European Commission presents a strategy towards cooperative, connected and automated mobility

A European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) will enable a more co-operative, connected and automated mobility system that will enable communication between vehicles and vehicles and the infrastructure. Its aim is to facilitate improvements in the safety of participants and vehicles, efficiency and comfort. This would serve the the long-term goals of minimizing environmental impact, judicious use of resources and the creation of new jobs.

The main elements of the Strategy are the following:
– Avoid a fragmented internal market
– Define and support common priorities
– Use a mix of communication technologies
– Address security and data protection issues
– Develop the right legal framework
– Cooperate at international level

The legal framework at EU level is to ready by 2018 with a financial funding framework. It is expected that snergies from the C-ROADS framework will be leveraged in member states. With the ongoing  Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), projects in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom have received funding.

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