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Topics: Intelligent transportation system, European Union, Road transport Pages: 45 (9419 words) Published: April 7, 2014
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1
Research promotes integration for Europe-wide intelligent transport

5

Road predominates

6

Integrated effort essential

7

Plan for action

8

CHAPTER 2
Evolving approach to safety

9

From passive to active systems

9

Improved human-machine interface

11

CHAPTER 3
New approaches to traffic management and intelligent infrastructures

12

CHAPTER 4
Towards holistic solutions

14

What is cooperative ITS?

14

New generation

15

ICT for energy efficiency

16

‘Hands-off’ driving

17

CHAPTER 5
Making the most of multimodality

19

Trip advisors

19

Tools for decision makers

19

22

Intelligent freight distribution

22

Damage limitation

23

CHAPTER 7
International cooperation

24

New instruments

24

Coordination with BRIC countries and South-Africa

24

CHAPTER 8
Conclusions and the way forward

26

Transport scenarios

26

Research recommendations

27

Glossary

28

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS • 3

CHAPTER 6
Framework for freight logistics

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS • 4

C H A P T E R

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Research promotes integration for
Europe-wide intelligent transport
Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) refers to the integration of information and communication technologies with transport infrastructure to improve economic performance, safety, mobility and environmental sustainability for the benefit of all European citizens.

Affordable and accessible transport is clearly fundamental to sustainable wealth and prosperity in Europe. It underpins employment, economic growth and global exports, while providing citizens with resources and mobility that are essential to the quality of life....
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