Rubén M.Cenzano

Chartered Civil Engineer specialised in Transportation

Ingeniero de Caminos especialista en Transporte

EU accelerates on connected vehicles

Posted On Wednesday, 17 February 2016


The European Commission, which plans a strategy on connected vehicles later this year, has released a report outlining how to ‘catch up’ on connected vehicles.

Industry representatives, public authorities and EU officials have agreed on a shared vision for the coordinated deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) in Europe. This is an important step towards connected cars as C-ITS enable vehicles to communicate with each other and with the infrastructure which the Commission believes can notably improve road safety and reduce congestion.



The report will also ensure that through C-ITS road transport can reap all the benefits from digitisation and contribute to President Juncker's ambition of creating a Digital Single Market.

EU Commissioner for transport Violeta Bulc said: Digitisation of transport is a priority of my mandate as it has the potential to create new growth and smarter mobility. I want to see connected cars on European roads by 2019 and today's report is an important milestone towards that objective. It is nevertheless only a first step, more deliverables will come throughout 2016.

The report concludes that C-ITS could yield up to 3 euros in societal benefits for every euro invested and gives concrete recommendations to address issues such as digital security and data privacy.



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