#SafeRoadsToday The C-ITS Roadshow powered by C-Roads
4th June 2021 (09:00 - 17:00)
Dear C-Roads community,
It is my pleasure to invite you to the #SafeRoadsTODAY event – the C-ITS Roadshow powered by C-Roads to introduce and discuss the latest deployment activities of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) all over Europe.
The #SafeRoadsTODAY event marks the gathering of forefront experts and strategic key stakeholders from the field of C-ITS. The aim of the conference is to display the status of C-ITS rollout and the beneficial impacts on road safety all over Europe. The progress and harmonisation of C-ITS technologies has lifted the discussion from mere technical issues up to the service level. This means that C-ITS services are already real, reliable and available today as both trigger and driving force of a new era of road safety in Europe.
The #SafeRoadsTODAY event is taking place in cooperation with URBIS Smart City Fair, where leaders in the field of Smart City will be introduced. Dozens of representatives of Central European cities and municipalities and leaders in innovations will meet to share experience, ideas and examples of specific solutions on how to correctly develop a Smart City concept.
I am looking forward to welcoming you on Friday 4 June 2021 – 09:00-17:00 (CET) to the virtual conference & exhibition!
Martin Böhm, General Secretary of the C-Roads Platform
Road authorities and road operators from 18 European States have committed themselves to make roads safer by introducing C-ITS services that will provide safety relevant services to drivers via direct communication. They have joined forces to transform motorways and urban roads from mere pavement into an actively supporting element of road safety. In 2016 the C-Roads Platform (www.c-roads.eu) was launched and C-ITS services have been harmonised to support drivers all across Europe. After four years of hard work and a close cooperation with vehicle manufacturers and service providers, these services are available for the benefit of European drivers.
SAFETY is the driver for road operators to invest in C-ITS service provision. As much as vehicles and information services rely on high-tech, this also applies to today’s roads. Modern infrastructure design goes way beyond paving and marking, it rather includes the intelligent placement of roadside sensors and services for travellers in order to improve safety.
ROADS all across Europe have been equipped with intelligent infrastructure to support the European traveller. Starting with hot spots along motorways and cities the upcoming years will be focused on the improvement of coverage and service quality. All across Europe, road operators are not only ready to take this step, but also show how they are doing it and what benefits road users can expect.
TODAY C-ITS is real, reliable and available. It marks the beginning of a new era of road intelligence to make European roads safer. The C-Roads Platform members will provide a hands-on demonstration of next-level road intelligence to the public. On 4 June 2021, the city of Brno will host the #SafeRoadsTODAY event, attached to the URBIS Smart City Fair (www.bvv.cz/en/urbis). Participants will learn everything about how roads communicate with cars, integrate with information services and how it all comes together as operative C-ITS services.
This event is endorsed by Adina Vălean (Commissioner for Transport).
"Ladies and gentlemen,
Cooperative intelligent transport systems have the potential to revolutionise road safety, reduce congestion and improve the environmental performance and economic efficiency of road transport. As outlined in the European Commission’s recent Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, we need to seize the opportunities presented by these smart digital solutions to make transport safer, more efficient and sustainable.
I am proud that the EU and the Member States have been at the forefront of this technology, not least thanks to the shared vision and strategy developed through the C-ITS platform, and the coordination of interoperable deployment in C-Roads, which has resulted in the real-life deployment today.
I hope to see many of you take part in the C-Roads: C-ITS Roadshow in June in Brno, to further discuss how to accelerate the demonstration and deployment of C-ITS services across Europe.
I am confident we can build on this successful cooperation towards the full realisation of cooperative, connected and automated mobility for all."
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|9:00||Press Conference||Live Demonstration Tours||Virtual Exhibition|
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