Intelligent Transport Systems

The term Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) refers to efforts tocollect, store and provide real-time traffic information to maximize the utilisation efficiency, provide convenient safe transport, and reduce energy by applying advanced electronics, information and telecommunication technologies into roads, automobiles and goods.

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) can significantly contribute to a cleaner, safer and more efficient transport system. Consequently, ITS have become the focus of a number of policy and legislative initiatives in Europe. The European Commission has laid down the legal framework in order to accelerate the deployment of these innovative transport technologies across Europe. Furthermore, the European Commission has requested the European Standards Organizations to develop and adopt European standards in support of this legal framework. Not surprisingly there is considerable activity in this area by the standards organizations CEN, CENELEC and ETSI.

Benefits from ITS

  • Lower impact of traffic on the environment, improve energy efficiency and decrease dependency on fossil fuels
  • Reduce congestion and optimise the use of existing infrastructure
  • Increase traffic safety and security
  • Increase convenient of transport

What we do

CEN/TC 278 manages the preparation of standards in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Europe. It serves as a platform for European stakeholder to exchange knowledge, information, best practices and experiences in ITS.

CEN/TC 278


For the official information page of the Central Registration Authority for EN ISO 14816 Road transport and traffic telematics – Automatic vehicle and equipment identification – Numbering and data structures.


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