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Roadmap, new business models, awareness raising, support and incentives for the roll-out of ITS
Deadline: 26 Jan 2016   CALL EXPIRED

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Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

ITS business models (including cooperative ITS) have not evolved sufficiently to take into account the broad range of new technologies, systems and services, as well as user needs. A key challenge for ITS remains the "last-mover advantage", where many parties wait for others to deploy first, to maximise their own immediate benefits at lowest possible implementing cost. It is a challenge to address market sizing, customer demand versus production, project feasibility and financial returns, as well as security aspects of relevant mobility services. The implementation of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), building on on-going activities[[EC study on KPIs for ITS; TEN-T European ITS Platform (EIP+) and ITS corridors projects (from TEN-T Call 2013).]] for the assessment and measurement of ITS deployment (infrastructure and vehicle based) and associated benefits (contribution to public policies and objectives) is at the centre of this challenge.

Scope:

Building upon the EU strategy for the deployment of C-ITS, the action should develop tools and guidance to support public and private stakeholders, in particular Member States, with the development of efficient policies for C-ITS deployment based on consolidated knowledge across the EU and the work undertaken by the C-ITS Platform[[See http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/its/news/c-its-deployment-platform_en.htm]].

Proposals should address one or several of the following aspects:

―Building upon the latest developments, raise awareness of the benefits of C-ITS through knowledge-enhancing education and training practices (e.g. tools and guidance to support public and private stakeholders).

―Implementing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the performance assessment and measurement of ITS deployment and benefits/impact assessment.

―Financing measures to support inter alia the development, purchase, installation and maintenance of new ITS systems.

―Market sizing, customer demand vs. production, project feasibility and financial returns, as well as security assessment (cyber-attacks / unintended exploitation) of mobility services.

Participation of SMEs with proven experience in these areas is encouraged.

Proposals should foresee twinning with entities participating in projects funded by US, to exchange knowledge and experience and exploit synergies.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1 and 2 million each would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

Actions are expected to lead to:

―Understanding of the dynamics behind the current status of ITS implementation across Europe and solutions that address the "last mover advantage" issue hindering the deployment of ITS (including C-ITS).

―Contributions that concretely support the development of more efficient policies for C-ITS deployment across the EU, accelerating the roll-out of related services in line with those agreed in the context of the C-ITS Platform[[http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/its/index_en.htm]].

―New business models that are able to inform decision-making across a variety of stakeholders and identify potential incentives to accelerate deployment.

Delegation Exception Footnote:

This activity directly aimed at supporting the development and implementation of evidence base for R&I policies and supporting various groups of stakeholders is excluded from the delegation to the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and will be implemented by the Commission services.



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