EETS security policy

The Commission decision on the definition of the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) and its technical elements adopted on 6th October 2009 lays down that EETS will be available within three years for all road vehicles above 3.5 tonnes or which are allowed to carry more than nine passengers (including the driver), and within five years for all other vehicles respectively. Time is short and there is high pressure on all actors involved. Many stakeholders feel uneasy because of a lack of certain definitions, especially organisational matters and in terms of specifications. The Directive 2004/52/EC, Decision 2009/750 and a significant number of technical standards are in place. An Application Guide for further explanation on how to use and implement the EETS has been created by the EU Commission. However, it is still unclear how everything is connected and what is missing in particular. Certain definitions need to be more precise and mandatory to allow a smooth implementation of EETS by all stakeholders. The discomfort among stakeholders increased as the Toll Chargers published the EETS Domain Statements. They turned out to be quite different in scope and depth, which is why, in summary, it can be stated that uncertainty prevails on what the parties of the EETS can rely on. In the effect of this resonance the Stockholm Group has decided to launch four work packages consisting of several work items on missing specifications, which were identified in an assessment done by Rapp Trans on behalf of ITS Sweden.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 18
  • Serial:
    • ARENA rapport
    • Issue Number: 2012:01
    • Publisher: NetPort Science Park, Sweden

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 10:24AM