CIMEC project: C-ITS in European cities
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Guidance document / Manual
- Analysis, scenarios and measure selection
- Appraisal and assessment
- Exploitation and business plans
- Medium-sized cities
The EU-funded CIMEC project (Cooperative ITS for Mobility in European Cities), aims to facilitate the take-up of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) by increasing the alignment of technological solutions with user needs, thereby reducing perceived barriers and risks in deployment. CIMEC focuses especially on this urban C-ITS context. CIMEC brought together key collaborative institutions, supported by a panel of core cities and by the European city network Polis and members of multiplying organisations represented in the consortium.
This document is intended to be an introduction to the topic of city C-ITS and to provide an overview perspective on how the city C-ITS market is expected to develop in Europe. It has been specifically brought together from the specific perspective of local roads networks, and the public administrations that are responsible for them.
The city of Kassel and its Traffic Management System
In 2011, the city parliament decided to implement a traffic and mobility management system for Kassel, to optimize traffic by working on better information and services for road users. During the UR:BAN project (user friendly assistance and traffic network management, 2012-2015) a traffic management system (TMS) was installed and connected to the national data access point (the German mobility data marketplace -MDM3). The TMS enables the geo-referencing of traffic incidents and the exchange of traffic information, such as road works. Navigation system providers like TomTom use the data from the MDM to collect information for their routing services and then inform their customers.
Another service integrated into the TMS is Green Light Optimum Speed Advice (GLOSA), whereby the traffic light signal predictions (green or red) are calculated and speed information is given to the road user via a smartphone app to enable him/her to go through the next traffic light without stopping.
glozzi [at] polisnetwork.eu