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Transport telematics - PROMISE of smoother traffic

PROMISE is a transport telematics project financed by the European Community within the framework of its specific RTD programme in the field of Telematics Applications of common interest. Its aim is to reduce accident levels, traffic congestion and pollution through the provis...
PROMISE is a transport telematics project financed by the European Community within the framework of its specific RTD programme in the field of Telematics Applications of common interest. Its aim is to reduce accident levels, traffic congestion and pollution through the provision of better quality traffic information to both road users and road management authorities.

The project demonstrates how the use of telematics applications can make it possible to provide users with dynamic traffic information, allowing them to choose different routes, or even another mode of transportation, depending on the current traffic situation.

When completed, PROMISE will provide a multilingual service, accessible across Europe over GSM mobile telecom networks, through a portable information unit located in each driver's car. This facility will help spread traffic more evenly during the day so that transport infrastructures can be used more efficiently. In situations where bad weather or difficult traffic conditions can be predicted, the system will also help reduce the risk of accidents. The resulting reduction in road congestion will, in addition, have a positive impact on the environment.

The project leader of PROMISE is Nokia, the Finnish mobile telecom company. Project partners include BMW, British Telecom, France Telecom, Renault and Volvo.

Source: Information Society Project Office

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