PRESS RELEASE 20 March 2012
Imtech/Peek: First platform for cooperative intelligent transport systems in Europe
Amersfoort – Imtech/Peek has launched the first commercially available cooperative ITS platform – a platform for cooperative intelligent transport systems. Its application will not only considerably increase road safety and reduce CO2 emissions but will also cut fuel consumption and enable highly reliable travel times in urban areas.
‘Cooperative systems,’ says Willem Hartman, Managing Director of Peek Nederland (part of Imtech) ‘ensure intelligent communication between vehicles as well as between vehicles and roadside systems. In recent years, Imtech/Peek has acquired practical experience by participating in such successful European research projects as CVIS, Safespot and the Freilot project in Helmond. There is a great demand for applying this technology, including a broad interest among companies in the car industry. Imtech/Peek’s cooperative ITS platform meets the highest criteria of European standardisation and corresponds perfectly with Beter Benutten, a programme for making better use of infrastructure that has been launched by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.’
Sustainable, safe, and better traffic flow
The product platform offers road administrators, emergency services and logistics businesses an opportunity to increase safety, reduce emissions (including CO2), cut fuel consumption and enable reliable travel times in urban areas. This can be accomplished by organising priority at intersections and by providing drivers with advice about approaching and crossing intersections. The platform will thus actively encourage proper driving behaviour and reduce detrimental driving patterns. At the heart of it is the application of communication standards such as 802.11p (a version of Wi-Fi) for the real-time exchange of information between vehicles and roadside systems. The European Commission has approved the use of the band with. The platform consists of a vehicle router, a roadside unit (RSU) and a web-based control tool. In addition to organising priority and giving driving advice, this platform already makes it possible to add all kinds of new traffic management and traffic information services.
PR Manager Imtech Traffic & Infra
T: +31 611334268
Imtech N.V. (www.imtech.eu) is a European technical services provider in the field of electrical services, ICT and mechanical services. This combination enables Imtech to offer total technological solutions. Imtech achieves annual revenue of 5.1 billion euro with over 28,600 employees. Imtech occupies strong positions in the buildings and industry markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, Ireland and Spain and in the European ICT and traffic markets and the global marine market. Imtech serves around 23,000 customers. Imtech offers added value in the form of integrated and multidisciplinary total solutions that lead to better operating processes and a higher return for our customers and, in their turn, our customers’ customers. Imtech also offers solutions that contribute towards a sustainable society, for example ‘green’ technology and technical solutions in the area of energy, the environment, water and traffic. The Imtech share is listed on the Euronext NYSE Amsterdam stock exchange where Imtech is included in the Midkap Index. The Imtech share is also included in the Dow Jones STOXX 600 index. In 2011 Imtech was granted the designation ‘Royal’.
Peek develops and implements innovative systems that offer concrete solutions to improve the flow, safety and environment to European roads. With approximately 900 employees Peek has strong positions with an extensive branch network in Europe. Peek has specialized in developing, delivering and maintaining high-tech electronics and software solutions for traffic and transport problems. The products and systems of Peek are applied to highways, municipal and provincial road networks and public transport. Peek is part of the Division Traffic & Infra of the stock exchange listed technical services provider Imtech.