C-ITS deployment in Europe has started and will be continued
The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium has been working since 2002 for harmonised services and system requirements to ensure a compatible and interoperable framework for improving safety on European roads and beyond. Serial deployment of C-ITS in Europe has started on roads and vehicles and will be continued even though proposed Delegated Act on C-ITS will not enter into force.
The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium notes with regret that the proposed Delegated Act on C-ITS will not enter into force. The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium is working intensively to provide an interoperable C-ITS system to improve road safety in Europe. Against this background, we cannot allow a political discussion on legal aspects to delay the improvement of road safety, which is why we will continue our plans for the Europe-wide implementation of C-ITS and strengthen our cooperation with the relevant actors on the infrastructure side to ensure that delays in the political process do not result in the avoidable loss of human lives.
About the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium
Enhancing road safety and traffic efficiency by means of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (C-ITS) is the dedicated goal of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium. The industrial driven, non-commercial association was founded in 2002 by vehicle manufacturers affiliated with the idea of cooperative road traffic based on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications (V2V) and supported by Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications (V2I). The C-ITS roadmap is formed by the initial deployment phase followed by further innovation phases towards cooperative automated driving and aiming on the vision zero. The Consortium comprises of major vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers, engineering companies and research organisations.
Over the years, the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium has evolved to be one of the key players in preparing the initial deployment of C-ITS in Europe and the subsequent innovation phases. CAR 2 CAR members focus on wireless V2V communication applications based on ETSI ITS-G5 and concentrate all efforts on creating standards to ensure the interoperability of cooperative systems, spanning all vehicle classes across borders and brands. As a key contributor, the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium works in close cooperation with the European and international standardisation organisations such as ETSI and CEN.