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Workshop Paper / Transport

4th Florence Intermodal Summary – What role for digitalization in order to achieve an intermodal level playing field?

Editor(s): BERT Nadia, FINGER Matthias, KUPFER David

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ABSTRACT

The present document summarises the content of the presentations delivered during the 4th Florence Intermodal Forum offering short summaries of each presentation, and illustrating the main points made and matters treated.

Presentations were delivered by representatives of different types of stakeholders, who reacted to the introductory questions pertaining to the introduction of new technologies and the influence of new technologies on the transport sector put forward by Prof. Finger. Regulators, operators, industry representatives, as well as knowledgeable academics engaged in the discussion with Mr Keir Fitch, Head of Unit - "Research and Innovative Transport Systems", European Commission.

Discussion during the day have been structured into four blocks:

  • How does digitalization affect transport and the competition between transport modes?
  • Automation is transforming the different transport modes at a different pace: how does this affect the level playing field?
  • What is the potential of new Business Models in transport? How will they affect intermodal competition?
  • Effectively support innovation without distorting competition: which role for regulation? which role for the EU?