PReVENT in Action!: a Big Success
IP PReVENT project goes into action in Versailles, France.
On 19-20 Septmember, the EC-supported Integrated Project PReVENT (PReVENTive and Active Safety Applications) held a large and very successful exhibition of technologies for safer road traffic this week in Versailles, France.
The event received strong political support with the attendance of many VIPs including European Commissioner for DG Information Society & Media, Viviane Reding,
and the French Minister of Higher Education and Research, Valérie Pécresse, who participated in demonstrations of the latest in preventive vehicle safety.
A large number of representatives of the press turned out as well to experience the demonstrations which included simulators and over twenty-five vehicles.
With a wide range and variety of applications that help drivers to watch their speed and lane departure, all the way to those that brake to help to mitigate the damage in case of an unavoidable collision, the PReVENT in Action! Exhibition delivered what it promised - an amazing array of demonstrations of what’s to come in future road safety.
Giving the end-user an idea of what’s to come
On 22 September, the PReVENT partners brought their experimental vehicles to the public. Prototype cars were showcased in front of the magnificent Versailles palace - effectively opening research directly to the masses. This symbolic gesture fostered hands-on awareness of the upcoming technology and car of the future.
eSafety Aware! was also there, demonstrating the benefits of ESC (Electronic Stability Control). Over 450 people experienced this active safety technology as passengers in a live demonstration.
Opening Session Report.pdf (60 KB)
For further information on the Exhibition, please visit the IP PReVENT website at www.prevent-ip.org