CITRUS’s main focus is the development of a companion app for truck drivers which enhance road safety and improve logistics efficiency.
The companion app services will be based on a cellular C-ITS approach in combination with geo-fencing broadcast technologies. As such, CITRUS aims to demonstrate that this approach is the most pragmatic way towards rapid deployment. This means we avoid 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 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.