A new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) explores how connected vehicles and intelligent systems could change transport and the (r)evolution these changes could bring to people’s lives.
Seven major global vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Symbio will gather to confirm their engagement towards continued fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) deployment in Europe.
The agenda and the minutes of the meeting are now available.
The agenda items include proposals on minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods, on positioning by means of tachographs, on amending Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 with a view to adapting them to developments in the sector as well as a presidency non-papers on posting drivers in the road transport sector and on the way forward on the social and market pillars of the mobility package.
The European ministers for transport, who met in the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) yesterday and today (20-21 September), confirmed that in order to realise major investments in infrastructure it is necessary to ensure the continuation of investments in the same manner as in the current period of 2014-2020.
Question for written answer to the Commission (Rule 130) by Kosma Złotowski (ECR) and Tomasz Piotr Poręba (ECR) on “DG GROW’s assessment of the Mobility Package and prospects for SMEs in the road transport sector”.
The agenda includes items on the European interoperability framework – implementation strategy, on clean, competitive and connected mobility for all, on the interoperability of the electronic toll system and on the Eurovignette.
On 20 and 21 September, the informal meeting of energy and transport ministers is held at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel). A more detailed description of the event can be found on the event page. Live stream videos are available under the event description, as well as on our videos page and photos of events can be accessed on our photos page or on our Flickr account. Information about traffic changes in September.
On 21 and 22 September, the Connecting Europe conference is held at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn. A more detailed description of the event can be found on the event page. There will be a live stream of the event.
On 21 September, the ‘European Day Without A Road Death’ (Project EDWARD) was launched by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), with the full support of the European Commission. The project encourages road users to think safety first while driving, walking or cycling –all road users have a part to play, and small changes can make a big difference. This is the second year of Project EDWARD and right across Europe over 100 events are taking place. A whole variety of organisations have registered road safety activities across Europe – you can find them all on the interactive map. And you can follow events online using #ProjectEDWARD and sign an online pledge to support the European Day Without a Road Death.
Under the banner of “Small Communities, Big Ideas”, this year’s CIVITAS Forum – taking place from 27-29 September in Torres Vedras, Portugal – will prove that size is no limit to innovation in sustainable urban mobility. Many high-profile politicians, stakeholders, and decision makers will present, including, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment of Portugal, José Mendes, Secretary of State for Mobility of Portugal, Carlos Manuel Antunes Bernardes, Mayor of Torres Vedras and Maja Bakran, the Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission.
Amendments 5 – 6 are now available in French.
Across Europe, pioneering initiatives are being developed to drive the shift towards sustainable transport and mobility. Yet sometimes these emerge from small communities where it might not be expected, like an expert group or a small town. Under the banner of “Small Communities, Big Ideas”, this year’s CIVITAS Forum will prove that size is no limit to innovation. The final draft of this year’s programme is now available to read.
This timely conference focuses on next steps for decarbonising road transport in the UK, assessing commercial prospects and policy options – and the way forward for innovation in all-electric vehicles, hybrids and alternative fuels. Discussing both private and public transport, it comes in the context of consultation on a new UK Air Quality Plan that puts forward a range of emission reduction measures.
The Final SafetyCube Conference will be held on 22-23 March 2018, in Vienna. The SafetyCube project started on March 1st, 2015 and will run for a period of three years. Its results will be presented in the conference, with special focus on the SafetyCube Decision Support System (DSS), which is the primary objective of the project. The DSS is expected to enable policy-makers and stakeholders to select and implement the most appropriate strategies, measures and cost-effective approaches to reduce casualties of all road user types and all severities in Europe and worldwide.