"Intelligent cars" event: participation of Viviane Reding
End production: 18/09/2007 First transmission: 18/09/2007
Information and Communication Technologies can provide surprising possibilities for road safety, traffic management, reduction of road traffic's environmental impact, and increase of vehicles' energy efficiency. On 18 September 2007, the European Commission and the European project PReVENT presented in Versailles the results of European ICT research for smarter, safer and greener cars.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the PReVENT exhibition arrival area (2 shots)
||Arrival of Viviane Reding, Member of the EC in charge of Information Society and Media (2 shots)
||General view of the press conference room with Fabio Colasanti, Director-General of the DG Information Society of the EC, speaking
||Viviane Reding, (in ENGLISH), talking about intelligent vehicle systems, saying that the Commission aimed at developing actions in 3 domains: the coordination of stake-holders through the e-safety forum, developing research and development with new systems and testing, and finally awareness raising actions
||Mário Lino, Portuguese Minister for Public Works, Transport and Communication, and President in office of the Council, and Bharat Balasubramanian, Vice-President of Daimler Chrysler
||General view of the press conference room
||Viviane Reding with Etienne Pinte, Mayor of Versailles, and Gang Wan, Chinese Minister for Science and Technologies, cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the exhibition (3 shots)
||Viviane Reding and Valérie Pécresse, French Minister for Higher Education and Research, walking together in the exhibition area
||Viviane Reding getting up to the test truck's cabin and driving the truck for the test, demonstrating the effectiveness of the object detection system incorporated in both vehicles (6 shots)
||Viviane Reding, (in FRENCH) on the objectives of the Intelligent Car Initiative of the European Commission: making cars safer, reducing the energy consumption of vehicles, and making traffic more fluid
||Views of the PReVENT exhibition area (6 shots)