Katowice (Poland), 11 December 2018 – European Aluminium’s new report called “Vision 2050” confirms the strong growing European and worldwide demand of aluminium in key markets such as automotive, packaging and building. While the document is set to be released soon, it outlines the substantial reduction of direct and indirect CO2 emissions through innovation, regulatory predictability and increasing recycling rates.
Katowice (Poland), 11 December 2018 – “The European aluminium industry is well placed to support the transition to electromobility,” says Patrik Ragnarsson, European Aluminium’s automotive and transport expert at the World Climate Summit 2018, an official side event of the UN climate change conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
SMi aims to improve the conference even more by offering a unique and in depth experience by integrating for this year’s event the support and operational prospective of air missions.
An EU project will deploy 10 new light electric vehicles in smart city Trikala to show citizens the benefits of driving three- and four-wheel electric vehicles in urban areas.
During yesterday’s Transport Council meeting, Ministers reached agreement on various key proposals, including a number of Mobility Package procedures. Conclusions on inland waterway transport were also adopted. Links to press releases which include the key elements agreed by Ministers are available below.
The Commission welcomes the general approach reached by the Council on the most ambitious legislation yet for the safety of vehicles on our roads.
The EU is introducing legislation which will require various safety features to be included on a range of vehicles with the aim of saving lives on Europe’s roads. The Council today agreed its position on the new rules which means that negotiations can begin with the European Parliament as soon as it has adopted its position.
“Europe will continue to push ahead with the expansion of modern transport, energy and digital infrastructures. The European Parliament’s Industry and Transport & Tourism Committees ensured this today by adopting the Connecting Europe Facility Programme (CEF) beyond 2020.”
In the 2016 Declaration of Amsterdam of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU, key issues for European cooperation in the development of connected and automated driving were fixed. Based on that, a high-level dialogue between Member States was initiated. The forum takes places regularly under the rotating Presidency of the Member States and should render a joint approach of the EU Member States possible. The inaugural meeting took place in February 2017 in Amsterdam. Following the meetings in Germany and Sweden in September 2017 and June 2018 respectively, now Austria will invite experts to discuss current developments in the area of connected and automated driving.
The future of self-driving cars remains highly uncertain. But visions of fully autonomous vehicles have captured the public imagination, with academics, technologists, and cultural commentators speculating on what a self-driving future might mean.
The European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional political agreement during their third trilogue on the ‘European Electronic toll service’ (EETS) to enhance cross-border interoperability of electronic tolls, contribute to administrative simplification and reduce fraud.