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Safety and Mobility of Vulnerable Road Users ITS applications addressing the needs of VRUs
September 18, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
First Interest Group Workshop, 18TH September 2013, ERTICO, Brussels
The VRUITS project, sponsored by the European Commission (DG MOVE), aims at providing recommendations regarding Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applications for the improvement of the safety and mobility for Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs such as pedestrians, cyclists, PTWs, special user groups, elder drivers).
VRUITS will assess the societal impact of selected ITS applications and provide recommendations for policy and industry regarding ITS in order to improve the safety and mobility of VRUs. The VRUITS project wants to discuss the results of the rst half year of work, on the identication of the main critical scenarios and the user needs of VRUs, by joining forces with the iMobility Forum Vulnerable road users working group and discuss the
most promising ITS applications.
During the workshop, participants will gain a better knowledge on the needs of VRUs, and on the possible applications which may improve the safety and mobility of VRUs. The planned outcome of the workshop is a list of ITS applications, which will be assessed in more detail during the project lifetime. The iMobility Forum is a joint platform open for all road stakeholders interested in ICT-based systems and services. The Working Groups of the iMoiblity Forum are focusing on domain-specic priority areas that are important for the implementation of the Euroepan Commission policies.
Within the context of the iMobility Forum, aiming at well-established targets related to safety and ecient transport and road management by using Information and Communication Technologies, a new Working Group on Vulnerable Road Users safety (VRU WG) has been established. The VRU WG aims at creating a forum encompassing all key stakeholders in the area of Vulnerable Road Users safety enhancement, and at contributing to the specic objectives and targets of the European Commission addressed within the “Horizonn 2020” initiative.