Intelligent, connected and cooperative transport systems
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) apply Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to transport. ITS allows local and regional authorities to manage more efficiently and safely the transport network and to influence travel behaviour through the provision of static and real-time information services and integrated payment schemes.
Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) is concerned with the communication between vehicles and the infrastructure in a standardised and trusted environment. Ultimately it could allow equipped road users and traffic managers to share information and coordinate their actions, which is key to significantly improving road safety and traffic efficiency. C-ITS is intended to complement rather than substitute traditional Intelligent Transport Systems.
POLIS is committed to promote a better understanding of the opportunities, challenges and requirements for C-ITS in urban environments. Our involvement in ground-breaking EU-funded projects such as CODECS (COoperative ITS DEployment Coordination Support) and CIMEC (Cooperative ITS for Mobility in European Cities) has allowed us to gather useful information on the challenges that cities face in the application of C-ITS.
POLIS members exchange regularly on ITS, C-ITS and connectivity in transport in the Working Group on Mobility & Traffic Efficiency. Furthermore, POLIS has been a member of two important multi-stakeholder platforms that are facilitating dialogue between the key sectors with a stake in C-ITS deployment. They were the C-ITS Deployment Platform, specifically the urban working group, and the Amsterdam Group.