Potential of ITS to Improve Safety and Mobility of VRUs

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 publicationConference proceedings
    Subtitle of host publication10th ITS European Congress. DC-ROM
    PublisherERTICO - ITS Europe
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event10th ITS European Congress - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 16 Jun 201419 Jun 2014

    Conference

    Conference10th ITS European Congress
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki
    Period16/06/1419/06/14

    Keywords

    • Vulnerable Road Users
    • safety
    • mobility

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    Scholliers, J., Bell, D., Morris, A., & Garcia, A. B. (2014). Potential of ITS to Improve Safety and Mobility of VRUs. In Conference proceedings : 10th ITS European Congress. DC-ROM [12] ERTICO - ITS Europe.