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Thinking Highways Europe/Rest of the World – Issue 1, 2015

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CONTENTS (click on a feature to read)

1  FOREWORD
Kevin Borras now has first-hand experience of an autonomous, electric vehicle – and so can you

4 INTELLIGENT SAFETY
Louise Smyth investigates how road safety is getting its fair share of intelligent innovation

10 THE LOGISTICS DILEMMA
Just how smart can goods deliveries be? Paul Hutton talks to the experts

18 GATEway PROJECT
Thinking Highways reports from the launch of a groundbreaking autonomous vehicle initiative

20 INTELLIGENT CCTV
The city of Pune, India, has opted for an innovative city-wide surveillance system

24 CONTROL ROOMS
Is big always best? According to Peter van Dijk, the answer is no and he cites an installation in Kazakhstan as an example

28 UNPLUGGED
Conductive charging or inductive charging? The UNPLUGGED project is investigating how inductive charging can change the way Europeans consider electric mobility

32 MOBILITY
Siemens Mobility IDEA competition has produced a spectacular winning entry, as Ben Collar reports

36 AUTONOMOUS CARS
Giles Bailey wonders why we are so hung up on the image of the autonomous vehicle. It’s not a regular car – so why does it need to look like one?

40 INTELLIGENT SAFETY
Driving in the winter can be difficult – it’s no surprise that a team from Finland has come up with a genius solution

46 INTELLIGENT LOCATION
Sarah Durante looks forward to the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux in October with the help of the world’s most precise map data

50 STA
The quiet revolution of the low-noise road surface by Cedric Vuye

54 ANDRÉ VITS column

56 PROF PHIL CHARLES column

57 JASON BARNES column

58 KALLISTRATOS DIONELIS column

59 JOSÉ PAPÍ column

60 RICHARD BISHOP column

62 PAUL HUTTON column

64 IBEC column

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ONLINE BONUS CONTENT

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
David Pickeral on the virtues of thinking inside the box

EC PROJECTS
Catherine Birkner and Dagmar Köhler take a look at ERTRAC’s research recommendations for road transport

SAFETY

TECHNOLOGY
Radar’s role in ITS

UK FOCUS
Jennie Martin on the UK’s success overseas

SHOW PREVIEW
Traffex 2015