European Commission revises Intelligent Transport Systems Directive to advance smart mobility

The European Commission is proposing to update the 2010 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive, adapting to the emergence of new road mobility options, mobility apps and connected and automated mobility. The aim of this review is to stimulate the faster deployment of new, intelligent services, by proposing that certain crucial road, travel and traffic data is made available in digital format, such as speed limits, traffic circulation plans or roadworks.  

Intelligent Transport Systems apply information and communication technologies such as journey planners, eCall, and automated driving in transport, making mobility safer, more efficient, and more sustainable. With ITS, citizens can receive better information through applications in the car, e.g., on traffic regulations and roadworks. 

Since 2010, the ITS Directive has been the EU’s tool to ensure the coordinated deployment of such systems across the EU, based on European specifications and standards. The revision includes an extension in the Directive’s scope to better encompass emerging services, such as multimodal information, booking and ticketing services (such as apps to find and book journeys that combine public transport, shared car, or bike services), communication between vehicles and infrastructure (to increase safety) and automated mobility. It also mandates the collection of crucial data and the provision of essential services such as real-time information services informing the driver about accidents or obstacles on the road. 

Source: European Commission 


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