“We are very pleased to see another example of how ERTICO Partnership initiatives can lead to concrete deployable ITS solutions” said Vincent Blervaque  Director of Development and Deployment at ERTICO. Following on from the work developed in CVIS and implemented today in FREILOT Peek an ERTICO Partner today announced the first commercially available cooperative ITS platform.  The full Peek press release can be read below.

Amersfoort – Peek Imtech’s provider of intelligent mobility solutions will be launching the first commercially available cooperative ITS platform – a platform for cooperative intelligent transport systems – during “Verkeer & Mobiliteit 2011” the Dutch trade fair for traffic and mobility to be held at Expo Houten on 8 December. Its application will not only considerably increase road safety and reduce CO2 emissions but will also cut fuel consumption by 20% and enable highly reliable travel times in urban areas.

What is ITS?

ITS is an internationally recognised abbreviation for ‘Intelligent Transportation System’ which refers to the application of information and communication technology to transport infrastructure and vehicles for the purpose of making traffic safer more efficient more reliable and more environmentally responsible. The use of ITS for upholding government regulations more efficiently and enhancing safety as well as informing and directing travellers and charging them for their road use is gaining momentum worldwide. ITS issues involve not just technology but also the implementation and organisation of processes. The global interest in ITS is a result of problems caused by traffic and transport such as congestion and a synergy of new information technologies for simulation real-time control systems and communication networks.

Meeting the highest criteria of European standardisation

‘Cooperative systems’ says Willem Hartman Managing Director of Peek Nederland ‘ensure intelligent communication between vehicles as well as between vehicles and roadside systems. In recent years Peek has acquired practical experience by participating in such successful European research projects as CVIS Safespot and the FREILOT project in Helmond. There is a great demand for applying this technology including a broad interest among companies in the German car industry. Imtech/Peek’s cooperative ITS platform meets the highest criteria of European standardisation and corresponds perfectly with Beter Benutten a programme for making better use of infrastructure that has been launched by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.’

Sustainable safe and better traffic flow

The product platform offers road administrators emergency services and logistics businesses an opportunity to increase safety reduce emissions (including CO2) cut fuel consumption by up to 20% and enable reliable travel times in urban areas. This can be accomplished by organising right-of-way at intersections and by providing drivers with advice about approaching and crossing intersections. The platform will thus actively encourage proper driving behaviour and reduce detrimental driving patterns. At the heart of it is the application of communication standards such as 802.11p (a version of Wi-Fi) that has been released by the European Commission for the real-time exchange of information between vehicles and roadside systems. The platform consists of a vehicle router a roadside unit (RSU) and a web-based control tool. In addition to organising right-of-way and giving driving advice this platform already makes it possible to add all kinds of new traffic management and traffic information services such as detailed local navigation and parking applications.

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Original Publication Date: Thu 08 Dec 2011