UVAR Exchange final report
In 2021, the European Parliament funded UVAR Exchange Project kicked off. The project was carried out by a consortium of project partners led by Panteia. Recently, the final report was published.
The broad objectives of this study were, firstly, to improve the communication of information to drivers in the vicinity of urban vehicle access regulation schemes (UVARs) and secondly to better enable the cross-border sharing of vehicle and driver information, both technically and legally.
The study took an evidence-based approach combined with broad, collaborative stakeholder consultation to achieve the objectives mentioned above. This was done using a combination of desk research, stakeholder consultations e.g., interviews, bilateral meetings, workshops, the development of a survey with key stakeholders and various demonstration activities. The demonstrations were conducted in European cities to test the use of signage, VMS and C-ITS to improve the communication of UVAR information and the use of different systems to enable cross-border information sharing.
Curious about all the results, conclusions, and recommendations/next steps? Please check all the project reports here.
We would like to extend our gratitude to all our partners for all their hard work, as well as to the many cooperating stakeholders.
The European Commission decided to continue investigating the topic and we will be supporting them with a follow-up study UVARTech Mapping. This project will identify and map EU interoperable technical and digital solutions that facilitate seamless travel across the Union with a view to avoiding cumbersome pre-registration procedures for vehicle users and to ease conformity checks of vehicles for specific UVAR typologies such as Low/Zero Emission Zones.