FRAME NEXT: making innovative digital transport systems in Europe operational

FRAME NEXT: making innovative digital transport systems in Europe operational

FRAME NEXT builds on Europe's existing ITS FRAME architecture. This digital infrastructure is intended to make so-called European Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) operative throughout Europe.

The idea behind these innovative digital systems is to make transport within Europe safer, more efficient and more sustainable. But FRAME NEXT wants to take things a step further and aims to improve these systems by using new information and communications technology. It also wants to deploy the systems on a wider scale, so that users throughout the entire European Union have access to them. The ultimate objective is improved road safety, lower emissions and more efficient use of roadways. This is in line with Rijkswaterstaat's mission.


The aim of this project is to adapt the existing European ITS FRAME architecture to capitalise on recent developments such as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communications, increasing data orientation and the rise of complex collaboration between the market and government. The use of new methods and tools, combined with the introduction of various small adaptations to the existing infrastructure ought to make this possible. ITS must also connect more frequently with other systems in order to be able to acquire the most up-to-date data.

The Netherlands is an important member state on a number of ITS corridors, so it is essential (not least to Rijkswaterstaat's work) for the architecture that is being developed to be co-ordinated at European level. Developing systems collaboratively at this level means influence and knowledge sharing.

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European project

Connecting Europe Facility

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