SPITS (Strategic Platform for Intelligent Transportation Systems)
The SPITS project paved the way for DITCM. Between 2009 and 2011, thirteen public and private parties collaborated on this project to solve mobility problems with Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
For example, by enabling vehicles to communicate with each other to improve the flow of traffic and prevent tailbacks or by using in-car systems that tell the driver what the safe distance is between his car and the car ahead of him or where he can find a parking space. In the event of an accident, a car equipped with eCall technology will automatically call emergency services, transmit the vehicle's location and open an audio channel between the car and the emergency switchboard.
Less accidents in Europe
This project helps protect 2,500 people from road-traffic accidents in Europe. The promising results of these tests led to the creation of DITCM, whose objective is to accelerate the development and implementation of innovative Smart Mobility applications.