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Developing safe, efficient and connected mobility

November 27, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

“Towards 5-star drivers, in 5-star vehicles, on 5-star roads”

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Join EU Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas, FIA President Jean Todt and key stakeholders for a debate on the future challenges of the connected vehicle, addressing both the associated road safety benefits and the added-value services such technologies will bring to users.

The connected car can provide drivers with access to extensive information about congestion, accidents, road conditions, road works, weather changes and upcoming hazards. It will enable vehicles to communicate with each other and provide warnings on factors such as unsafe lane encroachment or impending collisions. Connectivity will also allow sensors in the infrastructure to regulate traffic according to specific conditions. This event is partially funded by eSafetyAware.


11:00 Opening Remarks
– Thierry Willemarck, FIA Region I President
– Jean Todt, FIA President and eSafetyAware President

11:10 – 11:25 Keynote speech
– Siim Kallas, EC Vice-President and Commissioner responsible for Transport

11:25-13:00 Plenary Session
Moderator: Jacob Bangsgaard, Director General, FIA

How do we reach vision zero? – (Speaker TBC)
Driving forces for telematics – Olle Isaksson, Head of Transport & Automotive, Ericsson
Developing safe and efficient vehicles – Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General, ACEA
Safe and efficient freight distribution – Michael Nielsen, General Delegate, IRU
Moving from research to deployment – Hermann Meyer, CEO, ERTICO
Connected mobility services – Martin Whitehead, Director, GSMA (TBC)
Improving safety on the road network – Steve Phillips, Secretary General, CEDR

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch & Exhibition

14:00 – 15:30 Parallel sessions

Session I: Towards 5-star vehicles
Moderator: Olivier Onidi, Director, European Commission, DG MOVE

Driving assistance systems – Frank Melzer, Senior Vice President Chassis System Control, BOSCH
Informing the car users – Reinhard Kolke, Director, ADAC
The human machine interaction: challenges ahead – Alan Stevens, Research Director, TRL
Towards automated driving – Maarten Oonk, Senior Market Manager, TNO

Rapporteur: Lesley Upham, Director, Thatcham

Session II: Towards 5-star drivers
Moderator: Luca Pascotto, Director, FIA

Challenges for driver training – Elizabeth Box, Head of Research, RAC Foundation
Virtual Driver Training – Filip Sergeys, Mobility & ITS Policy, HONDA
A second phase driving licence for European novice drivers – Oliver Schmerold, Secretary General, ÖAMTC
Policies for improved driver training – Szabolcs Schmidt, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG MOVE

Rapporteur: Rob Eenink, Head of Department, SWOV

Session III: Towards 5-star infrastructure
Chairman: John Dawson, Chairman, iRAP and EuroRAP

Support for infrastructure – Chris North, Head of Unit, TEN-T Executive Agency
Star rating the roads – James Bradford, Global Operations Manager, iRAP
Managing road networks through technology improvements – Klaus Schierhackl, board member ASFINAG
Roads that cars can read – George Lee, Chairman, ERF

Rapporteur: Ralf Resch, Head of Traffic Department, ADAC

15:30 – 16:30 Conclusions by the Rapporteurs
Moderator: Jacob Bangsgaard, Director General, FIA

• Lesley Upham, Director, Thatcham
• Rob Eenink, Head of Department, SWOV
• Ralf Resch, Head of Traffic Department, ADAC

16:30-17.30 Networking cocktail and exhibition


November 27, 2013
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


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