The International Neuropsychological Society organised the 46th Annual Meeting which took place with great success in Washington, DC from February 14-17, 2018. The topics of the Meeting include clinical neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuropsychiatry and internationally renowned, innovative, and pioneering scientists and clinicians from multiple disciplines gave very interesting presentations. NTUA actively contributed with the following interdisciplinary presentation merging two scientific domains – neuroscience and road safety: Predictors of Accidents in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Mild Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Controls in Simulated Driving
UNECE and the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia organised a Workshop titled: “National Road Safety Policy development – trends and challenges| which was held with great success in Tbilisi, Georgia on 13-14 November 2018. The aim of the workshop was to strengthen the knowledge of Central Asia, Caucasus and East-Europe countries on how to define national road safety policy and improve road safety situation. As such, the workshop helped participants to better understand international and regional best practices on road safety management, collection and utilization of robust and reliable road safety statistics and tools (SafeFITS, and RSPR) and methodologies for setting up road safety strategic goals. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:
The 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2018) took place with great success on 5-7 November 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference was hosted by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, and co-hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute for Emergency Medicine (NIEM) and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. The 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion brought together over 1000 of the world’s leading researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and activists to share information and experiences and to discuss solutions. Conference major theme was “Advancing injury and violence prevention towards SDGs”.
The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Road Safety Board (KFV) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organised a high level road safety conference which took place with great success in Vienna on 13 November 2018. The conference featured a high level panel debate “Road safety 2020+: Challenges in Human Factors, Vehicles and Infrastructure”. Conference participants discussed priority measures and actions of the upcoming EU and national road safety strategies with politicians, experts, researchers, NGOs and representatives of the EU institutions.
The American College of Greece – Institute of Public Health organized with great success a workshop on “Road Accidents and Safe Traffic Behaviour: Are they prevented or are they just cured?” on 14 November 2018 in Athens, Greece, with key note speakers NTUA Professor George Yannis and NKUA Em.Professor George Baltopoulos.
NTUA’s presentation concerned: Road Accidents, Traffic Behaviour and Safety
Ethos Events in collaboration with the financial and business portal banks.com.gr and the magazine CHRIMA organized with great success the 2nd Auto Forum titled: “Change your car!” on 7 November 2018 in Athens. The focus was on the latest technological advances in the field of passive safety in the automotive sector and the need for consumers to understand the potential of the new technology in order to “escape” untouchable or at least slightly injured after a violent collision caused by a traffic accident.
NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: The Road to Traffic Automation
Under the theme “Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities“, 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, the world’s leading transport technology congress, will arrive at the shores of Singapore from 21 – 25 October 2019, organized by Land Transport Authority (LTA), Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) and co-hosted by ERTICO – ITS Europe together with ITS America, ITS Asia. With a comprehensive format of plenary and interactive sessions, as well as a dynamic exhibition with technical demonstrations and tours, the World Congress 2019 will be an opportunity for our sponsors and partners to network, discuss and share ground-breaking transport technology, and forge mutually beneficial partnerships to further unleash the power of ITS.
ERTICO – ITS Europe is organizing, in partnership with the European Commission and will be hosted by the Municipality of Eindhoven and Municipality of Helmond, the 13th ITS European Congress, which will be held in Eindhoven, on 3-6 June 2019. The ITS Congress in Europe, is the largest event entirely dedicated to smart mobility and digitalisation of transport.
The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF) organised a Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, on 17-18 October 2018, in which the latest international road safety developments were discussed. NTUA contributed actively with 3 presentations:
The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) is organizing the 8th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC2019) which is going to be held in Brisbane, Australia, on 18-20 November 2019. The ICSC is a forum for researchers and experts in the field of cycling safety to exchange their knowledge and bring up new research topics or safety solutions. The conference facilitates interaction between participants and offers a premium forum to share scientific results and ideas, and favours networking in the cycling safety community.
Submission deadline: 22 February 2019
The UN Road Safety Collaboration is organizing the global campaign for the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week, 6-12 May 2019, under the theme “leadership for road safety”. The goal of the global road safety week, is to generate a demand from the public and the civil society to generate demands for strong leadership for road safety, especially around concrete, evidence-based interventions which will save lives and to inspire leaders to take action by showcasing examples of strong leadership for road safety within governments, international agencies, NGOs, foundations, schools and universities, and private companies.
The Emirati Traffic Safety Society (ETSS) along with the Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO), La Prevention Routière Internationale (PRI) and the International Road Federation (Geneva, Switzerland) co-organized an International Conference on: “Safer Roads & Mobility” which was held with great success in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 24 – 25th, October, 2018. The conference program focused specifically on Pillar II “Safer Roads and Mobility” of the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) due to its sensitive impact on reducing road traffic fatalities.
NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: Critical Safety Choices in Urban Mobility Policies
The 31st ICTCT conference was held with great success in Porto, Portugal on 25-26th October 2018, under the main topic “On the track of future urban mobility: safety, human factors and technology”. The conference was organised in close co-operation with the Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal. The objective of the conference was to support the understanding of future trends in urban mobility and their implications for the safety of all road users.
NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: Road Safety and Automation
The European Union Road Federation (ERF) together with IRF Global and the support of NTUA, organised the European Road Conference “Corridors for Shared Prosperity”, which took place with great success in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 22-24 October 2018. This conference offered an essential platform to deepen the understanding of these challenges, widen the engagement framework with regional road stakeholders, and achieve consensus on key policy, investment and planning measures.
The Association for European Transport organised the 46th European Transport Conference, which took place with great success in Dublin, Ireland, on 10-12 October, 2018. The European Transport Conference (ETC) is the annual conference of the Association for European Transport. Each year the conference presents the opportunity to interact with a range of speakers across the Transport Industry, including several Road Safety Topics. The range of topics, the multi-seminar approach and the networking environment makes ETC unique among transport conferences, making it the established premier event of its type.
