Projects

SAFIER

Support action for implementation of ERTRAC's road transport research priorities (SAFIER)


SAFIER has build the Strategies for implementing a step-change in the road transport sector - and more widely within the tranport and energy sectors by providing the objective, consensus-based plans for the European Technology Platform ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council).

Since 2002, ERTRAC has been an open forum for all relevant stakeholders in the road transport research.  SAFIER provides common agreement on the scenarios for the urban mobility, long-distant transport, road transport safety, environment and energy, global competitiveness and enabling technologies sectors.  The crucial contribution that ERTRAC has made towards the establishment of the European Research Area and achieving the Lisbon goals addressing the 21st Century's key economic, technological, environmental and societal challenges for road transport will be continued.  SAFIER will support the development of transport specific innovations that has delivered step changes into efficiency and cleanness in the next 20 years and beyond.

SAFIER has lead to a radical change in the stimulation of the Research and Development (R&D) of breakthrough technologies and concepts for transport.  The involvement of all relevant parties have considered new approaches and models for implementing the radically new solutions (both in technology and ways of thinking) that have overcomed the key challenges and in particular address the impact on, and of, climate change and overcoming energy dependency.  Topics such as urban mobility and long distance transport will be discussed in an integrated way with other transport modes.  Industry and public authorities will use the outputs of SAFIER to shape their R&D strategies to prioritise on areas of consensus and coordinate research activities. SAFIER has demonstrated to decision-makers that action were possible to address the climatic, energy, mobility, safety, and global competitiveness challenges facing Europe.

 
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BASIC PROJECT DATA
 
project status finished
coordinating organisation AVL
budget 1.500.000 €
PUBLIC CONTACT
 
contact to: Joseph Affenzeller
address: AVL List
PROJECT PROPERTIES
 
 
 
theme(s)
   Design & Production
 
Partners
   Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories FEHRL
   TRL, United Kingdom
   Rijkswaterstaat Centre for Traffic and Navigation RWS-DVS
   CONCAWE
   UITP
   POLIS
   Volkswagen
   Volvo Technology Corporation
   AVL AVL
   CRF CRF
   RWTH Aachen University RWTH Aachen University
   Intelligent Transport System and Services for Europe ERTICO
   Delphi Automotive Systems Luxembourg S.A. DELPHI
 
participating countries
   Austria
   Belgium
   Germany
   Netherlands
   Sweden
   United Kingdom
   Other Country