On 7 September ERTICO – ITS Europe hosted the kick-off meeting of the new SATIE project. The task of the 10-partner consortium will be to propose to the European Commission options for large scale actions for innovation and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The starting point of this exercise: the iMobility Forum ELSA Task Force report and the new concept of “ITS incubators”.

The main question that the EU-funded SATIE Support Action engaged to answer is: What kind of large scale actions could be implemented to accelerate the deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for sustainable mobility and transport? For Wil Botman Chairman of the SATIE project and Senior Advisor for Public Affairs at the Royal Dutch Touring Club – ANWB finding the answer to this question is essential as “there is a lot of benefit to be gained in a joint approach of authorities users and industry in bringing ICT for transport to the market in a concerted action throughout Europe.”

The SATIE consortium will explore how to overcome the barriers of ITS deployment and the fragmentation of ITS initiatives through the set-up of a truly interactive partnership community the development of the concept of incubators and the integration of multi-level initiatives in a pan-European approach linking businesses cities local national and EU governments and the European Union.

Each of the partners of SATIE has a long experience in supporting the deployment of ITS and shares the goal to make European initiatives more efficient and effective. They are convinced that European large scale actions can bring the momentum needed: Wil Botman believes that “working together throughout Europe will be more cost-efficient and quicker in bringing ICT to the market. In this way road safety the environment and the efficiency of our mobility system will be improved considerably”.

To achieve these goals SATIE will rely on its partners and their constituencies representing important stakeholders from both demand and supply sides: public authorities (Swedish Transport Administration) road operators (ASECAP) users (ANWB) industry (EUCAR PTV) research organisations (TNO VTT IFSTTAR) and multi-sector partnerships (ERTICO – ITS Europe and ITS Network Germany).

For more information please contact Sébastien Mure

SATIE – Support Action for a Transport-ICT European large scale action – is a support action funded by the European Commission Directorate General Information Society and Media under the 7th Framework for Research and Development. It will support the European Commission in the establishment of European large scale actions spanning research innovation and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services for sustainable mobility and transport.
More information available on SATIE website (as of October 2011).

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Original Publication Date: Mon 19 Sep 2011