C-ITS regulations drafted by European Commission
The EC released its draft on C-ITS (cooperative intelligent transport systems), for the purpose of public consultation, with an objective to supplement or amend the previous ITS directive of 2010.
“Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) can significantly contribute to a cleaner, safer and more efficient transport system,” according to the EC.
The Commission already took a major step towards the deployment and use of ITS in road transport (and interfaces to the other transport modes) by adopting an Action Plan in December 2008. The Action Plan suggested a number of targeted measures and included the proposal for this Directive. The goal is to create the momentum necessary to speed up market penetration of rather mature ITS applications and services in Europe.
The new draft underlined the effects of new technologies: “New technologies aimed at improving the efficiency, safety and environmental performance of road transport are playing a significant role in achieving the Commission’s goals in this area.”
“One emerging field is that of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS), which enable vehicles to interact directly with each other and the surrounding road infrastructure. In road transport, C-ITS typically involves vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and/or infrastructure-to-infrastructure (I2I) communication, and communication between vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists (‘vehicle-to-everything’, V2X). This enables a wide range of information and cooperation services,” according to the draft.The draft focuses on the benefits of C-ITS:
- better road safety
- less congestion
- greater transport efficiency
- mobility and service reliability
- reduced energy use
- fewer negative environmental impacts
- support for economic development
These goals are all shared by ARH. Even better, we have everything to make it real:
ARH’s GDS (Globessey Data Server) system is in its current state – i.e. without any further need for modification – is able to support the necessary communication demanded by ITS between countries.
Traffic jam notifications from one country’s system to another’s could be very useful in case of large expected traffic.
If you are using GDS, you can have access to this and much more: ARH’s engineers will fine tune the settings necessary to create GDS connections between the different countries.