Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) use Information and Communication technology to facilitate mobility, improve road safety and mitigate environmental impact from road transport. ITS can improve the performance of the road transport system quicker and cheaper than building new road infrastructure. Hence, ITS supports transport policy goals on all levels.
The NEXT-ITS 3 Action relates to mainly two global projects: the Scandinavian-Mediterranean CEF Corridor and the EU ITS Platform (EU EIP) project, assembling key European players in cooperation with five ITS corridor projects for harmonised deployment of ITS across Europe.
The NEXT-ITS 3 project aims to enhance the Core road network performance in terms of efficiency, reliability, environmental impact, safety and security.
Enhanced corridor performance will be achieved through deployment of ITS Services such as upgrades of Traffic Management Centres and new services with improved data quality, extended service coverage, development and piloting of new innovative services and improvement of urban-interurban interface performance. It includes heavy goods vehicles parking, mobile devices for height control and speed warning in Schleswig-Holstein, amongst others.