The European flagship project for Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems (CVIS) is preparing the first road demonstrations of technology underlying the universal European platform for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. The vehicles and infrastructure will be able to generate and share real-time information on traffic and the surrounding environment, which will help make mobility more efficient, cut down on congestion and accidents, and improve fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
CVIS' first road demonstration will use a 5.9 GHz wireless LAN and 3G cellular communication to demonstrate various applications, including one that shows how certain types of vehicles, such as public transportation vehicles, emergency vehicles, or hazardous-materials carriers, can actively communicate with road equipment. Another application will show how drivers can receive best-route recommendations and predicted travel times for different journeys, while a third uses enhanced positioning below 1 meter in precision, along with digital maps and location references, to help drivers stay in lane.
Further demonstrations include a safety application that senses when a vehicle enters a one-way road in the wrong direction and broadcasts a hazard warning to nearby vehicles and variable message signs, along with various cooperative applications to make things easier for commercial freight and fleet vehicles.
"The deployment of cooperative mobility technologies holds the promise of many new benefits, but we also need to ensure that potential privacy issues are seriously considered and public acceptance ensured before these new technologies will come into the market," says Paul Kompfner, CVIS project manager.
From ERTICO ITS Europe
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