User-friendly information tool on urban and regional vehicle access regulation schemes II
UVAR-Exchange is the European Parliament Preparatory Action 2 (EP PA 2) contracted by DG MOVE. The project, which links to and follows the EP PA 1 (the UVARBox project in which TRT is also involved), aims to enhance the experience of road users by improving the communication of information to drivers in the vicinity of UVARs, as well as to facilitate the city’s access to information, especially of foreign vehicles and drivers, for their seamless travel and the city’s enforcement of UVARs.
Communication to drivers will be improved by addressing the need for EU-wide harmonised physical signs and variable message signs (VMS) for different UVARs, as well as by demonstrating the provision of information to the vehicle via Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) messages.
UVARExchange will address the cross-border sharing of vehicle and driver information, which will on one hand, allow the automatic compliance check of foreign vehicles and drivers, reducing the need for pre-registration (and related fines). On the other hand, with access to driver information, cities will be able to effectively enforce traffic fines on non-compliant vehicles.
The work foreseen will rely on intensive desk research and extensive engagement with experts and stakeholders at the local, regional, national and international level (e.g. the UNECE working group on road safety), through surveys, interviews and workshops.
The project sets out four demonstrators on UVAR signage, C-ITS, technical information sharing and UVAR enforcement, each carried out in multiple cities across the EU.
TRT is part of a wide consortium led by Panteia BV and coordinates the activities dealing with communication to drivers as well as the related demonstrators.
For more information:
- UVAR BOX project
European Commission – DG Move
2021 – ongoing