Following an invitation of the European Commission, industry representatives and public authorities have agreed on a shared vision for the coordinated deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) in Europe and issued a respective report as a guidance on how the EU can make the most of connected cars. This considers as an important step towards connected cars as C-ITS enable vehicles to communicate with each other and with the infrastructure. This can notably improve road safety and reduce congestion. The report was published on Thursday 21 January 2016 by the European Commission (DG Connect) and can be found through the following link:http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/its/doc/c-its-platform-final-report-january-2016.pdf. This report is the result of the one year work performed in the framework of the C-ITS Platform of the European Commission.
The Platform for the Deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems in the European Union (C-ITS Platform) was launched by the Commission in July 2014, and met for the first time in November 2014.The objective of the C-ITS platform was to identify and agree on how to ensure interoperability of C-ITS across borders and along the whole value chain, as well as to identify the most likely and suitable deployment scenario(s). These include the first vehicleto-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) services to be deployed across the EU and their most beneficial geographical environments (long distance corridors, secondary roads and the urban environment).
The scope of the C-ITS platform was focussed on the main technical (frequencies, hybrid communications, (cyber-)security and access to in-vehicle data) and legal issues (such as liability, data protection and privacy). It also covered standardisation, cost benefit analysis, business models, public acceptance, road safety and other implementation topics, international cooperation, etc. Dr. Amditis, Research Director of ICCS and the Head I-SENSE Research Group participated among other in the Platform’s respective work and discussions. More information can in found in the following press release avaialbe here in pdf format (GR).