Improving safety and mobility of Vulnerable Road Users through ITS applications

Johan Scholliers, D Bell, A Morris, A B Garcia

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    Abstract

    ITS Applications have in recent years assisted in reducing the number of fatalities in Europe. However, Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) have not benefited as much as vehicle users. The EU-sponsored VRUITS project assesses the safety and mobility impacts of ITS applications for VRUs, assesses the impacts of current and upcoming ITS applications on the safety and mobility of VRUs, identifies how the usability and efficiency of ITS applications can be improved, and recommends which actions have to be taken at a policy level to improve ITS safety and mobility. This paper describes the results of the first phase of the project, in which the critical scenarios for VRUs are identified starting from accident data analysis, and following a user needs based on focus groups and expert interviews. From this basis, the most promising ITS applications for VRUs are selected according to their potential to address the specific needs of VRUs
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings
    Place of PublicationParis
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventTransport Research Arena 2014, TRA 2014 - Paris, France
    Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceTransport Research Arena 2014, TRA 2014
    Abbreviated titleTRA2014
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period14/04/1417/04/14

    Keywords

    • Vulnerable Road Users
    • safety
    • mobility
    • Intelligent Transport Systems

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    Scholliers, J., Bell, D., Morris, A., & Garcia, A. B. (2014). Improving safety and mobility of Vulnerable Road Users through ITS applications. In Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings [10].