Europe is leading in the deployment to vehicleto-everything direct communication. In the EU’s policy context this is referred to as ‘cooperative intelligent transport systems’, or C-ITS. Other regions or stakeholders may use other terms, such as V2X. C-ITS is essential to answer Green Deal objectives and reaching higher levels of safety by means of automation: It exchanges information that line-of-sight sensors cannot provide, it protects vehicle occupants, motorcyclists and pedestrians and therefore will contribute to building confidence in automated mobility.