Field tests in Flanders (Belgium) with cooperative intelligent transport systems for trucks

The Flemish Government wants to improve road safety on the Belgian roads and motor ways, reduce CO2 emissions, and promote mobility using C-ITS systems.  

Data is collected from vehicles and roadside systems and will be used to inform road users proactively, in real time. Available real-time traffic information must be quickly, efficiently, and effectively shared throughout the transport network.  

Within CITRUS:

  • A companion app is developed to send alerts to truck drivers approaching an accident or roadwork to avoid rear-end collisions and emergency lane collisions
  • Intelligent traffic lights management is implemented based on real-time traffic information (encouraging green waves). Approaching vehicles receive information about the green time or the optimum speed to have green. This could later be used for the dynamic control of traffic signals based on traffic flow. The traffic lights at the N203a in Halle (connection between R0 and E429) will be used as a pilot, and possibly also the access routes to the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge.
  • The supply of goods will be controlled in a way that avoids congestion. The dispatching of Colruyt supplies will be further optimized based on real-time traffic information, among other things, by continuing to focus on dispatching and more efficient communication with drivers while avoiding congestion.  

Within CITRUS, TML is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the impacts of the different C-ITS solutions deployed. Furthermore, TML supports the selection of relevant use cases, the development of such C-ITS solutions and workshops which are organized within the project.

Official project website: 

press release

17 February 2017: Lars Akkermans gave an interview for Het Nieuwsblad, p. 10-11, De verkeersinfo waar u écht wat aan hebt


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funded by

Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)


Be-Mobile, Flow, Vlaamse Overheid: Departement Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken (MOW) and Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer (AWV), Port of Antwerp, Port of Zeebrugge, Colruyt Group


Lars Akkermans, Griet De Ceuster

+32 16 31.77.34
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