As part of the C-MobILE Project, IRU Projects together with other project partners organises local training for fleet operators and drivers (trucks, buses, coaches, taxis, as well as car drivers) to raise awareness and increase knowledge on the use of new Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) services. The training also highlights additional benefits and builds up the necessary skills to embrace these new technologies.
Each training programme includes three modules: theoretical, C-ITS services, and practical; as well as optional additional training and a knowledge test.
Scope and Benefits of C-ITS Training
The training sessions offer an opportunity to learn about several C-ITS services deployed in eight cities and regions involved in the C-MobILE project: Barcelona, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Newcastle, Thessaloniki, Vigo and the North Brabant region.
These are some of the services that participants will discover during the training sessions:
Road Works Warning
Road Hazard Warning
Emergency Vehicle Warning
Signal Violation Warning
Warning System for Pedestrians
Green Light Optimal Speed Advice
Emergency Brake Light
Slow or Stationary Vehicle Warning
Motorcycle Approaching Indication
Participants will get a look at how these technologies work, their functionalities and how to use them, and will have the opportunity to provide their feedback on what they would like to see improved, including improvements or additional functionalities.
Each training session will be accompanied with videos from real and simulated service tests, showing how C-ITS services can influence the behaviour of all road users, including drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians.
Every participant will experience a combination of C-ITS in real-life traffic conditions, and gain a hands-on understanding of how these technologies can improve traffic flow, travel times, fuel efficiency, comfort, and overall safety for them and for other users.
Additional training provided by IRU and Continental will address the Smart Tachograph, which will be mandatory from 15 June 2019 in newly registered commercial passenger transport vehicles >3.5t carrying more than 9 passengers for more than 50km. This technology presents various opportunities and challenges for the industry.
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