Compass4D project for Denmark

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DENMARK The Compass4D Consortium met for the second time in Copenhagen to discuss intelligent transport systems (ITS) and best practices in the city.

Copenhagen is set to deploy cooperative systems on at least 90 buses and in 21 traffic signals, becoming the largest test site in Europe. The pilot route is a central connection running between Copenhagen Central Station and East Gate Station, the hub for regional, commuter and S-trains and, from 2018, the underground.

Ayfer Baykal, Mayor of Technical and Environmental Administration in Copenhagen, said: “This effort to upgrade our transport goes together with our plan for green mobility and our ambition to be a carbon neutral city in 2025.”

Steffen Rasmussen, Head of traffic design for Copenhagen, said: “The next couple of years using ITS, we will create better traffic flows and traffic safety. The benefits will be better comfort and regularity of the buses and for the city environment.”