To address European ambitions in terms of reducing energy consumption, introducing renewable energy sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and safety concerns, Flanders supports the sustainable transitions in technology trends that the automotive manufacturing industry have to address to remain
One of the transition priorities of the Flemish government vision 2050 is a 'Smooth and smart mobility system'. For this priority, safety on the road and emissions reduction are key concerns to reduce road accidents. To contribute to these goals, a new partnership initiative has been established to
The MIT Portugal Programme, an FCT initiative, is a strategic partnership between Portuguese Universities and Research Centers, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and partners from industry and government.
Launched by the Portuguese Government in 2006, and renewed in 2013, its goal is
The Public Road Administration (PRA) in Iceland gives priority to one research and development topic every 5 years. Between 2001-2005 the priority is given to projects involving accidents and traffic safety. In order to co-ordinate and share utilisation of researches in this field more effectively
The role of the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration (IRCA) is to oversee the country’s transport system on land and sea, in the best way possible with a view to society’s needs, the safety of users of the system and environmental considerations. Research under the auspices of IRCA is divided
In 2001, the need for long-term policy-oriented research to support the activities of the Flemish Government became apparent. As a result, 12 Flemish Research Groups consisting of one or more universities or research organisations performing long-term research were established. The aim of these
This programme is aimed at the promotion of R&D work successfully concluded and to promote innovation through the implementation of demonstration actions or pilot projects providing innovative solutions.
By 2010 the number of road traffic deaths in Flanders should be reduced by 5%. The cost of car driving will increase dramatically whilst a ticket for the train, tram or bus will become significantly cheaper. These are a few of the targets put forward by the Flemish Government in the Mobility Plan
Theme 1 - Mobility and Multi- Modality Management 2001-2005 follows on from Theme 2 - Mobility and Multi- Modality Management 2000-2001. The first programme was focused on 3 main themes - the environmental management of airports, the regional express network (RER) and the optimisation of the SNCB