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ERTICO - ITS Europe is Europe's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) organization that funds research and defines ITS industry standards. It is a network of ITS and Services stakeholders in Europe. It connects together public authorities, industry players, infrastructure operators, users, national ITS associations and other organisations. The organization was founded in 1991 at the initiative of leading members of the European Commission, Ministries of Transport and the European Industry.
The ERTICO Partners and ERTICO team work on a portfolio of activities to accelerate the development and deployment of ITS across Europe and beyond.
In the past, ERTICO-ITS Europe has played a leading role in advancing:
- the TMC standards
- an open framework for telematics services
- next generations of preventive safety systems
- the technical framework for interoperable tolling in Europe
- global implementation of ITS together with ITS America
- ITS Japan
Intelligent mobility enables all modes of transport to communicate with one another, whereby travelers have easy access to all relevant information needed to make their travel choices. The association represents the interests and expertise of over 100 active partners involved in a wide range of funded research projects and other cooperative efforts to come up with sustainable solutions for safer, smarter and more efficient transport solutions.
Under the auspices of ERTICO's "Telematics Forum" the existing telematics standards GATS (Global Automotive Telematics Standard) and ACP (Application Communication Protocol) were merged into the new XML-based one called GTP (Global Telematics Protocol) in 2003.
- http://www.ertico.com/ - ERTICO website.
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