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EuroBrake 2016 attracts record delegate numbers

17 June 2016

FISITA, the international federation for the automotive mobility engineering profession, welcomed more than 1,200 delegates from around the world to Milan this week for EuroBrake - the world’s largest braking technology conference and exhibition.

Chris Mason, FISITA CEO, said: “On behalf of the EuroBrake Steering Committee and Advisory Board, we are thrilled to have welcomed a record number of attendees at EuroBrake this week. The three-day event was a tremendous success, attracting international delegates and exhibitors of the highest calibre.

“EuroBrake is a key fixture on the calendar and a must-attend event for any engineer, academic or organisation involved within the braking and friction industries. My thanks go out to all those that took part and engaged, making the conference such a triumph. We now look forward to delivering EuroBrake 2017, which will take place in Dresden, Germany next May.”

The event played host to the EuroBrake Student Innovation Competition (ESIC), where finalists were asked to present their vision of vehicle braking systems with regards to autonomous driving. This year the judging panel identified two winners, who each received EUR 500 in prize money and were recognised at the Gala Dinner in front of an audience of 800 people:

• Oussama Erraji, Polytechnic University of Turin:
Advanced systems for autonomous driving vehicles

• Hamidreza Mirtaheri, Polytechnic University of Turin:
Hydraulic regenerative braking system

Now in its fifth year, EuroBrake has grown to become the world’s largest technical event of its kind, with a significant technical programme consisting of 27 technical sessions and over 140 technical presentations, while 100 international organisations also took part in the exhibition. EuroBrake attracts delegates from the industries of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, rail, aerospace and academia.

For more information see www.eurobrake.net.

View the EuroBrake Flickr album here.

View a summary of EuroBrake social media messages here.