30 October 2018 - "We need to build on the experience gained by Italy and create a common Observatory also at EU level on connected and automated driving and road safety, in order to establish a common governance for experiments carried out on vehicles. This is the proposal that as representative of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport and on behalf of Minister Danilo Toninelli, I will submit to the EU Informal Council of Transport and Environment Ministers, met in Graz, Austria”.
This is the statement of the State Undersecretary at the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, Mr. Michele Dell’Orco.
"By connected and automated driving and the use of new technologies – stated the Undersecretary -, in the nearest future we will be able to create a private and public transport system as well as to produce vehicles having a very low environmental impact and meeting high safety standards, in order to minimize the risk of road accidents. We believe that the creation of the European Observatory on these specific issues is a necessary condition for achieving together the EU target of halving the number of road accident deaths by 2030”.