SiEVA Development Centre presented the FACTS4WORKERS project on The Future of Road Mobility Forum – FORM, which took place on 19th October in Brussels. The FORM Forum is a gathering of major European industrial, academia and governmental stakeholders, intended to share knowledge and ideas concerning the future of road mobility and is organized by EARPA – European Automotive Research Partners Association. The main topics of this year’s forum were: 1. Future Transport Systems 2. Future Energy Systems 3. The Circular Economy and a special wildcard topic 4. Wildcard: Future role/responsibility of EARPA members.
The FORM Forum is foreseen as platform where all EARPA partners can exchange ideas and recent research results among the EARPA community as well as with external partners from the European automotive research arena. One element of the event was the presentation of recent results from projects where EARPA partners are involved. EARPA members and EARPA project partners were encouraged to present successfully completed projects or recent results from on-going projects in the context of EARPA’s vision on the Future of Road Mobility (national projects and European projects).
SiEVA used the opportunity to present two of its Horizon 2020 projects, among them also FACTS4WORKERS. The topics addressed by FACTS4WORKERS were also visible among the discussions, which took into focus a larger, social point of view on the status of the industry and European mobility as a whole. FACTS4WORKERS’ unique preposition which puts shop floor workers in focus point of developed solutions, fit in well with the social- and sustainability aspects given great focus on the event. Visitors to the SiEVA stand exhibited great interest in the project, with the event proving a great opportunity for dissemination of the current achievements of the FACTS4WORKERS consortium on a larger European level.