Members' Research Service By / May 24, 2022

Intelligent road transport systems [EU Legislation in Progress]

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Written by Marketa Pape (1st edition).

This initiative concerns proposed changes to the existing EU rules on the deployment of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in road transport.

The objective of the proposal is to expand the scope of the existing EU rules to cover new and emerging challenges and to make essential ITS services mandatory across the EU. The proposal seeks to resolve problems stemming from the lack of interoperability and continuity of the existing applications and services, but also from the low level of availability and sharing of the data supporting ITS services. Finally, it aims to ensure effective concertation and cooperation among stakeholders.

The European Commission put forward the proposal on 14 December 2021. Preparatory work in the Council is being handled by the Working Party on Transport – Intermodal Questions and Networks. At the European Parliament, the Committee on Transport and Tourism has taken the lead on the file.


  • May 2022: Intelligent road transport systems (1st edition)
Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2010/40/EU on the framework for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport and for interfaces with other modes of transport
Committee responsible:Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN)COM(2021) 813
Rapporteur:Rovana Plumb (S&D, Romania)2021/0419(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs:Jens Gieseke (EPP, Germany)
Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (Renew, Spain)
Alviina Alametsä (Greens/EFA, Finland)
Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR, Belgium)
Kateřina Konečná (The Left, Czechia)
Ordinary legislative
procedure (COD)
(Parliament and Council
on equal footing
– formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: Publication of draft report
Stage: EESC

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