New EU Project Supports Intelligent Mobility New EU Project Supports Intelligent Mobility
iMobility Support will assist in the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Europe. 

On 24 January 2013 ERTICO – ITS EUROPE launched a new European Union funded project called iMobility Support.  The three year project will support the deployment of intelligent mobility in Europe by assisting with the work of the iMobility Forum. 

The iMobility Forum is a broad consortium of stakeholders who have an interest in ITS systems and services and works to develop deploy resource-efficient clean and safe transport systems. 

In support of the Forum – the new iMobility Support project builds on eight years experience in support of similar initiatives (iCar Support & eSafety Support) and will assist with important activities such as stakeholder networking product deployment and communications. 

Funding has been provided by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) and the project will be coordinated by ERTICO – ITS EUROPE together with 6 project partners from across Europe. 

The project forms part of the EC’s Digital Agenda for Europe by focusing on ICT for transport while contributing to other policy such as the ITS Action Plan and the European Road Safety Action Programme. In addition to this it actively supports international ITS-related agreements such as the EU-US Declaration of Intent and the EU-Japan Memorandum of Cooperation.


iMobility Support project kick-off meeting. 24 January 2013 Brussels About the iMobility Support project

Project Timeline: 1 January 2013 – 30 December 2015
Project Budget: € 1449000
Website: (under construction) 

Project Partners:  AustriaTech – Gesellschaft des Bundes fur Technologiepolitische Massnahmen Gmbh  Fédération International de l’Automobile  (FIA) Association des Constructeurs Européen d’Automobiles (ACEA) Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus (VTT) and Q-Free ASA and DEKRA Automobil GmbH 

The project can be divided into three pillars: 

In the first pillar iMobility Support actively supports the constituencies and activities of the iMobility Forum. It acts as the secretariat of the iMobility Forum and is the key contact point for the Forum members. It monitors the 23 recommendations and also organises the “concertation” workshops for European projects on ICT for mobility. 
  In its second pillar iMobility Support focuses on the main ITS deployment issues faced by the Forum: it monitors the deployment of iMobility priority systems; it encourages the usage of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) for ITS; it supports ITS standardisation; it identifies certification needs; supports the deployment of eCall system; and supports international collaboration where needed.
  In its third pillar iMobility Support actively promotes the iMobility Forum activities; it maintains an easily recognisable brand with editorial tools; it consolidates and disseminates the Forum results in different forms; it organises the iMobility Awards; and it contributes to selected ITS events.

The following companies/associations were invited to participate at the project as associate partners: ITS Associations– [Germany Bulgaria Czech Republic Greece Portugal Denmark Ireland Spain Sweden United Kingdom Slovenia Slovakia Italy Russia] ASECAP – (iMobility Forum Steering Group chair) CLEPA – (iMobility Forum Vulnerable Road Users co chair) CERTH/HIT – (iMobility Forum Vulnerable Road Users co chair) TRL – (iMobility Forum Human Machine Interaction co chair) VTEC/VOLVO – (iMobility Forum Automation co chair).

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Original Publication Date: Thu 24 Jan 2013