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COMPASS4D programme. We have equipped 87 buses with on-board units connected to the local traffic signal infrastructure with the aim of creating energy efficient intersections by granting a green light to selected vehicles when approaching the intersection, thus avoiding stops and delays. The drivers will also get information of the traffic light status making them capable of adjusting their speed to a enable a more comfortable and smooth journey, resulting in less fuel consumption*. The Danish test site is situated in the centre of Copenhagen, on the eastern coast of Zealand. The road section chosen for the pilot test covers 21 intersections and is one of the busiest bus routes in the city. Running from the main central station through the inner city to the east gate station, the pilot site connects to several key traffic arteries leading traffic on and off, while ongoing underground construction and a high number of mixed road users make traffic congestion and punctuality, especially for buses, a major problem. 40 ITS REVIEW Annual Review 2015 In addition to the buses, electric vehicles, hydrogen vehicles, HGVs and taxis are also participating in the pilot test. A Road Hazard Warning service is being implemented as static warnings in 5 non-signalised pedestrian crossings on the network, along with dynamic warning of HGV’s leaving a construction site. Magnetometer detection will send information to the nearest Road Side Unit and further to an On Board Unit in vehicles approaching the location. The driver will then be warned when HGV’s are leaving the construction site. This pilot is a good example of how both vehicles and infrastructure are becoming smarter, and how cooperation is bringing about solutions which are greater than either component could achieve on its own. Data enabling integration At its heart, intelligent mobility is about integration – systems communicating, informing and advising each other in realtime such that operation can be complementary. It is the sharing of data between systems that enables integration of services, and so the tools which enable this sharing are becoming increasingly more important. For Imtech, our ImCity central city management system is key to this. Engineered to harvest data and to make available to cities the means to use data as best suits their individual environments; be it data dissemination to the public, creating applications specific to their city or even replacing earlier discrete systems. ImCity is currently deployed in over 15 UK cities managing real time travel information. Parking is an area we have recently explored in relation to using ImCity to improve user experience. An often quoted statistic is around the percentage of traffic in congested urban areas looking for a parking space, found to be as much as 30% in some locations. 〉〉


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