26 March 2024

Pilot connectivity initiative for Irish motorists

Image: Kapsch TrafficCom AG.

A pilot scheme in Ireland will provide 1,500 motorists with notifications of collisions, congestion, roadworks, and adverse weather conditions directly in their cars on screens, writes Brian Byrne.

The initiative will operate in the Dublin area on the M50 and M1 motorway network, as part of the Network Intelligence and Management System (NIMS) operated by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

The pilot will utilise what's called a Cooperative Intelligent Transport System provided by Vienna-Based Kapsch TrafficCom AG, which has been incorporated into the NIMS network since January of this year. 

Dedicated in-car monitors are being provided to the participating motorists in what is both a showcase of how technology can improve road safety, and an evaluation of the initiative in real-world operation.