In many aspects, today's vehicles are already connected devices, and they are being linked and integrated into our ever more digital lifestyle. However, to make the transport system safer and more efficient, vehicles need to directly interact with each other and with the road infrastructure. Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) will allow road users and traffic managers to share and use information and coordinate their actions, which is key to significantly improving road safety and traffic efficiency.
On 30 November 2016, the Commission adopted its European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems, which constitutes an important milestone towards cooperative, connected and automated mobility.
For aspects where legal certainty is needed, the strategy foresees in particular the preparation of a delegated regulation on C-ITS to add or amend aspects to the ITS Directive 2010/40/EU. An impact assessment is being carried out by the Commission services and your input to this process is very much welcome. The inception impact assessment for this initiative has been published and an online public consultation is open until 5 January 2018.
We are also organising a dedicated stakeholder workshop, whose objective is to gather specific information and data as well as listen to views and suggestions from experts and stakeholders.
We invite you to this meeting on Friday 9 February 2018 from 09:30 to 17:00 at the Borschette conference centre (room 3B), Rue Froissart 36, B-1040 Brussels.
The morning session will include presentations by the consultant on the impact assessment study and the results of the online public consultation. Stakeholders will also have the opportunity to offer their own views.
The afternoon session is aimed at experts in the field, and will focus on the policy options and deployment scenarios underpinning the impact assessment, including an exercise allowing all stakeholders present to offer detailed views and help to correct or amend the analytical approach.