Comparative Synthesis of the 3 Main European Projects Dealing with Cooperative Systems (CVIS, SAFESPOT And COOPERS) and Description of COOPERS Demonstration Site 4

Today’s European motorways utilize innovative technologies to manage a real-time traffic information database which supplies users with information via FM 107.7 radio, variable message panels and the internet. This paper reports on a comparative synthesis of 3 major European projects dealing with cooperative systems: Cooperative Vehicle Infrastructure Systems (CVIS), Cooperative Systems for Road Safety (SAFESPOT) COOPerative systEms for Intelligent Road Safety (COOPERS). These projects will support the strategy in which information will be supplied directly to intelligent in-vehicle systems based on GPS technology. This data exchange will be a two-way process, with the vehicle sending information to the infrastructure, and even to other vehicles. Driver, vehicle and infrastructure will form an interactive triangle in which information exchange performs a key function. The authors introduce the contribution of ASFA members for CVIS and SAFESPOT; another section is dedicated to their contribution for COOPERS. They also outline the European strategy regarding Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). They conclude that these cooperative systems will increase safety and reduce congestion, primarily because of better, more punctual information provided directly to the driver through an on board unit (OBU). They stress that, by participating in Euroregional projects, French toll motorways can make a direct contribution to meeting the European Union’s strategic objectives for road safety and for managing growing traffic density by implementing advanced technologies throughout a harmonized, interconnected European transportation network.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01142430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2009 11:23AM