Society yearns for safer, smoother and cleaner traffic. The decrease in public investments, coupled with these justified social expectations, is underlining the need for new answers to the traditional challenges. Road managers and operators are currently working towards a culture of network optimization. These various factors are at the core of the exponential growth of intelligent transport systems (ITS).
BRRC contributes to this area by collecting and disseminating information. A good knowledge of the potential of ITS as an alternative to more traditional, more physical methods, is essential for decision-makers and road planners. These systems, which come in various forms and formats, are intended for the road network as a whole, from motorways to municipal roads.
The objective of the European project INTRO (Intelligent Roads)was to demonstrate that an efficient application of present information and communication technologies could bring “intelligence” to roads and offers unique opportunities to better manage and maintain the road
The Mobility – Safety – Road Management Division worked together with engineering firm EGIS in a preliminary study on dynamic mobility and safety management for the installation of variable message signs (VMS) in the Brussels Capital Region. VMS can be used for real-time dissemination of information to road users. Motorists can use this information to change their behaviour or routes.