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2.4.12 e Safety - Co-operative Systems for Road Transport

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To develop and demonstrate Co-operative systems for road transport that will make transport more efficient and effective, safer and more environmentally friendly. Co-operative Systems (as an extension to autonomous or stand-alone systems), in which the vehicles communicate with each other and the infrastructure, have the potential to greatly increase the quality and reliability of information available about the vehicles, their location and the road environment, enabling improved and new services for the road users.

Such systems will enhance the support available to drivers and other road users and will provide for:

  • Greater transport efficiency by making better use of the capacity of the available infrastructure and by managing varying demands;
  • Increased safety by improving the quality and reliability of information used by advanced driver assistance systems and allowing the implementation of advanced safety applications.

Call information

The Strategic Objective ' e Safety - Co-operative Systems for Road Transport' is included within Call 4 of the IST priority .

Publication date Closure date Pre-allocate budget 1 (M€) Instruments Status
01 December 2004 22 March 2005 82 IPs , NoEs , STREPs , SSAs Active

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1 The amount corresponds to the 90% of the budget which is pre-allocated.