COOPERS French Test Site

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COOPERS French Test Site
General information
Type: R&D
Tested system/service: Cooperative Systems
Countries: France ? test users
? partners 5 vehicles
Active from 2006 to 2010
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Jacques Boussuge
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The objective of COOPERS is to provide vehicles and drivers with real time local situation based, safety related status and infrastructure status information distributed via dedicated Infrastructure to Vehicle Communication link (I2V).

European FP6 IP project. "COOPERS" is not a large scale testing programme and cannot be considered as a FOT. But results of the programme are relevant to the FOT-net objectives and can provide valuable inputs to the FOT-net conclusions. COOPERS partners’ expertise justifies integrating them among the community of FOT-net stakeholders.

Details of Field Operational Test

Start date and duration of FOT execution

Geographical Coverage

The COOPERS French Test Site is located in the southwest and the northeast part of France and focuses on real time information services and eCall integration. The objective of this Demonstration Site is to improve the quality of the data.

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COOPERS aims to focus on:

  • traffic jam warning and guidance
  • in-car display and alert of area-specific speed limits
  • lane specific, selective ban of lorries
  • estimated time of arrival, based on current traffic situation on the network
  • car breakdown/emergency services and for network operators:
  • enhanced traffic management based on floating car data
  • safety related information for drivers, speed and distance proposal
  • data exchange between operators for international seamless service handover
  • monitoring of transport flows and information exchange for changing demands of transport


Lessons learned

Main events


Summary, type of funding and budget

total COOPERS budget of €17 million

Cooperation partners and contact persons

French partners involved: ASFA

Gwenaëlle TOULMINET (Ecole des Mines)

Applications and equipment

Applications tested

COOPERS project will define, develop and test new safety related services, equipment and applications using two way communication between road infrastructure and vehicles from a traffic management perspective. COOPERS will build upon existing equipment and infrastructure as far as possible to incorporate bi-directional infrastructure-vehicle links as an open standardised wireless communication technology. The role of motorway operators in offering and retrieving safety relevant and traffic management information for specific road segments on European motorways based on infrastructure and in-vehicle data will be investigated. Types of COOPERS information services:

  • Change of speed, of distance to the car in front, of driving direction
  • Warning: accident/incident, weather condition, roadworks information, traffic congestion


1 to 5 vehicles. External drivers, experimentation on open roads.

Equipment carried by test users


Test equipment


Pre-simulation / Piloting of the FOT

Method for the baseline

Techniques for measurement and data collection

Recruitment goals and methods

Methods for the liaison with the drivers during the FOT execution

Methods for data analysis, evaluation, synthesis and conclusions

Sources of information