM represents products ranging from small 50cc town vehicles, up to motorcycles of 1000cc, including tricycles and quadricycles, too. The role of ACEM has expanded with the development of importance of European legislation and activities within all member countries.

University of Maine offers a strong traditional education at an affordable price. The state’s land-grant university and the flagship institution in the University of Maine System, UMaine is one of New England’s premier universities. We help students create success stories—with a wide variety of programs and opportunities—and we do so with world-class faculty members, nationally recognized research; first-rate facilities; a friendly, safe atmosphere; and easy access to some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.

Rijkswaterstaat is the executive of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in The Netherlands, and works daily on sustainable solutions for a safe, livable and accessible Netherlands. With over 200 years of knowledge of the structure of their country, they know that with regards to road and water it is more than the technical execution of projects; it is also about the balance between all interests: economics, environment, living. Rijkswaterstaat involves citizens in the design of their environment and works with water boards, municipalities, companies and research institutes.

Psychological University of Berlin (PHB) is focused on issues of psychology and its applications. This institution provides the training of psychologists on a scientific basis and at the same time integrates the practice field of the future occupation in the course of studies. Thus, the PHB is the one-and-only University in Germany which in its entirety is orientated in all studies and research topics on psychology as the leading discipline. Among many others, one of its training offers relates to traffic and transport psychology. The PHB is represented by Prof. Wolfgang Fastenmeier.

Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) develops the safety of the transport system, promotes environmentally friendly transport solutions and is responsible for transport system regulatory duties. It issues permits, regulations, approvals and decisions and prepares legal rules regarding the transport sector; it arranges examinations, handles transport sector taxation and registration, and provides reliable information services; it oversees the transport market as well as compliance with rules and regulations governing the transport system; it participates in international co-operation; it ensures the functionality of the transport system even in emergency conditions and when normal operations are disrupted; it creates opportunities for innovative development of intelligent transport; and it informs the public of transport-related choices.

CERTH/HIT. The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) is part of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) which is a non-profit organization that directly reports to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Hellenic Republic. CERTH/HIT main objective is the conduct and support of applied research activities in the field of transportation. More specifically on issues relating to organization, operation, planning and development of infrastructure, and standardization, economic analysis, management, vehicle technology, and impact assessment of land, maritime, air, and multimodal transport services. Also training and education activities in related fields, dissemination of research activities and the Representation of Greece, in Transport Research and other relevant scientific fora abroad.