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All new cars  sold in the EU must be fitted with an eCall device which automatically alerts emergency services in the event of an accident.
All new cars sold in the EU must be fitted with an eCall device which automatically alerts emergency services in the event of an accident.
May 24 2019

The performance checks carried out by JRC scientists on eCall devices show positive results.

The testing paves the way for improved accuracy and sensitivity of the emergency devices.

Around 25 100 people were killed and an estimated 135 000 people were seriously injured in road accidents across the EU in 2018.

Along with the tragedy of the loss of life and injury, this represents an annual economic burden of around EUR 130 billion to society.

Since 31 March 2018, all new cars and light vehicles sold in the EU must be fitted with an eCall device.

May 24 2019

The JRC hosted the 1st joint meeting of Copernicus Emergency Management Service users.

Different communities from within Europe shared their experience in using the service as well as their requirements for its future evolution.

The two-day meeting was organised on 21-22 May 2019 in Stresa (Italy), bringing together about 220 participants from the different user communities (European and international) of the different service components, the European Commission, service providers and other actors, including the European Space Agency and the European Environment Agency.

Photo of lamps at the Apollo solar simulator at ESTI
Lamps of the Apollo solar simulator at ESTI
May 24 2019

In a recent publication, JRC scientists presented an advanced method based on research at the European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) beyond the two-lamp method.

State-of-the-art for assessment of solar energy technologies
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JRC Summer School on Non-Animal Approaches in Science 2019
JRC Summer School on Non-Animal Approaches in Science 2019
May 24 2019

The JRC hosted more than 100 international postgraduate students and young professionals to explore the latest developments in non-animal approaches and their application in various fields such as regulatory toxicology and biomedical research.

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May 23 2019

The EU is seeing rapidly increasing competition from China for industrial and technological leadership, according to a new JRC report.

Soil erosion by water has a huge impact on soil productivity
May 23 2019

A recent JRC study finds that soil erosion by water costs the world economy about US$8,000,000,000 (eight billion US dollars) a year.

This lost soil reduces global agri-food production by 33.7 million tonnes, leading to increases of up to 3.5% in world food prices, and widens the competitive gap on world agri-food markets.

Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC115438
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