DG MOVE has opened a public consultation aimed at gathering the input of the general public and stakeholders on specifications for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)
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. It will be focused on the following list of services which are technologically mature, highly beneficial and ready for large scale deployment.
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 consultation is open from 10 October 2017 – 5 January 2018 at https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/public-consultation-specifications-cooperative-intelligent-transport-systems