The future of transport: The challenge of new technologies for road safetyDaniele D'Onofrio
Last 16 May, the International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA), under the patronage of Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, hosted the event: “The future of transport: The challenge of new technologies for road safety“, in Brussels.
The debate was a success with more than 100 experts on road safety and environmental protection representing public institutions, private companies and international associations from various Member States.
During the event, it was discussed how to improve road safety and the challenges for the testing and certification of new technologies and components, in order to make them safe and secure during the complete life cycle.
Without a doubt, vehicle safety is one of the key pillars of an integrated EU road safety strategy. In the last years, the discussions on air quality, road safety, vehicle safety and technological developments have been at the top of the EU policy agenda. New technologies like automated vehicles and cybersecurity are issues that are indispensably linked and that have become an integral part of road safety.
For Mr A. Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director, the new technologies which have been approved within the general safety regulation can certainly help to change the landmark in EU road safety.
CITA President Mr G. Muller point out that vehicle inspection procedures must be adapted to new technologies: “CITA, with its Members, conducting millions of inspection per year, is willing to shape the future of these new technologies”.