Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and deployment in Europe
Since the last years, the field of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) has witnessed a growing attention and many projects are addressing the benefits of large-scale deployment in urban as well as inter-urban areas. However, most of these C-ITS applications are designed with different objectives and deployed independently from each other. C-MobILE (Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and depLoyment in Europe) will demonstrate C-ITS solutions in large-scale in urban and extra-urban environments by providing C-ITS services and service bundles to several end-users’ groups, including Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs), across various transport modes. This will pave the way for the basis of a large-scale deployment in Europe along 4 important axis; high number of users, big covered areas, high variety of services and sustainability along the time. It will ensure interoperability and seamless availability of services towards acceptable end-user cost and positive business case for parties in the supply chain. For this reason, C-MobILE targets the implementation of a common reference C-ITS architecture.
The main aim of the project is allowing the large-scale implementation of new transport technologies across Europe. Car drivers and mobility agents will be able to share real-time information and use it properly to coordinate their actions. Through digital connectivity between vehicles and road infrastructures (such as, traffic lights, traffic control centres, or variable-message sign…), it is expected to highly improve road safety, traffic efficiency and driving comfort. As a result, drivers will be able to take better decisions and adapt them to traffic situations.
C-MobILE adopts cutting-edge technology in terms of communication and C-ITS to define an architecture based on hybrid communications (both ETSI ITS G5 and cellular technology to communicate between vehicles and infrastructure). Currently, this innovative mobility system will be implemented in the sites participating in C-MobILE but, at the same time, it aims at engaging additional cities towards the implementation of the developed C-ITS architecture and services.