Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger met up with executives of automotive and telecommunications industry during the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Frankfurt Motor Show, to discuss strategies on how deployment of connected automated driving can be accelerated.
Both sectors committed to close cooperation and common roadmap development. The European Commission will support these efforts in view of its policy objectives towards the Digital Society and Economy. More info on Commissioner Oettinger’s blog.
Today the European Parliament voted in favour of eCall regulation which requires all new cars be equipped with eCall technology from April 2018. In the event of a serious accident, eCall automatically dials 112 - Europe's single emergency number.
This event, organised by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, will feature speeches and panel debates on three key aspects of connected cars: safety, environmental performance and security.
We are frequently getting contacted by citizens concerned that by having eCall installed in their vehicles, their location will be continuously tracked, their driving habits monitored and their private life infringed. Confusion should be avoided between the public Pan European 112 eCall that is proposed by the EC -and will be free of charge- and other private road safety systems (possibly resembling eCall) that are, or will be possibly offered under a subscription by private operators in combination with other value added services (e.g. vehicle repair after break-down or insurance).
Be part of the next iMobility Challenge high-level technology demonstrations day that will take place in Valkenburg on Wednesday 11 September 2013. The event is organised by the FIA, coordinator of the EU FP7 iMobility Challenge project which strives to demonstrate, promote and boost the deployment of ICT systems for efficient and sustainable mobility. You will be able to witness and test how the future transport in Europe will look like in the near future. More information on the event, as well as online registration: http://www.imobilitychallenge.eu/
Since 2009 DG CONNECT and the U.S. Department of Transportation are cooperating on research related to ICT for Transport. One of the joint working groups focuses on human machine interaction (HMI) and driver distraction. The group has now updated its report on inattention taxonomy which describes how driver behaviour and incident/accident analysis as well as design and evaluation of vehicle systems should be addressed – for the sake of better HMI and less distraction.