Training on C-ITS Services for Drivers and Fleet Operators
As part of the C-MobILE Project, IRU Projects together with other project partners organises local training for fleet operators and drivers (trucks, buses, coaches, taxis, as well as car drivers) to raise awareness and increase knowledge on the use of new Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) services. The training also highlights additional benefits and builds up the necessary skills to embrace these new technologies.
Each training programme includes three modules: theoretical, C-ITS services, and practical; as well as optional additional training and a knowledge test.
Theoretical module: provides basic understanding of ITS and C-ITS services, communication technologies and benefits of C-ITS.
Deployment site C-ITS services module: a look at C-ITS services and technologies deployed in the city or region.
Practical module: presents the new C-ITS technologies and their functionalities to the participants during an on-road showcase in real traffic conditions, demonstrating various features on mobile apps and on-board devices.
The knowledge test and survey on ITS and C-ITS technologies will be carried on after the training is completed to see how the training exercises helped the participants to acquire new knowledge on C-ITS technologies, especially those services available at a deployment site.
Scope and Benefits of C-ITS Training
The training sessions offer an opportunity to learn about several C-ITS services deployed in eight cities and regions involved in the C-MobILE project: Barcelona, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Newcastle, Thessaloniki, Vigo and the North Brabant region.
These are some of the services that participants will discover during the training sessions:
- Road Works Warning
- Road Hazard Warning
- Emergency Vehicle Warning
- Signal Violation Warning
- Warning System for Pedestrians
- Green Light Optimal Speed Advice
- In-Vehicle Signage
- Emergency Brake Light
- Slow or Stationary Vehicle Warning
- Motorcycle Approaching Indication
Participants will get a look at how these technologies work, their functionalities and how to use them, and will have the opportunity to provide their feedback on what they would like to see improved, including improvements or additional functionalities.
Each training session will be accompanied with videos from real and simulated service tests, showing how C-ITS services can influence the behaviour of all road users, including drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians.
Every participant will experience a combination of C-ITS in real-life traffic conditions, and gain a hands-on understanding of how these technologies can improve traffic flow, travel times, fuel efficiency, comfort, and overall safety for them and for other users.
Additional training provided by IRU and Continental will address the Smart Tachograph, which will be mandatory from 15 June 2019 in newly registered commercial passenger transport vehicles >3.5t carrying more than 9 passengers for more than 50km. This technology presents various opportunities and challenges for the industry.
Deployment site training provided in 2019
To be announced
C-MobILE Partners: City of Copenhagen