Strengthening Road Transport Research Cooperation between Europe and Emerging International Markets

SIMBA2 aims to increase road transport research cooperation between Europe and the emerging markets of Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa by establishing a collaboration network that will bring together the key stakeholders in the fields of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and infrastructure development. SIMBA2 will look at how the EU and ICPC can jointly increase road safety, mobility and transport efficiency, improve road and transport network management and research appropriate pavement design while at the same time improving levels of transport-related pollution. This will enable SIMBA II to support emerging markets in their efforts to improve transportation while at the same time enhancing European industrial competitiveness via transfer of technologies. Special attention will be paid to mobility and road management, urban traffic issues and public transport in order to better assess and evaluate the development of new infrastructure and of policy-led ITS solutions through sustainable urban transport planning. ICPC could benefit in this respect from the latest experiences in the EU and move forward integrated transport network management, focusing on policy solutions to tackle congestion and environmental challenges. During an 18-month period, the SIMBA II project will set up and run a series of expert groups to further work on the priorities defined in the first SIMBA project. It will also hold two Workshops in Russia to establish first contacts with relevant local stakeholders: (1) Expert Working Group Meetings in Brazil, China, India and South Africa will join European and local stakeholders to discuss and define research priorities and cooperation areas. (2) Russia Workshops to which a large number of stakeholders will be invited to discuss themes within Russia priority areas. It will bring together European and local ICPC organisations to engage in preparatory technical work and/or feasibility studies for the development and/or implementation of new ITS (urban) and infrastructure technologies in the ICPC (looking at adapting European technologies to local needs in an effort to improve local transport conditions).


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    ERTICO, ITS Europe

    Avenue Louise 326
    Brussels,   Belgium  B-1050
  • Project Managers:

    Silva, Irina

  • Start Date: 20080501
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100228
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25835

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01461565
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL)
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:48PM