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European eSafety Experts meet in Galicia
Creation date: 26 May 2006
The First Regional eSafety Observers meeting took place on 15 May in Vigo, Spain. Bringing together eSafety stakeholders from Spain and Portugal, the meeting informed participants about the eSafety initiative and its latest developments.
A press conference took place with eSafety Support, CTAG (Automotive Technological Centre of Galicia) and the Galician Council for Innovation, Industry and Commerce. Jacob Bangsgaard, Director of the eSafety Support project, explained to the local and specialised press that “the eSafety initiative is a project that requires the involvement of all audiences and has the objective of making the public aware of the importance of incorporating safety systems in the vehicles in order to reduce the number of fatal victims in accidents”.
The meeting’s morning session provided an overview of the eSafety initiative and the status of eSafety implementation in the EU. Spanish eSafety Observers reported on the status of eSafety in their country. In the afternoon session, eSafety stakeholders presented ongoing activities in their respective countries. The meeting then led into a discussion on the “Next steps for eSafety in the EU and on the Iberian Peninsula”. The meeting concluded with a guided tour of CTAG’s facilities where participants had the opportunity to view the latest technological solutions for the car industry.
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