We hereby invite you to attend a workshop on the "benefits of cooperative systems for Public Authorities" on 14 May 2009, in Helmond, the Netherlands.
The workshop aims to explore the benefits that the implementation of cooperative systems can bring for the public authorities and thereby kick-start the roadmap for their deployment. It is targeted at representatives from local, regional and national authorities involved in aspects of (intelligent) transport systems.
Through live demonstrations, you will experience how cooperative systems developed in the European projects CVIS and SAFESPOT could contribute to safer, smoother and cleaner traffic. During a demonstration drive in one of the cooperative vehicles, real-life application scenarios will be shown describing the potential of cooperative systems:
- Priority at traffic light on the basis of the vehicle properties
- Rerouting advice based on delays in the network, incidents or environmental constraints
- Safety collision and vulnerable road user warning
- Positioning accuracy combined with wron-way driver warning application
- Parking zone booking
- Service announcement (access control to truck-restricted areas) using 5.9 GHz CALM M5 and cellular 3G communication
Detailed programme of this workshop and practical information can be found HERE.
On 16 December 2008, the European Commission published the European Commission Action Plan for the Deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in Europe. The ITS Action Plan underlines the role that Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) can play to deliver clean, efficient, safe and secure road transport and aims to accelerate and coordinate the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in road transport.
This will also include interfaces with other transport modes and creating a consistent and comprehensive policy framework to unlock the full potential of ITS in serving European and National policies.
In order to reach these objectives, the European Commission has identified six priority areas for action, including integration of the vehicle into the transport infrastructure (or cooperative vehicle-infrastructure systems) as one of them. Cooperative systems allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with traffic systems as well as with the roadside infrastructure and traffic management centres. They offer the promise of reduced traffic accidents, congestion and impact of transport in terms of costs, but also environmental impact (reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions), which makes them attractive to both road authorities and policy makers.