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Table 8 List of 22 recommendations

From: Recommendations for actions concerning supporting ITS developments for VRUs

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1 Research for the improvement of VRU detection accuracy and classification for in-vehicle and infrastructure systems
2 Research for improving location accuracy of devices for VRUs, e.g. where GPS functions poorly, such as smart phones or devices for VRU vehicles, e.g. through information fusion with other sensors such as cameras
3 Research on strategies for warning road users to make the system more efficient and less annoying
4 Development of reliable low-latency wireless communication components (ITS-G5 or LTE), which are suitable for integration in VRU vehicles (bicycles, motorcycles) and smart phones
5 Research on road users’ behaviour in traffic, especially of pedestrians (children) and prediction of intentions; including improved dynamics modelling of VRUs in traffic.
6 Research on optimal and efficient user interface
7 Reliability considerations (including harsh weather conditions and light pollution) should have a standard place in procurements of infrastructure related systems
8 Assessment of the possible effects of a potential mandatory use of the systems on long-term acceptance in different member states.
9 Testing of the systems in controlled situations and simulator testing to increase understanding of the interaction of different categories of VRUs with the systems
10 To design traffic light control, depending on the overall traffic demand (both vehicles and pedestrians) to minimise traffic delays for all road users while taking into account VRU needs and policy goals for safety, throughput, emissions and mobility
11 Standardisation of the functionalities of the systems, including VRU related cooperative systems and communication between VRUs and vehicles, that are required to enable interoperability
12 Creating field tests and system evaluations to provide more evidence on benefits, limitations and costs of ITS systems for VRU’s.
13 Starting implementation with local I2VRU systems providing benefits to early adopters.
14 Development of low-cost high-quality technical solutions for VRU sensing systems for both vehicles and infrastructure
15 Traffic signal systems for intersections should be able to adapt to different environments in order to accommodate for different traffic management schemes and different environmental conditions
16 Integration of different (cooperative) functionalities in a single device
17 Liability issues should be governed prior to deployment of the systems and further investigated
18 Guidelines/ regulations are needed on the use of mobile devices on bicycles to avoid distraction
19 Development of guidelines and standardisation regarding fail safe operation (informing road users of non- or mal-functioning of the system).
20 Regulation about signal timing changes needs to be updated, to accommodate sensor based systems.
21 Create legislation that all trucks and buses should have blind spot detection systems with sensors back and at both sides
22 Ensure that privacy of all road users is guaranteed through development and use of proper procedures for data exchange, data collection and storage, and use of collected data