Promising technical innovations are in the news daily. Many of them will impact sooner or later road traffic management, which could improve safety and traffic flow. There is an increasing need of sharing knowledge about when innovations indeed will have impact on traffic management. Therefore the EU Leading Innovation Timeline of Rijkswaterstaat was introduced by Louis Hendriks in EU EIP early 2017. Several ITS expert sessions have been organized and it shows that discussing the year of impact is much appreciated because it helps to focus the dialog and it gives support to decision makers when and how to spend time and money regarding deployment of ITS for the daily operation of traffic management.
Louis Hendriks was interviewed by journalist Mr. Gordon about this timeline approach. An article of this interview is published in the annual Showcase 2018 of Intertraffic World Magazine.