The EU EIP Evaluation Group are pleased to announce the launch of the EU EIP ITS Toolkit. The Toolkit is a publically accessible online resource which enables users to filter an extensive database of ITS Evaluation Reports by 6 criteria in order to identify key information (metadata) and access evaluation reports relating to projects of specific interest to them. The objective of the EU EIP ITS Toolkit is to support decision makers (e.g., by highlighting the benefits of investment in specific ITS services, etc.), as well as researchers and even fellow ITS evaluators who are interested in understanding how to access best practice examples or evaluate comparable projects.
The EU EIP ITS Toolkit’s online user-interface is based on a comprehensive database drawn from the current EC co-funded ITS corridors (Arc Atlantique, Crocodile, MedTIS, Next ITS, Ursa Major). All 39 reports for projects currently included have provided EU EIP compliant evaluation reports which consistently demonstrate the impacts and benefits of ITS investment on the Core and Comprehensive European road network. As the ITS Corridors progress and more data becomes available, the Toolkit will be periodically updated to include an even more extensive range of reports in what will be an ever-expanding ‘live’ online resource for the ITS Community in Europe and beyond.
The EU EIP ITS Toolkit is designed to be user-friendly and to provide quick access to key information in a clear, simple and efficient way, whilst also enabling access to more detailed information should users wish to delve further into more detailed aspects of ITS evaluation impacts, methodologies, etc. As such, users can select to filter the database by 6 key criteria (or combination thereof), namely:
Deployment KPI (Type of ITS Service)
Benefit KPI (Impact of ITS deployment)
ITS Directive Priority Action
ITS Directive Priority Area
By filtering in this way, EU EIP Toolkit users can then access the data they have searched by either exporting the metadata into a CSV file or by directly accessing Evaluation Report documentation.
Extensive effort has been made by the EU EIP Activity 5 Evaluation Group in conjunction with the ITS Corridors in order to compile the ITS Toolkit and ensure that the outputs from it are as informative, consistent and useful as possible. The Toolkit will remain live and will continue to grow over the coming months and years and we hope that its relevance continues to grow accordingly!