Technology Platform for European Road Transport Research

ERTRAC is the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, which consists of high level representatives from all road transport sectors including consumers, vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers, road infrastructure operators and developers, service providers, energy suppliers, research organizations, cities and regions as well as public authorities at both European Union and national level. It is one of four transport-related European Technology Platforms (ETPs), the other three covering the rail, air and waterborne modes. Established in 2003, ERTRAC's goals are to mobilize all stakeholders, develop a shared vision, and ensure timely, co-ordinated and efficient application of research resources to meet the continuing challenges of road transport and European competitiveness. This project follows on from the previous FP6 Co-ordination Action "ERTRAC European road transport 2020: a vision and strategic research agenda" (2003-2006), which focused on four main themes: mobility, transport and infrastructure; safety and security; environment, Energy, Resources; and design & production. ERTRAC II responds to the need to accelerate the development of sustainable, integrated transport solutions related to road transport. The aim is to enable ERTRAC to provide a framework to focus co-ordination efforts of public and private resources on the necessary research activities. The ERTRAC II Co-ordination Action will provide a platform to all relevant stakeholders for establishing consensus on future road transport research directions and the definition and promotion of European research and technical development (RTD) such as Joint Technology Initiatives. The objective is to provide the management and organization together with technical support, required to facilitate ERTRAC achieving its mission. It will also co-operate with EU services, Member States and other Technology Platforms, as well as promoting and disseminating results.

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    • Research institutions undertaking sub-projects: AVL List GmbH, FEHRL - Forum of European national Highway Research Laboratories; ERTICO, UITP - International Association of Public Transport, POLIS, CONCAWE, European Association of Automotive Suppliers, Renault S.A.S.; Faurecia Services Groupe, Ford Forschungzentrum Aachen GmbH, and CRF - Centro Ricerche Fiat,


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Global Change and Ecosystems

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    Affenzeller, Josef

  • Start Date: 20060201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25351

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  • Accession Number: 01461647
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM