The Smart RRS final event took place from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th of April, 2012 at the European Parliament in Brussels, hosted by MEPs Wortmann-Kool (The Netherlands) and Ayala-Sender (Spain). Co-funded by the European Commission, the SmartRRS project has developed an innovative road restraint system taking the safety of vulnerable road users into account. The new intelligent barrier brings several substantial improvements to today's EU standardized roadside barriers by proposing solutions addressing motorcyclists' safety issues such as shock absorption, traffic information, and emergency response, three of Europe's key road safety priorities 2011-2020.

At the occasion of the Smart RRS final event, MEPs Wortmann-Kool and Ayala-Sender addressed the problem of roadside barriers and motorcycle safety.

The final event consisted of :

  • An Information stand «Safe roadside barriers for motorcyclists, an urgent need in Europe - How to effectively protect vulnerable road users improving the EU standard for roadside barriers» which showcased the SmartRRS prototype, a motorcycle friendly road restraint system using integrated sensors able to transmit data on road conditions and accidents.
  • The Opening Reception of the Information stand (April 24th at 6:00pm - ground floor ASP Area Galerie Cafétéria).
  • A lunch debate at the Parliament's Members Salon, on April 25th at 12:30pm, which addressed the problems of motorcyclists with regard to European standard roadside barriers and discuss possible solutions.

The exhibition was opened from April 23rd through April 25th.

You can download documents and media.

Documents to download:

From left to right: Eduardo del Pozo de Dios (Applus IDIADA), Eva Sanjuan Guerrero (EP Transport Committee Advisor), Jim Higgins (MEP), Dieter-Lebrecht Koch (MEP), Albert Dess (MEP), Inés Ayala Sender (MEP), Corien Wortmann-Kool (MEP), Tappani Mikkeli (European Commission), Philip Vogt (FEMA).

Watch the videos