The next technology jump
"A number of EU-funded projects focussing on safety, also have important implications for traffic management. In late 2004, the EC launched a further FP6 Call for new research proposals. It was looking for ones aimed at developing and demonstrating co-operative systems (CS) designed to make road transport safer and more efficient and environmentally friendly. One key feature of CS is their ability, by establishing communication channels between a vehicle and its environment, to extend its range of external sensing. This offers new perspectives in dealing with network management and overall transport system performance, as well as safety. Among the 22 retained projects by EC, a number relate specifically to traffic management."
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