Alcatel-Lucent has said it will perform a six-month trial of a new Intelligent Travel Time System (ITTS) to ease road congestion in the city of Vélizy-Villacoublay, France.

The ITTS will provide advance warning of delays and suggestions for alternative routes as well as information on the impact of pollution created by traffic congestion.

Alcatel-Lucent’s ITTS and Bluetooth technology will be used in the trial to measure traffic flow in real time, with roadside sensors detecting the presence of Bluetooth devices embedded in vehicles.

The new system will also provide information on special events such as sports competitions for motorists, using information based on route selection via online maps.

ITTS delivers the information to the motorist through road signs, radio and mobile devices including phones and television, and through the use of Internet sites.

Alcatel-Lucent is also providing installation, consulting, design, software integration and remote technical and maintenance support as well as system training to the City of Vélizy-Villacoublay.