TRA2020: Registration is open

The TRA2020 conference will take place in Helsinki from 27 to 30 April 2020. Registration has opened now at TRA, the Transport Research Arena, is a large biannual European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. TRA2 brings together experts from around the world to discuss the newest innovations and future of mobility and transport. The theme of TRA2020 is Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility. 

Results and future perspectives for road safety in Africa

On 18 September the European project SaferAfrica concluded its work with the conference “Results and future perspectives for road safety in Africa” in Tunis, Tunisia. 

The project started 3 years ago. It successfully contributed to creating favourable conditions and opportunities for improving road safety and traffic management in African countries, among others by setting up a Dialogue Platform between Africa and Europe. The SaferAfrica website provides an overview of the project activities and access to all publications and deliverables.”  

FERSI supports EC’s policy on KPIs

FERSI fully supports the European Commission’s policy on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). It its recently released statement (PDF) FERSI concludes that the use of KPIs can be of great help for both monitoring road safety developments, and identifying the most promising interventions. It is emphasized though that a KPI policy will only be successful if the agreed KPIs have a proven relationship with road safety and if Members States are prepared to collect the required data on a regular basis, and in a similar format. 

New ERTRAC roadmaps available

At the ERTRAC Annual Conference 2019, early April in Brussels, ERTRAC published the Connected Automated Driving Roadmap. This document is an update of the 2017 roadmap. At this same event, ERTRAC also presented the Safe Road Transport Roadmap, entitled Towards Vision Zero: Roads without Victims. Both documents can be downloaded from the ERTRAC website.Regarding vehicle automation we also refer to the 2018 FERSI publication Safety through automation?

Annual Polis Conference, 27 and 28 November 2019

The 2019 Polis Conference on Innovation in Transport for Sustainable Cities and Regions will take place on 27 and 28 November 2019 at The Egg in Brussels. This annual conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience, and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of local and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. Call for speakers is open until 19 May; online registration will open in June 2019.