The Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Societal Challenge (SC4) aims to boost the competitiveness of the European transport industries and achieve a European transport system that is resource-efficient, climate- and environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society.
SC4 is based on four key objectives:
- Resource efficient transport that respects the environment. The aim is to minimise transport systems' impact on climate and the environment (including noise and air pollution) by improving their efficiency in the use of natural resources, and by reducing their dependence on fossil fuels;
- Better mobility, less congestion, more safety and security. The aim is to reconcile the growing mobility needs with improved transport fluidity, through innovative solutions for seamless, inclusive, affordable, safe, secure and robust transport systems;
- Global leadership for the European transport industry. The aim is to reinforce the competitiveness and performance of European transport manufacturing industries and related services including logistic processes and retain areas of European leadership (e.g. such as aeronautics);
- Socio-economic and behavioural research and forward looking activities for policy making. The aim is to support improved policymaking which is necessary to promote innovation and meet the challenges raised by transport and the societal needs related to it.