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?

ITF Pre-Summit Research Day, 21 May 2019

Preceding the 2019 ITF summit, the International Transport Forum (ITF), together with European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) organise a Research Day on ‘Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration‘ in Leipzig.

This event aims to bring together top academics researchers and practitioners to present and discuss topics relevant to the Summit’s theme, providing highly valued input to the Summit’s core programme.

ITF summit, 22-24 May 2019

Around the globe, between countries, from city to city, or to the other side of town, good transport infrastructure and efficient mobility services bring people together and goods to their markets. The connectivity that transport provides widens horizons and opens up opportunities. It builds stronger communities and expands their reach. It strengthens our economies and helps our societies to prosper.

The 2019 ITF Summit will explore how better transport connectivity can help integrate regions – from local communities and cities to global regions – and enable the achievement of economic, social, and environmental goals.

How can more seamless connections enhance door to door travel? Where can we build bridges, real and metaphorical, for better cross-border mobility? What will connect better institutions, so they can function in a more integrated way?

Young Researchers Seminar, 5-7 June 2019

The 9th Young Researchers Seminar (YRS) will be held on June 5-7, 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece and hosted by HIT, the Hellenic Institute of Transport. The YRS is a joint ECTRI, FEHRL and FERSI event that takes place every two years. It offers the opportunity to young transport researchers to gather and interact and to improve their presentation skills in written and oral scientific communication by tutorial means.

The tutoring is done by senior researchers who themselves are acting in a truly international scientific culture. For more information and registration see here.