EFA shows European news at UNECE!!
During the work of WP1 at UNECE, in the driving licenses section, EFA presented the Evaluation Report of Directive 2006/126 recently published by the European Commission to non-EU countries.
EFA was asked to explain what is happening in Europe, regarding the upcoming changes to the Driving License Directive and the state of the art of the digital driving license in EU countries.
Big news in progress. EFA is collaborating with European institutions to give the right value to professional driving training.
EFA has started a collaboration with the American AAMVA to understand the diffusion of the digital licence at a global level. Advantages and disadvantages of digitising the driving permit in countries that have already introduced it.
Workshop with DG Move on Driving Licence Directive
The first online meeting on the amendments to the Driving Licence Directive was held on 22 March. Two other similar events will be organized shortly by DG Move.
Known as DLD Workshop # 1: Training, testing and vehicles’ categories, the event saw more than 120 attendees.
EFA Board attended the event and has been invited to act as a panelist for modules C1, C2, C3 and C4, the ones concerning training, testing and lifelong learning.
All the participants expressed the need to change the training, especially regarding code 78 and the need to manage ADAS.
EFA is satisfied with the first event and is convinced that the road towards quality professional driving training has been undertaken.
SAVE THE DATE: Our Excellence in Road Safety Awards are back for 2022!
We are thrilled to announce that our Excellence in Road Safety Awards will take place on Monday 17 October 2022 in Brussels, Belgium and online.
Our annual awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise the incredible achievements of our members towards the common goal of improved road safety across Europe.
The projects we showcase during our ceremony will help to share knowledge and inspire the next set of road safety initiatives, allowing us to build greater momentum towards our Vision Zero goal – reducing road deaths to almost zero by 2050.
Our team are busy making the final preparations to our awards application process and in the coming weeks we will announce when nominations open.
In the meantime, click the button below to save the date. We look forward to seeing you in October.
DG Move message to ERSC – M. Baldwin
Together with Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General of DG Move, the Belgian NGO VIAS has developed a video where it is explained the European Road Safety Charter and why this community is crucial for making our European roads safer. We invite you to watch and to spread this video.
JellyLearn new video
The Secretary General of EFA, Manuel Picardi, denounced at the 1st Workshop on the modification of Directive 2006/126 EC the lack of a Hazard Perception Test, taking the British system as a model.
The 30 second CGI clip below is an example of how dangerous phone distraction can be. To ensure the quality and realism of the scenario this type of clip can only be created using CGI technology as there are no risks to any road users or the environment in its production. This clip, together with a number of other similar clips, are included in a package that over 2,300 driving schools in Germany can upgrade to and be used to support classroom based training sessions for learner drivers. This level of quality of reproduction of Hazards should be used and regulated at the European level.
ACEA position paper – Revision of the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD)
Europe’s auto makers are strongly committed to the de-fossilisation of road transport in support of the EU goal to reach climate neutrality by 2050 and also to attain the objectives of the Green Deal.
To meet those goals, it is vital that the Fit for 55 climate package delivers in many areas, including the revision of the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD), especially in preparation for the Euro 7/VII emission standards.
ACEA’s earlier position paper on the Renewable Energy Use Directive (RED) is available here, but it is important to also raise the profile of the Fuel Quality Directive, which sets out health and environment-related quality parameters for liquid fuels.
The European Commission will publish proposals for Euro 7/VII pollutant emission standards in July 2022, so it is right to request that in parallel fuel quality is improved to enable the system of engine, exhaust aftertreatment and fuel to work in harmony.
As this new ACEA position paper explains, the Commission’s proposal for the FQD in Fit for 55 is lacking ideas and the foresight that the FQD must also support new emission standards.
Future Tech Expo & Summit
After its successful launch, as Oman’s First Virtual Expo and Summit in 2020, Future Tech Expo & Summit is back, taking place from 12-13 September 2022, as a Hybrid Event (In-person and online) at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The Event is Under the Patronage of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology and Endorsed by the Vision 2040 of the Sultanate of Oman.
Future Tech is Sultanate of Oman’s foremost B2B and B2G bespoke Technology Event. It is a definitive meeting place facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue with power packed networking opportunities among C-Level executives, leading industry experts, decision makers, policy makers and government officials from across the value chain to foster collaboration, discuss current challenges, business opportunities, develop market strategies, share knowledge and identify solutions shaping the future of technology.
The Summit will feature an expansive line-up of stellar speakers along with a comprehensive B2B Expo showcasing an array of avant-garde solutions. Executive Meet of 250+ carefully selected senior leaders and decision makers (C Level and CISOs) responsible or influencing IT and Technology strategy at their organizations, are invited. At Future Tech Event, meet the people who matter, with over 1000 industry experts, decision makers, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, academia and more, in attendance. Please check the website for more information:
International Mobility Summit
The International Mobility Summit will once again bring together the global mobility, automotive, transport and smart city ecosystem, thought leaders, disruptors, innovators, investors, and policy makers, to shape and plan mobility for our future cities.
The summit creates an inspiring and engaging environment for the global community to connect, share, collaborate on the next generation of mobility challenges and opportunities, showcase cutting-edge technology and bridge the gap between policy makers and industry. The City of Copenhagen will host the summit again in 2022. Copenhagen has an ambitious plan to be the first Capital City Globally to be Carbon neutral by 2025 and wants to be the European leader within green technology and innovation.