The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is a bi-annual conference co-organised by the European Commission. It is a forum for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. Together they share and discuss new ideas, research results, technological solutions and new business models. The TRA 2018 programme included a range of different session formats that offered ample opportunity to share information on recent findings and to discuss the main current and future challenges and opportunities. In the scientific and technical sessions, a broad spectrum of research and innovation activities were discussed, ranging from basic research findings over application-oriented engineering and socio-economic aspects to policies and standards.
The TRA 2018 was organised in Vienna by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Institute of Technology and AustriaTech together with the European Commission.
SENIORS had an important presence in the event by participating in the European Commission stand. There, we showcased the Female Overweight Elderly Dummy and the FlexPLI with the Upper Body Mass. This allowed us to explain the main results of the project not only to various leading figures such as Henrik Hololei (Director-General, DG MOVE – Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport) or Signe Radso (Deputy Director-General, DG RTD — Directorate-General for Research and Innovation), but also to a number of researchers interested in the field of transport.
All the materials presented during the TRA2018 are available here.