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COOPERS - CO-OPerative Systems for Intelligent Road Safety

COOPERS is an European research and development (R&D) and innovation activity within the Call 4 (Co-operative Systems and in vehicle integrated safety systems) of the 6th Framework Programme by the European Commission - Information Society and Media.  

Hereby COOPERS focused on the development of innovative telematics applications on the road infrastructure with the long term goal of a “Co-operative Traffic Management” between vehicle and infrastructure, to reduce the self-opening gap of the development of telematics applications between car industry and infrastructure operators.   The goal of the project was the enhancement of road safety by direct and up to date traffic information communication between infrastructure and motorised vehicles on a motorway section. 

The technical feasibility of different wireless communication technologies and the positive impact on road safety was shown by demonstration drives on six different test sites in several European countries.


  • Project duration: February 2006 - July 2010
  • Coordination: AustriaTech
  • Budget: € 16.8 million
  • Funding: € 9.8 million from the EU
  • Partner: 37