EU sets out new traffic data rules

The European Parliament and Council have agreed on new rules for intelligent transport systems that require more traffic data, such as on speed limits, to be available digitally. They say the provisional agreement on ITS rules will help digitalise the transport sector and ensure that data between mobility apps will be shared more widely in […]

EU plans rules for fair access to connected car data

The European Commission is working on rules to ensure fair access to valuable car data for companies and industry but does not know when they will be ready, a spokesperson has admitted, as industry groups worry about unfair competition from American and Chinese tech companies. The website Automotive News Europe reports that the huge potential […]

EU leaders urged to stick with phase out of petrol and diesel cars

A group of 47 businesses including Ford and Volvo have written to the European Commission urging them to maintain the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035. The website ransport and Energy reports the European Union’s status as climate leader is at stake as a group of Member States, led […]

European Commission consults on transport emissions measurement

The European Commission has launched an open public consultation on a new initiative aimed to make it easier to measure the environmental performance of different transport options. The CountEmissions EU will offer a framework for calculating transport and logistics-related door-to-door greenhouse gas emissions in a consistent way, regardless of transport mode, sector or country of […]

EU plans four initiatives for more sustainable travel

The European Commission has adopted four proposals it says support the transition to cleaner, greener, and smarter mobility. In line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, the Commission says the proposals will modernise the EU’s transport system. The proposals are to increase connectivity and shifting more passengers and freight to rail and inland […]

Data shows digitising Europe’s roads has saved lives and cut congestion

A leading transport official in the European Union has hailed the contribution intelligent transport systems has made to making the continent’s roads safer, cleaner and more efficient. Kristian Hedberg, an official at the European Commission’s transport directorate, told a conference that ITS on European highways have led to at least 75 fewer fatalities and prevented […]

UK to continue in European Horizon programme post Brexit

British firms and academics will continue to be part of European Horizon projects post Brexit, as part of the deal agreed on Christmas Eve. ScienceBusiness.net, a network which debates and networks on research and innovation, reports that the UK will continue to pay into and participate in five EU funding programmes including the big Horizon […]

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