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Consultation report on eSafety - Co-operative Systems for Road Transport in preparation for the IST Work Programme 2005-2006

Funded under: FP5-IST, OTH-SECURITY

Abstract

This report summarises the issues discussed at three meetings organised by Unit C.5 (ICT in Transport and the Environment) of DG Information Society. In these, experts in the field of transports telematics were invited to discuss with officials of DG INFSO their views on what should be the objectives and priorities in the area of co-operative telematics systems for improving the safety and management of road transport. This was intended to provide a basis of a contribution to the IST Work programme development for RTD projects in the Sixth Framework programme for 2005-6.
Two meetings were held on February 19th 2004, the first involving selected experts from relevant public sector bodies with responsibility for the road infrastructure, while the second meeting involved experts connected with the vehicle industry. A third meeting on March 18th included a larger number of experts with the aim of refining issues raised at the previous meetings.
Subsequently comments on the report of the meeting were invited from all interested parties via the web consultation process, and there were more than 50 responses to the invitation to comment. These comments have been integrated into this report.

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