The signing parties agreed on research cooperation in four ICT-for-Transport-related topics: (1) autonomous systems, (2) cooperative systems, (3) Field Operational Tests and (4) the impact of research results on road transport's energy consumption, CO2 reduction, safety and efficiency.
In November 2009, an EU-US Joint Declaration on Research in Cooperative Systems identified joint areas of research in (2), i.e. Cooperative Systems, and expressed support for the development of global open standards for such systems.
Signing parties of both documents were the Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the United States Department of Transportation (US DoT RITA) and the European Commission's Directorate-General Information Society and Media (EC/DG INFSO).
A logo on the EU-US Cooperation has been created in March 2012.
|DOCUMENTS RELEVANT FOR THIS COOPERATION:
EU/US announce plans for a Joint Showcase at the ITS World Congress
Please read the joint statement of ITS Joint Program Office Director Shelly Row and Juhani Jääskeläinen, Head of Unit "ICT for Transport",
Directorate-General Information Society and Media, European Commission, on the harmonization of core message sets.
The Glossary of Terms for the collaboration on cooperative systems
(C2X communication) aims to establish a common working definition for related key terms and concepts. It was jointly produced by experts
from the U.S. DoT RITA and EC / DG INFSO Task Force on Cooperative Systems Research (updated version 7).
Driver Distraction: Definition and Research Needs
- Report from the Expert Focus Group.
EU-US Cooperative Systems Standards Harmonisation Action Plan (HAP)
A HARMONIOUS AGREEMENT, the newsletter article on the HAP published
by THINKING HIGHWAYS in October 2011.
2. BACKGROUND PAPERS
Moving Towards Implementation of Wireless Connectivity in Surface Transportation - An update on the US ITS Program
|February 2011||Traffic Safety Facts - 2009 Statistics USA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)|
|US Department of Transportation - RITA - ITS Joint Program Office|