9th European Congress and Exhibition

04 Jun 2013 - 07 Jun 2013


Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), Ireland


European ITS Congresses allow you to discover and experience Europe’s latest advances in Intelligent transport Systems and innovative transport solutions. With the theme “ITS: Real Solutions for Real needs”, the 2013 Congress highlighted the need to focus on innovative ITS solutions that are delivering value for money while addressing real mobility issues and solving concrete transport problems.

All regions face similar challenges in delivering sustainable transport solutions to meet their current and future mobility requirements. Transport authorities are aware of the real needs specific to their region but often find it difficult to identify detailed information on targeted ITS solutions that would deliver direct and tangible positive outcomes. Effectively deploying interoperable ITS solutions, spanning from and beyond urban areas, through regions and across borders is one of our major challenges if we want to make optimal use of our transport system. ITS Europe 2013 Congress was an excellent opportunity to learn about current and future “real” ITS technologies and solutions that will shape such a smart and integrated multi-modal transport system.

The Congress was an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Participation of eCoMove

4 June 2013

eCoMove-ecoDriver Stakeholder workshop (follow link for more details)

5 June 2013


In this study an eco-driving support system was evaluated within a driving simulator study. The presented system was able to communicate with traffic lights and to detect traffic signs. On the basis of this information the system gave recommendations to the participants concerning fuel efficient gear shifting and acceleration/deceleration behavior. 30 participants drove different scenarios (traffic light approach; curves; and stop signs) with and without the eco-driving support system. Thereafter they answered acceptance questionnaires based on the Technology Acceptance Model concerning the system. Overall the acceptance of the system was very well. Yet; for some participants in the stop sign and curve scenarios the intervention of the system was too early.

Author: Maria Staubach - DLR. e. V. (Germany)

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Traffic management and control measures as a sole means to cut down fuel consumption and emissions in road traffic have been widely acknowledged for their short term potential. Even more is expected from the combination with vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. This session aims to present systems and services that are available for deployment today or at least in near future. The speakers will discuss insights from national and European projects, related to traffic light control, traffic information and routing, priority schemes, speed and lane advice, mobility management and decision-support system.

Making the driver part of traffic management, Jonas Lüssman, Technical University Munich

Traffic management in Thessaloniki for reducing fuel and CO2 emissions, Evangelos Mitsakis, Centre for Research and Technology (CERTH)

Energy-efficient traffic management services Towards deployment, Jaap Vreeswijk, Imtech Traffic & Infra

MODUM Project, Sven Maerivoet, Transport & Mobility Leuven

CARBOTRAF Project, Martin Litzenberger, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

6 June 2013

Broad activities are currently ongoing to reduce fuel and in consequence CO2 in the field of transport. Advanced driver information and cooperative systems developments follow the goal to help the driver performing a more eco-friendly driving style with the result to safe fuel. Nevertheless, they can have different objectives which may be contrary to other impact categories. This special session will discuss the performance of these systems based on driving simulator studies and of traffic network simulations.

Critical Impact Assessment of ADAS, Adrian Zlocki, Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen

Impact Assessment of Advanced Information and Cooperative Services on Human Factors, Maria Staubach, DLR

eCoMove - Preliminary results of impact analysis, Detlef Kuck, FFA (FORD)

Impact analysis of advanced information and cooperative services, Philipp Gilka, DLR

Impact analysis in eCoMove using microscopic traffic flow simulation, Jonas Lüssman, Technical University Munich


In the concept investigated in the EU funded project eCoMove; traffic management centers (TMC) are provided with real time information about local emission situations (emission hot spots). The presentation will give first validation results of the impact on individual and local emissions and energy consumptions by cooperative eco routing; based on few real world test drives and field simulations. Details of the eco messages developed in eCoMove will be presented. Further; a live presentation of the ecoCooperativeHorizon based on recorded driving data and recorded messages will be given at the presentation.

Author: Lutz Bersiner - Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)

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The ecoSituational Model focusing predicting the behaviour of single vehicles is developed within the European research project eCoMove. This paper describes its general functionality; as well as the cooperative approach aiming to optimize energy consumption of vehicles. The paper shows the benefits of this holistic approach and outlines limitations and requirements to in-vehicle systems.

Author: Philipp Themann - IKA; RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

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Predictive driving style reduces vehicle’s fuel consumption; while systems with autonomous cruise control achieve highest savings. This paper elaborates on the optimization of the vehicle’s longitudinal dynamics to reduce fuel consumption using digital map data; V2X communication and radar sensor data. The approach deployed is highly modular with respect to the utilized sensor information and directly incorporates driver’s preferences.

Author: Philipp Themann - IKA; RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

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7 June 2013

Many initiatives promote eco-driving as the solution to change driver behaviour towards greener driving and to reduce road transport emissions. Some systems integrated with navigation are introduced on the market and further research to more complex systems is under development; all proposing to support the driver in improving his performance.

This Special Session will be organised as an interactive round table to exchange with the panellists but also the audience; the latest views on the best strategies and motivators to sustain drivers’ performance in the long term; the latest technical advances; the most efficient solutions; the specificities of eco-driving for professional drivers and the possible safety implications of eco-driving.

Long term effects on EcoDriving, Joakim Gudmundsen, Go Green AB

HMI and acceptability of eco-driving functionality, Annie Pauzie, IFSTTAR

Laurens Lapré, CGI


Reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emission in road traffic is high on Europe’s agenda. The 7FP project eCoMove has set its target to a reduction of 20%. To understand the value of such a figure this paper first gives a general overview of fuel consumption and emission factors. Next a summary of impact estimates is given for a variety of systems; followed by a presentation of results from simulation studies undertaken by the eCoMove project. The added value of these studies lies in the assessment of synergy effects of interactions between applications.

Author: Jaap Vreeswijk - Imtech Traffic & Infra (Netherlands)

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