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Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010

Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010

The Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010, which took place in Amsterdam on 23-26 March 2010 in association with Intertraffic Amsterdam 2010 (the world's leading exhibition for infrastructure, traffic management, safety and parking), was one of the world's largest demonstrations of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technologies and applications. The SAFESPOT Integrated Project being one of the three European flagship projects for cooperative mobility aiming at increasing the safety margin through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication and services had their a very strong presence. Co-financed by the EU's Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, SAFESPOT unites more than 50 leading partners: OEMs, operators and research organisations from across Europe.

Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010

The showcase featured the final results of three European integrated projects SAFESPOT, CVIS and COOPERS and presented the final outcomes of Europe's cooperative systems research programme. The Showcase combined on-road demonstrations, a dedicated conference and an exhibition in its own hall, all at Amsterdam RAI.

Visitors to the Amsterdam RAI could not only attend the Showcase Conference that took place on March 24-25, 2010 but also take a ride in one of the fleet of demonstration minivans, to experience live applications in traffic, as well as off-road safety applications. The off-road safety demonstration area featured four zones where advanced cooperative safety applications developed by SAFESPOT were displayed including frontal collision and slippery road warnings; safe following distance and lane change warnings; and cooperative intersection safety systems.

More precisely, SAFESPOT Safety Demonstrations ran as four parallel sessions showing various safety applications and scenarios. A viewing tent was provided for visitors and technical facilities while the demonstration area was divided into four parts:

  • Area 1: Safety Distance Warning & Lane Change Manoeuvre
  • Area 2: Frontal Collision Warning & Head-on Collision Warning
  • Area 3: Accident at Intersection & Obstructed View at Intersection
  • Area 4: Wrong Way Driver Detection & Hazard & Incident Warning - (slippery road)

SAFESPOT featured also a stand at the Cooperative Mobility Traffic Management Centre (TMC) in Hall 9, Amsterdam RAI, where the background story of the applications presented on the Public Road Tour was presented. Moreover, SAFESPOT Consortium partners delivered speeches, facilitated sessions and participated to the parallel sessions of the Cooperative Mobility Conference, presenting thus the lessons learned and the results of the project in a broader extent to the audience.