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COMPASS4D project


Improving road safety and efficiency by sharing information wirelessly

Journeys are safer and more efficient when you know what’s up ahead. So the Compass4D project  is testing ways to get all road users sharing information wirelessly

Collaboration is the key to making road transport safer. Not just collaboration between organisations and authorities, but between individual vehicles, and with road infrastructure on the road.

Seven cities, three services – the Compass4D pilot

A two-year pilot to 2017 is seeing cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems deployed in seven cities, allowing all road users to share data.

The seven cities are:

  • Bordeaux, France

  • Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Helmond, Netherlands

  • Newcastle, UK

  • Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Verona, Italy

  • Vigo, Spain

In these cities, following three services have been trialed:

  • The Road Hazard Warnings (RHW)
    Helps to prevent accidents by giving drivers warning messages about hazards that lie ahead. It gives specific information about the hazard and how best to approach them.

  • The Red Light Violation Warning (RLVW)
    Helps to stop drivers running red lights by giving them warning messages or to inform drivers of approaching emergency vehicles which risk running red light.

  • The Energy Efficient Intersection (EEI)
    Provides drivers advice on the perfect driving style to avoid last-minute breaking when approaching an intersection. It also gives priority to specific vehicles at intersections, like emergency vehicles,  or delayed buses or even trucks.


Start date: 01/01/2013
End date: 31/12/2015
Partners: City Council of Vigo, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), City Council of Verona, INFOTRIP, Equipos de Seňalización y Control S.A. (ESYCSA), European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation S.C.R.L. (ERTICO), Fédération International de l’Automobile (FIA), Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia (CTAG), City Council of Helmond, Geoloc Systems, IDIADA Automotive Technology SA, Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Reseaux (IFSTTAR), Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), Peek Traffic B.V., IRU Projects ASBL, City Council of Copenhagen, MAT Traffic, Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l’Energie (MEDDE), TNO, City Council of Newcastle, Region of Central Macedonia, SIEMENS Public Ltd. Co., SWARCO Mizar SpA, Taxiway, Telecom Italia, Topos Aquitaine, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Vialis B.V., VITRASA, VOLVO Technology AB, V-TRON B.V., Renault Trucks.


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