The HeERO project coordinator arrived in Bulgaria at the invitation of ITS Bulgaria

On 24 January 2012 ITS Bulgaria held a round table at the University of Architecture Civil Engineering and Geodesy Sofia Bulgaria. The topic of the round table was “Directive 2010/40/Ð?U – Key step for the organisation of clean and smart traffic and better road safety”. About 60 people from the government institutions NGOs companies universities and the press participated.

The round table had two subtopics: Directive 2010/40/EU – the framework for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport and for interfaces with other modes of transport and eCall – saving lives and reducing the severity of injuries in tens of thousands of cases – Bulgaria could be one of the first European countries who will fully implement eCall.

Invited speakers were Mrs Trenkova Director of EU Coordination and International Co-operation Directorate at the Ministry of Transport Information Technology and Communications; Mr Todorov Director of Road Infrastructure Directorate Sofia Municipality; Commissar Antonov Head of Road Police Stoyan Gramatikov Director of Directorate of National System 112; and representatives of ITS Bulgaria’s members – Mr Bojkov (EuroGPS) and assistant professor Atanasova (Higher school “College of telecommunications and post”).

Andy Rooke HeERO Project Coordinator and Project Manager at ERTICO was invited as speaker for the eCall subtopic.  Mr Rooke and Mr Mihaylov Chairman of ITS Bulgaria also met representatives of the Ministry of Interior as well as visiting the112 Call-Center in Sofia. The possibility of public authorities and stakeholders in Bulgaria signing the eCall Memorandum of Understanding was also discussed.

For further information please visit the ITS Bulgaria website

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Original Publication Date: Mon 30 Jan 2012