The European Commission reiterated last December its commitment to achieving ‘Vision Zero’, that is, to reduce road fatalities and serious injuries to almost zero by 2050. Each year, more than 25,000 people lose their lives while 135,000 are seriously injured on European roads.
According to the Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030, it has now set a new immediate target by halving these figures by 2030. This session will explore how priority measures such as the deployment of new technologies, from low to high-level of automation, or new mobility services, will enhance road safety. Crucially, it will discuss the importance of standardization across systems, new safety concepts and data sharing in ensuring improved road transport safety.