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Benefits of cooperative systems for Public Authorities

How to use cooperative systems tools for your authority’s mobility challenges?

Golden Tulip Hotel West-Ende, Helmond, The Netherlands

14 May 2009, 12:00 - 18:00

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Co-organised by Rijkswaterstaat and POLIS, this workshop on cooperative systems in transport was the opportunity to express and share opinions on the use of cooperative systems to reach transport policy objectives. Through live demonstrations, the workshop also allowed to 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, application scenarios were 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 

Objectives & Target Group


The workshop aimed 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. The workshop was targeted at representatives from policy authorities (local, regional and national) involved in aspects of intelligent transport systems and whose views, needs and expectations should be considered during the development process.


Programme & presentations

Speakers presented their views on the deployment of cooperative systems and transport policy ; topics addressed were traffic safety, traffic management, public transport, freight transport, access restriction, etc.

Concrete examples of CVIS, SAFESPOT and COOPER’s cooperative applications were presented in the context of local, regional and national transport policy objectives.


A Cooperative systems’ applications toolbox for Local, Regional and National Authorities

Han Zwijnenberg, TNO (SAFESPOT BLADE Sub-project Leader) /Lina Konstantinopoulou, ERTICO (CVIS DEPN Sub-project Leader)

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Benefits of Cooperative systems for the Local authorities

Torbjörn Biding, Swedish Road Administration

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The case of The Netherlands: National Policy Framework for Cooperative Systems

Gerben Bootsma, Dutch Ministry of Transport

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Lessons learnt of CVIS urban applications during design, post testing, and field trials

Jaap Vreeswijk, PEEK TRAFFIC /Nuno Rodrigues, VIALIS

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Economic Validation of Cooperative Vehicle Infra Structures - Value engineering in a Value Network environment

H.J. Booiman, Logica

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Financing and Liabilities issues of Cooperative Systems

Marion Robery, Thomas Miller

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These views provided a base for a number of parallel round table discussions where participants expressed their own views, needs and expectations on the use and deployment of cooperative systems to reach transport policy objectives.


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