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5th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications

CALL FOR PAPERS After the past successful WiVEC editions in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 the fifth IEEE WiVEC symposium will be co-located with the 77th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2013 Spring, and will take place in Dresden on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2013.

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euroFOT study demonstrates how driver assistance systems can increase safety and

Results from four-year study unveiled at the euroFOT Final Event in Brussels on 26-27 June

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TNO Tests Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control Vehicles At Innovits Advance

The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, TNO, is in the process of developing its own low cost and highly practical CACC technology.

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euroFOT - Data analysis: A Gargantuan task

Several of the 28 euroFOT project partners are currently analysing hundreds of terabytes of data collected on European roads over the course of 12 months.

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euroFOT study demonstrates how driver assistance systems can increase safety and fuel efficiency across Europe

Results from four-year study unveiled at the euroFOT Final Event in Brussels on 26-27 June

Brussels, 26 June 2012 -Today, the euroFOT consortium published the findings of a four-year study focused on the impact of driver assistance systems in the Europe. The Ä22 million European Field Operational Test (euroFOT) project which began in June 2008 and involved 28 companies and organisations, was led by Aria Etemad from Fordís European Research Centre in Aachen, Germany. The study looked at existing technologies and their potential to both enhance safety and reduce environmental impact. euroFOT also revealed a link between these systems and improvements in driver behaviour, fuel efficiency and traffic safety, as well as overall cost savings.


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The first large-scale European Field Operational Test on Active Safety Systems


Road transport in Europe faces enormous challenges. Demand for personal mobility is increasing, and in the meantime imposing a high cost on society. More than 40,000 people die every year and more than 1.2 million are injured on European roads.

 

In addition, transport emissions threaten our health, negatively affect the environment, and make a significant and growing contribution to climate change, while constant traffic congestion imposes delays and raises costs for every European citizen.

 

Vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers, institutes and other stakeholders have joined forces in a "smart drive" to test various intelligent in-vehicle systems across Europe, with the aim of making our road transport safer, more efficient, and more comfortable. The large-scale European Field Operational Test on Active Safety Systems (euroFOT) is a research project supported by European funds, involving 28 organisations.

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