Every year Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, loses many valuable human lives and incurs enormous economic costs caused by road accidents. The Traffic Safety Agency of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organized the 7th International Conference Road Safety in Local Community, which took place with great success in Banja Luca, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 25-26 October 2018 aiming to constantly strengthen and develop capacities at the local level and create groups of road safety experts who will have enough enthusiasm, courage and will to fight with this problem facing the country.
The 6th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2018) was held with great success in Gothenburg, Sweden, during October 15-17, 2018. Nearly 190 delegates from 26 countries attended DDI2018 which is a record number of delegates. The conference was hosted and co-organised by the SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers in Sweden, the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), and the Australian Road Research Group (ARRB). The conference’s theme was “Driver engagement during assisted driving” and a majority of the research results gave new valuable knowledge about how self-propelled vehicles should be designed to enable drivers to handle them.
The 8th conference of European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART) will take place in Budapest on 4-6 September 2019. The conference is organized by the Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), and will cover relevant areas of transportation research with specific focus on methods, models and planning of transport systems. The aim of the conference is to connect researchers in transport modeling, transport economics and transport policy with advanced practice. Bringing together leading experts and promising young researchers, the symposium offers an opportunity for scientific discussion and interaction in relatively small groups. The conference will be accompanied by social events, and a summer school intended for PhD students the day before the symposium.
Short paper submission deadline: 15th February 2019
The 7th Annual International Cycling Safety Conference, organised by Chalmers, TNO, SWOV, and TU Delft took place with great success in Barcelona, Spain, on 10-11 October 2018. The ICSC is a forum for researchers and experts in the field of cycling safety to exchange their knowledge and bring up new research topics or safety solutions. The conference facilitates interaction between participants and offers a premium forum to share scientific results and ideas, and favours networking in the cycling safety community.
2018 NETS’ Strength in numbers Annual Conference took place in Frisco, Texas on October 10 & 11, 2018. The conference convenes each year to review the results of NETS’ annual Strength in numbers Fleet Safety Benchmark Report, as well as to hear about featured road safety case studies, new research, emerging issues, and projects that are underway. This year the conference include: keynote presentations by industry leaders, road safety case studies, new research & technology solutions, emerging issues, ongoing projects, 2017 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Fleet Safety Benchmark Report, opportunity to network with other road safety professionals.
The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly co-organized the 7th pan-Hellenic Road Safety Conference, which was held with great success in Larissa, Greece on October 11-12, 2018. The main objectives of the Conference were to investigate and evaluate the level of road safety in Greece, as well as the efforts and innovations that are designed and implemented to improve road safety of drivers, vehicles and pedestrians in the Greek road network. NTUA contributed actively with the following 12 presentations (full papers with review and presentation):
- Overview of the SafetyCube project: Towards a European Road Safety Decision Support System
- SafeFITS: A Global Road Safety Model
- The African Road Safety Observatory – African RSO
- Safety culture among private and professional drivers: Norway and Greece
- How is Older Drivers Safety enhanced by In-Vehicle Assistance Systems?
- Exploration of real-time crash likelihood of Powered-Two Wheelers in Greece
- Quantifying the Need for Driving Data Collection in Driving Behaviour Assessment Using Smartphone Data
- Investigating average speed after an unexpected event through a driving simulator experiment
- Analysis of the impact of autonomous vehicles to travel behaviour
- Comparative analysis of young drivers behaviour in normal and simulated conditions in urban environment
- The effect of socioeconomics and transportation conditions on road safety in the European Union
- Critical driver behaviour and risk factors in Europe
The 2018 TISPOL Conference “Expanding our Horizons” organised by the European Traffic Police Network was held with great success on 9-10 October 2018, in Manchester. The 2018 theme was ‘Expanding our Horizons’ – giving the opportunity to discuss who are the right partners for long-term success in reducing death and serious injury on the roads of Europe. The participants had the opportunity to showcase a selection of innovative work in road safety enforcement, as well as presenting a special discussion and debate on the future direction for Project EDWARD, our ‘European Day Without A Road Death’.
The final event of the three Horizon 2020 projects InDeV, PROSPECT and XCYCLE took place on October 12th 2018 at Applus+ IDIADA, 70 km south of the city of Barcelona. At this one-day event, results of these three projects on traffic safety analysis and integrated approach towards better protection of vulnerable road users were presented. Participants also had the opportunity to see live demonstrations that were performed.
Comité National de Prévention des Accidents de la Circulation and SSATP are organizing the 1st African Road Safety Forum which is going to take place on 13-15 November 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco. The main objective is to bring road safety to the political attention of the African continent to achieve the goals of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020 and the UN Sustainable Development Agenda and to promote international cooperation in the field of road safety and sustainable mobility.
The 25th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe together with ITS America, ITS Asia took place with great success in Copenhagen, on 17-21 September 2018. The Congress provided the ideal opportunity for all stakeholders to come together, discuss and make the necessary contacts to move initiatives forward and to develop their business by exhibiting and demonstrating state of the art ITS solutions. The Congress also showcased the latest ITS achievements, and can help increase awareness of ITS in the Host region itself.
The ITS Congress consist of three main areas:
- Congress programme sessions and presentations of the latest developments in ITS
- Demonstrations – showcases of current ITS technology being developed and deployed throughout the world)
- Exhibition – exhibition booths and dedicated sessions/events
IRCOBI – International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference, Athens, 2018
The 2018 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference took place with great success in Athens, Greece, on 12-14 September 2018. The focus of IRCOBI is on the avoidance and reduction of the severity of traffic accidents, with special emphasis on advanced safety technologies and the biomechanics of injury.
NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: A preliminary analysis of in-depth accident data for powered two-wheelers and bicycles in Europe
TUM/NTUA – 7th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART), Athens, 2018
The chair of Transportation System Engineering of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) co-organised the 7th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation (hEART), which took place with great success in September 5-7 2018 in Athens, Greece. hEART is an interdisciplinary research conference, covering all areas of transportation research, with a focus on quantitative methods and analysis of transport systems. The aim of the Symposium was to connect research in transport modelling, transport economics and transport policy with advanced practice. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:
The 17th International Alcohol Interlock Symposium organised by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), took place with great success on 19-21 August 2018, in Austin-Texas, USA. This year’s event will feature a theme surrounding the “Versatility of Alcohol Interlocks”, meant to emphasize the potential interlocks have to deal with the increasing availability of other impairing substances that can be used in combination with alcohol. As interlock technology evolves and devices become easier to use and less intrusive, it becomes increasingly important to understand how intelligent devices can enhance road safety globally.
The 7th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research is organized by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VVTI) and National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE) and was held in Blacksburg, Virginia on August 28-30, 2018. The 7th International Naturalistic Driving Research Symposium provided with an overview of international naturalistic driving and riding studies and insight into the next generation of this type of studies, in addition to the opportunity to interact with panelists to discuss naturalistic driving in their respective countries.
The ICoRSI International Symposium on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users will be held in Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China, on 25-26 March 2019. This is the second symposium in a series of which the first was held in Paris, France. The conference theme is “Sharing Experiences on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users“. In addition to presentation of scientific papers, international experts will also make keynote presentations on themes related to vulnerable road users. The conference encourages participants to exchange research ideas and practical experiences dealing with: Statistics and surveillance, Safety campaigns, Education, safety and training, Enforcement of rules and legislation, Vehicle and safety equipment interventions, Infrastructure design and safety, Post-crash care of victims.
The World Road Association (PIARC) organized the XXVIth World Road Congress under the theme “Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies“, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 6 to 10 October 2019, jointly with the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport. The Congress has included 62 sessions, 13 workshops and 6 technical visits attracting over 6,000 participants from 144 countries, more than 3,700 delegates and more than 40 ministers and deputy ministers from around the world. 1,200 experts presented the results and conclusions of their work which were published in 40 technical reports and 4 online manuals. Road safety was a major component of the PIARC Conference.
VTI-SAFER – 7th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP), Gothenburg, 2020
VTI – Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute in collaboration with SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Center at Chalmers are organizing the 7th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP), which will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 25-27 August 2020. The conference philosophy is Taking the Vision Zero Initiative into a New Decade. The Swedish Vision Zero Initiative on road safety is an ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic. The key focus of this conference will, therefore, be on the role that traffic and transport psychology can play in reaching the ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic by providing a common ground for future interdisciplinary research.
EuroSafe, in collaboration with Luxembourg Institute of Health, is organizing European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion 2019 (EU-Safety 2019) which will take place on 03-04 October 2019, in Luxembourg. This conference builds on the series of European Injury Prevention Conferences successfully organised over the past decades by EuroSafe and the success of the World Safety-Conferences attended by a large European contingent. This year, the main theme is: “Research for enhancing impact of strategies and actions”. The conference will bring together stakeholders in the prevention of accidents and injuries from Europe to exchange, debate and discuss the latest results in injury research, policies and practices.
The city of Edmonton organized the 10th Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety, which took place with great success on 9-12 July, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Just as all road users feel the impact of traffic safety, the responsibility to promote traffic safety was shared by many disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach is more evident now than it ever was before. When jurisdictions and agencies refer to Vision Zero Action Plans and Road Safety Strategies, their underlying theme revolves around collaborating with all partners whether they are engineers, enforcement officers, medical professionals, planners, political leaders, or public health representatives.
NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: Risks and Countermeasures for Road Traffic of the Elderly in Europe
The Annual Road Safety Conference of the Bar Ilan University, took place with great success on 5th July 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The conference dealt with pedestrians as well as with drivers’ behavior, the connection between them and solutions for improving safety for road users. This year the Keynote Speaker was Prof. Neville Stanton, PhD, DSc, Head of Human Factors Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, UK, and his presentation concerned: “Driver Reactions to Vehicle Automation”.
The Annual European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL 2018 is an international conference under the auspices of the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA), which took place with great success on 17-21 June 2018 in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. The topic for ESREL 2018 was “Safe Societies in a Changing World” and the goal of the conference was to advance in the understanding, modeling, and management of the complexity of the risk, safety and reliability fields characterizing our world, now and in the future. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:
The Road Safety Institute Panos Mylonas together with the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the support of the Brewers of Europe, organised an international conference on tackling drink-driving as part of the SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) project which took place with great success in Athens, Greece, on 21 June 2018. The debate addressed policy and practice on enforcement, penalties, rehabilitation, alcohol interlocks and other measures to discourage and prevent drink driving, with focus on improved driver behaviour and safety performance in Greece. NTUA presentation concerned: Drinking and driving in Greece
The Transportation Public Health Link (TPH Link) organized the International Conference on Transport & Health (ICTH) which is a direct participatory event. Policy-makers, practitioners and academics from multiple disciplines involved in transport planning and engineering, public health, urban planning, spatial and architectural design, environmental planning, economics and beyond took place on Mackinac Island, Northern Michigan, on 24-27 June 2018. The theme for ICTH 2018 – Mackinac Island focused on contrasting rural and urban transport and the environmental factors that impact quality of life, health and well-being; making rural transport sexy.
The Focus Area Mobility & Transportation Systems of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) organized the International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport (mobil.TUM 2018) which took place with great success on June 13th – 14th 2018, in Munich, Germany. The theme of the conference was Urban Mobility – Shaping the Future Together. Road safety was one of the key discussion areas enabling inspiration from the latest innovations and exploring new directions for shaping the future of urban mobility and safety. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentations:
- How an unexpected incident affects speed related driving performance measures
- Exploring Crash Injury Severity on Urban Motorways by Applying Finite Mixture Model
- Utilizing Real-time Traffic and Weather Data to Explore Crash Frequency on Urban Motorways: A Cusp Catastrophe Approach
The Hellenic Chambers Transport Association (EESYM) organised the 17th Panhellenic Transport Chamber Conference which took place with great success on Saturday 2 June 2018 in Livadia, Greece. One of the key Conference topics was fleet safety. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: Road transport safety in Greece
Tongji University organized the “6th International Symposium on Transportation Safety” & “7th Sino-German Symposium on Road Traffic Safety”, which took place with great success on 11-13 May 2018, in Jiading Campus, Tongji University. The symposium focused this year on the “Traffic Safety Research and Improvement under the Scenarios of Rapid Reforming Transportation System”. Its aim is to identify the key aspects of safety improvements, enhance the knowledge of international safety improvement countermeasures, and strengthen the crash data analysis, roadway infrastructure safety design and multi-disciplinary research in China.
NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The Nordic Traffic Safety Academy (NTSA) organised the 7th Annual Scientific Seminar of the Nordic Traffic Safety Academy which took place with great success in Trondheim, on 7-8 May 2018. NTSA is a Nordic forum where academics meet to exchange information and experience in research and education. The aims of the NTSA are to promote scientific discussion within the road traffic safety society on a multidisciplinary base and to enhance the scientific aspect and status of road traffic safety as an academic discipline”. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The International Transport Forum‘s 2018 Summit on “Transport Safety and Security” took place with great success on 23 – 25 May 2018 in Leipzig, Germany, with the participation of more than 1.500 key road safety officials, stakeholders and experts. The 2018 edition of this vibrant global conference addressed strategic and topical transport safety issues, including: Cycling, Pedestrians, Urban Space and Health, Planning and Design, Road Infrastructure Safety Management, Measures Assessment, Zero Road Deaths and Serious Injuries, Safe Travel for Women. In parallel, the ITF, together with ECTRI, ERTRAC, FERSI, TRB and WCTRS, organised the “Transport Safety and Security” Research Day. A new Ministerial Declaration on Transport Safety and Security was agreed by the ITF Member States. NTUA Professor George Yannis made a key presentation:
The Hellenic Neuropsychological Society (HNPS) organized the 1st Panhellenic Conference on Neuropsychology, which took place with great success in Athens on 27-29 April 2018. The Conference included keynote talks, round tables, oral announcements and training through participation in seminars and workshops. Special focus was given to the interaction between traffic behaviour, road safety and neuropsychology. NTUA actively contributed with six (6) presentations:
- Driver Behavior and Road Accidents
- Evaluation of intentional and incidental memory of Parkinson’s Disease patients
- MCI Patients’ self-awareness of driving performance
- The pedestrian behavior of Alzheimer and MCI Patients and its relation to neuropsychological parameters
- Can brief neuropsyhological tests predict the driving behavior of patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD)?
- Driver Behavior of A-HNE Disease and mild Alzheimer Disease (NA) patients, vectors of Apolipoprotein E4 allele
A Regional Workshop on Road Safety Data organized by the EuroMed Transport Support Project, took place with great success on 8-10 May 2018 in Athens. This Workshop allowed sharing national, European and international experiences and best practices in the Mediterranean Region with road safety data and suggested a road map for the follow up actions. NTUA actively contributed with five (5) presentations:
- The SaferAfrica Project
- Road Accident Statistics: The Greek Experience
- Strengths and weaknesses of road crash data collection in the EuroMed region – Diagnosis
- Understanding and bridging the differences between national reported and WHO estimated road traffic fatalities
- Setting up road safety reliable, harmonized and comparable data collection system and sharing at regional level
The Dialogue Platform of the EU-funded Horizons 2020 project SaferAfrica met in Athens on 24-27 April 2018 to discuss current and future road safety challenges in Africa. Key road safety experts from the SaferAfrica Consortium, from International Organizations, (UNECA, WHO, ITF-IRTAD, FIA, IRF, IRU, WorldBank/SSATP, AfDB, HI) and from African Countries (Morocco, Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Burkina Faso) contributed vividly into the two discussion topics: a) Road safety data collection in Africa (data collection, standardization, under-reporting, exposure and safety performance indicators), b) Implementation of the African Road Safety Action Plan (progress, recommendations, future perspectives). NTUA’s presentation concerned:
The 28th Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) International Conference was held in Brisbane, Australia from 29 April to 2 May 2018 with great success. Promised to be the largest scale ARRB conference to date, this international event brought together world-renowned experts to discuss the latest innovations and technologies, for maximising the total economic and social benefit of road infrastructure. Themes included: Intelligent Roads, Future of Asset Management, Disruptive Technologies, Platforms & Services, Smart Journeys, Human Factors of Transport.
La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Education, the Tunisian Road Prevention Association (ATPR) and the Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO) organized an International Conference on: “Traffic Education: Modern Educational Approach / Experiences & Good Practices” which was held with great success in Tunis, Tunisia on 26 – 27th, April, 2018. This conference aimed to define a strategic choice to for the improvement of road safety in Tunisia, with emphassis on traffic education, requiring the synergic contribution of all road safety stakeholders. NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation:
The 8th International Expert Symposium on Accident Research (ESAR) took place with great success in Hannover on 19-20 April 2018. ESAR is organised by the Medical School of Hannover, the University of Technology of Dresden and the Federal Highway Research Institute of Germany and it is a scientific colloquium which can be seen as a platform for exchanges of information on accident research issues. Representatives from authorities as well as from medical and technical institutions came together to discuss new research issues and exchange experiences on accident prevention and methodologies of accident reconstruction. NTUA actively contributed with the following paper:
The Department of Highway Engineering of the Gdansk University of Technology and the Foundation for the Development of Civil Engineering in Gdansk organized the 12th International Road Safety Conference GAMBIT 2018, which took place with great success on 12-13 April 2018 at the Gdansk University of Technology. The conference addressed the following areas: Safe road infrastructure, Traffic layout and control for road safety, Vulnerable road users, Human factors in road safety and other road safety problems.
The Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) took place with great success in Vienna, Austria from 16 to 19 April 2018. More than 3.500 participants actively contributed to this major European Conference on Transport Research, which under the motto ‘A digital era for transport‘ explored new promising and innovative opportunities that the era of digitalization and of the internet of everything offers for transport.
NTUA actively contributed with 16 innovative presentations:
- Analysis of Driving Behaviour Characteristics on the basis of Smartphone Data
- SafetyCube – the European Road Safety Decision Support System
- Safety effects of infrastructure road safety measures
- Can light engineering measures make a difference? An overview of the effect of delineation and signage on road safety
- Developing the African Road Safety Observatory
- Safety culture in maritime cargo transport in Norway and Greece: which factors predict unsafe maritime behaviours?
- Characteristics of single vehicle accidents in Europe
- Investigating which factors affect lateral position variability through a driving simulator experiment
- Compensatory driving behaviour of older drivers with Parkinson’s disease. Is it sufficient to counterbalance their driving difficulties?
- The impact of roadside advertising on safe driving behaviour in cities: A driving simulator approach
- Impact of mobile phone use on driving performance: findings from a simulator study
- Accident prediction In European countries – Development of a practical evaluation tool
- Demographic, behavioural, cultural and socioeconomic factors on transport sector workforce in Europe
- Innovative usage-based motor insurance for significant road safety improvement
- European Road Safety Policy: Towards Evidence-Based Decision Making, Especially for Vulnerable Road Users
- SafetyCube – Gathering and Presenting Evidence for Road Safety Decisions in a Decision Support System (DSS)
The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) organised by the International Transport Forum (ITF) a meeting which took place in Paris, on 5-6 April 2018
NTUA presentations concerned:
The International Conference on Road Safety: A Commitment to the Present and a Challenge for the Future, organized by the World Road Association (PIARC), with Infraestruturas of Portugal (IP) and the Institute of Mobility and Transport (IMT), was held on 19-20 April in Lisbon, Portugal with great success and it brought together international and national experts working on road safety to share experiences and results. It addressed in particular, the Safe Approach System and the Politics of Safety, as well as the role of the infrastructure in safety mobility.
The 18th international conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) took place with great success in May 16-18, 2018 on Jeju Island, South Korea. The conference is organised by VTI in close cooperation with Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA). With focus on traffic safety and health, experts presented and discussed about hot topics and the latest research in the road transport area. By providing a mutual ground for sharing knowledge and a forum to discuss mutual problems and their solutions, researchers, officials and other stakeholders can learn from results, experiences and success stories.
The Independent Council for Road Safety International (ICORSI) organised the International Symposium: Road Safety Around the World: Future Concerns, which took place with great success in Paris, France on 18 March 2018. The one day symposium sponsored by ICORSI where fourteen papers were presented to focus on important theoretical and practical issues concerning road safety around the world. The papers have been specially prepared for wider dissemination after discussion at this symposium.
The SafetyCube European Conference on Better Decision Making for Road Safety took place with great success on 22-23 March 2018, in Vienna. The results of the SafetyCube EC Horizons 2020 research project were presented, with special focus on the European Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS) (www.roadsafety-dss.eu) The SafetyCube 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.
NTUA was actively contributed with six (6) presentations:
- SafetyCube – the European Road Safety Decision Support System
- Linking road safety risk factors and measures
- The SafetyCube DSS inventory of assessed infrastructure risk factors and measures
- Road User related risk factors and countermeasures in the European Road Safety DSS
- The safe system approach in evidence-based road safety policy making
- Vehicle safety analysis – Risks, Safety measures and accident categories
The workshop ‘Together we are road safety’, organised by the European Road Safety Charter and the Road Safety Institute ‘Panos Mylonas’ is going to take place on 21 March 2018 in Athens. The purpose of the workshop is to promote best practices and explore new ideas in relation to awareness and education of young people on road safety issues.
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and the Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers (SAFER) are organising the 7th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP) which is going to be held on August 25-27th 2020 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference philosophy is Taking the Vision Zero Initiative into a New Decade. The Swedish Vision Zero Initiative on road safety is an ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic. The key focus of this conference will be on the role that traffic and transport psychology can play in reaching the ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic by providing a common ground for future interdisciplinary research.
The Greek Operational Research Society (Ε.Ε.Ε.Ε.), the Department of Business and Administration TEI Piraeus and the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry co-organised the 16th Conference of Operational Research focusing on Multi-Criteria Analysis and Decision Support in Transport, which took place with great success on 15-17 February in Piraeus, Greece. NTUA actively contributed with two presentations:
- Modeling the impact of traffic states on crash injury severity in urban motorways
- Ranking the importance of real-time traffic and weather variables when examining crash injury severity
UNECE‘s project “UNDA Road Safety Management Capacity Building Project” aims to assist four countries (Albania, Georgia, the Dominican Republic and Viet Nam) in the ECE, ESCAP and ECLAC regions to address their priority road safety needs by improving their national road safety management systems. The Final Road Safety Performance Review Capacity Building Workshop took place with great success in Kachreti, Georgia, on 15-16 February 2018 and was initiated by policy dialogue with national road safety stakeholders on how to use Road Safety Performance Review recommendations to generate road safety actions. The objective was to provide information and best practice for national government officials and other road safety stakeholders (NGO, academia, private sector) from Albania and Georgia.
NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: Needs and Uses of Road Safety Data within the UN SafeFITS Model
Hersonissos Municipality in Crete with the scientific guidance of the Laboratory of Health and Road Safety (LaHeRS) and of NTUA organized a two-day Road Safety Workshop, titled “Life Road” which took place with great success on 2-3 March, 2018. Key national and local decision makers, stakeholders and experts worked on an holistic approach on road behaviour and culture, with several parallel road safety campaigns and activities. NTUA presentations concerned:
- Τhe NTUA Road Safety Observatory
- Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers Position on Road Safety
The Albania Road Safety Performance Review Capacity Building Workshop was held with great success in Durres, Albania on 6-7 February 2018, in the framework of the UNECE‘s project “Road Safety Management Capacity Building” project . The workshop objective was to provide information, best practice and training in identified priority areas for national government officials and other road safety stakeholders from the NGOs and private sector.
NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: Needs and Uses of Road Safety Data within the UN SafeFITS Model
SWOV is organizing the 6th HUMANIST Conference which will be host on 13-14 June 2018 in the Hague, The Netherlands. The theme of the conference is “Towards Vehicle Automation – Human Factors Challenges“. The scope of the conference covers a wide range of topics on Human Factors in Transport. The 2018 conference has a special focus on the Human Factors issues related to transition towards self-driving vehicles. Topics for this year’s symposium include, but are not limited to: Automated Driving and ADAS, Human Machine Interaction, Transition of Control, Driver state, Driver workload and task demand, Interaction of (partly) automated vehicles with vulnerable road users, Human factors in mixed traffic conditions, Older drivers / novice drivers, Naturalistic Driving studies, and Eco-driving.
The 3rd Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems and related developments in Greece, organised by ITS Hellas took place with great success in Athens, on 23-24 January 2018. The aim of the conference was to discuss the latest developments and the wide application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Greece, as a mean of economic development and prosperity and to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency and transport safety for the benefit of users and the environment.
NTUA’s presentation concerned: A Critical Review of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Effectiveness Analysis
All Conference Conclusions and Presentations are available:
Hellenic Association of Driving Instructors – Traffic Society and Road Safety Workshop, Athens, 2018
The Hellenic Association of Driving Instructors with the support of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Hellenic Society of Automotive Engineers, organized the 3rd Interdisciplinary Conference “Traffic Society and Road Safety: Crossing Glances”, which took place with great success in Athens on 7-8 January 2018. This Interdisciplinary Road Safety Conference brought together all road safety experts, stakeholders and Authorities in Greece in order to discuss current road accident problems and solutions in Greece with emphasis on road safety training and education.
NTUA actively contributed with the following presentation: Road infrastructure problems and solutions for childrens’ safety
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting was held with great success in Washington, D.C., on 7-11 January 2018. The meeting program covered all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops focused on the spotlight theme for the 2018 meeting: Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future.
NTUA presentations concerned:
- Mobile Sensing and Machine Learning for Identifying Driving Safety Profiles
- Developing a Global Road Safety Model
- Comparative Evaluation of Driving Efficiency Using Smartphone Data
- The Value of Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in the Prediction of Fitness to Drive in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Mild Alzheimer’s Disease (mAD)
- Cognitive Deficits and Driving Ability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
- Acceleration Impact Investigation for Control Road Geometry Parameters
- Establishment of the African Road Safety Observatory
- SafetyCube – The European Road Safety Decision Support System
- Comparative Analysis of Driving Efficiency Using Optimization Techniques for Large-Scale Smartphone Data
Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas”, the economic and investment magazine HRIMA and the Hellenic Association of Motor Vehicle Importers Representatives (AMVIR), organized Fondation Vinci Autoroutes – Auto Forum 2017 titled: “Technology for road safety”, which took place with great success on 2 November 2017 in Vouliagmeni, Athens. Fondation Vinci Autoroutes – Auto Forum 2017 highlighted all new advancements in the automobile industry and presented products and services that will circulate in the near future and will affect – one way or the other – road safety in our country.
The Road Safety Authority of Ireland organised a workshop on Measuring Risk Exposure on Irish Roads, which was held with great success in Dublin on 14 December 2017. The workshop’s main objective was to develop more effective means to measure risk exposure for road safety especially in the area of vehicle/kilometres travelled, and it was carried out within the framework of the Irish Government Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020. NTUA actively contributed with a presentation:
The 2017 Annual Polis Conference on “Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions” took place with great success on 6 and 7 December 2017 in Brussels, organised by POLIS, the European Cities Network. The conference provided an opportunity for cities, metropolitan areas and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience, and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of local and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions.
The University of Patras, Department of Civil Engineering, in cooperation with ITS Hellas and with the support of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers organized the “Smart Cities and Mobility as a Service” Conference which took place with great success in Patras, Greece during 7-8 December 2017. The aim of the Conference was to present the latest research and results related to Smart Cities and Mobility as a Service topics. All presentations are now available: . NTUA actively contributed with 4 presentations:
- Evaluating the use of ICT tools to the mobility management of University Campuses
- Review of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
- Effectiveness of intelligent speed adaptation, collision warning and alcolock systems on driving behaviour and safety
- Latent model analysis for the investigation of driving behaviour based on driving simulator data
The International Road Federation (IRF) is organizing the IRF Global Road Conference on 7-9 November 2018, in Las Vegas, USA. The theme of the conference will be “Building the Transport Infrastructure of Tomorrow”. The IRF Global Road Conference is the new international meeting point where leading industry innovators, researchers, and stakeholders acquire essential engineering & business insights, and help build tomorrow’s transportation infrastructure today.
iRAP organized a workshop entitled: “Tackling the transition to highly automated vehicles – the assessment of road and vehicle investment priorities” which took place with great success on 8-10 November 2017 in Automotive Campus, Helmond, Netherlands. The iRAP innovation workshop brings together policy and technical leaders, along with investment experts and those with the capacity to implement change and eliminate high-risk roads. Global leaders who, together, will play a significant role in ensuring safer infrastructure and safer speeds do their part in delivering a safe road and transport system.
The International Road Federation’s 18th World Road Meeting (WRM), took place with great success in Delhi, India on November 14th – 17th, 2017. The theme of the 18th WRM was “Safe Roads and Smart Mobility : The Engines of Economic Growth.” WRM 2017 brought together representatives of business, industry, governments, public sector organisations, mult-ilateral institutions, leaders and transport experts from the automotive, financial, road and transport infrastructure, and construction sectors; professionals, academics, consultants, infrastructure operators, contractors and manufacturers from across the world.
