Posted on: 28 September 2018

H2020 in support of vulnerable road user traffic safety

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InDeV, XCYCLE and PROSPECT are three R&I projects funded by Horizon 2020. They focus on traffic safety of vulnerable road users (VRU) and aim at significantly improving it.

They strive to improve VRU safety by:

  • Providing methodologies and technologies for understanding risk factors of VRU accidents and assessing the costs of their accidents,
  • Developing user-friendly, technology-based systems to equalize the treatment of cyclists in traffic and
  • Improving the effectiveness of active VRU safety systems.

To know more about these three projects, enjoy their videos at the RTD/Transport YouTube playlist.

The projects have now united for a joint final event to give an insight into the work done and the results from the projects. Practitioners, researchers, political decision makers and all other stakeholders are welcome to the one-day event taking place on 12 October 2018 in Sitges, Spain. Here, project results will be presented and new and enhanced technologies, tools and a handbook for practitioners will be exhibited and demonstrated.

Registration is open: don't miss this opportunity!

Posted on: 27 September 2018

Prestigious aeronautics award goes to H2020 Transport project AGILE


Earlier this month, at the international ICAS 2018 Conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the H2020 Transport project AGILE received the “ICAS Award for Innovation in Aeronautics”.

This prestigious prize is handed out “for outstanding and innovative contributions to the development of advanced aeronautical systems”.

The AGILE Project Consortium was selected “in recognition of aeronautic innovations and accomplishments in advancing the next generation of collaborative Multidisciplinary Design and Optimisation processes in international collaborations”.

The project started in June 2015 and has received some €7 million from the EU's Horizon 2020 programme. It brings together 19 industry, research and academic partners from nine countries to address the complex challenge of collaborative product development.

The project team has set the ambitious performance target of a 40 % reduction in the time needed to set up and solve multi-disciplinary aircraft design problems.

Know more about AGILE!

Posted on: 13 September 2018

Paving the way for safer Surface and Aviation Transport in Europe

Transport safety is a major societal challenge for Europe and safety measures remain of crucial importance. Research and innovation (R&I) are thus essential ingredients. A coherent portfolio of R&I activities funded through FP7 and Horizon 2020 are crucial elements in the drive for ensuring safety in all transport modes. Two CORDIS Result Packs, "Safer Surface Transport" and "Safer Air Transport", highlight EU-funded projects that are the drive for ensuring safety in all transport modes.

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Posted on: 24 August 2018

Flying is safe and getting safer: how projects are steering EU policy on safer skies

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Aviation is the safest form of transport but could still be further improved. A new report examines 160 aviation safety research projects to find out how they are contributing to safer flights for EU citizens. From safer design to tighter regulation, the analysis shows that the research into aviation safety is addressing the right risks, contributing to effective safety governance, and tackling the newest challenge to safe skies, e.g. drones.

This is the second report from RTD Transport Directorate that examines how EU-funded projects are contributing to policy. The report is part of the ‘Research and Innovation Projects for Policy’ (P4P) initiative, which aims to use research and innovation project results to shape policy making

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