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ESC Symposium in Brussels visited by more than 220 international experts


The ESC Symposium took place in Brussels 1 July 2008 where experts in road and vehicle safety discussed progress and challenges for deployment of road safety technologies. At the same time a special exhibition was organised to showcase the latest developments in road safety technologies. 



The main goal of the Symposium was to discuss the final steps needed to reach the goal of a 100% ESC penetration rate, discuss the ESC deployment experiences of Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States, and review options to advance the rollout of Electronic Stability Control.


The event featured:

·   An overview on the activities organised in the scope of the public information campaign ‘ChooseESC!’

·   Best practise examples of national campaigns and showcases on how to promote ESC

·   Release of a new EU wide ESC availability survey by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)

·   An international session on the latest global developments on ESC with experts from Australia, Canada, EU, and the USA





More information on the event and on the global ESC activities can be found here:  


David Ward, Director General - FIA Foundation and President of eSafetyAware



  • Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Information Society & Media, European Commission
  • David Ward, Director General, FIA Foundation & President of eSafetyAware
  • Ivan Hodac, Secretary General, ACEA
  • Zita Gurmai, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur Intelligent Car Report
  • Hermann Meyer, CEO, ERTICO – ITS Europe
  • Michiel Van Ratingen, Secretary General, Euro NCAP
  • Herbert Hemming, Executive Vice-President, Robert Bosch GmbH, Update on ESC usage rates in Europe
  • Adrian Walsh, Director, RoadSafe, Driving for Better Business - a fleet profile of Napp Pharmaceuticals
  • Italy - Francesco Mazzone, Head of International Assessment Projects, ACI
  • Spain - Miquel Nadal, Director, RACC Foundation
  • Slovenia - Boris Perko, President, AMZS
  • Germany -  Johann Grill, Director Consumer Protection & Public Policy, ADAC
  • Denmark - Thomas Moller Thomsen, CEO, FDM
  • UNECE – Ian Yarnold, Deputy Head of Vehicle Technology and Standards, UK Department for Transport
  • Europe –  Isabelle Kardacz, Head of Road Safety Unit, DG TREN, European Commission
  • Canada – Christian Lavoie, Director, Motor Vehicles Standards, Research & Development, Transport Canada
  • Australia – Mike Harris, Executive Director, Australian Automobile Association

Pictures from the event: click here



  • Autochannel - pdf (113 KB)
  • - pdf (145 KB)
  • -  pdf (167 KB)
  • La Dernière Heure-  pdf (35 KB)
  • Easier Motoring - pdf (34 KB)
  • Autogids pdf (356 KB)

Read more:




 Go to www.eSafetyChallenge. eu for the latest news on eSafety

 Release of the ESC ON BOARD! logo

Ivan Hodac, Viviane Reding, David Ward, Zita Gurmai, Hermann Meyer, Michiel Van Ratingen