The European Union-funded CVIS project aims to deploy an advanced communications infrastructure that can facilitate new ways to drastically upgrade the safety, efficiency, and reliability of driving.
Project coordinator ERTICO-ITS Europe has developed inexpensive technologies, and the rapid engagement of third-party application developers and service providers is a key aspect of the CVIS project's plan to cover new ground. Critical to the success of the project is organic growth, in which resources cluster naturally in specific areas where they can enable compelling applications with immediate impact. Other applications can later be deployed at these nodes, supporting a virtuous cycle that can set up a continuously broadening infrastructure installation and application development arc.
In one field test, the CVIS solution involved trucks "booking" a loading-bay spot ahead of time and receiving a reservation time and duration. The reservations are handled by software and carried out via wireless nodes, and are automatically updated if the truck is ahead of or behind schedule.
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