Strengthening Road Transport Research Cooperation between Europe and Emerging International Markets II

Project details

SIMBA II

Strengthening Road Transport Research Cooperation between Europe and Emerging International Markets II
EU and emerging international markets: strengthening road transport research cooperation
Funding: European (7th RTD Framework Programme)
Duration: 05/08 - 04/10
Transport Themes: Road transport (key theme).
Land-use and transport planning, International cooperation & EU Neighbourhood Policy
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Background & policy context: 

The SIMBA II project supported emerging markets in their efforts to improve transportation, while at the same time enhancing European industrial competitiveness via transfer of technologies. Special attention was paid to mobility and road management, urban traffic issues and public transport. This is to better assess and evaluate the development of new infrastructure and of policy-led ITS solutions through sustainable urban transport planning.

Objectives: 

The SIMBA II project aimed to increase RTD cooperation between the EU and the ICPC of Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa. SIMBA II looked at how the EU and ICPC could 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.

ICPC could benefit in this respect from the latest experiences in the EU and move forward in integrated transport network management, focusing on policy solutions to tackle congestion and environmental challenges.

Methodology: 

The SIMBA II project set up and ran a series of expert groups to further work on the priorities defined in the first SIMBA project.

Institution Type: 
Institution Name: 
The European Commission
Type of funding: 
Key Results: 

During a 22-month period, the SIMBA II project set up and ran a series of expert groups to further work on the priorities defined in the first SIMBA project. It has also held two Workshops in Russia to establish first contacts with relevant local stakeholders:

  • Expert Working Group Meetings in Brazil ,China, India and South Africa have joined European and local stakeholders to discuss and define research priorities and cooperation areas.
  • Workshops in Russia to which a large number of stakeholders have been invited to discuss themes within Russia priority areas.

It has brought 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).

Strategy Targets: 

The external dimension.

Partners: 

Belgium
POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES

Brazil
ASSOCIACAO BRASILEIRA DE ENGENHARIA AUTOMOTIVA-AEA

China
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF HIGHWAY M.O.C
TONGJI UNIVERSITY

Europe
FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE

India
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
SOCIETY OF INDIAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS

Russia
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION IN VEHICLE RISK PREVENTION

Contact Name: 
Mr Didier Gorteman
Organisation: 
European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisations S.C.R.L.
Address: 
Avenue Louise 326,
City: 
Brussels
Contact country: 
Belgium
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