Future of Surface Road Transport European Resarch (FOSTER-ROAD)
Future of Surface Road Transport European Resarch
Start date: Mar 1, 2013,
End date: Dec 31, 2016
"The FOSTER-ROAD project will support the European Technology Platform ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) to create and implement the needed research and innovation strategies for a sustainable and competitive European road transport system. Linking all relevant stakeholders FOSTER-ROAD will provide the consensus-based plans and roadmaps addressing the key societal, environmental, economic and technological challenges in areas such as road transport safety, urban mobility, long distance freight transport, global competitiveness and all issues related to energy and environment.The FOSTER-ROAD activities include project monitoring, strategic research agendas, business case models and innovation plans, coordination of research on European and national level. They include multi-modal issues as well as comprehensive dissemination activities.Overall it can be stated that FOSTER-ROAD provides the best opportunity to maintain, strengthen and widen the activities to further develop the multi-stakeholder road transport research area, for the high-quality research of societal and industrial relevance in Europe."
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