The European Commission decided early in 2014 to take a more prominent role in the deployment of connected driving by setting up a Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) Deployment Platform. The Platform was conceived as a cooperative framework including national authorities, C-ITS stakeholders and the Commission, to develop a shared vision for the interoperable deployment of C-ITS across the EU. It provides policy recommendations for the development of a roadmap and a deployment strategy for C-ITS in the EU and identifies potential solutions to some critical cross-cutting issues.

In the frame of supporting the deployment of C-ITS on European roads, there are a number of C-ITS real-life pilot projects funded under TEN-T and CEF which will create new C-ITS services for all pf Europe’s road users. These projects will test vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle interactions by using both short-range and cellular communications.

By endorsing the Final Report of the first phase of the C-ITS Platform on 21 January 2016, the C-ITS Platform achieved its first milestone towards deploying connected and automated vehicles across the EU. Based on this report, the Commission prepared the European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems.

Read the C-ITS Platform final report of January 2016

The second phase of the platform (2016-2017) further develops the shared vision for the interoperable deployment of C-ITS.

This includes the progress made in defining implementation conditions for topics already discussed during the first phase. The Working Groups on Security, Data Protection, Compliance Assessment and Hybrid Communication have all worked on issues that are essential to the interoperability of C-ITS deployment and therefore relevant for the preparation of Delegated Act(s) for C-ITS.

It also recognises and further investigates the mutual benefits that future C-ITS services will bring, with a particular focus on automation. All members of the C-ITS platform believe that the ultimate goal is the full convergence of all developments under Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), making use of the digitisation of transport.

The Final report of the second phase of the C-ITS Platform was endorsed on 20 September 2017.

Read the C-ITS Platform Phase II final report of September 2017

Annexes to the C-ITS Platform Phase II final report of September 2017