The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is organising the Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) Conference, which will be held in Grapevine, Texas, on 10-12 October 2022. The Conference aims to be a leading source of research results and interaction in the transport area with focus on safety and health associated with road transport. By providing a platform for sharing knowledge and a forum to discuss mutual problem and their solutions, researchers, officials and other stakeholders can learn from results, experiences and success stories.
The World Road Association – PIARC published a Report titled “Road Related Data and How to Use it“. 20 recommendations, referenced within the report, provide a clear framework for road administrations to systematically compare their current practices and develop tailored action plans. These also complemented by a further 4 recommendations for PIARC to consider, to supporting member organisations in their journey to deliver better services through smarter use of data.
The World Road Association – PIARC recently published a Report titled “Smart Roads Classification“. This Special Project presents an exploratory study about the feasibility of a Smart Roads Classification system. Identifying which steps should be done first becomes crucial. One of the activities of the Special Project was exploring the feedback about follow-up proposals from several stakeholders.
The World Road Association – PIARC recently published a Report titled “Improving Road Tunnel Resilience, Considering Safety and Availability – PIARC Literature Review“. It is acknowledged that the definition of resilience is not yet stabilized and that this is being discussed withing PIARC from different perspectives and committees. The work in this document will feed into the PIARC debate on resilience and the next outputs of the Working Group on resilience in the future months.
The Public Health Association in Australia (PHAA) in co-operation with the World Health Organization (WHO) are organising the 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, which will be held in Adelaide, on 27-30 November 2022. The Conference will bring together people from across the globe to explore, discuss, and develop injury prevention strategies and it will hold workshops pre, post and during the conference, there will be debates, meetings, site visits, conference declarations, and on the weekend following a writing retreat.
The Transportation Public Health Link (TPH Link) is organising the International Conference on Transport & Health (ICTH2022) which will be held in Cardiff and online, on 13-30 June 2022. The theme for ICTH 2022 is “Looking upstream to identify downstream Social Determinants of Health” in order to analyse the impact of transport (and urban/rural) planning and design on quality of life, health and well-being in communities. Abstract submissions deadline: 14 February 2022
Boussias Communications is organising the Connected Vehicle Conference 2022, that will be held online, on 22 February 2022. The Conference, thought many interesting presentations, aims to cover all innovative steps taken towards vehicles’ inteconnected services and to exlplain how telematics and connectivity add value the vehicle fleet management. Registration is open
The International Transport Forum (ITF) is organising the ITF 2022 Summit, that will be held in Leipzig, Germany, on 18-20 May 2022. The theme of the 2022 Summit is Transport for Inclusive Societies and transport experts will explore silo-breaking measures that boost inclusiveness and debate over all modes and diverse geographic levels and show the importance of inter-sectoral and multi-level governance.
The European Commission together with 2Zero, ERTRAC, and CCAM are organising the 5th European Conference H2020RTR21, which will be held in Brussels, on 29-30 March 2022. 65 H2020 projects will present their new discoveries and achievements, how they tackled hurdles and resolved challenges, and what are the next research steps in different important areas for road transport: Green Vehicles, Urban Mobility, Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Safety, Automated Road Transport. Registration is open
The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans of Eltis recently published a Topic guide on Safe Use of Micromobility Devices, which proposes best practice and key recommendations on the integration of micromobility in urban mobility planning, with the goal to support cities in achieving a safer use of micromobility devices in urban areas. The guide also highlights the need to urgently integrate e-scooters into cities’ Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).
The Forum of European Road Safety Research Organisations (FERSI) is organising the 2022 Road Safety Conference which will take place on 6-7 October 2022 in Hague, Netherlands. This highly interesting Conference focuses on the exchange of national and regional experiences and implemented evidence-based road safety measures, both positive and negative ones. There will be a specific focus on the road to successful implementation, including overcoming the barriers encountered along the way. Contribution submission deadline: 13 February 2022
The International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD) published the Road Safety Annual Report 2021 focusing on the Covid-19 pandemic impact on road safety performance in 2020, identifying how the pandemic affected both mobility patterns and road fatalities. The analysis draws on data on road deaths from 34 member countries of the IRTAD Group and it also contains the IRTAD Country Reports highlighting the latest road safety developments in each country.
The European Commission presented its ‘Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy’ together with an Action Plan of 82 initiatives as a guide for the next four years. This strategy lays the foundation for how the EU transport system can achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises. Traffic safety is a major component of the EU Mobility Strategy. As outlined in the European Green Deal, the result will be a 90% cut in emissions by 2050, delivered by a smart, competitive, safe, accessible and affordable transport system.
Getting into 2022, we continue progressing in our scientific excellence quests with persistence, dedication and passion to promoting evidence-based safe mobility everywhere and for all. The decade targets and programs for safer roads everywhere are well set globally and it is now time to sincerely include traffic safety into the mobility agenda and start implementing vision zero traffic fatalities. We thank you all for the excellent cooperation and we are sending you our very best wishes for Merry Christmas and a Very Lucky New Year, full of personal and professional achievements.
The Horizon 2020 project LEVITATE (Societal Level Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles) released a video explaining the LEVITATE Policy Support Tool, which is expected to be an open access, web-based Decision Support System that will allow users to explore the impact assessment, forecasting and backcasting of different CCAM development scenarios in cities.
The Horizon 2020 project i-DREAMS (smart Driver and Road Environment Assessment and Monitoring System) recently released its 4th Newsletter, presenting the main accomplishments of the project, through creative solutions and risk mitigation strategies. The Newsletter presents team’s and participant’s view on the Belgian field trial, seven new technical reports submitted in 2021 and several i-DREAMS dissemination activities.
The Horizon 2020 research project SHOW (SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption) has recently released the SHOW 3rd Newsletter. The Newsletter provides information on latest achievements and upcoming activities of the project. Also, there is an open call for follower sites, which will allow all cities in Europe to endorse and replicate SHOW activities.
The International Transport Forum (ITF) published a Report titled Artificial Intelligence in Proactive Road Infrastructure Safety Management, reflecting the discussions at a Round Table of Experts from 33 Organisations and 15 Countries, chaired by NTUA Prof. George Yannis. This Report examines and determines the most relevant cases for Artificial Intelligence (AI) use in a transport planning context for accident prevention on an entire road network and it explores the possibility of using computer vision to acquire relevant information and the capability of modelling and mapping high-risk locations. It also offers recommendations to stakeholders on the development and appropriate use of lifesaving AI solutions.
In the framework of the development of the National Road Safety Strategic Plan for the period 2021-2030, the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has launched a wide and organized Open Consultation with all road safety stakeholders. This Plan is being developed with the scientific support of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of NTUA and aims to reduce the number of road fatalities and serious injuries by 50% by 2030. Any citizen or stakeholder can be informed and actively participate in the Open Consultation through the dedicated website:
The Chambre de Commerce et d’ Institute France-Grece (CCIFG) organised with great success the Sustainable Transport Infrastucture Forum, which was held in Athens on 15 December 2021. Several topics where discussed such as Sustainable Cities with Smart Transportation and Sustainable Public Transport. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: