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Co-operative traffic management needs to be more de-centralised rather than a ‘Big Brother of mobility’ approach that watches over our every movement.
This is one of the key messages at Enabling interactive traffic management through public-private cooperation: examples from practical trials at this week's TS European Congress in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Pedro Barradas, policy officer at DG Move, the European Commission’s (EC) directorate-general for mobility and transport, said discussions were held on how to enhance traffic management in the future and on the basis for co-operation.
“Overall, there was a notion that public authorities need to preserve the role of their authority because they somehow set the regulations for accessing the infrastructure and they regulate how mobility takes place,” he continued. “So co-operative traffic management will need to be well orchestrated because they depend on the combined efforts by the public and private sector to really build a value chain that is in line with the mobility policy that we want to develop.”