2015 - 2017


CIMEC (Cooperative ITS for Mobility in European Cities) was a city-focused project which exploring the role cooperative ITS systems (C-ITS) in supporting  city authorities, both in managing their transport networks and the delivery of other transport-linked services. It reached out to key stakeholder groups (both public and private) to ensure a smooth and cost-effective deployment of C-ITS in cities around Europe.

CIMEC brought together key collaborative institutions, supported by a panel of core cities and by the European city network Polis.

The objectives of CIMEC were:

  • capture and document a set of realistic use cases for C-ITS in cities, supported by robust business cases
  • identify practical project structures which enable the deployment of these use cases
  • identify ways emerging standards for C-ITS will affect, and should respond to, urban systems and processes
  • show possible system architecture and workflow of C-ITS support systems
  • promote multi-sector stakeholder dialogue, engagement and collaboration

The principal output of the project is a roadmap for city deployment of C-ITS which has been validated against user needs and technology maturity, captured in meaningful project descriptions. By developing a single, coherent narrative and communicating it effectively to all relevant stakeholder groups, this ensures that standards, product development, project management, and policy goals are fully aligned across the European urban C-ITS context. CIMEC's final roadmap is available here

CIMEC's latest deliverables:

  • City status and requirements: this deliverable summarizes the city workshops and the cities' inputs
  • Report on common results and regional differences: this report presents common views and regional differences as well as recommendations and expectations of local and regional suppliers of C-ITS end-to-end solutions for cities.
  • City Pool Report: Report on the purpose and work of the City Pool, which was established in order to give a wider base for gathering needs and requirements, defining use cases with suppliers and defining potential C-ITS solutions.

The project kicked-off in June 2015 to May 2017, funded under the European Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support action programme.

For more information about the project, please visit CIMEC's website or CORDIS page