There are an estimated 300 million car drivers in the EU Member States. Most would welcome any means to ease driving, with fewer delays and less chance of getting injured. Most are aware, even if they don’t often think about it, that a road accident could ruin their lives in an instant. The Commission’s “intelligent car” initiative aims to prevent car crashes and cut traffic congestion. Pollution, traffic safety and congestion are truly European problems affecting all 25 EU Member States. We need to find common European solutions. This is what the European Commission Communication on Intelligent Cars sets out to do.