The European Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on a proposal made by the Commission in 2021 on the revision of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive. The revised law will make high-quality and timely data available for services such as multimodal journey planners and navigation services. A smarter and interoperable transport system will allow the more effective management of traffic and mobility across transport modes, enabling users to better combine the most sustainable modes of transport.

The revision of the Intelligent Transport Systems Directive extends its scope to cover emerging services, such as multimodal information, booking and ticketing services (for example apps to find and book journeys that combine public transport, shared car or bike services), communication between vehicles and infrastructure and automated mobility.
Pursuing the ambition for increased digitalisation of processes, the new rules also set targets for the digitisation of crucial information, such as that on speed limits, roadworks and multimodal access nodes, and the delivery of essential services such as information on road safety. The benefits for transport users will include real-time information and digital, intelligent road infrastructure, as well as more accurate intelligent speed assistance systems.

The revised rules also aim to facilitate the deployment of Cooperative ITS, which allows vehicles and road infrastructure to communicate with one another, for example to warn about unexpected events, such as a traffic jam ahead. To ensure safety is guaranteed on the road, the agreement is making sure there is trust between all C-ITS equipped vehicles and C-ITS road infrastructure across the Union.

The agreement is also a milestone on the way to making connected and automated multimodal mobility a reality, as targeted by the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.
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