The C-MobILE project’s vision is of a European road network which is safer, more efficient, more sustainable and economically viable while minimising environmental impacts.
Over the past few years, there has been a tremendous amount of progress in the field of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS). Several C-ITS projects (such as FREILOT, eCoMove, Compass4D, CO-GISTICS, CONVERGE) have demonstrated the potential benefits of large-scale deployment.
However most of these C-ITS applications have been designed with different objectives in mind, and developed and deployed independently from each other. While these projects have been instrumental in the development and early, limited-scale deployment of C-ITS, they lack a common overall system architecture. This is the challenge the C-MobILE project aims to solve.
C-MobILE will demonstrate C-ITS solutions in large-scale in urban and extra-urban environments by providing C-ITS services and service bundles to several end-users’ groups, including vulnerable road users (VRUs), across various transport modes.
It will address real-life mobility issues and develop business cases based on sustainability criteria. This will be achieved by opening up existing ITS-enabled cities via a hybrid communication architecture (i.e. integrating current C-ITS technology with cellular technology) and by providing C-ITS services and applications in a seamless, uninterrupted cross-modal and cross-border way.
The C-MobILE architecture will:
Solve the common challenges of secure, private and reliable communication for C-ITS
Provide a standardised mechanism for large-scale service delivery of C-ITS applications
Ensure compatibility between existing pilot sites and serve as baseline for uptake in new locations
However, technology alone is not sufficient to ensure sustainable deployment of C-ITS. Therefore C-MobILE will work with stakeholder partnerships to create sustainable operations, such as road operators (e.g. public authorities, highway agencies), service providers (e.g. public transport operators) and representatives for users (including VRUs) in order to establish a functioning in and around engaged community around every pilot sites.
To realise this vision and deal with the challenge, the following objectives have been set:
Define a C-ITS framework
Define ‘interoperable service’ concept
Provide an Open Deployment Platform
Develop and release testing methodologies
Define a Strategic Agenda
Demonstrate large-scale deployment
Develop processes for large scale-deployment
Demonstrate added value of