This web site presents the background, justification and impressive results from the European Union supported transport projects in the Telematics Applications Programme (1994-1998). The achievements of the projects continue the process of developing and harnessing technology to improve European society and competitiveness.
The programme results reinforce the European Union strategy of developing the Information Society. Creating the User-Friendly Information Society a key policy aim for the European Union. Industrial competitiveness, employment, quality of life and sustainable growth all depend on Europe being at the cutting edge in exploiting Information Society Technologies (IST).
The IST Programme of the EU builds on a decade of Research and Technological Development (RTD) work and on European policy in liberalising the telecommunications equipment, services and infrastructure markets. It is highly relevant to transport, travel and tourism, because it develops intelligent infrastructure and vehicle systems for efficient mobility management, for increased safety and for the delivery of information based value-added services.
The vision guiding the Transport and Tourism actions of the IST Programme is one of 'Building the Mobile Society within the Information Society'. Its strategic objective is to realise the full benefits for Europe both by accelerating emergence of the Information Society and by ensuring that it meets the needs of individuals and businesses.
What is Transport Telematics ?
Why is the European Union Involved ?
Benefits of Transport Telematics