HERE and Netherlands Evaluating LTE-based C-ITS Road Messaging System
HERE, a Nokia company, and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment are together evaluating the deployment of a cellular network-based Cooperative Intelligent Transportation System (C-ITS) for improving road safety and reducing congestion in the Netherlands.
The evaluation focuses on a system utilizing standard commercial 3G and 4G/LTE cellular networks as well as location cloud technology and data analytics from HERE to connect smartphones and other devices, road infrastructure and traffic management centers. The system would serve as an efficient low latency data exchange mechanism, whereby targeted information - about, for example, an accident or black ice - could be communicated to the right people at the right time and location.
HERE has agreed to support Beter Benutten (Optimising Use), the ministry's comprehensive program to optimize the efficiency of the country's transportation networks through innovative solutions, with a demonstration of the technology in Amsterdam during the Netherlands' Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2016.