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Welcome Letters

  • Mrs. Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society and Media
  • Prof. Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, Vice President, DaimlerChrysler
  • Dr. Rémi Kaiser, President, DELPHI France
  • Mr Nevio Di Gustio, President & CEO Fiat
  • Mr. Etienne Pinte, Mayor of Versailles


    Mrs. Viviane Reding
    Commissioner for Information Society & Media European Commission


    “As Commissioner for the Information Society and Media, I am honoured to invite all of you to the PReVENT final exhibition.
    PReVENT is the largest integrated project we are co-funding in the field of road safety. It addresses ICT-based applications and systems that hold the potential to make vehicles and road transport safer and more efficient. PReVENT is at the heart of the Intelligent Car Initiative as it represents excellence in European research contributing directly to key European policies. I am delighted that the 2007 Intelligent Car event will be hosted during the opening day of the exhibition and I am looking forward to sharing this unique event with you.”



    Prof. Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, DaimlerChrysler
    Vice President Group Research & Advanced Engineering E/E, Information Technologies and Processes


    “The number of people who died on European roads has gone down dramatically over the years as a consequence of the introduction of active and passive safety systems such as seat belts, further refined crumple zones or anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. However, every single fatality is one fatality too many. Consistent with our vision of Accident Free Driving we are happy that leading automotive manufacturers in Europe have joined forces with suppliers and research institutes in the Integrated Project PReVENT to develop a new breed of affordable warning and assistance systems, that will help to further reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on the European road network.”



    Dr. Rémi Kaiser, DELPHI France
    Engineering & Quality Director Delphi Europe, Middle-East and Africa, and President Delphi France

    Improving safety has always been one of the main concerns of the automotive industry and suppliers are instrumental in developing innovative solutions that improve safety. Products such as airbags and seat belts are designed to help decrease injuries for vehicle occupants when a crash actually takes place. Active safety technologies such as anti-lock braking systems and ESP help mitigate risk and reduce the number of accidents. While major improvements have been made, we need to go one step ahead to reduce the number of accidents even further. Understanding and anticipating traffic conditions and road hazards are key to this goal. We will be proud to share with you all upcoming exciting technologies during the PREVENT exhibition.”



    Nevio Di Giusto, Centro Ricerche Fiat

    President & CEO Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A. and of Elasis S.C.p.A

    "To give momentum to the decreasing trend of road accidents in 2001 the EC challenged the transport system, setting the goal to half road deaths by 2010.

    Among the involved actors, OEMs are deeply committed to reach this goal through different strategies as the implementation of preventive safety systems which will be handled by an integrated approach with active and passive safety systems.The mentioned joint effort will contribute to overcome the current situation of 40.000 fatalities in the European Union every year and more than one million people injured."



    Mr. Etienne Pinte
    Mayor of Versailles

    “As the mayor of Versailles and a member of the National Assembly, I am very much pleased to welcome the PReVENT exhibition. Versailles offers this important event the prestige of its unique identity and its world wide reputation, as well as an exceptional opportunity to present, to European and international citizens, the most advanced safety applications developed with the support of the European Commission. For more than five years, Versailles has been home to a complete range of test tracks and associated laboratories focused on the technologies of intelligent cars. Industry and research investment are welcome to such a high quality site.”





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