First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Cross-border C-ITS-enabled roads (C-roads) will start becoming a reality in 2019, with safety as the driver, according to AustriaTech/ITS Austria's Martin Bohm. He made the comment during a recent Brussels workshop run by the European ITS and C-roads platforms to assess results of road corridor pilots. The latter is a joint initiative by EU member states and road operators to test and implement C-ITS services for universal harmonisation and interoperability. We can, he continued, deploy systems “uni-directionally” (infrastructure to vehicle) without raising security or data protection issues. The European Commission’s Claire Depré, head of unit, Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE, confirmed that interoperability across Europe is an absolute ‘red line’. Mark Elmore, who represented ITS Ireland at the event, told ITS International: “Questions remain about data ownership and security, but the will is there”.