Workshop SIMUSAFE – Autonomous vehicles and road safety

16 May 2019 – Brussels, Rue de la Loi 223 (ground floor)

Autonomous vehicles and road safety: towards new training modules for drivers and driving instructors

The road mobility environment is continuously evolving and vehicle types are beginning to change as a result of increasing levels of automation: at the present vehicle SAE2 are already circulating and the SAE3 ones are close to be deployed; their interaction with conventional vehicles and other road users, particularly the vulnerable ones are an increasing concern.

While the commonly accepted definition of Vulnerable Road Users includes pedestrians, cyclists, elders, impaired persons, etc., in the increasingly connected and mixed road transport system “vulnerability” may in the future be more related to the non-connected users and people unable to properly use the new technologies that will be embedded in the new generation of vehicles.

There is therefore a risk of a new “automotive digital divide” with relevant impact on socio economic and road safety aspects. In order to face the above risks and prevent the envisaged digital barrier, new education and training schemes (for both trainers and novice drivers) should be agreed at European level and implemented in a way which match the speed of the increased implementation of automated driving functions.

The SIMUSAFE project is dealing with new standards related to the introduction of autonomous vehicles and organizes a series of thematic workshops. EFA and AIPSS are proud to invite you to the first one, hosted by Fondazione CS MARE‘s head office in Brussels. The number of participants is limited in order to have an actual and effective round table.

14.00: Registration
14.30: Welcome speech and introduction of EFA (John Lepine – EFA)
14.40: Presentation of INEA and SIMUSAFE (Ancuta Pasca – INEA project officer in SIMUSAFE )
14.50: Current and potential safety issues related to the introduction of autonomous vehicles (Carlo Polidori – AIPSS: )
15.00: Overview of the driving schools in Europe: current issues and needs. How can driving schools benefit from simulators in relation to AV? (Manuel Picardi and Enrique Lorca – EFA)
15.15: Speech of European Transport Safety Council (Antonio Avenoso – ETSC Executive Director)
15.30: Speech of DG MOVE (Casto Lopez Benitez – Team Leader, Road Safety, Vehicles Automatisation)
15.45: Speech of DEKRA (Oliver Deiters – Managing Director)
16.00: Coffee Break
16.30: Round Table with the speakers and the participants – Moderator: Frank Mütze (ETSC)
18.20: Closing remarks ETSC
18.30: End of the workshop

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