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Dr. ir. André VITS Head of Unit G.4 - ICT for Transport, Directorate Components and Systems, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission, Brussels


 Studied electro-mechanical engineering at the University of Leuven (B), holds a PhD in Applied Sciences from the same university, thesis on Traffic engineering, also a lecturer on "Traffic Control and Transport Management" at the University of Leuven.
 Since 2001 "Head of Unit" and in charge of "Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Transport" in Directorate-General Information Society and Media. The Unit has a long tradition in running ICT activities and projects, and in initiating new ones. Current activities are focusing on Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems, e.g. vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. The Unit is also responsible for the Intelligent Car Initiative, which is an i2010 flagship project, and the eSafety Initiative.