From 2016 to 2020
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.  
The biggest challenge that CITRUS faces is the momentary distribution of available real-time traffic information.  This distribution must happen quickly, efficiently, and in a reliable and human-centric way throughout the transport network and related C-ITS services. 

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 optimised 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 of behaviour and evaluating the effect 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.



From 2016 to 2020


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

Our team

Griet De Ceuster, Lars Akkermans, Sven Maerivoet, Bart Ons
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