Standardisation and the ITS Directive

The authorities are becoming increasingly interested in how ITS can enable more efficient, safer, and sustainable transport systems for goods and people. ITS Norway is trying to ascertain the value creation from the ITS industry and is concerned that the industry coordinates use of technology across the transport modes. It is also working to ensure that the National Transport Plan (NTP) recognizes technology´s importance for industrial development.

The three standards bodies CEN, ETSI, and ISO are particularly relevant for ITS standardisation. Each of these has several technical committees that specify standards within their specialist fields. The technical committees CEN TC 278, ETSI TC ITS, and ISO TC 204 are of most relevance to ITS. CEN and ETSI are European standards bodies, and as such, they are particularly relevant, as the EU primarily dictates European legislation and regulations. CEN and ETSI have created a European coordination group (ITS Coordination Group, ITS-CG) to coordinate CEN and ETSI´s standardisation prosesses.

At the bottom of this page, you will find a selection of links to websites dealing with standardisation and ITS. If you have any questions about standardisation in our field, ITS Norway will be happy to pass on your enquiry within our network or provide advice on who might be able to help you.

ITS legislation

The EU is currently updating its legislation on ITS to make mobility more efficient and facilitate the automation of the sector. Implementation of the ITS Directive will ensure interoperability for all systems, and they will be able to “cooperate”. In the future, the same set of standards will apply to vehicles, road infrastructure, the reporting system for driving conditions, and everyone’s handheld devices. Data and services will flow freely and securely between organizations in the mobility sector. The legislation will speed up ITS implementation and become part of Norwegian legislation through the EEA Agreement. ITS Norway is monitoring the regulatory development closely. It is working on issues such as the sharing of public and private data, which needs to be released and available in real time.