Posted on: 02 April 2019

Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) report

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This report was prepared under the initiative of European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation to jointly develop a research and innovation roadmap for Connected and Automated Transport (CAT).

The content of the document is mainly based on the contribution of experts of different stakeholder groups from industry, academia and national authorities. The document builds on and further develops the research and innovation strategy for CAT initially developed for the various transport modes within the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) first published in 2017.

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Posted on: 11 March 2019

Aerodays 2019: Registrations open!

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Aerodays 2019 is landing in Bucharest (Romania) next 27-30 May. For almost three decades, the European Aeronautics Days (Aerodays) has been the leading event in aviation research and innovation, mirroring the priorities and strategies set within the European Union's Research Framework Programmes.

The 8th edition of Aerodays, co-organised by the European Commission and the Romanian Presidency of the European Council, builds on the achievements of Horizon 2020, the biggest EU transnational research and innovation programme to date. It provides a platform to share and review the latest developments in aeronautics and air transport across the European Union, further strengthening its leadership on a highly competitive and strategic international market.

What to expect:

  • Aerodays provides a unique networking opportunity for the research community and European companies, from SMEs to multinationals, for exchange with policy makers.
  • It offers an excellent platform for learning about ground-breaking European research projects.
  • It expressly encourages the participation of Eastern European countries to share their specific expertise and promotes regional policies for research and education in aeronautics.

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Posted on: 04 March 2019

Call for experts: EU platform for CCAM open road testing

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The European Commission is looking for experts in the field of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility (CCAM).

Connected and automated mobility has the potential to revolutionise our lives. It could make transport safer and more efficient, ease traffic and reduce pollution, favour social inclusion and accessibility. The European Commission is strongly committed to supporting the fast deployment of these new technologies and services in Europe and to bringing their societal benefits to all Europeans.

But for connected and automated mobility to become a reality, we need the appropriate legal and regulatory framework and innovation-friendly conditions: support to large-scale trials is paramount.

An expert group, the Single Platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility, will provide advice and support. The Commission will select up to 100 experts, appointed for a period of three years.

Posted on: 26 February 2019

Road transport research: H2020 projects delivering results

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Road accidents continue to be a major public safety concern and their main cause is human error. Intelligent driver systems that can monitor the driver's state and behaviour show promise for the collective safety. VI-DAS is one of the Horizon 2020 projects looking into smart ways of making our roads safer and reducing fatalities.

Road transport research is delivering ground-breaking results and not only in enhancing road safety, but also in making our vehicles greener and smarter, improving urban mobility and infrastructures, without forgetting connectedness and automation.

Horizon 2020 projects gathered to share and take stock of their work at the 2nd European Conference on "Results from road transport research in H2020 projects" (Brussels, 28-29 November 2018).

  • Browse the report and found out more about what EU-funded road transport research is delivering

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