Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument

Bus - urban transport

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) can provide solutions for road safety, emissions and congestion problems. As information is key in developing effective ITS, inter-agency and regional coordination and cooperation were strengthened through the first EU-ASEAN Workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems, organised by EUfunded E-READI on 25 October 2019 in Singapore. Participants discussed transport solutions that meet the demands of urban and rural areas, as well as business and society and the challenges and experiences of ASEAN Member States. As making transport more efficient is key to reducing emissions, the workshop included visits to the ITS World Congress 2019, where participants learned about leading technologies and innovations such as ground level pedestrian crossing lights and urban bicycle sharing schemes from around the world.

The workshop was a great opportunity for sharing knowledge and experience between the EU and ASEAN as well as exploring opportunities and challenges of the implementation of solutions that will make intelligent transport in ASEAN a reality.

Henrik Hololei, Director-General for European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) and Yap Ong Heng, Senior Adviser, Singapore Ministry of Transport