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Developing safe, efficient, connected mobility

Published on: 28 November 2013


On 27 November 2013, FIA Region I held a high level debate with EU Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas, FIA President Jean Todt and key stakeholders on the future challenges of the connected vehicle, addressing both the associated road safety benefits and the added-value services such technologies will bring to users.


The connected car can provide drivers with access to extensive information about congestion, accidents, road conditions, road works, weather changes and upcoming hazards. It will enable vehicles to communicate with each other and provide warnings on factors such as unsafe lane encroachment or impending collisions. Connectivity will also allow sensors in the infrastructure to regulate traffic according to specific conditions. This event was partially funded by eSafetyAware.

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Presentations and speaker biographies

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Presentations and speaker biographies

Opening Remarks

- Thierry Willemarck, FIA Region I President

- Jean Todt, FIA President and eSafetyAware President


Keynote speech

- Siim Kallas, EC Vice-President and Commissioner responsible for Transport


Plenary Session

Moderator: Jacob Bangsgaard, Director General, FIA

Session I: Towards 5-star vehicles

Moderator: Olivier Onidi, Director, European Commission, DG MOVE

Rapporteur: Lesley Upham, Director, Thatcham

Session II: Towards 5-star drivers

Moderator: Luca Pascotto, Director, FIA

Rapporteur: Rob Eenink, Head of Department, SWOV

Session III: Towards 5-star infrastructure

Moderator: John Dawson, Chairman, iRAP and EuroRAP

Rapporteur: Ralf Resch, Director Traffic and Transport Policy, ADAC e.V.


Conclusions by the Rapporteurs

Moderator: Jacob Bangsgaard, Director General, FIA

  • Lesley Upham, Director, Thatcham

  • Rob Eenink, Head of Department, SWOV

  • Ralf Resch, Director Traffic and Transport Policy, ADAC e.V.

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