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Final Report - SIMBA (Strengthening road transport research cooperation between Europe and emerging international markets)

Project ID: 31447
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


This is the final report of the SIMBA project. The project's aim was to increase Research and Technological Development (RTD) cooperation between the EU and the emerging markets of China, India, Brazil and South Africa. Therefore, through the course of its activities, SIMBA brought together European intelligent transport systems (ITS), infrastructure, vehicle maker practitioners and technology providers with their counterparts in China, India, Brazil and South Africa. The objective was to establish a cooperation network that will discuss how to increase road safety, mobility and transport efficiency in these countries through the exchange of technological know-how and closer cooperation.

The report aims to identify key findings and propose recommendations for activities to be launched beyond the project in ITS, automotive, and infrastructure. It elaborates on project events and their outcomes, research priorities, and use and dissemination of project activities. It summarises the main key findings in each of the regions of interest to the SIMBA project. These are Brazil, China, India and South Africa as well as Europe itself. In Chapter 3, the final activity report section provides results of each individual region's prioritisation of research interests. Section 4 summarises proposed ideas for future cooperation and recommendation activities to be launched beyond the project.

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