The central objective of transport research under FP7 is to develop safer, ’greener‘ and ’smarter‘ pan-European transport systems that will benefit all citizens, respect the environment, and increase the competitiveness of European industries in the global market.
Why is it important?
While the European transport system has a crucial role in the transportation of people and goods and is essential to Europe’s prosperity, ways must be found to mitigate the negative impacts and consequences of increased mobility in relation to the environment, energy usage, safety and security and public health.
What will be funded?
Emphasis will be given to the following activities:
Aeronautics and air transport
reduction of emissions, work on engines and alternative fuels,
air traffic management, safety aspects of air transport,
environmentally efficient aviation
Sustainable surface transport - rail, road and waterborne
development of clean and efficient engines and power trains,
reducing the impact of transport on climate change,
inter-modal regional and national transport,
clean and safe vehicles,
infrastructure construction and maintenance, integrative architectures
Support to the European global satellite navigation system
Galileo and EGNOS
navigation and timing services,
efficient use of satellite navigation
The EU Member States have earmarked a total of € 4.1 billion for funding this theme over the duration of FP7.