February 22, 2019
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Rijkswaterstaat starts 2nd phase pilot Tyre Pressure Measuring System (UMneo)

Giornata europea per la sicurezza stradale - Varsavia, 8 marzo 2016

The results of the first phase show that the tyre pressure measuring system is reliable enough to inform interested parties about the detected deficiencies. As a result, Rijkswaterstaat started the second phase of the pilot in December 2018.


Istantanee di sicurezza - ecco la nuova premiazione

Introduction to Optimum Quality of ITS

Sub-activity 4.1 has so far provided several frameworks to define and assess the quality of data, information and services in various domains of ITS.


Istantanee di sicurezza - ecco la nuova premiazione

Annual reports on Best Practices and Stakeholder liaison are now available

Activity 2 prepared and released its annual deliverables for 2018. The two deliverables released are the “Achievements Report on collecting best practice in ITS deployment 2018” and the “Stakeholder Liaison Report 2018”.


Istantanee di sicurezza - ecco la nuova premiazione

Upgrade Traffic Management and Emergency Information in Águas Santas Tunnel

Following the large tunnel and network reorganization with the construction of a second tunnel in aguas Santas, 5 km to the North of Porto city, in an intensively used road corridor, it is necessary to refurbish and installation the telematic systems both for traffic surveillance and control, traveler guidance and alert and environment monitoring. This large project includes intervention in the tunnel area as well as in the road network ahead towards the tunnel and the city.


Istantanee di sicurezza - ecco la nuova premiazione

The Platform presented results on Best Practice collection at the 4th ITS Hellas Conference

ΙΤS Hellas, the “Hellenic Association for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems”, organized its 4th Conference entitled: “Intelligent Transport Systems in Greece: Latest developments” on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 December 2018 in the premises of the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Athens, Greece.


Istantanee di sicurezza - ecco la nuova premiazione

Exploring supply and demand of cross-border traffic information

In February 2018, the partners of the CROCODILE corridor have started to elaborate in detail the current status of supply and demand of cross-border traffic information exchange within corridor from Poland down to Slovenia. An initial workshop in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and subsequent coordination meetings were used to confirm certain assumptions, but have also revealed new aspects and viewpoints on the matching of supply and demand of cross-border traffic data.


Istantanee di sicurezza - ecco la nuova premiazione

TN-ITS Map updates support ISA in saving lives

For years, speeding has been recognised as one of the main contributing factors to deaths on our roads. Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) will have a huge impact on traffic safety. TN-ITS GO (Transport Network Intelligent Transport Systems) is a Connecting Europe Facility project that contributes to ISA’s success by deploying standardized advanced exchange and update mechanisms for digital map data. TN-ITS GO is planned to be a key part of the digital infrastructure of 15 European Member States and road operators by 2022. ISA’s planned introduction in all new cars sold is currently the subject of an EU proposed law.


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Aiscat reports on ITS Forum 2018 on the European News Bulletin

The European News Bulletin of Aiscat (issue November/December 2018) reports a 3 pages survey on ITS Forum 2018.


133 The European ITS Platform want to step forward in concrete results

The European ITS Platform wants to step forward in concrete results

Leaders of the European ITS Platform were hosted in Milano to step forward in the European cooperation. Several subjects were under discussion:


Numbers of ITS in Connecting Europe Facility

This column of the Newsletter wants to pinpoint figures as results of the European ITS Platform or CEF ITS corridors on Trans European Road Network.


Avoiding rush hour in Rotterdam

In order to avoid rush hour in Rotterdam a trial involving 5,000 participants was performed in Ursa Major: an average reduction of 51% of their rush hour car trips was registered.


News flash

1) The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) showcased the nation's first operational deployment of a new radio-based connected vehicle technology (CAV) today to state and national transportation officials. The demonstration was part of a three-day workshop with several transportation leaders to share best practices and highlight the department's nationally recognized Redwood Road CAV project. For info look at their video on YouTube.

2) Within the frame of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee 2019, the policy segment concluded with the adoption of the Ministerial Resolution on “Enhancing Cooperation, Harmonization and Integration in the Era of Transport Automation”. The annual session was complemented with high-profile side events, among them: Side event “Automation in Transport: Safe Deployment of Automated Vehicles in Traffic” (happened on 18 February 2019), which is a day-long joint event of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) and the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29); Side event “Automation in Transport: Digitalization and e-documents as precursors of growth and development” (Happened on 19 February 2019, p.m.), a half-day joint event of UNECE and IRU that will take place concurrently with the restricted session and will enable high-level participants to engage in a meaningful dialogue on the benefits of digitalization, e.g. through eTIR and eCMR, for trade, growth and development and on addressing existing regulatory, political and technical bottlenecks. For any further info, please visit this page.

3) The draft Delegate act on C-ITS was presented to the EU parliament - TRAN Commission on January 29th. The specifications set out in this Regulation lay down minimum requirements to achieve concrete implementation solutions for the interoperable deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) in the EU. It lays down how V2V, V2I and I2I communication is to be conducted by C-ITS stations and how C-ITS stations are to be placed on the market.
Moreover, these provisions should apply to the entire road transport network, including interfaces with other transport modes relevant to road safety or traffic efficiency, such as rail crossings, port areas, etc.

4) ASECAP issued a statement on C-ITS act. The paper is available through this page.

5) On the 18th December 2018 the AI HLEG proposed the first draft AI ethics guidelines to the Commission, covering issues such as fairness, safety, transparency, the future of work, democracy and more broadly the impact on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, including privacy and personal data protection, dignity, consumer protection and non-discrimination. For any further information please follow this page.

6) Hamburg has been selected as one of eight German testbed cities for automated and connected driving by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Under the title TAVF, a test track for automated and connected driving of about nine kilometers is being built in Hamburg City. By 2020, 37 traffic lights at 16 intersections will be upgraded here for infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, with road side units exchanging data with passing vehicles wirelessly via WLAN based on the 802.11p standard (ETSI G5). For further information please visit www.tavf.hamburg (in German).

7) The European Commission has foreseen a number of important actions to enable deployment of C-ITS services in Europe by 2019 in its C-ITS Strategy (COM (2016) 766). One of the key actions of the strategy is the design and implementation of a EU C-ITS security credential management system (EU CCMS) for authenticity and integrity of all C-ITS messages in the Union. A tender to this purpose is issued. For any further information, please follow this link.

Save the date

May 15th-16th, 2019 (for Members) European ITS Platform - Member States Supervision Assembly Roma

European ITS Platform Member State Supervisory Assembly is planned.

April 2nd-3rd, 2019 EUCAD2019 Brussels

The Second European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving (EUCAD), jointly organised by the European Commission and EU project ARCADE. The conference will be held at the EU Commission’s Charlemagne Building. - link

February 26th, 2019 Multimodal transport – towards the future Brussels

European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) are inviting stakeholders for a high-level conference “Multimodal transport – towards the future”, officially closing the 2018 Year of Multimodality. - link

May 16th-17th, 2019 Romanian ITS Congress Timisoara

The third edition of the ITS Romania Congress on 16-17 May 2019 will be held in Timisoara. The international event is endorsed by the Transport Ministry and Timisoara Municipality and is set to be the main national platform to exchange information and knowledge between academia and industry, technology suppliers and users, national and European initiatives. - link


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