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).
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.
– Designation of Working Party.
The summary of the hearing is now available.
The Report presents the findings of a review into activities supported by the FCH 2 JU by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). The 2018 review includes 87 projects that were ongoing for any time in April-October of 2017.
It pays particular attention to the added value, effectiveness and techno-economic efficiency of FCH 2 JU projects, assigned to six review panels under two main pillars – Transport and Energy – as well as Support for Market Uptake (cross-cutting) activities such as standards and consumer awareness.
As our world becomes more digitalised and connected, we can actually make a virtual copy of it. And such replicas are now being used to improve real world scenarios, from making aircraft production more accurate to preventing oil spills.
New technologies that offer safety and efficiency benefits will define the rail system of the future. GNSS is one such technology and is already being used to track rolling-stock, and in passenger information, traffic management and predictive maintenance systems. In his speech at the ERTMS conference #CCRCC2019 “The Engine for the Digital Future,” European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides outlined how his Agency is working with the rail sector.
Update: the Special Report No 19/2019 INEA: benefits delivered but CEF shortcomings to be addressed has been published in the Official Journal.
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has delivered many of the expected benefits since its set-up in 2013, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Procedures were generally well organised, but shortcomings in the selection of projects were identified. The auditors also pointed to risks to the timely implementation of the programme and weaknesses in performance reporting. Moreover, the Agency could achieve additional synergies in its programme management by aligning and harmonising procedures across the three sectors it covers.
SESAR research partners recently evaluated “secondary runway aiming point (SRAP)” and “Increased Glide Slope (IGS)”, two concepts aimed at optimising runway capacity and minimising noise. The testing was carried out by SESAR JU founding member, Eurocontrol, in partnership with Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT).
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.