Roll-out of interactive traffic management successfully kicked-off
MUNICH, 23 & 24 October 2017 – The SOCRATES2.0 consortium has successfully kicked-off the project in a two day workshop. With most of the partners present, head of BMW Mobility Technologies Martin Hauschild officially started the project with a challenging vision on the future of mobility, followed by the individual partners visions. This resulted in a good and common vision on the future of the SOCRATES2.0 project and -results and was topped off with an excellent visit at the BMW World exposition.
During the workshop all activities were revisited and the starting points were validated. Twenty-four participants from the majority of partners were present during the two day kick-off. The cooperation was characterized by the openness and willingness to share of all partners.
SOCRATES2.0 aims at realising services for interactive traffic management in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Antwerp and Munich and at evaluating ways to work together to create mutual benefits.
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