EVI - Electronic Vehicle Identification - can be defined as an electronic device that allows the unique, remote and reliable communication of a vehicle's identifying parameters. EVI can typically be comprised of an in-vehicle data storage element, suitable and secure interfaces and a vehicle-to-infrastructure data communication element. The 18-month EVI project began in February 2003 and is supported by DG TREN. Its main task is to carry out a feasibility study about electronic vehicle identification.
EVI is an enabler for public applications meeting stringent requirements regarding security, privacy and fraud resistance. It is an enabler and not an application in itself. It also does not preclude the implementation of any specific type of public service.
Implemented in the most basic, rudimentary way it can bring benefits in terms of efficiency when identifying vehicles. Implemented in a more sophisticated fashion, it can support a range of applications and bring considerable benefits in terms of safety, security and efficiency. Some of its potential applications include:
Up to now, there has been no comprehensive study of the requirements and feasibility of an EU-wide implementation of EVI. Despite the fact that technologies are available for some specific EVI implementations, policymaking in this field cannot advance without a careful study of the full range of aspects – including both technical (in-vehicle integration, data security and communications requirements) and complex non-technical (legal, institutional, operational and socio-political aspects) issues
EVI is investigating the feasibility of an EU-wide Electronic Vehicle Identification system. It will identify and assess the main technical and non-technical issues facing EU-wide implementation - information that could contribute to future decision-making by the European Commission and the Member States. The feasibility study was borne out of recommendations from a high-level group advising the European Commission (EC) on road safety matters of the importance of such as study, with a view to its potential for enabling public applications.
The project milestones include the creation of:
|Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Belgium)|
|Ministère de l'Equipement, des Transports, du Logement, du Tourisme et de la Mer (France)|
|Statens Vegvesen (Norway)|
|Ministry of Transport, Public Works & Water Management (The Netherlands)|
|Department for Transport (UK)|
|Asoociation of Chief Police Officers - ITS (Sussex Police) (UK)|
|KLPD (The Netherlands)|
|RDW (The Netherlands)|
|TNO (The Netherlands)|
The EVI Steering Committee is chaired by the UK Department for Transport, with ERTICO managing the project coordination.
The EC and the EVI project team recognise the importance of open consultation with all stakeholders outside the project consortium. Therefore, they established the Consultation Group, encouraging the participation of stakeholders across Europe, including members from the following fields:
The Consultation Group meets at key stages during the project's lifetime to provide feedback on project results as well as enlarge and improve the basis for feasibility analysis. Results of such meetings will be consolidated by the consortium and integrated in the deliverables.
|D2 - Final Requirements||2_EVI_D2_V3.0.pdf (2376 KB)|
|D3 - High-level architectures, technology & realization options||2_EVI_D3_V4.0.pdf (1083 KB)|
|D4 - Final Assessment||2_EVI_D4_V2.0.pdf (1510 KB)|
|D4 - Final Assessment Annex||2_EVI_D4_Annex_V2.0.pdf (411 KB)|
|D5 - Conclusions & Recommendations||2_EVI_D5_V3.0.pdf (424 KB)|