Dear IFRTT Forum subscriber,
Welcome to the 12th Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology symposium in Stockholm 16-19 September 2012!
The aim is to provide a forum for discussions and the exchange of ideas amongst legislators, road administrators, academics and consultants, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, transport organizations and transporters. We are expecting delegates from all continents, with over 50 technical papers for presentation and discussion. The HVTT12 theme is “Setting Future Standards” with seven sub-themes:
- Vehicle-Infrastructure Interaction
- Road Safety
- Energy and Carbon Footprint
- Implementing ITS
- Innovative and High Productivity Vehicles
- The Transport Task: policies, logistics and co-modality
- Road Network Performance
Extended abstracts are to be submitted by Nov 1st 2011. Detailed information about the submission procedure will follow shortly. Proceedings from all previous HVTT symposia can be found at road-transport-technology.org
The first EU proposal for Heavy Duty Vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 generation measurement is due in 2012 and the European Commission has promised participation.
The public part of the great IAA truck show in Hanover, Germany, starts this week in September 2012.
There will be a stimulating evening program to facilitate informal get-togethers. The venue is secluded in a park area as well as close to Arlanda International Airport and to the Stockholm city centre. Accompanying persons are free of room charge at the venue. In mid-September 2012 the weather will be excellent.
Visit hvttconference.com for further information.
The HVTT12 is presented by the International Forum for Road Transport Technology with the Nordic Road Association working group NVF Vehicles and Transports as Swedish host.
The symposium is supported by The Swedish Government, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Transport Agency. The International Road Transport Union IRU, the Swedish Road Haulage Association, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute VTI, the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Vectura, Volvo and Scania have joined as partners and we expect many more to join. For partnership, contact per-erik.winberg <at> trafikverket.se or anders_a.lundstrom <at> scania.com
We look forward to meeting you in beautiful Stockholm in September 2012. In the meantime, drive safely,
Anders Lundström, Chairman HVTT12 Scientific Committee