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Potential of ITS to improve safety and mobility of VRUs

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posted on 2017-06-01, 09:53 authored by Johan Scholliers, Daniel Bell, Andrew MorrisAndrew Morris, Alejandra B. Garcia-Melendez
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.


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 321 586.



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SCHOLLIERS, J. ...et al., 2014. Potential of ITS to improve safety and mobility of VRUs. Presented at the 10th ITS European Congress, Helsinki, Finland, 16–19 June.


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