Today's transport vehicles are increasingly inter-connected, cooperative and automated. This raises a series of questions over drivers, such as the interaction between vehicles and the people driving them. Driving is becoming increasingly complex in an environment where information levels, data exchanges and automation levels are on the rise. Barcelona City Council, alongside the IMI as a third party, is helping to implement innovative solutions to the management of its mobility services in order to improve the quality of life of city residents and maximise its potential to protect them. The Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and depLoyment in Europe (C-MobILE) project is one of these innovative solutions.
The C-MobILE project promotes the introduction of technology into Barcelona’s various means of transport so as to reduce the environmental impact of road-related transport and incidents, whilst making Barcelona an efficient and safe city for its citizens.
C-MobILE aims to help local authorities deploy the Smart Cooperative Transport Systems (C-ITS) services they need and to raise awareness of the potential benefits for all road users. This common approach ensures that interoperability is prioritised and comes at an acceptable cost for end-users. C-ITS services have been designed to deal with specific mobility challenges in eight pilot cities in Europe, and Barcelona is one of them.
The main goal behind this project is to ensure a safe, clean, efficient and sustainable network, without neglecting complex urban areas and giving a certain level of attention to the road network’s most vulnerable users (cyclists, elderly people, children, people with disabilities etc.).