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Can motorcycles benefit from new technologies?

This year’s European Motorcyclists Forum will discuss the impact of new technologies on motorcycling and related issues from a motorcycle specific angle. To prepare the debate, discussions on social media are being launched by RIDERSCAN media partners at national level.

For the second time, the European Motorcyclists’ Forum is hosting the RIDERSCAN project discussions. RIDERSCAN is an EU co-funded project aiming at gathering all relevant knowledge and information about motorcycle safety in Europe and provide guidance to road authorities.

The event, taking place on March 5th and 6th, is hosted in the European Parliament premises 2 months before EU elections, thanks to the support of MEP Bernd Lange (S&D), also Chair of the FIA’s Forum for Automobile and Society. Mr Lange said: "Powered two-wheelers will play a crucial role for our future mobility, especially in urban areas. They are however often overlooked in the discussion. It is therefore all the more important to put them into focus, especially in the context of the integration of intelligent transport systems (ITS)."

This year’s Forum will discuss the European Commission’s work on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and deployment efforts. This is in the context of EU initiatives including the Cars2020 Action Plan, the ITS Directive and Action Plan and Horizon2020, but from a motorcycle specific angle. 4 working sessions will structure the debate around ITS and motorcycle specific related issues including: user needs and acceptance, research and development (R&D) roadmap, human factors and impacts of new technologies on the riding tasks, data collection and privacy (with the support of the FIA), aiming at identifying priorities for the motorcycling sector.

To prepare the discussions, the RIDERSCAN project launched a new survey. Currently available in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, and Danish (more languages to come), the ITS User Survey will help to draw a European map of rider awareness and acceptance of new technologies applied to transport systems. Preliminary results on the willingness of riders to test, use, and buy systems, will be discussed at the Forum.

In parallel, FEMA is launching a debate over new technologies and motorcycling on three social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter). Comments from the public will be conveyed all throughout the Forum discussions.

As the Forum on ITS is a logical step towards a better integration of motorcycling in European transport policies, the Forum will be recorded and videos will be made available on YouTube for further sharing, comments and coming discussions.

FEMA and the RIDERSCAN project team kindly invites all European riders to make use of this opportunity to generate fruitful inputs to feed discussions between the motorcycling community, EU authorities, researchers and experts using the following social media channels

Note to editors:

The RIDERSCAN project
The European Motorcyclists Forum initiative
FEMA position paper on ITS
FEMA newsletter on ITS
The European Commission ITS web page
The Cars 2020 Action Plan
The Horizon 2020 initiative
Answer the RIDERSCAN ITS survey


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Assistive and cooperative systems (ITS) are expected to have a significant impact on the safety of Vulnerable Road Users (VRU), by influencing all road users’ behaviour (Source: European Commission)

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Reminder EMF 2014

Intelligent Transport Systems: Can powered two wheelers benefit from new technologies deployment?

Assistive and cooperative systems (ITS) are expected to have a significant impact on the safety of Vulnerable Road Users (VRU), by influencing all road users’ behavior (Source: European Commission).

The current state-of-the-art of ITS for transport has not undergone any specific impact assessment with regard to positive or negative consequences for the specific mode of transport on powered two wheels (PTWs).

Motorcyclists (PTW users), as VRU, need to be carefully integrated into ITS innovation and deployment policies to guarantee that they also "benefit" from new technologies and not just "pay a tribute" for it.

The 3rd European Motorcyclists’ Forum invites you to join the discussions on these essential road safety issues, with leading safety and ITS experts, in one of the most prominent location of Europe decision making locations: the European Parliament.

The event, kindly hosted by MEP Bernd Lange will open in the European Parliament premises on March 5th 2014 (from 3 to 6pm). Discussions will continue on March 6th, all day, at the Thon Hotel EU.

To follow the preparation of the event : www.europeanmotorcyclistsforum.eu

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Save the date : EMF 2014

Intelligent Transport Systems: Can powered two wheelers benefit from new technologies deployment?

SAVE THE DATE 5-6 March 2014 - European Parliament, Brussels.

The 3rd European Motorcyclists’ Forum is at the door. This year Forum will focus on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the context of Horizon 2020 initiative

Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) users are market consumers using new technology to improve their riding experience or to increase their safety. But, as Vulnerable Road Users, they are also impacted by ITS deployment. The specificities of this transport mode need to be carefully understood and integrated into ITS deployment activities to guarantee that PTW use is rightly integrated into tomorrow’s transport system.

The Forum – organized under the umbrella of the RIDERSCAN project – will discuss the safety challenges faced by powered two wheelers (PTWs) in an ever more connected transport system and exchange over:

EU transport/mobility challenges, safety strategies and the role of ITS – EU policy orientations and motorcycling integration;
Motorcycling and ITS challenges, addressing research and deployment issues; practical considerations related to the use of PTWs in Europe;
Priorities and challenges faced by the motorcycling sector both at EU and national level;
Recommendations for optimal integration of PTWs into ITS-driven policies.

The event, kindly hosted by MEP Bernd Lange, will open in the European Parliament premises on March 5th 2014 (from 3 to 6pm). Discussions will continue on March 6th, all day, at the THON Hotel Brussels EU

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To follow the preparation of the event : www.europeanmotorcyclistsforum.eu

Twitter #RIDERSCAN

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