A basis for developing specific architectures consistent with a European global architecture approach
The KAREN (Keystone Architecture Required for European Networks) Project was the latest European effort in this field. It began work in April 1998 and in September 2000 delivered the first version of a European ITS Framework Architecture. This represented the effort to produce a European ITS system architecture, requested by the High Level Group on road transport telematics, and approved by the European Council of Ministers and funded by DGXIII as part of the 4th Framework Programme.
The KAREN Framework Architecture gives support when intelligent transport system (ITS) implementation is being planned and prepared, and offers a basis for an European integrated approach to ITS.
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