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eSafety Forum comments on EC ITS Action Plan
Creation date: 30 April 2008
On 25 April, eSafety experts met in Ljubljana to discuss how the European Commission should go forward to deploy eSafety systems throughout Europe.
The European Commission is currently preparing an Action Plan on Intelligent Transportation Systems, which recognises the role that ITS can play to deliver clean, efficient and safe and secure road transport. It aims to create a consistent and comprehensive policy framework, to unlock the full potential of ITS in serving European and national policies. The Action Plan is expected to be finalised and published in July this year.
The eSafety forum met on 25 April in Ljubljana to comment on the Action Plan. A number of key priority actions were identified and selected by the participants, focussing on how ICT technologies could improve road safety and could contribute to environmentally friendly and energy efficient transport solutions.
Develop assessment methods
Create a level playing field for ITS systems and services
Work towards interoperable solutions
ICT for clean mobility
Other identified “Green ITS” priority actions identified by the working group included traffic management and control, demand and access management, navigation and travel information, as well as freight logistics and fleet management.
The working group concluded that the potential is enormous for ICT to add fuel savings and emission reductions, but more R&D is needed to develop and evaluate “green ITS”, solutions in a coordinated approach across Europe.
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