The European Commission forecasts a heavy increase of vehicle kilometres. To improve mobility on the roads it has adopted the ITS Action Plan indicating 24 concrete measures in 6 priority areas, with target dates spanning from 2009 to 2014.
The initiated iMobility Forum and a number of R&D programs including large scale field operational tests contribute to the reduction of road fatalities, to improve the efficiency and to reduce the environmental impact of road traffic in all areas including smart cities.
The C-ITS will provide new active safety measures to further enhance the existing passive safety systems preventing or mitigating traffic accidents. As energy consumption and emissions need to be reduced and road traffic needs to exploit road capacities, new foresighted driving measures are required to support sustainability, e.g. green driving.