Roberto Arditi opening on behalf of European ITS Platform
Arne Lindeberg overview of results of the Platform on the subject and outlook of the webinar
Claire Depré, Head of Sustainable & Intelligent Transport Unit DG MOVE – official opening
• Benchmarking Corridor Performance – Merja Penttinen (Research Manager VTT, Finland)• Platforms and Champions for digitalization leadership – Jan Willem Tierolf (RWS Coordinator ITS, The Netherlands)• 7 Actions for CNC Digitalization – Jonas Sundberg (Senior Adviser SWECO, Sweden)
Arne Lindeberg Swedish Transport Administration, Senior Adviser ITS and Freight Transport)Jan Willem Tierolf Rijkswaterstaat, Coordinator ITSStefan Myhrberg Ericsson, Business Development Manager, Connected Vehicle and TransportUlrik Janusson Scania CV, Technology Leader Connectivity
OPINION OF DG MOVE ON THE SUBJECT
ORGANIZER:European ITS Platform
MODERATOR:Roberto Arditi, SINA Scientific Coordinator – ASTM Group
Through the Digital Agenda and further the European Strategy for Data, the European Union has pointed at digitalization as a key element in future European development.
Digitalization and data-driven innovation is expected to bring enormous benefits for citizens, not least within the mobility sector where digitalization will contribute to safer and more efficient transport with far less impact on the environment than what we currently see. Digitalization is a prerequisite for electric and automated mobility which are important parts of the European Green Deal.
A growing economy and an increasing demand for transport of goods and people also meet serious limitations to the possibility to expand the transport networks. In large parts of Europe investments in infrastructure are limited to elimination of bottlenecks and safety hazards.
Increasing capacity by adding infrastructure has become very complicated and brings tremendous costs. Instead increased capacity has to follow from better use of investments already made which can be achieved through further digitalization. In addition, the users of the transport network will experience new and better services through access to digital means.
Hence digitalisation of road transport and new services provided by road operators and other actors can make significant contributions to Europe. However, experience shows that planning and budgets from a national perspective do not give a sufficiently high priority to multi-national cross-border investments to equip the European road corridors with the system and services needed and possible.
Data driven innovation is hampered by lack of harmonization and scattered development.Therefore, the European ITS Platform has developed a set of recommended actions for Core Network Corridor digitalization that go beyond the responsibilities of national authorities and contribute to the build of a European road transport system.
These actions require European cooperation to take place and should be considered as necessary building blocks of coming European initiatives involving road authorities and operators