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Successful ‘SIMBA’ event in São Paulo

On 4 October 2007, the EU-funded SIMBA project held its Brazil National Event in conjunction with the SIMEA International Symposium on Automotive Engineering.

In line with its objectives to increase road safety, improve mobility and enhance transport efficiency, SIMBA organised the São Paulo event along with ERTICO and Associação Brasileira de Engenharia Automotiva (AEA).

In addition to summaries of European and Brazilian priorities, the event featured specific Brazilian proposal presentations on integrated traffic management/real-time traffic information, incident detection and emergency response (E-call) and road infrastructure safety (improving road security with automatic and intelligent control systems). These were followed by separate breakout sessions on each topic.

The outcome of the event included the creation of joint EU-Brazil expert working groups, project proposals and joint road transport research roadmaps.

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