The overarching objective of the EU EIP Evaluation activity is to support evaluators in order to demonstrate the benefits of ITS investment to the European citizen in a consistent way and, ultimately, to present a global picture of the impact of ITS Deployment on the European road network. The EU EIP Evaluation activity has drawn on a comprehensive range of sources and built on work undertaken within previous programmes in order to develop a comprehensive suite of interrelated guidance and reference tools which are designed to enhance and harmonise ITS evaluation outputs from the ITS Corridors and the wider ITS community as a whole.
The EU EIP Evaluation group membership incorporates a wide range of expertise in the field of ITS evaluation and benefits from strong consistent engagement from the majority of European Member States and all ITS Corridors. Since 2016 a significant amount of work has been undertaken in order to demonstrate the benefits of ITS investment on the European road network. Accordingly, the ultimate objectives of the EU EIP Evaluation Group is to quantify those benefits for the European road-user and road operator in terms of safety, sustainability and efficiency and to demonstrate that ITS investment is a cost-effective solution.
The EU EIP Evaluation Activity has therefore worked closely together to develop and monitor the application of a common approach to ITS Evaluation, in conjunction with stakeholders, in order to harmonise the evaluation process and support corridors to provide consistent results in relation to the stated objectives. Furthermore, the EU EIP Evaluation group provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge and best practices between experts in the field of ITS evaluation and stakeholders in the wider ITS community with a view to ultimately illustrating the overall impacts, benefits and results from the ITS Corridors investments.
The main EU EIP Evaluation Activity achievements to date can be summarised as follows:
The EU EIP Evaluation Group has developed a suite of interrelated tools to support the ITS Corridors in their Evaluation Reporting:
The collection of reports from the EU EIP Evaluation activity includes the following:
The EU EIP Activity played a major role in various forums and workshops and the related documentation can be accessed here:
Members of the five ITS Corridors, EUEIP Activity 5 – Evaluation and other interested parties attended a two-day workshop in Paris to review and consider the future for evaluating the benefits derived from implementation of ITS and digital services on the road network.
The workshop came at an opportune time as DG-MOVE and INEA require a greater level of justification for co-funding ITS projects on the network. Our community has been challenged to provide information on the achievements and benefits of our projects throughout their programme, rather than in the final project reports.
The workshop held a series of sessions ranging from the benefits of a harmonised approach, a review of the current KPI’s, how C-ITS services are being evaluated and how to evaluate the impact of ITS in the context of a long distance ITS corridor. A session also looked at how the monetarise the beneficial impacts.
The goals of the event to facilitate cross corridor cooperation, assist EUEIP Activity 5, embed the importance of evaluating corridors using a harmonised approach amongst and across all corridors were achieved.
You can download the report on the proceedings by clicking here.