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Summary of ITS Directive


The most important parts of the ITS Directive are as follows:
  • Article 1 - Subject matter and scope
    • This Directive provides for the development of specifications ... as well as for the development, where appropriate, of necessary standards.
  • Article 2 - Priority areas
    • ... the following shall constitute priority areas for the development and use of specifications and standards:
I. Optimal use of road, traffic and travel data
II. Continuity of traffic and freight management ITS services
III. ITS road safety and security applications
IV. Linking the vehicle with the transport infrastructure.
  • Article 3 - Priority actions
    • ... the following shall constitute priority actions for the development and use of specifications and standards ...:
(a) ... EU-wide multimodal travel information services
(b) ... EU-wide real-time traffic information services
(c) ... road safety related minimum universal traffic information free of charge to users
(d) ... EU-wide eCall
(e) ... information services for safe and secure parking places for trucks and commercial vehicles
(f) ... reservation services for safe and secure parking places for trucks and commercial vehicles
  • Article 5 - Deployment of ITS
    • Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the specifications ... are applied to ITS applications and services
  • Article 6 - Specifications
    • The Commission shall first adopt the specifications ... for the priority actions
    • Article 7 - Delegated acts
    • A separate delegated act shall be adopted for each of the priority actions
  • Article 15 - Committee procedure
    • The Commission shall be assisted by the European ITS Committee (EIC).
  • Article 16 - European ITS Advisory Group
    • The Commission shall establish a European ITS Advisory Group to advise it ...
  • Article 17 - Reporting
    • Member States shall submit to the Commission by 27 August 2011 a report on their national activities and projects regarding the priority areas.
    • Member States shall provide the Commission by 27 August 2012 with information on national ITS actions envisaged over the following five year period.
    • Following the initial report, Member States shall report every three years on the progress made in the deployment of the actions referred to in paragraph 1
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