Intelligent Transport Systems are increasingly considered as a part of the solution to current and future transport challenges. They are becoming widely accepted as an instrument towards achieving efficient, safe and overall sustainable mobility while at the same time contributing to a better quality of life. Already in 2003, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Inland Transport Committee (ITC) identified the use of telematics and Intelligent Transport Systems (vehicles, infrastructure) as an issue that could become a major challenge for the future, or possibly change direction of its work. This conclusion led to the organization of a Round Table on Intelligent Transport Systems under the auspices of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations back in 2004, another building block in developing the UNECE strategy on development of legislative and practical implementation of ITS.
This Road Map that outlines the areas and lists the activities UNECE can embark upon either as a continuation of on-going tasks or as new initiatives.