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81st ITC linked events

WP.1 - WP.29 Joint Event on Automation in Transport

A day-long joint event of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) and the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) on Automation in Transport: Safe Deployment of Automated Vehicles in Traffic, will take place on 18 February 2019.

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Monday, 18 February 2019, 10:30 – 18:00
WP.1 and WP.29 chairs

Policy Statements
  • Mr. Yuwei Li, Sustainable Transport Division Director, UNECE
  • Mr. Matthew Baldwin, EU Comm Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport
  • Mr. Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Russian Federation
  Panel I: Aiming at a common terminology in the area of automated driving vehicles

Moderator: Mr. Ibrahima Sow, Canada Representative at WP.1
  • Mr. Bryant Walker Smith, University South Carolina
  • Mr. Bernie Frost, UK and GRVA Chair
  Panel II: Current technical capacity of vehicle automation systems. What should the role/s of WP.1 and WP.29 be?

Moderator: Mr. Ian Yarnold , Department for Transport, UK, WP.29 Representative
  • Mr. Charles Uthus, Vice President American, Automotive Policy Council, AAPC
  • Mr. Andrea Censi, NUtonomy
  • Mr. Alfred Kloos, ACEA
  Panel III: Activities other than driving

Moderator: Mr. Joel Valmain , France Representative at WP.1
  • Ms. Jessica Uguccioni, UK Independent Law Commission of England and Wales
  • Mr. Bruce Mehler, MIT Ahead Project
  • Mr. Richard Damm, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany
  Panel IV: The safe interaction between automated vehicle and driver, and automated vehicle and other road users in traffic

Moderator: Mr. Peter Striekwold, RDW, Netherland's Vehicle Authority, WP.1 and WP.29 Representative 
  • Mr. Yujiro Uehara, Assistant Director of Automated Driving Planning Office, NPA, Japan
  • Mr. Fredric Schroeder, President of the World Blind Union
  • Mr. Antony Lagrange, EU Commission, WP.29 Representative
  Wrap-up and conclusions

WP.1 and WP.29 chairs
Digitalization and e-documents

A half-day meeting on “Automation in Transport: Digitalization and e-documents as enablers of growth and development” took place on 19 February, concurrently with the restricted segment of the ITC on the adoption of the ITC Strategy 2030, thus enabling non-governmental high-level participants, who cannot attend the restricted session, as well as larger country delegations to engage in a meaningful dialogue on the benefits of digitalization - e.g. through eTIR - for trade, growth and development and on addressing existing regulatory, political and technical bottlenecks.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 15:00-18:00
Opening Remarks:
Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE 
Mr. Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, European Commission
Mr. Umberto de Pretto, Secretary General, IRU
  SESSION I: e-documents preparation
  • Mr. Erik Evtimov, Deputy Secretary General, International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) - PDF
  • Ms. Sue Probert, CEFACT Chair - PDF
  • Ms. Rebecca Huang, Secretary Working Party on Road Transport - PDF
  • Ms. Victoria Ivanova, Secretary Working Party on Inland Waterways - PDF
  • Mr. Artur Bouten, Secretary Working Party on Customs Questions Affecting Transport - PDF
  SESSION II: Case studies
  • Mr. Yerzhan Nurakhmetov, Director of Department on Transport and Infrastructure, Eurasian Economic Commission 
  • Mr. Mostafa Ayati, Deputy Director General of Transit Supervision Bureau, Islamic Republic of Iran - PDF
  • Mr. Yizhou Wu, Department Manager, Zhejiang Electronic Port, People's Republic of China - PDF
  • Mr. Eusebiu Catana, ERTICO-ITS Europe, AEOLIX Project - PDF

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