Press Release: Latest updates to Reports on User Needs and Requirements released

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released updates to its Reports on User Needs and Requirements. This series of reports is compiled following a systematic process of consultation with the community of users of position, navigation, and time services and technologies. Thanks to these consultations it is possible to take users’ needs and requirements into account in the short and long-term evolution of European GNSS.

Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (20 & 22 November 2019)

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Event: Smart City Expo World Congress (Barcelona, 19-21 November 2019)

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Stakeholder Position Paper: CLEPA – Review of Product Liability Directive 85/374/EEC (PLD)

By European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA)

Particularly given the fast-emerging market developments in digitalization, connectivity, autonomous driving, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, which are supported by intangible products and / or services, such as software, sensors, connectivity, apps, it is the view of CLEPA that the scope and the application of strict liability should be extended to include all relevant market participants and stakeholders, involved in this new ecosystem. That would include all those who provide reasonably expected levels of safety throughout the supply chain, who bring their specific use cases and / or applications to the deployment of CAVs, such as all kinds of services, data, connectivity, telecom, software and infrastructure providers (currently excluded from product liability).

Event: Kick-off event Women in Transport Network “Moving to the future” (Brussels, 12 December 2019)

The event will focus on the skills of the future in the transportation sector and the priorities of the new political leaders of the EU, including digitalisation.

OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Thierry Breton, Commissioner-designate for the Internal Market (14 November 2019)

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Press Release: PIN: EGNSS-based rail safety service analysis

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a planned call for a new service contract to assess the feasibility of an EGNSS-based safety service for the rail sector beyond 2022 which would make it possible to rationalise rail signalling infrastructure.

Digital transport services for people: The next steps for sustainable European solutions

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Update: Future Mobility

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Agenda: Meeting of the EIB Board of Directors (14 November 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP LIBE Committee- European Court of Auditors (ECA) Briefing paper “Challenge to effective Cybersecurity policies” (12 November 2019)

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Press Release: Rail should serve as model for smooth and inclusive transition to digital age

EESC calls for strong EU budget commitment matched by Member State and private investment

The EESC wants to see the roll-out of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) speeded up and proposes a Commission-led initiative to raise the EUR 100 billion investment needed. It is calling on social partners and governments to ensure a smooth and socially just transition by anticipating the impact of automation and digitalisation, including on educational needs. Safety considerations must play a part in all planning and implementation.

Event: CIVITAS and CoEXist webinar: Automation-ready transport modelling tools (19 November 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (30 October 2019)

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Agenda: Working Party on Transport – Intermodal Questions and Networks (18 November 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – EoVs with BEREC Chairs (12 November 2019)

The summary of the exchange of views is now available.

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, and systems,components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users

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Event: Road Safety R&I Workshop: from Challenges to Solutions ? The Way forward (Brussels, 15 November 2019)

What is the European Commission’s perception of the safety situation on European roads? What is European R&I contributing to make our roads safer? Which safety research is needed in the coming years to overcome the challenges ahead of us and cover remaining “white spots”? How can a good coverage of road safety R&I needs be ensured in Horizon Europe? These are just some of the questions that will be discussed at this Road Safety Workshop, organised by the Working Group Road Transport Safety & Security of ERTRAC, the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Results of the 2019 CEF transport call (6 November 2019)

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UPDATED – Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, and systems,components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users

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Agenda: Working Party on Transport – Intermodal Questions and Networks (11 November 2019)

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Press Release: Final EGNSS calls open under Horizon 2020

Four new innovation actions, with a total budget of EUR 21 million, opened under the Horizon 2020 call ‘EGNSS market uptake 2019-2020’ on November 5. Dealing with EGNSS applications for pre-commercial procurement and fostering digitisation, smart mobility, societal resilience and environmental protection, these are the last Horizon 2020 calls before the launch of its successor framework programme – Horizon Europe. The deadline for submissions is 5 March 2020.

Press Release: Industrial policy – recommendations to support Europe’s leadership in six strategic business areas

Today, the Commission publishes recommendations by a group of experts, the Strategic Forum on Important Projects of Common European Interest, to boost Europe’s competitiveness and global leadership in six strategic and future-oriented industrial sectors: Connected, clean and autonomous vehicles; Hydrogen technologies and systems; Smart health; Industrial Internet of Things; Low-carbon industry; and Cybersecurity.

Press Release: ATELIER Smart City project to turn Amsterdam and Bilbao into citizen-driven Positive Energy Districts

On 1 November 2019, the Smart City project ATELIER, funded by the European Commission under the H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020 call, is officially starting. Coordinated by the City of Amsterdam, ATELIER will focus on developing citizen-driven Positive Energy Districts in its two Lighthouse Cities Amsterdam and Bilbao, combining the expertise and the commitment of 30 partners from 11 countries.

Event: Cities of the Future 2019 (CoF 2019) International Brokerage Event (Brussels, 08 November 2019)

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) with the support of the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance for Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II” has the honour to invite you to the Cities of the Future 2019 (CoF 2019) International Brokerage Event, in Brussels on 8 November 2019.

The event will target the following  Horizon 2020 upcoming calls: Factories of the Future (FoF), Robotics and AI for Manufacturing, Next Generation Batteries, Automated Road Transport, Green Vehicles, Mobility for Growth, Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities, Energy – Efficient Buildings (EEB), Smart Energy Systems and Consumers, Circular Economy, Raw Materials, Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE).

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