Industry representatives and public authorities are urging the European Commission to enable a ‘fast move’ in the coordinated deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) across Europe to improve road safety and the efficiency of transport.
A report compiled by the C-ITS Platform – a group of transport and mobility experts (link is external) from the European Union’s 28 member states – also says that it’s crucial for the European ITS industry to maintain its edge as global competition rises.
C-ITS uses technology that allows road vehicles to communicate with other vehicles, traffic signals and roadside infrastructure. The systems are also known as vehicle-to-vehicle communications, or vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.
In November 2014 the Commission created the C-ITS Platform – a group of public and private organisations representing the whole chain of bodies involved in implementing ITS, including public authorities, vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and telecomm companies.