The World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) is organizing the ICTTP 2018: 20th International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Psychology on 22-23 October 2018, in Bali, Indonesia. The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Traffic and Transportation Psychology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Traffic and Transportation Psychology. ICTTP 2018 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Traffic and Transportation Psychology.
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The International Conference on Traffic Safety “The impact of Education and Training on Traffic Behaviour” was organised by the Emirates Traffic Safety Society (ETSS), the Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO), La Prévention Routiére Internationale (PRI) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) and took place with great success in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 1-2 November 2017. The conference’s main objectives were, among others, to ensure the importance of the individuals behavior as road users in society and to highlight the role of educational organizations in the different stages to implant the traffic education into students. NTUA presentation concerned:
The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) organised the 5th Africa Road Safety Event, which was held with great success in Cape Town, South Africa on 23-24 October 2017. To meet the fast-approaching UN SDG target to halve deaths by 2020 there is need for sharing successes and results across the region. GRSP brought together Governments, Financial Institutions, industry and civil society partners who are making an impact. The Africa Road Safety 2017 event provided practical knowledge on: Global success stories from GRSP, WHO Save LIVES package, the latest on GRSP Road Safety Management initiatives, and Coordinating action on Safer Road Users.
NTUA contributed actively with two presentations:
The Road Safety & Simulation International Conference 2017 (RSS2017) organised by the Delft University of Technology in co-operation with the Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV) took place with great success on 17-19 October 2017, in Hague, Netherlands. The conference theme focuses on advancing the safety of all road users with special attention for vulnerable road users, especially in the upcoming era of advanced technologies and vehicle automation with new safety challenges emerging.
NTUA actively contributed with 8 presentations:
- SafetyCube: Building a Decision Support System on Risks and Measures
- Comparative assessment and ranking of infrastructure related crash risk factors
- Driver distraction without presence of secondary tasks – an overview
- An overview of serious road injuries in EU countries
- Road Users’ Safety Attitudes towards Speeding
- Assessment of Speeding Profiles and Safety Margins from Tangent to Curve
- Safety culture in professional road transport in Norway and Greece
- Safety Assessment of Control Design Parameters – Vehicle Dynamics Model
2017 NETS’ Strength in numbers Annual Conference was held in Charlottesville, Virginia, on October 14-15. The conference convenes each year to review the results of NETS’ annual Strength in numbers Fleet Safety Benchmark Report, as well as to hear about featured road safety case studies, new research, emerging issues, and projects that are underway. This year the conference included: keynote presentations by industry leaders, road safety case studies, new research & technology solutions, emerging issues, ongoing projects, 2016 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Fleet Safety Benchmark Report, opportunity to network with other road safety professionals.
The 25th Meeting of the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) organised by the International Transport Forum (ITF) took place in Marrakesh, on 13 October 2017
NTUA presentations concerned:
How can countries best harness transport and trade to drive progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? How can enhancing countries’ statistics on trade, transport and road safety support this process? This was the focus of discussions at a Workshop organized by UNECE in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs and Ministry of Economy of Montenegro, on 11-12 October 2017 in Podgorica, Montenegro. A key objective was strengthening countries’ knowledge of road safety, transport and trade-related SDGs, with UNECE highlighting the relevance of the SDG framework to the sustainability of national transport and trade policies.
NTUA presentation concerned:
The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD) organised with great success the 6th IRTAD Conference, “Better road safety data for better safety outcomes” on 10-12 October 2017, in Marrakesh, Morocco. The objectives of the conference were to discuss improvements in the quality of data systems and data analysis in IRTAD and other countries through discussion of methodological issues to improve road safety data collection and analysis at country and city level, through showcasing recent initiatives to improve the quality of safety data collection and analysis and through presentation of recent research and analysis undertaken by the IRTAD Group.
NTUA actively contributed with 6 presentations:
The SafetyCube European Road Safety Decision Support System (DSS) was recently launched, developed within EU Horizons 2020 research project SafetyCube with the active contribution of NTUA. SafetyCube DSS is a long waited powerful tool offering for the first time worldwide, scientific evidence on the effects of a large number of road safety risks and related countermeasures on behaviour, infrastructure, vehicle and post-crash care, providing a wealth of scientific evidence to support road safety decision making.
NTUA presentation in the launch event concerned: SafetyCube – the European Road Safety Decision Support System
The 2017 TISPOL Conference “Safer Roads: Everybody’s Opportunity” organised by the European Traffic Police Network took place on 3-4 October 2017, in Manchester. The event offered a fantastic opportunity to hear some of the latest thinking in the field of casualty reduction, deterrent, post-collision response, enforcement and protection of vulnerable road users. Two days of compelling and engaging content were delivered without exception by passionate and enthusiastic people, all with something worthwhile to add to the theme of innovation and success.
The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the Hellenic Institute of Transport (H.I.T.) co-organized the 8th International Congress on Transport Research (ICTR), which was held with great success on 27-29 September 2017, in Thessaloniki, Greece., with Scientific Committee Chair NTUA Prof. George Yannis. The spotlight theme of the 2017 Congress is: The Future of Transportation in Greece: A Vision for 2030. The ICTR has been a major event in the field of transportation research in Greece for the past 15 years with the active contribution of the research and academic community, the authorities as well as the public and private sector involved in the development and implementation of innovative projects in the field of transport.
On the occasion of the World Day of Alzheimer Disease (21/09/2017), the Department of Mental Disorders / Dementia of the Second Neurological Clinic of the University Hospital “Attikon” organized with great success an informational event on the latest developments in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia diseases, in Attikon General Hospital, on 23 September 2017. The event included speeches by professors of the Athens University Medical School and specialized health professionals who answered questions in relation to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and other topics related dementias. NTUA presentation concerned:
The 4th European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EU-Safety-2017) took place in Amsterdam on September 21-22, 2017, organised by EuroSafe in collaboration with VeiligheidNL (Consumer Safety Institute). The conference builds on the many European Injury Prevention Conferences successfully organised over the past decades by EuroSafe and the success of the World Safety-2016 Conference (in Tampere, September last year) which was attended by the largest European contingent ever. This year the main theme of the conference is: “Safety Promotion in Action”.
