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Qualitative Examination of Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation Systems in Cities to Facilitate Large-Scale Future Deployment

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Shuo LiORCiD, Simon Edwards, Dr Yanghanzi ZhangORCiD, Professor Phil BlytheORCiD



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).


The rate of urbanization in Europe is increasing rapidly. Traffic congestion has become one of the biggest challenges for cities. Additionally, thousands of people die each year in accidents on European roads. In addition, road transport is one of the biggest reasons for the increase in air pollution and greenhouse gases in Europe. To solve these problems, cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) have accelerated in Europe, after more than ten years of research and development. The European Commission has carried out significant work in this field in recent years and has prepared a strategy document for the deployment of C-ITS services in Europe. The Commission considers that C-ITS have significant potential in reducing the negative effects of road traffic and expects these systems to deploy rapidly in European cities. However, in order to achieve this, it is imperative to clearly identify the needs of cities in implementing and managing these systems, the extent to which these systems will respond to different mobility problems of the cities, and the important barriers to widespread deployment. This study focused on qualitatively examining the C-ITS deployment from the stakeholder perspective. The knowledge generated is useful to facilitate the large-scale future deployment of C-ITS.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Li S, Edwards S, Isik M, Zhang Y, Blythe P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sensors

Year: 2022

Volume: 22

Issue: 21

Online publication date: 02/11/2022

Acceptance date: 30/10/2022

Date deposited: 03/11/2022

ISSN (print): 1424-8239

ISSN (electronic): 1424-8220

Publisher: MDPI AG


DOI: 10.3390/s22218423


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723311European Commission
UK Department for Transport (DfT), through their Smart Corridor funding