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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  22 million European Field Operational Test (euroFOT) project which began in June 2008 and involved 28 companies and organisations, was led by Aria Etemad from Ford s 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.


euroFOT sets out to convince the public at large that intelligent vehicle technologies are an investment for Europe s future transporation system, as these technologies can contribute to smarter, safer, more efficient transport across Europe.


To encourage deployment and create awareness, understanding and support from the European citizens towards intelligent vehicle technologies, we count on the media to play a pivotal role in bringing knowledge about these technologies to the widest possible audience.


Find out more about euroFOT and watch the video (broadcast quality images are available upon request):


Discover the euroFOT YouTube Channel

Discover the euroFOT Final Event

euroFOT Video news release 2009

Video: Volvo Trucks - Drivers from the UK and Netherlands participate in major safety study

Truck Drivers from the UK and Netherlands participate

in major safety stud

euroFOT Final Event Teaser






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Press  Dossiers: "The eight intelligent in-vehicles systems under test"


Download language versions:


EN:  prenglish.pdf (985.8 KB)

FR:  prfrench.pdf (732.9 KB)

DE:  prGerman.pdf (935.7 KB)

IT:   prItalian.pdf (934.4 KB)

SE:  prSwedish.pdf (932.2 KB)


Press contacts:


Monika Wagener

Chair of euroFOT PR Committee

Ford Research Centre Aachen

+49 2 41/94 21-2 12

András Csepinszky

Project manager euroFOT Dissemination


Tel: +32 2 400 07 47