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 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.
The 6th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design will take place from 28 June until 1 July 2020 in Amsterdam. Abstract submission is open until April 30th 2019. For more information see https://ishgd2020.org/
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?.
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The NDRS 2020 will take place in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA on 18-19 August 2020. Read more
The next International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology will take place on the 25-27th of August 2020 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference philosophy is Taking the Swedish Vision Zero Initiative into a New Decade. The key focus of this conference will, therefore, be on the role that traffic and transport psychology can play in achieving a safe and sustainable transport system. Call for abstract is open until December 25, 2019
The International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI) aims to encourage research on impact biomechanics and injury mechanisms and provide a forum for the presentation and dissemination of these research findings. The 2020 European IRCOBI conference will take place on 9 -11 September 2020 in Munich, Germany.
The 48th European Transport Conference will be held at the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, on 9-11 September 2020. This annual conference brings together researchers, policy makers and practitioners for sharing ideas and visions of transport at European, national, regional and local level.
The 23rd International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITSC 2020) will take place on Rhodes, Greece on 20-23 September 2020. Read more