Road Works Warning

Roadworks warning is a safety-related
Cooperative Intelligent Transport System
(C-ITS) service that mainly aims to reduce
the number of accidents caused by roadworks.
Based on efficiency and network operation,
roadworks warnings contribute to the
elimination of non-recurrent traffic jams.

 

Accidents often occur in connection to
roadworks because road users do not
anticipate properly or react too late or
do not pay full attention to the traffic while changed situations - e.g. due to closed lanes because of short-term roadworks or changed road layouts. Therefore, it is important that the driver receives a warning timely to adapt his driving behaviour.

 

Different communication technologies will be implemented for the execution of this service RWW: An ITS Roadside Station (IRS) sends information to the ITS Vehicle Station (IVS) via ETSI G5. Another communication channel is Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) to transmit the information to the navigation systems in the vehicles.

Vision

Safety

  • Reduction of the number and severity of accidents on motorways in connection to roadworks
  • Zero fatalities on motorways caused by roadworks

Efficiency

  • Minimal impact of road capacity reduction caused by roadworks
  • Prevention of accidental traffic jams and loss of time
  • Provision of reliable current traffic information for travellers

Environmental issues

  • Reduction of pollutant emissions

 


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