Europe’s leading intelligent transport systems (ITS) players have joined forces to deliver ground-breaking training and educational courses, based on the mass Online Open Course model. Courses started on 17 April on the ITS e-learning online training platform (www.its-elearning.eu)
Registration on the online training platform is open and free. Participants will have the chance to learn about ITS and cooperative ITS (C-ITS) services and experience these cutting-edge technologies first-hand, thanks to face-to-face training sessions with experts in the field. Online training will be supported by live demonstrations held across Europe in the following months.
Experienced ITS professionals, including Prof. Eric Sampson from ERTICO, Dr. Simon Edwards from the University of Newcastle, Mrs. Katharina Zwick, AustriaTech’s Mobility Manager, and Mrs. Monica Giannini, Senior Project Manager at the International Road Union, will guide students and provide expert advice throughout the courses.
The online training programme consists of nine modules, covering various aspects of ITS and caters to all levels. Course topics include:
- Introduction to ITS,
- Impacts of ITS,
- Financial Incentives and Business Models,
- Data Protection and Guidance on deployment of C-ITS.
Flexible course organisation allowsparticipants to engage with the material at their own pace, making it accessible to professionals in academia, public authorities, traffic management, industry, or infrastructure operators.
The platform and courses have been developed by a consortium of ITS experts and professionals, under the banner of the European Research project “CAPITAL" (http://capital-project.its-elearning.eu). The Collaborative cApacity Programme on Intelligent Transport Systems Training-educAtion and Liaison (CAPITAL) is a support action funded by the European Union in order to design and deliver a collaborative capacity-building programme.
The main objective of the CAPITAL project is to create a collaborative capacity building community and deployment programme to support public and private stakeholders implementing cooperative and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS & C-ITS) with training and educational resources, while also raising awareness of the services and benefits available.
Hellenic Institute of Transport / Centre for Research and Technology Hellas