ERTICO – ITS Europe and the International Road Federation (IRF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance safer, more efficient, and more sustainable modes of transport and mobility. The partnership will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise and will advance the active discussion of critical transportation and mobility issues. The two organizations intend to host joint events to foster collaboration in their respective areas of expertise in Intelligent Transportation Systems and Services (ITS) and innovation.

ERTICO-ITS Europe’s mission is to foster the development, promotion, and deployment of intelligent mobility services for the benefit of all stakeholders through a multi-stakeholder action platform. IRF’s mission is to advance the development of road systems that enable equitable access and sustainable mobility for all by establishing multi-stakeholder partnerships, assisting countries in developing capacity, and facilitating access to best practices and industry solutions. Both organizations serve a diverse range of member organizations in the road and transportation industry, both public and private. Together, they strengthen their global network for the exchange of information and expertise and serve as a platform for the next generation of transportation leaders.

“ERTICO welcomes this new partnership with the International Road Federation as it will foster greater synergies and enable the two organisations to share the knowledge we have both gained in our mission as thought leaders,” says ERTICO CEO Joost Vantomme. “We are truly delighted to have established this collaboration that will promote the roll-out of ITS and sustainable mobility solutions and we are greatly looking forward to designing a shared action plan by connecting the dots with IRF!”

“We at the IRF are pleased to see this partnership moving to the next level. The transformation our sector faces requires well-thought coordinated action and a good dose of innovative thinking” says IRF Director-General Susanna Zammataro. “By bringing our organisations’ network and expertise together, we are well-equipped to push forward innovation for a more sustainable mobility”.