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ITS in urban area – European Commission

Feb 2010, Two new Directorates-General have been created: DG Energy (ENER) and DG Climate Action (CLIM). The Energy DG consists of the departments in the former Transport and Energy DG dealing with energy issues and of the Task Force Energy which will be transferred from the External Relations DG. The position of Director-General will be assumed by Philip Lowe, a British national, currently Director-General in DG Competition. The departments responsible for transport policy will remain in the renamed Mobility and Transport DG (MOVE). The Climate Action DG will be created from the relevant activities in DG Environment, the activities in the External Relations DG related to international negotiations on climate change and the activities in the Enterprise and Industry DG related to climate change. Jos Delbeke, a Belgian national and currently Deputy Director-General in the Environment DG, has been appointed Director-General of the Climate Action DG.

DG MOVE includes now Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) apply information and communication technologies to transport. Computers, electronics, satellites and sensors are playing an increasingly important role in our transport systems. The main innovation is the integration of existing technologies to create new services. ITS as such are instruments that can be used for different purposes under different conditions. ITS can be applied in every transport mode (road, rail, air, water) and services can be used by both passenger and freight transport.

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Collaborative Vehicle Infrastructure System (CVIS) Project

This document has been written as part of the Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems (CVIS) project to raise awareness of the potential of cooperative systems to help tackle urban transport challenges among local authorities and urban planners.

Cooperative systems are systems by which a vehicle communicates wirelessly with another vehicle (V2V – vehicle-to-vehicle communication) or with roadside infrastructure (V2I – vehicle-to-infrastructure communication or I2V – infrastructure to vehicle communication) with the ultimate aim of achieving benefits for many areas of traffic management and road safety.

The 84 page document explains available technologies and example applications for cooperative systems, possible benefits for local authorities, steps for implementation, barriers to implementation and how to overcome them, etc.

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Intelligence into Urban Mobility

ERTICO organisait Le 4/02 un workshop sur la mobilité urbaine et l'apport des TIC.

ITS Europe held its second breakfast workshop at the European Parliament on the theme “Intelligence into Urban Mobility”. Co-hosted by Dieter-Lebrecht Koch MEP and Zita Gurmai MEP, the event boasted high level speakers from industry and the European institutions. ERTICO strongly supports its Partners’ and European initiatives in advancing and deploying ITS solutions to make Urban Mobility safer, greener, more economical and more efficient. This needs an approach which involves all stakeholders and activity areas: infrastructure, behaviour and vehicles. A focus on cost-effective and mature solutions and a coordinated implementation is vital.

Click here to access continue the debate on the ERTICO blog.

Retrouver ci dessous les présentations concernant les véhicules, l'infrastructure et l'information apportéee pour devenir "the connected traveller" :


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Vers des bus sans chauffeur … mais avec plus d’échanges

Tout nous y conduit… Techniquement faisable dans quelques années ou une décennie (voir article de Ricardo), la conduite automatique est l’objet de nombreux travaux internationaux : l’armée américaine via le DARPA organise un challenge de conduite automatique en milieu urbain, les cybercars sont déjà exploités pour des applications de mobilité sur des sites industriels ou touristiques, et préfigurent des applications commerciales pour le transport public. Notons que de nombreux acteurs français sont reconnus dans ce domaine (INRIA, Robosoft, Induct, Paristech…).

Economiquement intéressant pour l’exploitant qui réduit les coûts de chauffeur, donc pour la collectivité, ces technologies pourraient également permettre d’ouvrir de nouvelles lignes aujourd’hui non « rentables », et d’améliorer également la capacité des véhicules.

Pour autant, est-ce que la suppression du conducteur est, dans tous les cas, un avantage, un point positif pour l’usager qui pouvait encore communiquer avec une personne ? Ne faut-il pas profiter de cette opportunité pour améliorer la qualité du trajet et faire de ce déplacement une « croisière » ? Finalement, et si la valorisation du temps de transports devenait un enjeu essentiel pour les acteurs ?

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