Improving The Safety On Motorways With I2V-Communication

This paper explores how the cooperative project COOPERS (Co-operative networks for intelligent Road Safety), funded by the European Union, can improve the safety on motorways with the use of infrastructure to vehicle (I2V) communication. COOPERS focuses on the development of innovative telematic applications on the road infrastructure. The goal of COOPERS is the enhancement of road safety by direct and up-to-date traffic information communication between infrastructure and motorized vehicles on a motorway section. COOPERS focuses on convergent communication networks (I2V) to exchange safety relevant real time on-trip information in a step by step approach. COOPERS projects are designed to provide warnings and information about incidents downstream, to provide information about speed limits and other regulations, and to provide information about navigation, including estimated travel time and recommended detours. The authors describe the use of these kinds of telematics at a test site in Berlin, Germany. They also outline the components that will need to be put into place before a widespread adoption of the COOPERS project is possible: review of the conducted demonstration scenarios regarding user behavior; derivation of final recommendations for human machine interface (HMI) design; employment of well-adjusted models for estimation of non-observable processes during testing by concurrent simulations.; focus on behavioral models for reproduction of traveler behavior and interaction with devices; and the preparation and development of business plans capable of ensuring the long-term sustainability of the COOPERS consortium achievements.


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  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01142546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2009 7:05AM