Cooperative Traffic Systems –
safe and intelligent

Introduction to the corridor:
Rotterdam – Frankfurt/M. – Vienna

Detecting traffic obstacles before you see them. Iden­ti­fy­ing hazards before they become a threat. Arriving safely and relaxed at your destination. The networking of vehi­cles and infrastructure brings us closer to the vision of an intelligent and accident-free mobility. This is achieved technically through cooperative systems. These allow communication between vehicles and roadside infrastructure. In this context it is referred to as V2X-Communication (Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication) or C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems).

Intelligent Mobility – across borders

The basis for a European-wide im­ple­men­tation of co­ope­rative systems is provided. The technology of co­ope­rative systems has been developed in research and deve­lop­ment projects. Currently the procedures for testing under real traffic conditions are defined and coordinated among the corridor partners. A large part of the technical solutions for data com­muni­cation is standar­dised. The non-technical aspects (e.g. orga­nisa­tional struc­tures, security measures) are currently being drafted in pre­pa­ration for the launch of a public-private partnership.

On this basis German, Dutch and Austrian road operators started the gradual introduction of cooperative systems in Europe.