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ICT for Clean and Efficient Mobility
The aim of the ICT for Clean and Efficient Mobility WG is to identify and promote the potential benefits ITS applications & services can bring towards cleaner and more energy-efficient mobility for people and goods.
The environmental effects of steadily increasing demand for mobility of people and goods present challenges that need to be addressed in the interest of long-term sustainability and public concern. The European economy and the prosperity of its citizens depend on a high level and quality of mobility of people and goods, while there is less and less opportunity to create new transport infrastructure.
ITS applications for traffic efficiency can produce as side effects positive environmental benefits, for example traffic management systems that reduce vehicles’ delay leading to less fuel consumption and lower emissions. However, there are relatively few ITS systems and services that specifically address environmental objectives.
The eSafety Forum is looking towards the environment as a potential area for future ITS development and deployment exploiting the architectures and technologies under development for safety applications. This new Working Group is intended to take the first steps to mobilise the various sectors that need to cooperate to work towards identifying possible new solutions. The eSafety Forum brings together a wide range of stakeholders in each work area to identify priorities for action to promote deployment of ITS and advanced safety systems and services. The area of ICT for Clean and Efficient Mobility is relatively new, and there is a need for an early assessment of the scope for action. Certainly there is a need for R&D in basic and applied eSafety technologies, but much progress can be made by better application and organisation of existing techniques. Also there is probably scope to apply in the ITS domain results coming from other domains.
The role of this Working Group should therefore focus on the identification of priority actions in R&D and deployment support.
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