Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and depLoyment in Europe
C-MobILE (Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and depLoyment in Europe) is deploying C-ITS services designed to deal with specific mobility challenges across Europe. The project also aims to help local authorities deploy the C-ITS services they need and to raise awareness of the potential benefits for all road users.
A total of eight C-ITS equipped cities and regions are involved in the project, all of which have been research pilot sites for large-scale deployment of sustainable services in the past. This common approach ensures that interoperability and seamless service availability are prioritized and at an acceptable cost for end-users.
C-MobILE is engaging with public and private stakeholders, including end-users, to enhance C-ITS services and to establish functioning partnerships beyond the project. It is also carrying out cost-benefit analyses and developing business models, particularly from the end-user’s perspective, to make sure C-ITS services do their job correctly.
The main goals of C-MobILE are:
- Improving road transport, making it safer, more efficient and more sustainable
- Demonstrating fully integrated C-ITS technologies in real-world conditions
- Demonstrating the added-value and economic viability of C-ITS services for users
- Assessing and evaluating impacts on user acceptance, safety and security
C-MobILE 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.
It will address real-life mobility issues and develop business cases based on sustainability criteria. This will be achieved by opening up existing ITS-enabled cities via a hybrid communication architecture (i.e. integrating current C-ITS technology with cellular technology) and by providing C-ITS services and applications in a seamless, uninterrupted cross-modal and cross-border way.
The C-MobILE architecture will:
- E Solve the common challenges of secure, private and reliable communication for C-ITS
- E Provide a standardised mechanism for large-scale service delivery of C-ITS applications
- E Ensure compatibility between existing pilot sites and serve as baseline for uptake in new locations
However, technology alone is not sufficient to ensure sustainable deployment of C-ITS. Therefore C-MobILE will work with stakeholder partnerships to create sustainable operations, such as road operators (e.g. public authorities, highway agencies), service providers (e.g. public transport operators) and representatives for users (including VRUs) in order to establish a functioning in and around engaged community around every pilot sites.
FGVT is a core partner of C-MobILE and responsible for the architecture definition and the adaption of the pilot sites.
More information can be found on the project website.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement number 723311.