CAPITAL to participate at 12th European ITS Congress

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From June 19-22, CAPITAL will be participating the 12th European ITS Congress taking place this year in Strasbourg. CAPITAL will be represented by a stand and will host two special interest sessions and a technical scientific session where a paper will be presented.

CAPITAL will also be supporting a showcase by the CO-GISTICS project and guided tours for the UpTop Global Taxi Network - where participants will be guided around the Congress and provided with specialised presentations by key projects in this sector.

For more information about the CAPITAL project's presence at this year's congress, see below:

For more information about the Congress in general, please click here.

Special Interest Session: Training needs on new technologies for fleet managers and drivers

Tuesday 20 June: 11:00am - 12:30pm in the Berlin room


Use of on-board technologies and cooperative systems is becoming more important in commercial vehicles for passenger and in freight road transport. Currently there is a gap between the use of ADAS systems and the learning and training packages available for drivers and operators on how to use them effectively. Research and development of training programmes as to how drivers interact with and use these advance driver assistance systems is therefore required. Another subject requiring adaptation of training is cooperative ITS. A coordination and support action funded by the EC, CAPITAL project –Collaborative cApacity Programme on Its Training-educAtion and Liaison, will deliver a collaborative capacity building programme (including training and further education) for cities and for fleet managers. The goal of this session is to have a better understanding of needs and requirements for the development of better training on the use of technology for fleet managers and drivers.


Monica Giannini, IRU Projects, Belgium


Monica Giannini, IRU Projects, Belgium


Patrick Philipp, International Road Transport Union, Switzerland

Evangelos Mitsakis, CERTH-HIT, Greece

Andrew Morris, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Oihana Otaegui, Vicom, Spain

Miguel Ángel Alonso Juliá Alonso Juliá, ALSA, Spain

Udi Remer, Mobileye Vision Technologies, Israel


Special Interest Session: (C-)ITS for public authorities: challenges and barriers to deployment – from West to East

Wednesday 21 June: 11:00am - 12:30pm in the Londres 2 room


Finding best solutions for deploying C-ITS services is the focus of several European co-funded initiatives. The European Commission has created the C-ITS platform bringing together private and public stakeholders. The latter are increasingly invited to know further and be pushed in the use of C-ITS solutions. However, not always have the necessary resources and differences are remarkable. For instance, Western European countries are forerunners in C-ITS deployment while in Eastern Europe ITS deployment issues are diverse and C-ITS is less relevant. Thus, it is of primary importance to raise awareness through initiatives that focus on education such as the EU project CAPITAL while on parallel make a detailed comparison of stakeholder needs from West to East, barriers and challenges in (C-)ITS deployment and look at existing initiatives to overcome these. Many public authorities are involved in CEF projects such as CROCODILE 2 focussing on ITS deployment on Eastern Europe’s corridors for overcoming challenges.


Manuela Flachi, ERTICO – ITS Europe


Stephanie Leonard, European Commission, DG MOVE


Martin Böhm, AustriaTech – Federal Agency for Technological Measures Ltd., Austria

Gert Blom, Gemeente Helmond, The Netherlands

Graham Hanson, Department for Transport – DfT, United Kingdom

Martin Pichl, Ministry of Transport, Czech Republic (TBC)Sorin Dumitrescu, ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS SRL, Romania (TBC)


Technical Scientific Session: C-ITS Deployment Programme Framework

Wednesday 21 June: 4:00pm - 5:30pm in the Madrid 2 room


Simon Edwards, Newcastle University, United Kingdom


The Collaborative cApacity Programme on Its Training educAtion and Liaison (CAPITAL) project aims to address the gap between deployment, and research and development in the field of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). The main outcome will be the development of an open platform offering training modules, including hands-on training in seven cities and awareness raising and liaison activities focussing on the benefits of C-ITS. To ensure the successful implementation of C-ITS training, a common framework for the CAPITAL deployment programme has been designed, which targets: transport institutions, decision makers and technicians across three levels of ITS deployment. This paper reports on the C-ITS deployment programme framework, which outlines the necessary steps to achieve the common goal of raising awareness of the benefits of C-ITS through training and education.


CO-GISTICS demonstration

CO-GISTICS is proposing a Cooperative ITS interoperability demonstration with two innovative services on the roads and junctions of the city: Speed advice (also called GLOSA) and Cargo Transport Optimisations.

The GLOSA (Green Light Optimal Speed Advice) service, when approaching one of the 5 equipped traffic lights in Strasbourg, will give speed advice to the driver in order to reach the intersection with a green light.

GEOLOC SYSTEMS has developed its own V2X facilities integrating the most recent version of SPAT/MAP and most recent security standards. Our GLOSA application has been adapted and receives real-time information from the traffi c light controllers adapted for the occasion by Fareco. The demonstration is completed by a second vehicle provided by Euro Metropole of Strasbourg.

Cargo transport optimisation has been added to our product by integrating these services to the GLOSA interface. The driver receives and sends information concerning the delivery and pick up of goods. He will also have access to an appointment management service and an eCMR for paperless management of dangerous goods.

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