Industry stakeholders focus on safety and environmental technologies at the iMobility Challenge

The iMobility Challenge is an initiative designed to showcase innovative automotive technologies that could make driving even cleaner, safer and more efficient. Some of these systems, if used systematically, could substantially reduce the number and severity of road accidents. They could also make traffic management more efficient and increase the fuel-efficiency of vehicles by reducing congestion.

The iMobility Challenge demonstrates these technologies at scheduled roadshows across Europe. On 18 March, a roadshow was held at the Autoworld in Brussels. The event was an excellent opportunity to experience cutting-edge technology and innovations while at the same time getting first-hand knowledge from experts in the field. Representatives from the European institutions, automotive industry, IT and energy providers, and other relevant stakeholders attended the event.

Speaking during the roadshow, ACEA Secretary General Erik Jonnaert said, "Europe’s automotive industry is at the forefront of this technical progress, which is why Europe’s automobile manufacturers, through ACEA, are active participants in the iMobility Challenge project."

"Connectivity and computerisation are the latest and most significant trends in the automotive industry in the last 20 years. The latest technologies, many of which are now reaching the mass market, are beginning to change how we drive, and are shifting our relationships with cars, vans, trucks and buses," added Mr Jonnaert.

European vehicle manufacturers are continuing to work to roll out these technologies, making them affordable and easily accessible.

ACEA, along with the Federation International de L’Automobile (FIA Region I), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) the Network of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services stakeholders in Europe (ERTICO) and the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), are partners in the iMobility Challenge. 

For an overview of the iMobility Challenge project, please visit www.imobilitychallenge.eu

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