With great pleasure EFA announces that the FitDrive project has been awarded! The project coordinated by ITCL has obtained the European funding necessary to be developed. EFA is excited to start working with new European partners. A sincere thanks goes to all the stakeholders who supported the project with their interest (LoI). More information will come soon!
SIMUSAFE WORKSHOP on March the 31st
The SIMUSAFE project is coming to an end. EFA is grateful for having always been invited to international events, webinars and seminars to bring their experience in training and to be able to share new ideas and new projects. Below is the link of the virtual event on March 31st, where you can download all the presentations, including the EFA one: https://lnkd.in/e62-UaG
SIMUSAFE FINAL CONFERENCE
The SIMUSAFE Project Final Conference will be held on May 7th. Also in the final event EFA will have the opportunity to talk about all the activities carried out since the beginning of the project and draw conclusions on the challenges that driving training will have to face in the coming years. Please register at the following link.
The PEP webinar
THE PEP webinar: Advancing Eco-driving and E-Mobility for drivers and in driving schools. EFA will take part in the webinar.
Implementing Eco-driving training programmes for car, truck and bus drivers are a very cost-effective environmental and road-safety measure. This webinar will provide insights on all aspects of eco-driving in a nutshell. A special focus will be efficient driving for electric vehicles (and thus enhancing the range) and the integration of Eco-driving and e-mobility into driving school education and driving licence examination. Please visit and register in the next link.
EU Road Safety Results Conference
The European Commission published preliminary figures on road fatalities for 2020. An estimated 18,800 people were killed in a road crash last year, an unprecedented annual fall of 17% in 2019. This means almost 4,000 fewer people lost their lives on EU roads in 2020 compared to 2019. Lower traffic volumes, as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, had a clear, though unmeasurable, impact on the number of road fatalities.
You can read the results and download the data at the following link.
CCAM – 1° GA of 14th April
EFA is a founder member of the CCAM Association. On 14th April, the new CCAM Association created to support the European Partnership on “Connected, Cooperative and Automated Driving” held its first General Assembly: 144 members have joined the new association, demonstrating the high interest for this research field key for a future safe and efficient road transport. Read more here.
EU Consultation on Driving Licence Directive
The Commission will carry out the revision of the current Directive on driving licences adopted in 2006, with the aim of improving road safety and facilitating free movement. The new initiative will take into account new challenges for mobility, in particular in the field of digital and will contribute to the EU’s objectives laid down in the 2020 Smart and Sustainable Mobility strategy.
Deadline for your input is the 21st of May 2021. Here is the link to the consultation.
EFA Board Meeting
The first 2021 EFA Board in attendance took place in Madrid on April 28th. In streaming connection with Austrian EFA Vice President Stefan Ebner, EFA President Enrique Lorca and EFA Secretary General Manuel Picardi discussed the guidelines of the association for the current year. There are many ongoing activities, new projects that will also see other stakeholders involved in the EFA training activities. Many of the ongoing activities and the results obtained will be discussed during the next online “EFA Delegate Meeting” to be held at the beginning of June 2021. The convocations will start soon.