4th September marks the start of a new era for mobility in Belgium.  Today, a self-driving shuttle capable of interacting with other road-users, took a drive on a public road for the first time carrying passengers. This first for Belgium was organised in Han-sur-Lesse…

Eerstetestautonomeshuttle (pdf, 385.8K)

Dear Sir or Madam,You are kindly invited to attend the IRIS workshop that will be held at Vias institute in Brussels on October 11, 2018.

iris-workshop.pdf (pdf, 798.8K)

Dear Sir or Madam,You are kindly invited to attend the ADVERTS workshop that will be held at Vias institute in Brussels on October 11, 2018.

adverts-workshop.pdf (pdf, 750.7K)

A 35-year-old father was on his way to a family party with his 2 toddlers. As the car approached the level crossing, witnesses saw how it ignored the red light and the crossing’s closed barriers. The train driver launched the emergency braking but a collision could no…

Infrabel en Vias institute lanceren nieuwe campagne rond verkeersveiligheid (pdf, 193.3K)

On Friday 18th of May an entire session on the Road Safety on Five Continents Conference (RS5C) in South Korea was dedicated to the ESRA project. Uta Meesmann, Vias institute (Belgium) organized this session and presented an overview on the project approach,…



After one year and a half , the SaferAfrica project knew a first milestone. On 27th April,  the consortium gathered various stakeholders to assess the actions undertaken so far. Their attention was mainly focused on the “Capacity Building” activity that we as Vias…

Wednesday 28/02 at Vias institute – ESRA2 kick-off meeting with the core group members. This is the start of the second edition of the ESRA survey. Already 24 countries signed up for the first wave in 2018.

Vias institute is one of the leading partners in the SafetyCube project (Safety CaUsation, Benefits and Efficiency). This is a research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizons 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, in the…

The ESRA website has been revamped! It’s a joint international project of 26 institutions to qualify and understand the road safety attitudes and behaviour of road users across the globe. Learn more at!

At the beginning of October 2017, Minister of Mobility, François Bellot, and Vias institute tested a driverless shuttle bus. It was the first time a test of this kind had been carried out in Belgium. These shuttle buses can pick people up and drop them off, stop if…

Eerste test autonome shuttle (pdf, 225.6K)

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