iMobility Support: new EU Project
On 24 January 2013, ERTICO - ITS EUROPE launched a new European Union funded project called iMobility Support. iMobility Support will assist in the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Europe. The three year project will support the deployment of intelligent mobility in Europe by assisting with the work of the iMobility Forum. iMobility Challenge will collaborate closely with iMobility Support in supporting the goals of the iMobility Forum.
The iMobility Forum is a broad consortium of stakeholders who have an interest in ITS systems and services and works to develop deploy resource-efficient, clean and safe transport systems.
In support of the Forum, the new iMobility Support project builds on eight years’ experience in support of similar initiatives (iCar Support & eSafety Support) and will assist with important activities such as stakeholder networking, product deployment and communications. Funding has been provided by the European Commission's Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) and the project will be coordinated by ERTICO - ITS EUROPE together with 6 project partners from across Europe.
The project forms part of the EC's Digital Agenda for Europe by focusing on ICT for transport while contributing to other policy such as the ITS Action Plan and the European Road Safety Action Programme. In addition to this, it actively supports international ITS-related agreements such as the EU-US Declaration of Intent and the EU-Japan Memorandum of Cooperation. Project partners are: AustriaTech - Gesellschaft des Bundes fur Technologiepolitische Massnahmen Gmbh, Fédération International de l’Automobile (FIA), Association des Constructeurs Européen d'Automobiles (ACEA), Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and Q-Free ASA and DEKRA Automobil GmbH.