ITS corridor from Vienna to Rotterdam


Intelligent transport systems shall make the traffic on Europe’s streets safer, more efficient and more sustainable. In order to promote this topic on European level, the Austrian Transport Minister Doris Bures, her German counterpart Peter Ramsauer and the Dutch Infrastructure Minister, Melanie Schultz van Haegen met in Luxemburg on June 10th and signed an agreement. On a corridor which leads from Rotterdam via Frankfurt am Main to Vienna, the first cooperative intelligent transport systems will be deployed in a unique cooperation between the responsible ministries, highway operators and the car manufacturing industry. In Austria the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) and ASFINAG are involved. This builds the foundation for a Europe-wide deployment of cooperative systems. The technology of cooperative has been designed in research and development projects and proved in real traffic situations. As from 2015, the roadside cooperative infrastructure for the first applications in the Cooperative ITS Corridor Rotterdam-Frankfurt-Vienna will be implemented.