Workshop of Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure within the framework of the “transport logistic 2019” trade fair on 5 June 2019 in Munich

(German version)

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure hosted again a workshop on the transport of dangerous goods within the framework of the “transport logistic 2019” trade fair in Munich; the focus of the workshop was on the use of electronic transport documents to enhance safety, security and economic efficiency.

During the workshop, particular emphasis was placed on the activities to develop guidelines on the use of an electronic transport document. The objective of these guidelines is to support the introduction and evolution of a harmonized system for the use of electronic transport documents during the national and international transport of dangerous goods. To this end, recent developments in companies and authorities were presented. In addition, information on the planned regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on electronic freight transport information (eFTI) and its significance with regard to the system agreed for the transport of dangerous goods have been provided.

In the following you will find an overview of the presentations shown, which are also available for download. Read more

IEEE invited to an IEEE Spectrum Webinar on 09.05.2019. As AlbrechtConsult deals with cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) as a first step towards a future networked, cooperative and automated mobility with a clear focus on the infrastructure aspect, Dr. Josef Kaltwasser has been asked to report on Europe’s Infrastructure-to-Vehicle (I2V) roll-out and its challenges.


Infrastructure-to-vehicle communication has successfully been developed and tested/piloted in Europe. With the availability of spectrum between 5.875 and 5.905 GHz for transport safety ITS applications, the challenge now is to start regular operational roll-out. On the vehicle side, the introduction needs to be commercially viable. For the infrastructure – mainly operated publicly in Europe – this requires a stable regulatory framework and a broad political consensus. It is well understood that V2I/I2V application means a close cooperation between the private (vehicles and personal devices) and the public sector in many different areas, which has to be established not on a regional or national basis, but on a European level.

The presentation highlights the various initiatives and platforms to address these issues, with the first C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent Transportation) enabled infrastructure in regular operation expected to appear on Europe’s roads before the end of this year.

The presentation can be downloded here