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Intelligent road transport systems [EU Legislation in Progress][Policy Podcast]

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Written by Monika Kiss (2nd edition, updated on 10.10.2022).

The European Commission has 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 Commission adopted the proposal on 14 December 2021. Preparatory work in the Council has been handled by the Working Party on Transport – Intermodal Questions and Networks. That led to the Council adopting its general approach on 2 June 2022. In the European Parliament, the Committee on Transport and Tourism is taking the lead on the file. The draft report was published on 24 May 2022, and the TRAN committee is expected to vote on the amendments tabled during October 2022. Once Parliament’s position is fixed, the way will be clear to open trilogue negotiations with the Council.


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: Vote in committee on draft report
EU Legislation in progress timeline

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