Fiche :: Action 92: Apply the Intelligent Transport System Directive in support of interoperability and rapid standardisation
24 October 2010
Increase the speed of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) take-up, in particular for road and urban transport by applying the proposed ITS Directive in support of interoperability and rapid standardisation.
What is the problem? Transport is not efficient and safe enough and consumes too much energy
Mobility of people and goods is a cornerstone of Europe's economic activity but represents one of the most serious environmental challenges which we face today. Intelligent Transports Systems (ITS) use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to make transport more efficient, faster, easier and more reliable.
Why is EU action necessary? The EU has committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% by 2020.
By applying smart ICT solutions in transport of all modes in Europe, greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by 25%. The European ITS Action Plan and its associated Directive support the fast deployment of interoperable ITS in road transport and other transport modes like railways, sky, and sea.
What will the Commission do?