Leading European mobility actors agree deployment strategy for intelligent road transport
Original press release from C-Mobile:
Today, mobility stakeholders from across Europe reached an agreement on the needs and requirements for developing and deploying cooperative intelligent transport services (C-ITS) in eight major European cities and regions. Stakeholders reviewed the solutions available at a workshop in Bilbao, Spain, organised by the C-MobILE project (Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and depLoyment in Europe) consortium and its local actors with the aim of developing applications and solutions to deal with specific urban transport challenges.
Participants at the workshop were presented with 35 use cases for 20 C-ITS services developed by the project consortium, and defined around 450 requirements for large-scale C-ITS implementation in Europe. Transport experts and stakeholders reviewed these findings and provided valuable input to the methodology being used as well as the validation of the results achieved by the C-MobILE consortium to develop new and bespoke C-ITS services.
C-ITS services are being deployed across Europe in cities like Bilbao which provide valuable transport information to road users such as parking availability information, blind-spot detection for cyclists, roadworks warning and traffic flow notifications. All of this information is already available to road network and transport actors.
C-MobILE is a European project carrying out large-scale deployment of cooperative intelligent transport services designed to deal with mobility challenges across Europe. The main objective of the project is to support local authorities deploying the C-ITS services they need and to engage with various stakeholders and road users by assessing benefits against costs.
This was the goal of today’s workshop which brought together public authorities, end-users and key mobility stakeholders to validate business models, use cases, and technical and non-technical requirements for C-ITS implementations, as well as to discuss various new services and potential “bundles” of services. By bringing key transport and mobility stakeholders around the same table, the C-MobILE project intends to establish strong partnerships, both within the consortium and beyond, and ultimately achieve sustainable large-scale deployments of C-ITS services.