In 2013 en 2015 Delegated Regulations have been published by the European Commission requesting Member States to establish so-called National Access Points on truck parking, safety related traffic information and real-time traffic information.
Quality package for safety related and real-time traffic information services
EIP+ has produced a quality package for safety-related and real-time traffic information listing the recommended quality criteria and requirements for the priority actions c) and b) of the ITS Directive.
The recommendations have been validated by studies in eight member states in 2015.
Since the publication of three ITS Delegated Regulations, the European ITS Platform (EIP) has undertaken activities to monitor the deployment of national access points, to organise workshops and to come up with practical harmonization solutions.
Several reports about Single Point of Access (SPA) where delivered:
On 18 September 2015 the kick-off meeting of the Activity 3 - "Feasibility study East-West Corridor and first pilot implementation" of the EU EIP project took place at the Ministerium für Bauen, Wohnen, Stadtentwicklung und Verkehr des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf (Germany). The meeting was attended by 11 participants from seven different Member States. The kick-off meeting was the first event of the new EU EIP project, the European ITS Platform, which will run until 2020.
On the 06/10/2015 EC and INEA organised the thematic session “smarter infrastructure” at the EC stand during the 22nd ITS World Congress in Bordeaux. Fotis Karamistos, EC DG Move - Deputy Director-General, opened the session with a short introduction highlighting the importance of harmonised ITS solutions to achieve an interconnected mobility throughout Europe. Afterwards he stayed to listen the presentations given.
The ITS projects selected under the 2013 TEN-T Calls for Proposal are highlighted with a special publication at the European Commission and the Innovation & Network Executive Agency (INEA) booth at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux. In the morning of the first day the newly selected CEF ITS projects received from Commissioner Bulc a symbolic check representing the EU funding made available to them. Read the full acceptance speech by Stephanie Kleine on behalf of the ITS corridor coordinators and the consortia they represent:
The partners involved in the EIP+ activity on Cooperative ITS services have met on 17.06.2015 in Frankfurt. The meeting was hosted by Hessen Mobil.
Main purposes of the meeting were to check the progress of the different tasks of the activity and to plan the work of the upcoming months. Alongside the meeting the colleagues of Hessen Mobil demonstrated work in progress related to the Road Works Warning service in the Cooperative ITS Corridor.
For many years, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and core European ITS services have represented a major implementation objective of the road operators collaborating within the EasyWay community. The technological progress in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has technically matured into Cooperative ITS (C-ITS) as the next generation of ITS. Its use has also become increasingly affordable. This process has been stimulated by research and development projects, followed by large scale Field Operational Tests on national and European level.
Although ITS for roads has been applied by EU Member States with great success already since decades, there is still the need and the willingness to continue the existing cooperation. Such a joint effort improves cross-border continuity of services and coordination, the exchange of knowledge as well as sharing best practices. Harmonised deployment of ITS services across the EU helps overcoming fragmentation which hinders the efficiency and competitiveness of road transport along EU corridors.
The A21 Workshop objective on 16th April 2015 was to inform and prepare the EIP+ ITS Deployment Guideline Team for the peak working period that lies ahead in EIP+ Activity 2.1 . In preparation of the meeting feedback from the five ITS implementation corridor was collected which Deployment Guidelines will be applied in the particular corridor ITS implementations. On the basis of this input an important outline about the upcoming work could be discussed and gained.
The partners involved in the EIP+ activity on Cooperative ITS services have met on 18.03.2015 in Brussels. The meeting was hosted by Rijkswaterstaat in its Office for European Programmes. The meeting took advantage of the Brussels location to exchange information with the European Commission (DG MOVE ITS Unit and INEA) on expectations towards the activity and the collaboration process with the EC Cooperative ITS Deployment Platform.
The partners involved in the EIP+ activity on Cooperative ITS services have met on 12.01.2015 at BASt in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. The activity brings together road authorities’ and road operators’ experts from ten EU Member States involved in various stages towards deployment of Cooperative ITS. It continues the fruitful work of the Cooperative Systems Task Force from EasyWay phase 2 (2010-12).
The meeting of the EIP+ subactivity 3.1 Testing and Validating of the Quality Recommendations and Results for Traffic Information from EIP” was hosted by the Danish Road Directorate in Copenhagen. The meeting discussed and elaborated on the test plan for the validations of the quality criteria, requirements and assessment methods produced by EIP. The tests will be carried out in Finland, Denmark, England, Germany, Sweden, Romania and Greece with support from the Netherlands. The tests are planned to be completed in August 2015.
The European Commission has adopted on December 18th 2014 the set of specifications for priority action B under the ITS Directive, namely the Delegated Regulation on the provision of EU-wide Real-Time Traffic Information(RTTI) services. The news release is available on the web at http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/its/news/2014-12-18-rtti_en.htm