On June 8-11 2015, safety experts from North America, Europe and Asia will discuss the safety issues within autonomous driving and integrated safety at the 24th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV2015).

ESV2015 will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden and is hosted by Swedish Transport Administration and SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre. Mark Rosekind, administrator at National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will together with Peter Mertens, senior vice president at Volvo Cars, Seigo Kuzumaki, chief safety technology officer secretary at Toyota, and representatives from the Swedish Transport Administration and EU, discuss the conference theme “Traffic Safety Through Integrated Technologies”.

The focus will be on which technologies and policies should be considered for evaluation, what processes should be used to evaluate them and for those found to be effective, what means should be used to encourage their deployment are topics that need careful deliberation as we develop plans for our Governments’ own future activities. In the two following special sessions on Automated vehicles and Integrated safety, panellists will elaborate on safety aspects at all levels. ESV2015 will also be offering technical sessions on a variety of safety topics, exhibition, Ride & Drive, and Technical demos at AstaZero proving ground.

Another safety event in Sweden is the 3rd International Symposium on Future Active Safety Technology Towards zero traffic accidents (FAST-zero’15) which will be held in Gothenburg on September 9-11 2015. FAST-zero will focus on active safety and autonomous and automatic driving vehicle.

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Original author: Lisa Knutsson (SAFER)