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News of 2008


CVIS Cooperative Systems Workshop and Product Launch Event
CVIS workshop and SAFESPOT participation


SAFESPOT was invited to participate to the Cooperative Systems Workshop and Product launch organised by the CVIS project to be held in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 December 2008. The event presented some of the most important results from CVIS, national and other European FP6 and FP7 project results in the area of cooperative systems. The SAFESPOT presentations included a presentation on SAFESPOT Car-to-Car communication by Achim Brakemeier (DAI) and SAFESPOT Positioning by Robin Schubert (TUC).

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SAFESPOT to EUCAR Conference
Brussels, 26 November 2008


The EUCAR Conference and Reception took place on 26 November 2008 at Autoworld, Brussels. At the Reception & Conference invited representatives from the EU institutions and industry shared their views on future challenges and R&D. SAFESPOT was represented by Roberto Brignolo (CRF) who presented the project's latest developments and achievements. A project's poster was also included to the respective poster session of the conference.

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SAFESPOT to the 10th E-SAFETY Plenary Meeting
Brussels, 6th of November 2008


The SAFESPOT project and its undergoing work and achievements were presented to the 10th Plenary Meeting of the E-Safety Forum. The relevant presentation can be downloaded here.

SAFESPOT presentation to the Telematics Munich 2008
Munich, 6-7 November 2008


Telematics Munich 2008 was a European conference on the future of the automotive, mobile and web-based telematics held in Munich, at 6-7 November 2008, gathering a wide interest from mainly industrial companies of the area. SAFESPOT was represented by the project coordinator R. Brignolo (CRF). R. Brignolo made a joint presentation with R. Mietzner, the General Manager of the Car to Car Consortium, on the SAFESPOT applications and on how the C2C Consortium is connected to the SAFESPOT project.

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Car to Car Forum

Car to Car Forum
22 - 23 October 2008, Opel, Dudenhofen Test Center


The Car to Car Forum was held on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2008 at the Opel, Dudenhofen Test Center. This was the second event of the annual forum and the latest news of the Car 2 Car communication consortium was discussed. At this forum L. Andreone (CRF) presented the SAFESPOT project and its applications. The relevant presentation can be downloaded here.

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SAFESPOT at the ITS World in 2008

SAFESPOT at ITS 2008 World Congress
New York, November 16th to 20th, 2008


The continuing goal of the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is to promote awareness and deployment of ITS technologies. With a focus on practical deployment, as well as on education and innovation, the World Congress on ITS enhances our ability to work together to provide users of the world’s transport systems new levels of safety, reliability, convenience, accessibility, and choice. Transport executives and ITS professionals from around the globe came together at the World Congress & Annual Meeting in New York. [more]

SAFESPOT at the ITS Europe in 2008

SAFESPOT at the ITS Europe in 2008


SAFESPOT was again present at the ITS Europe in 2008. On Wednesday 4 June at 11:00 h started the special interest session with the title: "Towards a co-operative automotive and traffic environment: The SAFESPOT approach."

A number of issues were discussed related to co-operative systems including the efforts towards a common architecture for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) co-operation, and the related platforms that are under development in SAFESPOT, which will enable co-operative applications. In order to give the audience an idea of the future of co-operative driving the specific applications developed in SAFESPOT and also in the related WATCH OVER STREP were presented. [more]

SAFESPOT at TRA2008 conference

SAFESPOT at TRA2008 conference
Ljubljana, Slovenia 21 – 24 April 2008


At the Transport Research Arena conference, that was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 21 - 24 April 2008, SAFESPOT was presented in several sessions by Luisa Andreone and Giulio Vivo (both CRF).

For more information visit the conference's website.

WATCH-OVER and SAFESPOT User-Forum Workshop

WATCH-OVER and SAFESPOT User-Forum Workshop
Stuttgart, Germany – 22 January 2008

15.02.2008WATCH-OVER and SAFESPOT User-Forum Workshop "Cooperative Systems for Road Safety" was held on 21 - 22 January 2008 at the University of Stuttgart, Germany

SAFESPOT General Assembly

SAFESPOT General Assembly
Stuttgart, Germany – 22 January 2008


In 2008 the annual General Assembly was hosted by University of Stuttgart. The meeting was on the 22nd of January 2008, after the Common Workshop of SAFESPOT with the WATCH OVER project "Cooperative Systems for Road Safety" which was on the 21st and the morning of the 22nd of January 2008. The 23rd of January was also dedicated for cross SP meetings and internal technical workshops.

The progress of the project's research activities was discussed during the assembly meeting while the new project results were presented.