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EU to fast-track rollout of information services

22 May 2013/Categories: Industry News


The European Commission is trying to force through two pieces of legislation that will pave the way for "intelligent information services" to be rolled out across the continent.


EU chiefs are keen for drivers to benefit from real-time warnings about dangerous road conditions ahead and safe places to park.


The regulations required to ensure such services can be introduced have now been submitted to the European Parliament and the commission hopes to be in a position to officially publish them by the end of June.


If the advanced warning systems are brought in, motorists will be able to receive up to date notices via the radio, mobile applications and variable road signs.


European Commission vice president responsible for transport Siim Kallas said: "Smart systems are already part of most citizens' daily life. Timely and accurate information can help us enhance road safety and security as well as transport efficiency."


This is not the first initiative launched by the EU with the intention of improving road safety standards.


Last month, European leaders put together a new design for HGVs, which they feel will help reduce the impact of collisions.

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