The ITS Directive
There is a growing interest from the authorities in how ITS can contribute to a more efficient, safe and climate-friendly transport of goods and people. ITS Norway works to map the value creation from the ITS industry and is concerned that the industry coordinates the use of technology across the individual modes of transport and works to ensure that NTP (National Transport Plan) is also clear that technology is important for the development of the industry.
Within ITS standardization, the three standardization bodies CEN, ETSI and ISO are particularly relevant. Each standards body consists of a number of technical committees that develop standards in their particular fields. Within the three organizations mentioned, the technical committees CEN TC 278, ETSI TC ITS and ISO TC 204 are particularly relevant for ITS. CEN and ETSI are European standardization organizations and as such are particularly interesting, since the EU has a particular focus on European legislation and regulation.
A European coordination group (ITS Coordination Group, ITS-CG) has been established between CEN and ETSI to coordinate standardization within CEN and ETSI. On the page you will find a selection of relevant websites dealing with standardization and ITS. Regarding questions about standardization within this subject area, we at ITS Norway can be helpful by using our network to pass on your request or give you advice on who can help you further.
The EU is currently adapting ITS legislation to streamline both mobility and automation of the sector. After the implementation of the ITS directive, all systems that are interoperable will function as “collaborating systems”. In the future, the same set of standards will be used in cars, in road equipment, in the road notification service and on everyone’s handheld devices. Data and services will flow freely and securely between all mobility players. The law will contribute to faster implementation of ITS and will become part of Norwegian law through the EEA agreement. ITS Norway keeps a close eye on this regulatory development and works, among other things, on the sharing of public and private data – data must be released and available in real time.