From 15 June 2019, all heavy vehicles newly registered in the EU must have a smart tachograph on board.
The Internet of Things technology unlocks the potential to take autonomous driving to the next level. AUTOPILOT is a large-scale pilot project (LSP) supported by the European Commission. It brings together 43 partners from 14 European countries and 1 from South Korea with the objectives to increase safety, provide more comfort and create many new business opportunities for mobility services.
On 11 June 2019 common European rules on drones, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 & Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, have been published to ensure drone operations across Europe are safe and secure. The rules will amongst others help to protect the safety and the privacy of EU citizens while enabling the free circulation of drones and a level playing field within the European Union.
Automated vehicles will soon be a reality on our roads but their safe integration into a ‘mixed ability’ transport system will require careful attention. EU-funded research is addressing the challenges posed by specific traffic conditions and testing possible solutions.
EUROCONTROL and its event co-sponsors the Flight Safety Foundation, and the European Regions Airline Association partners are justly proud of their ‘outcome-based’, highly hands-on Safety Forum, which sees participants split over two days into different tracks to exchange ideas and experiences on the development of new procedures, to hear about real-life cases when adherence to or even a deviation from established procedures saved the day, or how pilots/controllers acted when encountering a situation not covered by any procedures.