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Cooperation between Roads and Vehicles: Field Validation of a Novel Infrastructure-Based Solution for All Road Users’ Safety

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Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Thermi, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, 38122 Trento, Italy
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, CRF Trento, 38122 Trento, Italy
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Academic Editor: Andrew Morris
Received: 14 January 2021 / Revised: 25 February 2021 / Accepted: 27 April 2021 / Published: 17 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Driver Behavior Safety Research in Road Transportation)
Cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) are expected to considerably influence road safety, traffic efficiency and comfort. Nevertheless, their market penetration is still limited, on the one hand due to the high costs of installation and maintenance of the infrastructures and, on the other hand, due to the price of support automated driving functions. A breakthrough C-ITS technological solution was studied, designed, built and tested that is based on the implementation of custom low-cost on-road platforms (named “strips”) that embed micro/nano sensors, communication technologies and energy harvesting to shift intelligence from the vehicle to the road infrastructure. The strips, through a V2X and LTE communication gateway, transmit real-time, reliable and accurate information at lane level about the environmental and road condition, the traffic and the other road users’ position and speed. The exchanged information supports a series of C-ITS functions and services extending equipped vehicles capabilities and providing similar functions to non-equipped ones (including powered two wheelers). The general framework and the technological solution proposed is presented and the results of the field trials, conducted in three pilot sites around Europe, quantify the promising system performance as well as the positive effects of the C-ITS applications developed and tested on driver/rider’s behavior. View Full-Text
Keywords: road safety; driver behavior; cooperative intelligent transport systems; field trials; COVID-19 effects in transport research road safety; driver behavior; cooperative intelligent transport systems; field trials; COVID-19 effects in transport research
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Gkemou, M.; Biral, F.; Gkragkopoulos, I.; Valenti, G.; Tsetsinas, I.; Bekiaris, E.; Steccanella, A. Cooperation between Roads and Vehicles: Field Validation of a Novel Infrastructure-Based Solution for All Road Users’ Safety. Safety 2021, 7, 39. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7020039

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Gkemou M, Biral F, Gkragkopoulos I, Valenti G, Tsetsinas I, Bekiaris E, Steccanella A. Cooperation between Roads and Vehicles: Field Validation of a Novel Infrastructure-Based Solution for All Road Users’ Safety. Safety. 2021; 7(2):39. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7020039

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Gkemou, Maria, Francesco Biral, Ioannis Gkragkopoulos, Giammarco Valenti, Ioannis Tsetsinas, Evangelos Bekiaris, and Andrea Steccanella. 2021. "Cooperation between Roads and Vehicles: Field Validation of a Novel Infrastructure-Based Solution for All Road Users’ Safety" Safety 7, no. 2: 39. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7020039

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