The European Commission has issued a call for research proposals on Information and Communications Technologies.

Under Challenge 6: ‘ICT for Mobility Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency’ the work programme includes topics under Objective 6.2 (ICT for Mobility of the Future) which are relevant to the ITS Community:

Field Operational Tests for Integrated Safety Systems and Cooperative Systems to assess improvements in efficiency and safety of autonomous and cooperative vehicle systems – includes:

  • Large scale test programmes aimed at “comprehensive assessment of the efficiency quality robustness and user-friendliness of close to market systems before their full scale deployment in Europe”
  • Where needed performance evaluation of safety-related cooperative systems in controlled proving ground environments.

ICT based systems and services for Smart Urban Mobility and New Mobility Concepts – includes:

  • Innovative new tools services and methods for demand management
  • ICT for replacing mobility.

Coordination and support actions under the framework of the Intelligent Car Initiative
International cooperation with Japan and the USA to establish mechanism for mutual validation and exploitation of programme results.

The budget for Objective 6.2 is €37m.  Proposals are to be submitted by 13th April 2010.

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Original Publication Date: Tue 27 Jul 2010