Telematics Applications for Transport Library
| Title :
|| TABASCO - TR 1054 - External Liaison |
| Author :
|| J.F. Collins; I.Catling |
| Ref. No :
|| TR1054 D2.1 |
| Date :
|| 01/06/98 |
| Size :
|| 19 pages |
Exec Summary :
| TABASCO is a major demonstration and validation project in the Telematics Application Programme of the European Union's Fourth Framework Programme. An important part of the project's work has been to liaise with similar projects in the programme and elsewhere to exchange ideas and information to the mutual benefit of all concerned. A specific workpackage, titled 'External Coordination' was set up at the start of the project to 'coordinate all activities concerned with external groups, including concertation and information dissemination'. |
The workpackage has achieved its objectives in a number of different ways. A prime method of establishing mutually beneficial links with other projects in the Fourth Framework Programme is through attendance at, and active participation in, Concertation Meetings. TABASCO has been represented at every Concertation Meeting held during the life of the project and, despite the heavy drain on resources, has attended all relevant subject areas, making frequent presentations on specific aspects of the project.
Links developed in this way have proved a useful source of information for the project and have provided a valuable route for the early dissemination and discussion of methods and results.
The project has organised two open conferences to publicise the work being done and the results achieved.
Both were attended by a wide cross-section of players in the transport sector. Project presentations and demonstrations stimulated discussion which has helped the project to develop applications which fully meet the needs of potential users and operators. Project partners have also contributed papers to many different conferences in Europe and elsewhere. In particular, TABASCO played a major role in the 4th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Berlin in October 1997, contributing 9 technical papers and exhibiting on two major stands.
All such activities have served to raise the profile of the project and helped to stimulate discussion and ideas which can benefit all parties involved in the sector.
Publicity material including a project brochure, a video and a website on the Internet have helped to publicise the work being done in the project and have proved useful tools when responding to general enquiries about the project. Information about the project, its progress and results has also been disseminated through regular press releases, editorial material and specific articles published in the technical press and elsewhere.
Detailed responses to more specific enquiries have helped to inform the decision making process of industrial, commercial and academic organisations as they plan for a future involving transport telematics and solutions developed in projects such as TABASCO.
The TABASCO project has put a lot of resources and effort into ensuring the project has been well publicised and the results have been widely disseminated. The project has made a major contribution to the Technology Application Programme.
The work of the External Liaison Workpackage has ensured that the results of this contribution have been widely disseminated to the benefit of future users of such applications and the companies and organisations who plan, install, develop and operate them.
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