Give us your opinion
Public consultation on the
"Preparation of the Action Plan on Intelligent Transport Systems for Road
Stakeholders’ open workshop
On the 26th March 2008, the European Commission has organised
an Open Workshop in Brussels relative to the state of progress in the
preparation of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Action Plan.
Stakeholders were invited to assist to the discussion and provide feedback
Invitation and draft agenda
Results of the Stakeholders' open workshop
Contributions to the Workshop
Action Plan: State of play
Outcome of the first round stakeholders' consultations
Identified potential actions
Following statement was brought forward at the Workshop:
Statement on Intell Speed management
Open Consultation (Survey)
With this consultation process, the services of the European
Commission are calling for comments on the proposed approach to increase
awareness and to speed up pan-European deployment of Intelligent Transport
Systems (ITS) for Road Transport
Public consultation questionnaire (deadline to
send contribution: 31/03/2008)
Results of public consultation
The Mid-term review of the European Commission's 2001 White
Paper on Transport Policy, "Keep Europe Moving", highlighted the importance of
Transport, and stressed the need to face growing challenges regarding a
sustainable Road Transport System.
Intelligent Transport Systems, as a result of applying
emerging information and communication technologies to transport, have the
potential to contribute to a safe, efficient, sustainable and seamless transport
of goods and people on the European road network and its interfaces with the
other transport modes and to improve the competitiveness of European industry.
However, it looks like acceptance and market penetration of
such novel applications and services is low.
THE ITS ACTION PLAN
The Action Plan is a European Commission initiative aiming at
launching and supporting a limited number of targeted actions to unlock the full
potential of ITS in serving EU policies in the field of enhanced road safety,
improved transport efficiency and reduced environmental impact and to create the
momentum necessary to speed up market penetration of (rather mature) ITS
applications and services.
The initiative is supported by 5 Directorates closely co-operating: Directorate
General Energy and Transport, Information Society and Media, Research,
Enterprise and Industry and Environment.
More information on background and approach can be found in
ITS Roadmap Outline on "Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for more
efficient, safer and cleaner road transport"
THRUST of the ITS ACTION PLAN
The Action Plan should answer the following questions:
- which ITS applications can best serve policy goals, and
which are mature enough to allow Europe-wide deployment in the
- what instruments available to the Commission services
should best be used to speed up market penetration of these ITS applications
WHAT WOULD WE LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU?
We would be very grateful to you if you could inform us on
your views and what in your opinion could be done best to foster deployment of
ITS and to unlock the real added value of these technologies, services and
By getting your input, we can better understand your needs and
priorities regarding specific applications and establish priorities for actions
at EU level.
The feedback resulting from this web consultation will be
considered for finalising the ITS Action Plan.