Press

A press release was issued by ICCS for the official launch of the NeMo's European project activities, on the 4th of October 2016, in Athens, Greece. The press release that was send out to several  press contacts and is available as PDF both in GR and EN languages, provides an overview of the project goals towards the facilitation of the wide deployment of electromobility in the road transport sector, its concept and expected impact. As a result the following articles were published in Greek popular online media:  

 

A Press Release was issued by the ROBO-SPECT project Coordinator, ICCS, on the occasion of the project’s final trials in Egnatia Tunnels and the demonstration of its final results,on September 22nd, 2016. Please find the press release in GR here as a PDF.

The press release was distributed through the majority of trusted Greek media (electronic and print) and generated extensive and positive publicity in key news portals and other technology blogs. The respective articles are available  both as URL links and pdf files below: 

A press release announcing the start of the SCENT project, was issued by ICCS and distributed through the majority of trusted Greek media (electronic and print) on September 26th, 2016. The press release, generated an article in subject portal Ecozen.gr.

The article, entitled “To an interactive Citizen Observatory for the Environment”, highlights project’s main objectives and future planned activities, stressing the expected impact of SCENT’s smart toolbox and initiative in influencing the European environmental policy making process.

Please find both the ICCS press release and Ecozen.gr article below in a pdf format:

  • ICCS press release in GR(pdf
  • Ecozen.gr article (pdf

In this article different videos and TV footages showcasing the trials tha took place in the framework of the RECONASS project on August 25, 2016 in Sweden are included: 

 

The RECONASS project field demonstration have been succesfully performed in Alvdalen, Sweden, on August 25, 2016. During the trials Dr. Angelos Amditis, Head of I-SENSE Group and RECONASS project coordinator, gave an interview in TV4 News explaining the developed RECONASS system and the need this system has been developed to cover in the structural assesment area, as well as the performed trials during which, the RECONASS system as a whole, assessed rapidly the structural condition of the monitored building after a disastrous event. 

You can watch the video of the whole interview below.

 

The Horizon magazine, the European Union’s Research and Innovation Magazine, has published on Tuesday 28 June 2016 an article entitled: Electric roads to charge your car as you drive’ which features the FABRIC project work. The article was  a result of Dr. Amditis interview regarding project activties at the Horizon magazine editorial manager Elizabeth Boorman. 

The article is available at <link> Enjoy reading! 

To learn more on FABRIC activities please visit the project official sites: http://www.fabric-project.eu/ or join our discussion on LinkedIn.

ICCS holds the 31st position in the list of the Top 50 Research Centers in Europe and is one of the 5 Greek Research Centers appear in that list. Τhis rating is derived from the Horizon 2020 Monitoring Report 2014 and the criteria for the rating has to do with the number of European projects that each Research Center participates and the overall funding received for the years 2011-2013.

Proffessor Yannis Vassilliou, ICCS director, gave an interview about ICCS's success in the Greek magazine Οικονομική Επιθεώρηση/ Oikonomiki Epitheorisi published on June 2016. The respective article is available here as pdf.

The European Union’s Research and Innovation Magazine, the Horizon magazine, has published the article entilted: "Quake, storm or fire? Airborne tech is coming to the rescue" which produced by an interview that Dr. Angelos Amditis, the Head of I-SENSE Research Group, gave and features the RECONASS project.

A link to the article can be found here: http://horizon-magazine.eu/article/quake-storm-or-fire-airborne-tech-coming-rescue_en.html 

The Greek Magazine "4 troxoi" published on 10 February 2016 a very interesting and detailed article about the CityMobil2 demonstration of public transport automated vehicles, without a driver that is currently taking place in the City of Trikala, including interviews of the basic contributors.

angelos Amditis 4troxoiAmongst them Dr. Angelos Amditis, Research Director of ICCS and the Head of I-SENSE Research Group had explained the State of the Art technologies and future trends on automation in road transport at a European and International level as well as the importance of the Trikala pilot activities towards the creation of an automated transportation system. He also talked about the I-SENSE Group's overall activities in the area of Intelligent Transport System ephasising specifically on the related to automation and to dynamic charging for EVs work of the Group. 

The full article is available at: http://www.4troxoi.gr/epikairotita/ellada/paei-mono-toy 

Following an invitation of the European Commission, industry representatives and public authorities have agreed  on a shared vision for the coordinated deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) in Europe and issued a respective report as a guidance on how the EU can make the most of connected cars. This considers as an important step towards connected cars as C-ITS enable vehicles to communicate with each other and with the infrastructure. This can notably improve road safety and reduce congestion. The report was published on Thursday 21 January 2016 by the European Commission (DG Connect) and can be found through the following link:http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/its/doc/c-its-platform-final-report-january-2016.pdf. This report is the result of the one year work performed in the framework of the C-ITS Platform of the European Commission. 

The Platform for the Deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems in the European Union (C-ITS Platform) was launched by the Commission in July 2014, and met for the first time in November 2014.The objective of the C-ITS platform was to identify and agree on how to ensure interoperability of C-ITS across borders and along the whole value chain, as well as to identify the most likely and suitable deployment scenario(s). These include the first vehicleto-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) services to be deployed across the EU and their most beneficial geographical environments (long distance corridors, secondary roads and the urban environment).

The scope of the C-ITS platform was focussed on the main technical (frequencies, hybrid communications, (cyber-)security and access to in-vehicle data) and legal issues (such as liability, data protection and privacy). It also covered standardisation, cost benefit analysis, business models, public acceptance, road safety and other implementation topics, international cooperation, etc. Dr. Amditis, Research Director of ICCS and the Head I-SENSE Research Group participated among other in the Platform's respective work and discussions. More information can in found in the following press release avaialbe here in pdf format (GR).