Amsterdam, 29 March 2022. Today, ERTICO – ITS Europe and the International Road Federation (IRF) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster safer, more efficient and more sustainable transport and mobility. The partnership will ensure further exchange of knowledge and expertise and drive forward the active discussion on key issues in the transport and mobility sector. The two organisations plan to organise joint activities to facilitate collaboration in their respective areas of competence in Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) and innovation.

ERTICO-ITS Europe aims to create safer, smarter and cleaner transport services and networks for the benefit of all by developing, promoting and deploying intelligent mobility services through a multi-stakeholder platform for action. The mission of IRF is to promote the development of road systems that enable access and sustainable mobility for all by building multi-stakeholder partnerships, assisting countries in building capacity, and facilitating access to best practices and industry solutions. Both organisations serve a wide range of member organisations in the public and private sectors of the road and transport industry. Together, they extend their global network for information and expertise exchange and provide a platform for the next generation of transport leaders.

‘ERTICO welcomes this new partnership with the International Road Federation as it will foster greater synergies and enable the two organisations to share the knowledge we have both gained in our mission as thought leaders,’ says Joost Vantomme, ERTICO CEO. ‘We are truly delighted to have established this collaboration that will promote the roll-out of ITS and sustainable mobility solutions and we are greatly looking forward to designing a shared action plan by connecting the dots with IRF!’

‘We at the IRF are pleased to see this partnership moving to the next level. The transformation our sector faces requires well-thought coordinated action and a good dose of innovative thinking’, says Susanna Zammataro, IRF Director-General. ‘By bringing our organisations’ network and expertise together, we are well-equipped to push forward innovation for a more sustainable mobility’.

About ERTICO – ITS Europe 

ERTICO – ITS Europe, founded in 1991 is a public-private partnership with more than 120 companies and organisations representing Service Providers, Suppliers, Traffic and Transport Industry, Research, Public Authorities, Users, Connectivity Industry, Vehicle Manufacturers. ERTICO innovates and deploys Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) through a variety of activities including European co-funded projects, Innovation Platforms, International Cooperation, Advocacy and Events. ERTICO is also the organiser of the ITS European and World Congresses, which take place every year in a different European city.

About IRF

The International Road Federation (IRF) is a global, independent, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Active since 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisations, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all. Its approach is centered on key strategic components of knowledge transfer & information sharing, connecting people, businesses and organisations, and working on policy & advocacy. With a network spanning over 130 countries, IRF is a truly global advocate of safe and sustainable mobility.

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