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Our History

ERTICO – ITS Europe was founded in 1991 at the initiative of 15 industry leaders and the European Commission to fill the gap between research and deployment of mobility services on roads. In the past two decades, ERTICO ran dozens of European projects, organised 38 ITS European and World Congresses, grew from 15 to 120 Partners, undertook a key role in public consultations and policy agendas, and established long-term relations with key players in Europe, United States of America, Japan, Russia, and China.

ERTICO Timeline

1990

EC Agnelli Study on gap between research outputs and commercial exploitation set up the basis for ERTICO.

1991

1991

ERTICO – ITS Europe founded by 15 organisations from 5 business sectors. “Cooperation and Coordination. For better transport in Europe”.

1992

ERTICO starts with 8 staff members and set up Strategic Plan for Advanced Transport Telematics in Europe.

1993

EC White Paper: “Future development of the Common Transport Policy”.

1994

1994

ERTICO co-organises the first ITS World Congress in Paris.

1997

1997

ERTICO publishes 20 Year Vision for market evolution of ITS.

1997

1997

ERTICO co-organises first EU-China ITS Conference in Beijing.

1998

1998

First TMC – Traffic Message Channel services and products; ERTICO launches TMC Forum.

1999

1999

ERTICO organises first ITS European Congress.

2001

2001

ERTICO launches the eCall deployment activities.

2002

2002

ERTICO coordinates ADASIS Forum.

2003

2003

ERTICO coordinates eSafety Forum.

2004

2004

Establishment of Network of National ITS Associations coordinated by ERTICO.

2006

2006

ERTICO launches CVIS integrated project for C-ITS.

2007

2007

TISA launched under ERTICO umbrella.

2008

ERTICO starts first Field Operational Tests for ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems).

2011

2011

ERTICO coordinates the first HeERO project dedicated to the pre-deployment of eCall.

2012

2012

ITS World Congress breaks attendance record: 20000+ attendees.

2013

2013

Establishment of TN-ITS.

2014

2014

ERTICO forms the MaaS Alliance.

2014

2014

Establishment of TM 2.0 ERTICO Innovation Platform.

2015

2015

After a decade of work and advocacy, the European Parliament votes in favour of eCall becoming mandatory.

2015

2015

Establishment of SENSORIS.

2016

2016

Establishment of European Truck Platooning Challenge (ETPC).

2017

2017

ERTICO and European Commission host the first European conference on Connected and Automated Driving.

2017

2017

ERTICO 25 Years:
8 sectors
121 Partners.

2018

2018

eCall becomes mandatory.