Vision on the Crucial Role of ITS for Efficient and Green European Logistics

This paper underlines the importance of efficient logistics for the European economy and describes how European freight transport policy is currently supporting this idea with its concept of co-modality. It also describes the role intelligent transportation systems (ITS) plays in freight logistics policy nowadays, in particular in the freight transport logistics action plan and the upcoming ITS action plan. However, both action plans not fully recognize the unique and crucial role ITS plays in logistics. ITS makes it possible to unite potentially conflicting policy and business objectives thus simultaneously strengthen the effectiveness in several policy fields. This way of thinking is the core of a vision of ‘accumulating gears’, based on the following ‘ITS gears’: smart and efficient logistics, reliable and flexible logistics, green and sustainable logistics, and safe and secure logistics. When the European Commission as well as industry bodies like EIRAC, ERTRAC, ERTICO and the ITS Nationals Network implement this way of thinking in their strategies and implementation plans, Europe can truly benefit from the promising potential ITS offers.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01146295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 2 2009 11:54AM