ACTIVITIES :: eSafety
Welcome to the eSafety website
For the benefit of road users and society in general, eSafety is working for a quicker development and increased use of smart road safety and eco-driving technologies. They are called 'smart' because they are based on the powers of computers and telecoms.
In 2009, road accidents killed 35.100 people in the EU and injured 1.5 million. Human error is involved in 95% of all traffic accidents! Road transport burns one quarter of the EU's overall energy consumption, and one fifth of the CO2 emissions are caused by road vehicles.
'eSafety technologies' help reduce these negative effects of road transport. They bring down the death toll and cut road traffic's energy consumption and CO2 exhausts.
After eight fruitful years, the eSafety Forum decided to change its name to iMobility Forum at its plenary meeting of April 7th, 2011. With this decision, it took account of years of social change that took traffic-related environmental issues such as fuel efficiency and reduction in pollutant exhausts to the same level of importance as traffic safety.
The Forum itself had actively contributed to this development, for instance through its 'ICT for Clean & Efficient Mobility' Working Group. With the name change to iMobility Forum and the new logo, it therefore draws the natural conclusion from its own development, as well.
All relevant texts, tables etc. will gradually move to the new name. Due to its prominence in the search engines, the eSafety website will however keep its URL.
|"Safer roads ahead", euronews' futuris video on eCall & HAVEit (in 12 languages!)|
eCall video by the European Parliament in 22 European languages
Infogramm now also available in FR
Our facebook eCall page is live:
|23 - 26/04/ 2012||
Research Arena (TRA) 2012, Athens (Greece)
"Sustainable Mobility through Innovation"
|22 - 26/01/ 2012
Read the Travel Report on ICT for Transport's participation in the
Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C., U.S.,
from 22 - 26 January 2012.
eCall on public German TV
An item on eCall was aired (in German) by German public broadcaster WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) in its "Bericht aus Brüssel" (News from Brussels)
FOT-Net seminar on Interpretation and Presentation of FOT Results,
Final EVITA Workshop on
Security of Automotive On-Board Networks, Erlensee (Germany)
Read the EVITA project factsheet
Invitation & Agenda
Read the trip report from the Commission's "ICT for Transport" Head of Unit.
Workshop on Automation in Road Transport,
An increasingly automated road transport system has the potential to revolutionise road traffic by significantly improving safety and energy efficiency, reducing drivers' stress and fatigue and decreasing congestions and pollution.
Go to : minutes and presentations
iMobility Plenary Meeting, Brussels (Belgium)
This was the first Plenary Meeting after the eSafety Forum turned into iMobility Forum to take account of its expanded scope. It now also includes work on fuel-efficient and cleaner mobility in addition to the 'traditional' road safety topics. Proceedings of the Forum Plenary included the giving of the first iMobility Awards.
|16 - 20/10/ 2011||
18th ITS World Congress, Orlando (USA)
Adoption of the eCall Recommendation
Today, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation addressing the EU Member States and asking them to call on the mobile network operators to set up their networks in a way that they correctly transmit automatic 112 emergency calls generated by cars (eCalls). The adoption of this Recommendation is the first step of a tripartite legislative process. Later on, legislative initiatives on the eCall device to be fitted into the cars and on the technical specifications of the emergency call centres will follow.
Please read the recommendation in any of the official languages, the accompanying press release, the eCall Impact assessment or its Executive Summary and the Opinion of the Impact Assessment Board.
Take a look at the video showing Commissioner Kroes' eCall presentation at the European Parliament's Transport Committee today.
Find more information on eCall, e.g. an eCall Infogramm and eCall videos
A leap forward in automated driving
HAVEit Final Event: The Future of Driving, Borås, Sweden
HAVEit is about cars driving by themselves in tiring or demanding situations. HAVEit's goal: an increase in road safety. Read the 'Driving at the Press of a Button (PDF 97Kb)' Press Release.
Take a look at the Press Clipping report (in multiple languages)
Read the CORDIS success story on HAVEit
Find more event details, such as the presentations, on HAVEit's home page.
|View VIDEO eSafety @ work|
View VIDEO on the Networked car and some graphical evidence on road safety in Europe
Available in all EU languages. (Courtesy of the Parliament - 2011)
View a short TV feature (EURONEWS) on Smart cars to help reduce road fatalities
Available in 7 languages.
|View VIDEO on the i2010 Intelligent Car Initiative.|
Last update: 14/08/2012