The Conference on Transport Safety: Societal challenges, Research solutions, was organised by the European Commission and the Italian EU Presidency and took place with great success on 4-5 December 2014, in Genoa, Italy. More than 350 road safety experts, stakeholders and decision-makers participated and contributed actively at the Conference structured interactive debates.
The conference addressed the safety challenges specific to each mode but also the common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond. The Conference results are summarised at the Conference Final Statement.
NTUA Prof. George Yannis delivered the final key note speech titled: 'Major societal challenges and research solutions in transport safety in Europe'