ERTRAC Annual Conference 2019
4 April 2019 to 2019



ERTRAC Annual Conference 2019
Road Transport Research towards
“Horizon Europe”


When: 4 April 2019
Where: L'Arsenal, 950 Chaussée de Wavre, 1040 Brussels


The conference will be dedicated to the preparation of the 9th Research Framework Programme "Horizon Europe": which place for Road Transport Research and which key research challenges?

Three new Roadmaps will be presented and distributed: on "Connected Automated Driving", on "Road Safety", and on "Long Distance Freight Transport". The event will include an exhibition showcasing some examples of innovation in the automotive and mobility sector



09:15-10:00 Welcome coffee and visit of exhibition

10:00 Introductory Session: which place for Road Transport Research in Horizon Europe?

  • Stephan Neugebauer, ERTRAC Chairman, BMW Group, Director Global Research Cooperation
  • Markus Ferber, Member of the European Parliament
  • Clara de la Torre, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Director Transport Research

10:45 The European Green Vehicles Initiative: 10 years of achievements and future perspectives

11:45 Europe on the way to Connected Automated Driving: presentation of new ERTRAC Roadmap 

  • Connecting vehicles and infrastructures
    Manfred Harrer, ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH 
    Head of Telematic Services, CEDR, Co-Chair CAD WG
  • Use cases for passenger cars
    Armin Graeter, BMW Group 
    Technical Product Manager Regulation Automated Driving
  • Use cases for freight vehicles
    Mats Rosenquist, Volvo Group
    CTO Office, Research Collaboration
  • Use cases for urban mobility
    Eckard Steiger, Robert Bosch GmbH, Chassis Systems Control 
    Director Industrial Cooperations Automated Driving

12:45 Lunch break and visit of the exhibition

14:00 Road Safety: a research roadmap to support the Vision Zero

  • Matthew Baldwin, European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport 
    Deputy Director General, European Coordinator for Road Safety

  • What are today the challenges for road safety in Europe?
    Magnus Granstrom, SAFER

  • Road Safety research needs to address today challenges - the way forward
        Peter Urban, IKA Aachen, Vice Director, ERTRAC Road Safety WG Leader
        Olaf Op den Camp, TNO, Senior Consultant Integrated Vehicle Safety

14:45 Long Distance Freight Transport: a new roadmap for a sector in transformation

15:30 Conclusions

  • Major research topics identified today
    Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni, ERTRAC Operational Vice-Chairman
    Valeo, Group Corporate Vice-President for Sustainability and External Affairs

  • Concluding remarks and outlook to TRA 2020 Helsinki
    Stephan Neugebauer, ERTRAC Chairman

16:00 End of conference


To download the three new roadmaps, they are accessible through our Roadmaps section

Photos of #ERTRAC2019 conference are available to be downloaded.

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