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Towards an 'agile' common evaluation methodology for C-ITS

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Graeme Hill, Simon Edwards, Professor Phil BlytheORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) published in its final definitive form in 2018. For re-use rights please refer to the publishers terms and conditions.


The FESTA evaluation methodology for ITS possesses limitations, with few feedbacks, limited opportunity for corrective actions, and a tendency towards the prescriptive. In this paper, the need for a more ‘agile’ approach to evaluation is explained, specifically for Cooperative ITS (C-ITS). 14 C-ITS schemes funded by the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) are introduced, with the aim to devise a new methodology and apply it to a carefully identified selection. The intention is to generate discourse and ultimately produce a fit-for-purpose common evaluation methodology (CEM) transferable to subsequent future schemes, and mitigating some of the pitfalls of FESTA. The new approach would, moreover, enable local conditions and criteria to be evaluated in such a way as to yield more accurate impact assessments and targeted capital spend for the deploying organization, ensuring greater accountability and value for money for deploying organizations and funding bodies.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hill G, Edwards S, Hanson G, Kilpatrick E, Blythe P

Editor(s): ITS World Congress

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 25th ITS World Congress

Year of Conference: 2018

Acceptance date: 31/07/2018

Date deposited: 01/10/2018