On 7 May, the RACC hosted the C-ITS training programme at its Barcelona headquarter. The session organised by the RACC together with Applus+ IDIADA and the IRU, kicked off the C-MobILE project series of training sessions for end-users.
The training session focused on increasing awareness of people in ITS and C-ITS in different project regions. It included formative sessions as well as interactive competitions that allowed participants to compete for the title of ‘best learner’. The event attracted approximately fifty attendees who had the opportunity to learn about connected vehicles and various C-ITS services that will be deployed in the city of Barcelona as well as the metropolitan area over the coming months.
Subsequent to the training, there were a series of debates that allowed users to voice their opinions surrounding the various topics introduced during the sessions. Users also had the opportunity to express their thoughts on the Android smartphone application that would be used to provide the C-ITS service in Barcelona.
Common topics of discussion included: the use of a smartphone while riding a motorcycle, the false-positives of the safety-critical services in certain circumstances, service in traffic management, the likely positive contributions of the Probe Vehicle Data, access restrictions for specific vehicle types (such as heavy trucks), and services that offer updates on restricted areas during times of high pollution levels in cities.
C-MobILE (Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and depLoyment in Europe) is addressing specific mobility challenges across Europe through the deployment of tailored cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS).
Throughout 2019, C-MobILE will be hosting training sessions at eight of its deployment sites across Europe. These training sessions will also highlight additional benefits and build up the necessary skills required to embrace new technologies.
FIA Region I contributes to the work of C-MobILE through its involvement in liaison and dissemination activities, as well as general communications.
The next session will take place on 28 May in Copenhagen. Please see here for more information.