About this consultation

Consultation period
10 October 2017 - 12 January 2018

Consultation outcome

A synopsis report, explaining how the inputs to all consultation activities have been taken into account, will be published together with the impact assessment.

Support study for Impact Assessment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems - Analysis of responses to the Open Public Consultation

Target group

Transport operators and drivers (+ drivers' and consumer organisations), Vehicle manufacturers & suppliers, C-ITS system/service providers (+ aftermarket), telecom service providers, road operators, road & transport authorities, public administrations, European citizens

Objective of the consultation

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) means applying Information and Communication Technologies to transport. ITS applications and services can be very diverse, including for instance journey planners, travel information services, intelligent message signs and traffic lights, safety applications (automatic 112 calls, advanced cruise control) and traffic management.

In many respects today's vehicles are already connected devices. However, in the very near future they will also interact with each other, with the road infrastructure and possibly with other devices, and form part of an eco-system of cooperative, connected and automated mobility. This interaction is the domain of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS).

C-ITS will allow road users and traffic managers to share and use information and coordinate their actions. This cooperative element – enabled by digital connectivity – is expected to significantly improve road safety, traffic efficiency and comfort of driving, by helping the driver (and in the future automated vehicles) to take the right decisions and adapt to the traffic situation.

The 2016 EU Strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems foresees in particular the need to amend and supplement the ITS Directive 2010/40/EU for aspects where legal certainty is needed, through the preparation of a delegated regulation on C-ITS.

How to submit your response

The questionnaire is available in most EU languages (You can switch languages in the questionnaire).

Contributions may be submitted in any of the official EU languages.

You can skip questions that you do not feel comfortable responding to. However, replies to questions marked with an asterisk are compulsory. You can also pause at any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you will be able to download a copy of your completed questionnaire.

Stakeholders with specialist knowledge or direct professional links to the topic are invited, in the framework of this public consultation, to upload relevant expertise material or send them by e-mail to MOVE-IMPACT-ASSESSMENT-C-ITS-SPECIFICATIONS@ec.europa.eu. All such contributions will be analysed, reported on and considered in the impact assessment.

As part of the European Transparency Initiative, organisations are invited to use the Register of interest representatives to provide the European Commission and the public at large with information about their objectives, funding and structures.

If you are not registered yet in this register, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregister/

Additional information

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Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representative of the views of Commission staff. It does not in any way prejudge, or constitute the announcement of, any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.