11 June 2020 - Published by Torben Quickert
On June 25th the Interreg NSR ART-Forum project organises a first webinar on the potential of automated road transport. There are very high expectations related to automated and autonomous transport.

What is realistic for what kind of transport in the next ten to fifteen years? And what is a ‘hidden potential’ for the years directly ahead of us? The presentation of Michael Glotz-Richter from the city of Bremen will show the viewpoint of a city and may give some (provocative) answers.

When can we expect the first fully autonomous cars and busses to drive in our cities? And how can regions and cities meanwhile cope with the ongoing automation of vehicles and prepare for the future to come? Suzanne Hoadley of Polis will guide us through the main results of the just finished Horizon 2020 project ‘CoEXist’, which aims at preparing the transition phase during which automated and conventional vehicles will co-exist on cities’ roads.

Besides the views of the cities we also shed light on the citizens’ perspective. Can they imagine a future with self-driving vehicles? Johannes Rodenbach from Autodelen.net will show the most interesting results from a representative study on the acceptance of automated transport in the Flanders region of Belgium.


  • 14:00 – 14:05: Introduction by moderator
    • Jeffrey Matthijs, director of Autodelen.net (Carshare Belgium)
  • 14:05 – 14:25: Cities perspective on short and long term future of automated road transport
    • Michael Glotz-Richter, Senior Project Manager for the City of Bremen
  • 14:25 – 14:35: Acceptance of automated transport in Flanders region, Belgium
    • Johannes Rodenbach, project & policy officer at Autodelen.net
  • 14:35 – 14:50: Lessons learned from the CoEXist-project: preparing cities for transition phase
    • Suzanne Hoadley, Senior Manager at Polis
  • 14:50 – 15:00: Q&A Session
Join our webinar and learn more about the latest views on automated road transport in European cities. Please register  online.