Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:


ERTICO-ITS Europe welcomes Commission Decision on ITS radio frequency to boost smart vehicle communications systems

ERTICO-ITS Europe, a multi-sector partnership dedicated to the development and deployment of intelligent transportation systems and services (ITS), welcomes the European Commission decision to reserve, across Europe, a dedicated radio band for intelligent vehicle communications.

This will enable vehicles to communicate and interact with each other and with the road infrastructure via one single radio frequency. These so-called Cooperative Systems offer the promise of fewer traffic accidents, lower delays and costs, and reduced fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.

Until now, “intelligent” vehicle systems using ICT for vehicle drivers and other road users have been predominantly autonomous, stand-alone devices. ERTICO believes that intelligent cooperative systems are the next challenge for achieving sustainable mobility for the 21st century. Hermann Meyer, CEO of ERTICO-ITS Europe comments: “We are delighted with this new Decision as it gives a strong message to industry and road operators that the EU is committed to the deployment of these systems for a new generation of applications and services for road safety, traffic management and transport efficiency. ”

The ERTICO-led CVIS (Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems) project has set itself the objective to develop a 'smart' technology platform to allow vehicles and road infrastructure to communicate, and thus to achieve benefits through cooperation. CVIS is a major European research and development initiative, co-funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme, that brings together a total of 63 partners from across Europe, including vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, telecommunication companies, research institutes and universities, as well as both national and local public authorities.

CVIS Project Manager Paul Kompfner of ERTICO comments: “This project aims to help launch a revolution in mobility for travellers and goods, completely re-engineering how drivers, their vehicles, and the goods they carry and the transport infrastructure interact.” Indeed, if successful, CVIS would enable drivers to interact directly with local traffic management systems, and receive recommendations on the best route to their destination, thus helping to reduce road congestion. Information shown on road signs such as speed limits or traffic messages would also be sent wirelessly and displayed inside the vehicle.

As well as the technological challenges, the CVIS project is also tackling key issues for the take-up and large-scale deployment of this interoperable technology by vehicle manufacturers, road operators and the general public.

The recent European Commission Decision to allocate a single radio frequency for vehicle communication systems is a major policy milestone to boost faster deployment across Europe: “By removing the uncertainty about radio spectrum availability for cooperative systems the Commission Decision will spur the development and deployment of a growing number of cooperative mobility applications in the EU by providing one single frequency to the automotive industry and road operators.” says Kompfner.

In the first half of 2009 the CVIS technologies and applications developed over the last two years will move into the testing and validation phase, where they will be trialled at test sites in seven European countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and the UK. The CVIS trials will use the newly dedicated ITS frequency band, and will be amongst the first to test the performance of these novel communication technologies.

Ariane Brusselmans | alfa
Further information:

More articles from Transportation and Logistics:

nachricht Bremen University students reach the final at robotics competition with parcel delivery robot
19.10.2016 | BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik

nachricht Discovering electric mobility in a playful way
18.08.2016 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO

All articles from Transportation and Logistics >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

"The quantum socket is a wiring method that uses three-dimensional wires based on spring-loaded pins to address individual qubits," said Jeremy Béjanin, a PhD...

Im Focus: Scientists develop a semiconductor nanocomposite material that moves in response to light

In a paper in Scientific Reports, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic robotic grippers and more efficient solar cells.

A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used...

Im Focus: Diamonds aren't forever: Sandia, Harvard team create first quantum computer bridge

By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link quantum computers together.

"People have already built small quantum computers," says Sandia researcher Ryan Camacho. "Maybe the first useful one won't be a single giant quantum computer...

Im Focus: New Products - Highlights of COMPAMED 2016

COMPAMED has become the leading international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing. The trade fair, which takes place every November and is co-located to MEDICA in Dusseldorf, has been steadily growing over the past years and shows that medical technology remains a rapidly growing market.

In 2016, the joint pavilion by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, the Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices”, will be located in Hall 8a again and will...

Im Focus: Ultra-thin ferroelectric material for next-generation electronics

'Ferroelectric' materials can switch between different states of electrical polarization in response to an external electric field. This flexibility means they show promise for many applications, for example in electronic devices and computer memory. Current ferroelectric materials are highly valued for their thermal and chemical stability and rapid electro-mechanical responses, but creating a material that is scalable down to the tiny sizes needed for technologies like silicon-based semiconductors (Si-based CMOS) has proven challenging.

Now, Hiroshi Funakubo and co-workers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in collaboration with researchers across Japan, have conducted experiments to...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>



Event News

#IC2S2: When Social Science meets Computer Science - GESIS will host the IC2S2 conference 2017

14.10.2016 | Event News

Agricultural Trade Developments and Potentials in Central Asia and the South Caucasus

14.10.2016 | Event News

World Health Summit – Day Three: A Call to Action

12.10.2016 | Event News

Latest News

Resolving the mystery of preeclampsia

21.10.2016 | Health and Medicine

Stanford researchers create new special-purpose computer that may someday save us billions

21.10.2016 | Information Technology

From ancient fossils to future cars

21.10.2016 | Materials Sciences

More VideoLinks >>>