Support Action for a Transport ICT European Large Scale Action
The SATIE support action will prepare the way for the successful launch of a European large-scale action ('Elsa') to accelerate the deployment of ICT for sustainable, safe and efficient mobility and transport, based on an iterative consultation process of public and private stakeholders.
The SATIE support action will prepare the way for the successful launch of a programme of European large-scale actions:
- Elaborate the concept, procedures and added value of a large-scale action
- Disseminate and raise the awareness with regard to the possibilities of a Transport-ICT Elsa with all stakeholders throughout Europe
- Map existing initiatives and possible future initiatives which would fit into an Elsa approach
The SATIE approach is based on establishing a partnership of national, regional and local key stakeholders from both the demand and supply sides to share in the implementation of ICT solutions for mobility and transport on a larger scale than hitherto seen in Europe.
SATIE will establish an Elsa partnership community bringing together various committed actors, who will be involved in an iterative process of consultation to identify the following elements of a potential Elsa:
- European, national, regional and local actions;
- Innovative procurement practices;
- European, national and regional funding instruments;
- European and national innovation platforms;
- R&D projects and other activities;
- The objectives of public and private stakeholders within the value network of ICT for mobility and transport.
The iterative process aims to specify an optimum Elsa model with regard to the added value for European innovation and Europe's economy. It will also promote the sustainability of the European transport system in view of its impact on the environment, safety and efficiency.
By linking innovative actions at European level, national and regional initiatives and the industry will benefit from cross fertilisation and be able to build on the experience of each other, thereby, short-cutting the innovation process to achieve a quicker introduction of proven new ITS technologies.
The study does not demonstrate any final results yet as it is still ongoing. However, some intermediate results have been released, namely:
Three scenarios have been developed to illustrate the pan European implementation of a European Large-Scale Action (ELSA) in different situations. Each scenario has distinctive characteristics with regard to the type of ICT for Transport implemented, geographical location, the network of actors and their objectives. The scenarios illustrate that deployment barriers may differ according to local circumstances. Stakeholders involved around corridors are different than stakeholders involved in a city. Priorities on societal goals may differ in different regions.
The scenarios are:
- Smart & Healthy Cities
- Smart & Green Corridors
- Smart & Thriving Regions
Given the scenarios developed and the context of the project an assessment framework has been designed based on an analysis of strengths and weaknesses. This is a suitable method for the qualitative analysis of the effects of an ELSA, as the key to success of an ELSA will - to a large extent - be determined by the extent to which the ELSA is able to overcome ICT for Transport deployment barriers. SATIE will use the assessment framework for the qualitative analysis of the effects of an ELSA and the effectiveness of different options.
- An efficient and integrated mobility system
- Innovating for the future: technology and behaviour