ERTICO– ITS Europe Forum insights on deployment Intelligent Transport Systems in Europe


(Date: 5 July 2010)

ERTICO – ITS Europe held a series of high-level workshops under the theme of “Bringing Intelligence into Mobility – Deployment challenges”, as part of its annual Forum, held in Brussels on 15 June 2010.

An audience of approximately 200 representatives of public and private stakeholders followed the debates and actively engaged in the discussion via ‘physical’ or ‘online’ presence, as the forum was transmitted via live webcast on

The first panel organised in the morning confronted representatives of the various ITS sectors to present their vision of ITS today and ambitions tomorrow.

A second panel organised in the morning enabled the exchange of views and best practices regarding various countries’ ITS strategies. National associations, ministries and universities had the opportunity to present their activities in the field of ITS in their respective countries.

In the afternoon sessions, interesting insights were also drawn from the Orange Business Services presentation on the evolutions/revolutions in cellular networks and internet and their impact on ITS.

A presentation of Continental Automotive focused on their vision and focus on electrification in vehicles, in which ITS will play an important role.

The last panel of the day focused on ‘ITS deployment – custom made and driven by competition’.

The ERTICO – ITS Europe annual Forum explored the current status and ambitions of ITS as seen by differing stakeholder groups – service providers, telecom operators, infrastructure providers, manufacturers, the public sector and user groups.

High level representatives from each stakeholder group, as well as representatives from the European institutions and international organisations, presented and discussed state of the art ITS services and future deployment plans up to 2020.

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