eSafety in 2002
In April 2002, the Commission organized, together with the automotive industry and other stakeholders, a High-Level Meeting on eSafety.
As a result of this meeting, the partners decided to establish an eSafety Working Group consisting of some 40 experts, and mandated it to propose a strategy for accelerating the research, development, deployment and use of ICT-based intelligent active safety systems for improving road safety in Europe. This Working Group had a limited membership, but nevertheless had participants from all important stakeholders.
The Congress on 16-18 November 2002 gave a good opportunity to see the progress on both the policy front and the technology front regarding the use of Intelligent Transport Systems for safety and security. The European Commission has contributed into the conference in the form of organizing several strategy and technical sessions. A dedicated eSafety session was also presenting progress made in the initiative.
- Congress Opening Speech by Erkki
Liikanen, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Enterprise and the Information
- eSafety Session, presented by Erkki Liikanen
- Slides in English and French
- Research on Integrated Safety Systems for Improving Road Safety in
The Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme 1998-2002
The eSafety Working Group 8 November 2002
The eSafety Working Group concluded its work in November 2002 and published its Final Report, with 28 Recommendations.
Subgroup 1 - Autonomous in-vehicle technologies
Subgroup 2 - Interactive and co-operative technologies
Subgroup 3 - Regulatory and standardisation issues
Subgroup 4 - Societal and business issues
In November 2002, the 2nd High-Level meeting, gathering some 60 representatives from industries, European Commission and other public authorities discussed the Final Report of the eSafety Working Group.
The High-Level Group on Road Safety, consisting of representatives from the Member States, was given a full briefing on the eSafety initiative in November 2002. Furthermore, the Road Platform Meeting, consisting mainly of Member States road authorities and motorway operators, were briefed of the initiative in March 2003. In both meetings the Member States have welcomed the eSafety Initiative, and expressed the wish for the Commission to come up with further policy measures regarding eSafety (the Commission Communication).
Last update: 10/10/2011