On the 20th of March 2018, ASECAP organized in Brussels its 11th Annual Road Safety Conference, hosted by the Member of the European Parliament Mr. Georges BACH.
The event was the opportunity for a personal interview to ASECAP Secretary General Kallistratos DIONELIS of the Transport Commissioner Violeta BULC. The E. Commission is currently building over the “Valletta declaration”, a paper which is paving the way of the future road safety in Europe.
One of the aims stated in Valletta is “to explore the potential of connected and automated driving technologies, and of the use of the data that is already available in vehicles and infrastructure, to enhance road safety while ensuring data security”. This kind of subject was even tackled into the discussion when Mrs Bulc said that technologies are expected to reduce accidents in Europe, serving human needs.
In the interview Mrs Bulc recalled that the Valetta Declaration promotes stronger public/private cooperation towards setting up a holistic safety system of all stakeholders. Such an approach aims to safeguard that the conventional and advanced vehicles will circulate, well informed, in a safe road environment towards vision zero target.
The interview of the Commissioner is available in this page.