CLEPA Annual Reception 2015
The CLEPA Annual Reception took place on 24 March 2015 in the Concert Noble, in Brussels
This year around 300 participants had the opportunity to listen the speech of Mr Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner responsible for DGs Climate Action & Energy. Mr de David-Beauregard, CLEPA President, highlighted the strong links and interdependencies between transport, energy and climate, particularly as urbanization accelerates worldwide.
The EU CO2 legislation for passenger cars has largely been a success in driving innovations, lowering CO2 and offering planning certainty. CLEPA members are developing a wide range of technologies for further CO2 reductions post-2020.
As regards automated driving, this is part of a new paradigm shift and mobility evolution.
It is estimated that it will bring tremendous social benefits in terms of road accident reductions, traffic management, fuels savings and additional productivity due to traffic avoidance. CLEPA supports a stepwise approach towards higher levels of automated driving and its technological advancements in key innovation areas.