At the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, Dutch and Flemish smart mobility specialists Monotch and TISA member Be-Mobile have signed a partnership agreement for the realisation and upscaling of C-ITS services in the Netherlands, Flanders, France and the rest of Europe. With this collaboration, both parties underline the importance of a fully operational C-ITS ecosystem which provides many benefits for the stakeholders in the C-ITS ecosystem such as improving traffic flows and road safety, prioritizing road users and reducing emissions. Together they are able to serve the entire mobility ecosystem and offer cities, road authorities and road users excellent opportunities to deploy C-ITS services to their fullest potential.
By teaming up for the Dutch, Flemish and French market Monotch and Be-Mobile are able to further promote the benefits of V2X platforms. Monotch provides data flows via the TLEX I2V platform by connecting traffic light controllers and other roadside equipment to service providers, the automotive industry, road authorities, emergency services and ultimately road users. This perfectly matches Be-Mobile’s C-ITS platform that enables drivers to instantaneously receive local traffic information and to anticipate traffic conditions beyond the windshield and has gained a lot of knowledge when it comes to C-ITS use case aggregation. Time-to-red, time-to-green, informing road users about hazardous situations, traffic light priority, to name but a few.
Tangible benefits and countless C-ITS services
The data flows exchanged by connecting traffic light controllers and other road-side equipment to road operators and service providers has an enormous potential to improve traffic flows and road safety, prioritize certain road users and reduce emissions. Road authorities can get realtime insights into the traffic situation, guide traffic and implement and analyse traffic policies without implementing expensive roadside communication systems. System integrators can leverage the data to develop innovative solutions. The collected data can be turned into services which offer travellers a seamless driving experience based on personalized advice, making the interaction between driver and roadside systems a tangible reality.
Ready to serve the entire value chain
Both parties continue building on the successful cooperation and realisation of C-ITS use cases in the Netherlands and their joint submission for the Mobilidata programme in Flanders. The Be-Mobile C-ITS data and use case aggregation for emergency vehicles, traffic lights and variable message signs, the Flitsmeister traffic information and payments services and the Monotch data aggregation of the TLEX I2V platform will clearly reinforce each other. The partnership not only prepares the infrastructure for connected and automated mobility but it also enables a large-scale roll-out of C-ITS services in Europe. The services can make a significant contribution to more sustainable driving, traffic prioritisation, traffic optimisation and realtime traffic information to road users. Road users will direcly benefit from the combined market-ready C-ITS solutions such as in-car signage and hazardous situation notifications.
Menno Malta, CEO of Monotch, really enjoys working together. “Be-Mobile and Monotch not only share the vision of C-ITS, but also have the drive to provide high-quality and scalable services that directly benefit cities, road authorities and road users.”
Jorn de Vries, CCO at Be-Mobile, adds that all parties will have a complementary role. “Together we can serve the entire value chain. This makes us the ideal partner for cities, road operators and other stakeholders to let C-ITS come to life everywhere in Europe.”
About Be-Mobile and subsidiary Flitsmeister
Be-Mobile is a smart mobility service provider, headquartered in Ghent, Belgium. Be-Mobile offers high-quality services in the field of smart mobility, traffic monitoring and management, traffic information, mobile payments and tolling. The most important asset is (big) data from connected vehicles and devices, so-called Floating Car Data (FCD). In addition, as co-owner, Be-Mobile is also responsible for marketing business-to-business services and data from Flitsmeister. With more than 2,200,000 users, the most famous traffic application in the Netherlands. With a customer portfolio consisting of more than 32 car manufacturers, Be-Mobile is one of Europe’s leading traffic information suppliers with a set of exclusive data.
By connecting data, services and transactions Dutch smart mobility specialist Monotch helps customers respond to the latest mobility trends and challenges. Monotch improves traffic flow and offers solutions for smart traffic, smart parking and smart travelling and thereby contributes to safe, smart and sustainable mobility. Monotch’s activities cover the entire mobility ecosystem from traffic, parking to mobility as a service. Monotch works for reputable organisations, such as equipment & technology vendors, service providers, app developers, cities, regions, parking resource providers, and road authorities.