Connected and Automated Driving


Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) connect vehicles to other vehicles, roadside infrastructure, road users – such as pedestrians and cyclists – and cloud-based services. Integrating a variety of ITS sub-systems with Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) promises to significantly improve mobility, reduce congestion, and save lives by significantly reducing traffic incidents. The field of Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) is advancing quickly.

As a global leader in roadside infrastructure and traffic data, SWARCO is participating in groundbreaking CAV trials in Europe and the United States showcasing how the integration of real-time traffic signal timing is a critical part of countless connected applications.

To that end, SWARCO has partnered with auto manufacturers, leaders in DSRC and Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) communications, universities, and government agencies to showcase how C-ITS/V2X can optimize traffic flow, improve safety, and pave the path towards automated driving.

Connected vehicles will not only lead to technical revolutions in car industry. Together with developments in highly automated mobility, which is sometimes simply reduced to the term “autonomous cars”, it will change our mobility habits and thus our life. 2019 first connected cars shall be on the market. At the same time, many highly automated functions will  be in series. This does not happen un-coordinated or at random. Industry, and administration cooperate in various initiatives. An important result for the infrastructure is the European strategy COM(2016) 766 on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (also referred to as C-ITS Systems).
Within C-ITS, standards are introduced, which support Vehicle-to-anything (V2X) communication. These include communication technologies for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and in future Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P).

Estimated Development of Cost-Savings Through C-ITS Deployment

The benfits of C-ITS will be huge once its services are deployed on a large scale.

Major Benefits of C-ITS

Reduced Travel Times

66% reduction

Reduced Accident Rate

22% reduction

Reduced Fuel Consumption

11%  saving

Automated Mobility

Guiding the Way for Humans and Machines

Modern lane markings improve road safety significantly, saving human lives. SWARCO Road Marking Systems provides people with optimal orientation in every situation thanks to innovative markings.

Major References

Better Traffic Flow with Connected Technology
Real-time information on travel times and delays via mobile warning trailer


SWARCO Solutions and Components

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SWARCO has proven to be a reliable partner for governments around the world, resulting in a rapidly growing number of successful projects in different regions. Do you have a specific question regarding connected driving? Contact us and our C-ITS experts will be happy to assist you.

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Innovation Talk: When the infrastructure talks to the vehicles: C-ITS in practice

Watch our latest Innovation Talk about Cooperative Intelligent Transporation Systems. Our expert Andreas Schmid elaborates on the applications of C-ITS, which components are needed and what is the development towards Connected and Automated Driving.


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Traffic Engineer working at traffic controller / intersection