Excellence in Cooperative Traffic management
NEARCTIS is a Network of Excellence, started in July 2008, which will structure the research area on Advanced Road Cooperative Traffic management in the Information Society. It will contribute to the development of cooperative systems for road traffic optimisation and integrate cooperative systems into overall traffic management in order to cope with today problems of road traffic.
NEARCTIS is an Academic Network gathering the main stakeholders working on the field of traffic management and optimisation (traffic operators, local authorities, consultants or manufacturers), with a particular focus on cooperative systems for road traffic optimisation.
This aims to develop systems able to cope with what are the main problems at stake: safety, energy consumption, environmental impacts and congestion as an obstacle to elaborating the main elements of this reach institute: building a consistent research program, defining a set of shared resources (data, experimental means, bibliographical databases), organising the spreading of the knowledge and research results.
To reach these objectives, the project will include an harmonisation of the research program of all partners on the various topics addressed, specification of case studies to be made in common, and the elaboration of a dissemination and training program for researchers and professionals. A focus is made on spreading excellence towards the scientific community of the field, particularly for the European Union newcomers.
The project is designed as a first step towards constituting a permanent virtual institute ensuring consistency between research programs and good mutualisation of resources.
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