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CAPITAL - ITS and C-ITS capacity building for the future of mobility


ITS and C-ITS Capacity Building for the Future of Mobility

CapITal - Collaborative capacity programme on ITS Training-education and liaison

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) are emerging technologies which will ensure a safer, more connected, and more efficient future for road mobility.

The CapITal project gathers a community of professionals active in the fields of ITS & C-ITS from both private and public sectors.  The ultimate goal is to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the deployment of ITS and C-ITS, while at the same time raising awareness of the benefits and services currently available – and new paths opening up - for further career development.

A diverse portfolio of online training courses was created, which is accessible for free on the project's training website.

IRU's role

IRU has been analysing the potential of ITS and C-ITS applications and their benefits for the road transport sector for years. The IRU report “Commercial Vehicle of the Future” (2017) highlights the role ITS and C-ITS will play in achieving fully sustainable truck operations.

In the development of training courses, recommendations and materials, IRU relies on the expertise of its members, its Research and Innovation team, and the perspectives of road transport operators and professional drivers. Two of the courses available on the project’s online training platform are taught by IRU staff members.

“A wider use of ITS and C-ITS would lay the groundwork for greater innovation with significant benefits in terms of efficiency, safety and environment for both goods and passenger transport. We are very glad to be part of this project which is guiding our industry in this direction.”

Project results

Together with ITS organisations, government and industry, IRU has developed an online training platform with courses tackling all aspects related to the understanding, implementation and use of ITS and C-ITS. The courses are freely available and address different types of audiences – from beginner level to advanced level of understanding of ITS and C-ITS.

The CAPITAL Online Training Platform comprises 9 online courses on the following topics:

  • Introduction to ITS and C-ITS
  • ITS and C-ITS user services (IRU instructor)
  • Traffic Management Center and roadside technologies for ITS
  • Standards, architectures and communication technologies for ITS and C-ITS
  • Impact assessment of ITS and C-ITS systems
  • Financial incentives and business and procurement models for C-ITS deployment
  • Cost-benefit analyses of ITS services (IRU instructor)
  • Guidance in deploying ITS and C-ITS
  • Information security, data protection and privacy

Access to the platform is free of charge.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about ITS and C-ITS technology is encouraged to enroll in the courses available.
Users also have access to video materials, knowledge-testing materials, and support materials.

Project partners are continuously working on updating the platform.

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11 project partners from 8 countries

Project Coordinator: Ertico - Its Europe

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690797