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Highlights of the 49th European Transport Conference (ETC 2021)

The European Transport Conference (ETC) is the annual conference of the Association for European Transport (AET), attracting transport policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all over Europe and beyond. ETC offers in-depth presentations on policy issues, best practice and research findings across the broad spectrum of transport.

The range of topics with the multi-seminar approach makes ETC unique among transport conferences and it has established itself as the premier event of its type. The conference programme covers supranational issues, national and local policy and the planning and implementation of projects at a local level.

As transport policy makers, practitioners and researchers throughout Europe respond to the challenges of climate change, social and demographic change, economic growth, equality issues, and the impacts of future technology such as connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), ETC provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of robust and affordable responses.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AET organized in 2021 a successful multi-stream online ETC conference that was attended by more than 500 people between 7 and 15 September.

Edited by: Pierluigi Coppola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) |  António Lobo (University of Porto, Portugal)


  1. The availability of private vehicles with autonomous features is widespread nowadays. Various car manufacturers are providing attributes like collision warning, city automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruis...

    Authors: Muhammad Tabish Bilal and Davide Giglio
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2023 15:10
  2. Cars are dominating urban traffic in cities around the world, even though daily trips in many cities are often realized with active modes of transportation or public transport. Urban transport planning process...

    Authors: Jan-Peter Glock and Julia Gerlach
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2023 15:7
  3. The provision of seamless public transport supply requires a complete understanding of the real traffic dynamics, comprising origin-to-destination multimodal mobility patterns along the transport network. Howe...

    Authors: Sofia Cerqueira, Elisabete Arsenio and Rui Henriques
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2022 14:42
  4. Complex social processes introduce difficulties to validating causal parameters and identifying the correct system structure in modelling. Policy impact assessment for sustainability transitions should therefo...

    Authors: Henri Wiman, Anu Tuominen, Johannes Mesimäki, Merja Penttinen, Satu Innamaa and Peter Ylén
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2022 14:40
  5. Shared on-demand mobility services emerge at a fast pace, changing the landscape of public transport. However, shared mobility services are largely designed without considering the access needs of people with ...

    Authors: Anne Goralzik, Alexandra König, Laura Alčiauskaitė and Tally Hatzakis
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2022 14:34
  6. Several cities around the world rely on urban rail transit systems composed of interconnected lines, serving massive numbers of passengers on a daily basis. Accessing the location of passengers is essential to...

    Authors: Thomas James Tiam-Lee and Rui Henriques
    Citation: European Transport Research Review 2022 14:31