Videos from the final event

To close the project in an offical format and disseminate our project results, we organised a virtual conference on the 8 October 2018. Over 50 professionals participated in this interactive session with the different partners as well as the Flemish minister of mobility.

Head over to our final event page and access all our videos.

Be-Mobile nv

Be-Mobile makes use of the strengths of the connected vehicle and traveller to monitor traffic 24/7. Through fusing and enriching real-time and historical data from several sources, Be-Mobile enables improved and practical traffic management. Data sources include the connected vehicle, road and vehicle sensors but also information on (mobile) road words and logistics-specific parameters (i.e. bridge lift and waterlock times).

Traffic streams are optimised through the Be-Mobile Big Data-platform. This platform enables traffic and logistics managers to send personalised messages to truck drivers.

Be-Mobile is also member of the Partnerschip ‘Talking Traffic’, which will implement C-ITS in the Netherlands as from the summer period, 2017.

Flemish Agency for Roads and Traffic

The Agency for Roads and Traffic is one of the links of the Mobility and Public  Works policy area in Flanders. The Agency for Roads and Traffic manages about 7.700 km of regional roads and motorways and about 7.700 km of cycle paths. The Agency for Roads and Traffic wants to realise safe, smooth and sustainable mobility for all road users in Flanders.

Transport & Mobility Leuven

Transport & Mobility Leuven NV (TML) conducts applied research to support policy decisions. It is our mission to help society by offering scientifically sound analyses. To this end, TML relies on quantitative research: modelling, statistical analyses, simulations, and prognoses.

TML provides relevant know-how on human-machine interfaces for the development of the companion app, which is used as a service-platform for the different day 1 and day 1,5 services. Furthermore, TML is responsible for the impact evaluation of the CITRUS project.

Colruyt group

Colruyt Group is active in the distribution of food products and non-food products throughout Belgium, France and Luxembourg, with around 500 stores under its own management and over 500 affiliated stores. In addition, Colruyt Group is active in the food service sector through Solucious (delivering to hospitals, company kitchens, businesses within the hotel and catering sector), fuel distribution (DATS 24), digital printing solutions and document management (Symeta) and green energy production (Eoly). Colruyt Group employs over 29,000 staff and achieved an annual turnover of 9.1 billion EUR in 2015/2016. Colruyt is listed on the Euronext Bruxelles (COLR) stock exchange under code ISIN BE0974256852.

Within CITRUS, a number of trucks will be equipped with the CITRUS Companion app. As such, Colruyt Group assists in the development, testing and validation of the CITRUS services.

Port of Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge, or Bruges by the Sea, is a young seaport with modern port equipment suitable for the largest ships. The present structure of the port dates from as recent as 1985. The emergence of the roll-on/roll-off techniques, the containerisation and the increase in the scale of the ships convinced the Belgian government to develop the coastal port into a deepsea port. An extensive outer port, a new sea lock with entrance to an inner port, gave Zeebrugge a new impulse in the years that followed.

Within CITRUS, the port of Zeebrugge is one of the areas where specific CITRUS services contained within the CITRUS companion app are tested.

Port of Antwerp

The Port of Antwerp’s deep inland location and unique combination of cargo handling, industry and logistics make it Europe’s leading integrated maritime and logistics platform. A vast network of highways, railroads and inland waterways guarantee smooth transport to all major European markets. Adding to this, regular transport connections to the foreland and customs facilities make the Port of Antwerp a most reliable and cost-efficient supply chain partner in Europe.

Within CITRUS, the port of Zeebrugge is one of the areas where specific CITRUS services contained within the CITRUS companion app are tested.


CITRUS’s main focus is the development of a companion app for truck drivers which allows for enhanced road safety and improved vehicle and logistics efficiency.

Services are deployed in the companion app based on a cellular C-ITS approach in combination with geo-fencing broadcast technologies. The smart use of existing, mature cellular communication technologies will allow for cost-effective and high-quality services.

With CITRUS’s companion app, the project team aims to demonstrate that this approach works and is the most pragmatic way towards rapid deployment. It avoids a continuous roll-out of dedicated and costly roadside infrastructure enabling purely ITS-G5 based solutions. Furthermore the proposed ‘companion’ is being seen as a natural evolution of current on-board ITS services.

A major goal of this pilot deployment therefore consists of the validation of the set ecosystem enabling a plethora of valuable C-ITS use cases using modern cellular networks and geo-messaging cloud services. The planned actions will lay the foundation of a large scale roll-out and uptake of C-ITS applications in Belgium and Europe.