- transport policy | intelligent transport system
In many aspects, today's vehicles are already connected devices, and they are being linked and integrated into our ever more digital lifestyle. However, to make the transport system safer and more efficient, vehicles need to directly interact with each other and with the road infrastructure. Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) will allow road users and traffic managers to share and use information and coordinate their actions, which is key to significantly improving road safety and traffic efficiency.
On 30 November 2016, the Commission adopted its European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems, which constitutes an important milestone towards cooperative, connected and automated mobility.
For aspects where legal certainty is needed, the strategy foresees in particular the preparation of a delegated regulation on C-ITS to add or amend aspects to the ITS Directive 2010/40/EU. An impact assessment is being carried out by the Commission services and your input to this process is very much welcome. The inception impact assessment for this initiative has been published and an online public consultation was held between October 2017 and January 2018.
A dedicated stakeholder workshop was organised in Brussels on 9 February 2018 to gather specific information and data and to listen to views and suggestions from experts and stakeholders. The workshop was well attended with more than 140 participants.
In the morning session RICARDO, the consultant for the impact assessment support study, presented the overview and status of the study and the results of the online public consultation. In the Q&A important elements, including the design of the draft policy options, where discussed. 23 stakeholders presented their views on C-ITS, including among others C-ITS deployment initiatives, car manufacturers, technology and telecommunications providers, organizations representing road users, public transport and cities, and researchers.
The afternoon session consisted of an interactive presentation on the modelling framework for the study, in which the approach and assumptions used in the study were discussed, allowing stakeholders to offer detailed views and help to correct or amend the analytical approach. Some key elements discussed were the cost data and the uptake scenarios in vehicles and infrastructure. The stakeholders also had the opportunity to detail their feedback through a survey after the workshop.
Should you have any questions about the impact assessment, please contact MOVE-IMPACT-ASSESSMENT-C-ITS-SPECIFICATIONS@ec.europa.eu