The Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010 held in and around Amsterdam from 23-26 March 2010 featured the world’s largest most varied and extensive demonstrations of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technologies and applications.
The CVIS (Cooperative Vehicle Infrastructure Systems) project was co-organiser with the SAFESPOT and COOPERS projects of this unique event that presented the final results of Europe’s cooperative systems research programme.
The Showcase combined on-road demonstrations a dedicated conference and an exhibition in the cooperative systems thematic hall all at RAI convention centre in parallel with Intertraffic Amsterdam 2010. CVIS was in charge of two main demonstration areas – the Public Road Tour and the Cooperative Traffic Management Centre. CVIS was also co-organiser of the Cooperative Mobility Conference 2010.
Public Road Tour
The Public Road Tour (PRT) demonstration was the most complex integration of CVIS technologies and applications at any test site so far.
It combined 21 applications and technology scenarios coming from 12 CVIS partners. Also included were three SAFESPOT applications and four COOPERS applications on a tour of about 60 minutes.
Eleven minivans were equipped and commissioned by Logica over the space of only 56 hours. More than 1000 visitors including delegates press and VIPs saw the demonstrations.
Traffic Management Centre
A theatre show was presented four times a day for up to 70 visitors each time. Two actors compared the traffic situation now and in 10 years and explained and discussed how traffic managers will make use of cooperative systems.
Cooperative Mobility Conference
CVIS together with SAFESPOT COOPERS and the EC prepared an excellent programme for the Conference that saw a large audience during all three days.
In the opening sessions speakers from CVIS set out the policy challenges for cooperative systems while industrialists responded with their vision of cooperative system solutions and users reminded of the need for applications that delivered real value for them.
On day 2 speakers from CVIS presented the key results of the project while on the final day consortium partners argued the need for partnerships and cooperation to make deployment happen.
For the first time CVIS was part of a dedicated exhibition on cooperative mobility within the new thematic area “i&cDRIVE” at Intertraffic.
The CTMC was the exhibition centrepiece with the integrated CVIS SAFESPOT and COOPERS stands on one side and the registration desk for the Public Road Tour on the other.
Seven CVIS project partners had stands at the i&cDRIVE exhibition area. Another 15 project partners had a stand at Intertraffic and presented results of CVIS.
The CVIS final brochure and the Cooperative Urban Mobility handbook were released at the Showcase. CVIS also completed a video that was shown in Amsterdam and a video news release that went to numerous press contacts.
“Impressive” was the overall feedback received from external visitors delegates and VIPs… The CTMC was the busiest spot in the i&cDRIVE exhibition and attracted many regular Intertraffic visitors.
The combined demonstration tours including the safety demonstration area provided by SAFESPOT were well appreciated and CVIS received positive feedback from the European Commission and the Dutch Ministry of Transport. In total around 1000 people joined one of the 200 Public Road Tours while around 600 visitors watched the theatre demonstrations. CVIS achieved an extensive and very positive visibility in press television and radio.
With Amsterdam – which was finally adopted as CVIS’s newest and most extensive test site – the project has achieved its objectives and accomplished its mission to prove the concept of cooperative systems. In Amsterdam visitors got a taste of the complexity facing deployment of cooperative systems with more than 20 nodes and ITS stations concentrated in one location and integrated with seven different legacy systems.
So it is with enormous gratitude for their hard work and support that we would like to thank all who helped make the Amsterdam showcase the great success it was!
Useful materials and links
Click here to watch the video news release
For further information please visit the CVIS website
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Original Publication Date: Mon 26 Jul 2010