Standardisation and the ITS Directive

The authorities are becoming increasingly interested in how ITS can enable more efficient, safer and more climate friendly transport systems for goods and people. ITS Norway trying to ascertain the value added by the ITS industry, and it wants the industry to coordinate technology across the various modes of transport. It is also working to ensure that the National Transport Plan (NTP) recognises the importance of technology to the industry’s development.

With respect to ITS standardisation, the three standards bodies CEN, ETSI and ISO are particularly relevant. Each standards body has a number of technical committees that draw up standards within their specialist fields. At the three bodies mentioned, the technical committees CEN TC 278, ETSI TC ITS and ISO TC 204 are particularly relevant 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 the standardisation processes at CEN and ETSI.

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 in order to make mobility more efficient and facilitate the automation of the sector. After the implementation of the ITS Directive, all systems will need be interoperable and 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 everyone in the mobility sector. The legislation will speed up the implementation of ITS and enter Norwegian law through the EEA Agreement. ITS Norway is monitoring the regulatory environment closely, and is working on issues such as the sharing of public and private data, which needs to be released and available in real time.