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Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are already widely in use in all areas of mobility, most notably in vehicles, which are becoming more and more intelligent. With the development of the more powerful processors, communication technologies, sensors and actuators, more and more of the vehicle control, monitoring and comfort functions are based on ICT. Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are also seen as the most important set of tools enabling the industrial players to meet the challenge on road safety and contributing to Europe�s expectations for safer and more efficient mobility.

This Communication brings forward the actions the Commission intends to take in order to accelerate the development, large-scale deployment and use of Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems in Europe, with the emphasis on the Intelligent Vehicle part of these systems. These actions are intended to facilitate the industry to develop these systems, to enable their rapid market introduction by removing the regulatory and standardization obstacles, and to contribute to a joint public-private business case which is seen as a prerequisite for their large-scale take-up.

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Record Number: 5485 / Last updated on: 2003-10-07
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