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FEHRL – the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories – is an international association comprising the national research/technical centres of more than 30 countries.
FEHRL’s mission is to promote and facilitate collaboration on road and infrastructure research and provide high quality information and advice on relevant technologies and policies.
Through the specification and delivery of research, FEHRL’s main objectives are to:
• Provide scientific input to policy on road and infrastructure matters;
• Create and maintain an efficient and safe road infrastructure network:
• Increase innovation inroad and infrastructure construction and related industries;
• Improve the energy efficiency of road and infrastructure engineering and operations;
• Protect the environment and improve the quality of life. Read more...


Thierry Goger - Secretary-General






CEDR - Conference of European Directors of Roads -  is a platform for cooperation and promotion of improvements to the road system and its infrastructure. Members represent their respective national road authorities and provide support and advice on decisions concerning the road transport system that are taken at national or international level.
CEDR’s expert committees are tasked to provide technical and strategic advice on important topics. These include important issues such as road safety, climate change, performance indicators, energy, procurement, financing, professional development, legislation and standards, ITS etc.
CEDR also supports research activities through its own Transnational Research Programme which has funded numerous research projects. Members address the full range of road transport and road infrastructure issues and are the key players when implementing directives, standards, or recommendations. They can develop more effective technical approaches by learning from successes and failures elsewhere.


Steve Phillips - Secretary General





Pavemetrics specializes in 3D vision systems for the automated inspection of transportation infrastructure. Our systems are used in more than 35 countries around the world to automatically inspect roads, runways, railways and tunnels. Pavemetrics sensors help transportation asset managers to better manage their assets by reducing inspection time and labor cost, while improving both data accuracy and repeatability. Read More...


John Laurent - VP Business Development and CTO









TRANSPORT RESEARCH ARENA. 2018 will be on Digitisation, Automatisation and Decarbonisation. They are major trends that will drastically change the way we live, work and use mobility and transport in the future. Under the heading of “A digital Era for Transport”, the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) to be held on 16-19th April in Vienna, Austria, will explore, discuss and demonstrate these major paradigm shifts specifically directed at important areas of our life, such as transport, mobility, logistics and industrial production. Read More...

supported by SETRIS http://newrail.org/setris/     








ERTRAC - the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council. - is the European technology platform which brings together road transport stakeholders to develop a common vision for road transport research in Europe. Supported by the European Commission, the tasks of ERTRAC are to:
• Provide a strategic vision for road transport research and innovation in Europe.
• Define strategies and roadmaps to achieve this vision through the definition and update of a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and implementation research roadmaps.
• Stimulate effective public and private investment in road transport research and innovation.
• Contribute to improving coordination between the European, national, regional public and private R&D activities on road transport.
• Enhance the networking and clustering of Europe’s research and innovation capacities.
• Promote European commitment to Research and technological development.
• Support the implementation of Horizon 2020 

supported by FUTURE-RADAR 


Xavier Aertsens - Head of Office






Diagnose your pavements to evaluate visual condition and from non-destructive testing to determine the structural condition.
Their permanent watch and the diversity of their skills network allows them to develop tailored solutions.
They assist you in preservation and optimization of your assets by advising you daily on the most suitable solutions. Read More...


Pascal Trottier - CEO                  







Infravation brings together funding from the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, USA and the EU into one common transnational Call framework, in order to fund joint research projects.
The ERA-NET Plus Infravation 2014 Call was initiated as a pooled research fund to develop transport infrastructure innovations which address the challenges identified in the European Commission’s White Paper on Transport: Smart, Green and Integratedtransport. Its objective is to enable a high quality infrastructure offering high service l evels to the user/economy/society through solutions for both new and existing infrastructure. 


Peter  Wilbers - Programme coordinator





A competition that awards prize money sponsored by industry to BSc, MSc and PhD students from all over Europe with the main aim of stimulating their interest in the field of transport. Winners will take part in a prestigious award ceremony at the 2018 Transport Research Arena (TRA 2018) event in Vienna, Austria, on 16-19th April 2018 where they will have the opportunity to meet European Commission (EC) representatives and transport experts. Read More...


George Smyrnakis-Project Coordinator