The 6th Annual International Cycling Safety Conference was held with great success, for the first time outside of Europe, in Davis, California, USA, the “Bicycling Capital of the United States” at 21-22 September 2017, organised by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) and the European initiators SWOV, TU Delft, TNO and Chalmers. The conference brought together a truly international group to discuss the most relevant topics on the safety of bicycling.
IRCOBI – International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference, Antwerp, 2017
The 2017 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Europe Conference took place in Antwerp, Belgium, on 13-15 September 2017. The focus of IRCOBI is on the avoidance and reduction of the severity of traffic accidents, with special emphasis on advanced safety technologies and the biomechanics of injury.
The Institute of Communication & Computer Systems and the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport are organising a workshop and demonstration of I_HeERO – “Infrastructure Harmonised eCall European Pilot” implementation in Greece, that will be held on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport facilities, in Athens, Greece. The European project I_HeERO: Deployment pilot project of EU-wide eCall is aimed at the preparation of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the participant Member States (Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia) for the deployment of eCall based on 112 as reference implementations. The event is expected to attract a wide variety of participants from private and public institutions, local authorities, academic and research communities, manufacturers, road transport professionals and end users associations.
The World Road Association (PIARC)’s Technical Committee D.5 “Road Tunnel Operations”, the French PIARC Committee and the French Center for Tunnel Studies (CETU) are pleased to announce the First International Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety, which will be held in Lyon, France on 3-5 October 2018. It will be of great relevance for owners, operators, designers, representatives of fire departments, suppliers, installers. PIARC’s Technical Committee on Road Tunnel Operations is recognised as a reference technical body. It brings together almost 140 people worldwide and is very active on the subject of the operation and safety of road tunnels. In recent years, it has published 8 technical reports and developed an on-line reference manual.
The 12th ITS European Congress took place with great success from 19 to 22 June 2017 at the Strasbourg Convention Centre. Under the theme “ITS Beyond Borders”, the Congress focused on the people, intelligent mobility users, as every day hundreds of thousands of them are crossing the French-German border to live their daily lives. During the Congress, the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg and ERTICO – ITS Europe hosted the second edition of the Mayors’ Summit. City mayors and leaders from Europe gathered again to explore opportunities, experiences and strategies related to present and future contributions of ITS to seamless travel and sustainable, efficient and innovative mobility. The 12th European ITS Congress 2017 was organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe in partnership with the European Commission and hosted by the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg.
The 2017 PIN Conference took place with great success in Brussels on 20 June, organised by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). The EU has set a target to halve road deaths by 2020. Which countries are on track, and which are playing catch-up? At the 2017 PIN conference, ETSC launched its latest Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) annual report looking at why some countries are still making progress on road safety and some are going in reverse. Two areas were highlighted where action is needed to ensure future progress: work-related road safety and reducing deaths in single-vehicle collisions. The event also saw the unveiling of this year’s PIN Award winner, presented to Switzerland for outstanding progress on road safety.
The International Journal of Driving Science (IJDS) organised the 1st IJDS symposium in Haarlem, The Netherlands, which took place on 14-15 June 2017. In this symposium, intelligent vehicle technologies integrated with human factors in applied research. Here, researchers and engineers from academia, industry and government meet and present their latest findings and state-of-the-art technology.
The Living and Walking in Cities Conference, organised by the Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics of Universita Degli Studi di Brescia, now in its 23rd edition, was held with great success in Brescia, on 15-16 June 2017. This Conference traditionally looks at different themes concerning the quality of life in urban areas and the goal of this event is to gather researchers, road users, administrators, technicians, city representatives and experts aiming to discuss problems that affect the safety of pedestrians in the city, especially of children and persons with reduced mobility. The conference covers international issues, national and local policies and the implementation of projects at the local level.
The Vision Zero Conference organised by the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) and Transportstyrelsen (the Swedish Transport Agency) and took place in Stockholm on 14-15 June 2017. How do we reach Vision Zero in the light of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? The aim of the Vision Zero Conference was to provide new impetus to the promotion of road transport safety at the strategic level. The main focus was on best practice, innovation and future challenges. The Vision Zero Conference’s different sessions:
- Vision Zero around the world/UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
- 20 years with Vision Zero
- Livable Cities
- New Technology and Innovation
- Role of Humans and Organisation from a Vision Zero perspective
Policy makers, road safety practitioners, together with high-level representatives from industry and international academia shared their experiences, aim to find common goals and discuss the way forward.
The Road Safety Institute Panos Mylonas and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) organised with great success a country seminar in Athens on 12 June 2017, within the framework of the ETSC YEARS project (Young Europeans Acting for Road Safety). The aim was to debate on the dangers and policy recommendations for young road users on European and national level. Representatives from the Greek Authorities, road safety experts and stakeholders as well as the European Commission representation in Athens discussed and contributed on good practices in Greece and in Europe. NTUA presentation concerned:
The 49th CIECA General Assembly and Congress took place in Trondheim, Norway, on 8-9 June 2017. With the Congress, entitled “Well-educated driving instructors and examiners: a pre-requisite for responsible drivers”, CIECA focused on the current efforts in the field to affirm that the quality of the education of driving examiners and driving instructors, has a decisive impact in the process of developing future responsible drivers.
The 6th International Naturalistic Driving Research Symposium and the UDRIVE Final Event organized by SWOV, Virginia Tech and UDRIVE took place with great success in Hague, Netherlands, on 7-9 June 2017. The 6th International Naturalistic Driving Research Symposium provided with a thorough overview of international naturalistic driving and riding studies and insight into the next generation of this type of studies. In 2017, the symposium was organized in conjunction with the EC FP7 UDRIVE research project, where the results of this European Naturalistic Driving study were presented.
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