DRIVE C2X events

24.09.2013

DRIVE C2X @ SCORE@F Final Event

The European project SCORE@F invites to its final event at Inria Rocquencourt near Paris, France on September 24.

DRIVE C2X will hold a session moderated by the DRIVE C2X Coordinator Matthias Schulze.The sesion will take place from 14:00-15:00 focusing on:

  • FOT preparation - Francois Fischer, ERTICO
  • Data management - Thomas Benz, PTV Group
  • Outlook: Data evaluation - Pirkko Rämä, VTT

In SCORE@F 21 partners have been working in coordination with the pan-European project DRIVE C2X aiming at preparing for the deployment of Cooperative ITS, as driven by the European Commission ITS Directive and the ITS Standardisation Mandate M/453 adopted in 2010.

For more information please visit www.scoref.fr.


12.09.2013 - 22.09.2013

DRIVE C2X @ 65th International Motor Show IAA

CrossingDRIVE C2X and the European supportive action COMeSafety  present Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (C-ITS) during the 65th International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, from September 12 to 22.

DRIVE C2X and COMeSafety2 show a real-life traffic scenario with a Smart, a mobile traffic light and a printed intra-urban intersection on the back wall, simulating different use cases of cooperative systems. The Smart is equipped with a human machine interface displaying the optimized speed to pass a traffic light in a green phase. Simulating situations in which a motorcycle is crossing the car’s virtual driving route or an emergency vehicle is approaching is displayed on a monitor. The related warnings, that a motorcycle is approaching or that an emergency vehicle converges to the car, are shown in the Smart.

IAA headerThis yearlogo COMESAFETY.gif, the connected vehicle is one of the guiding themes addressed by the automotive industry. Vehicle manufacturers have announced the market introduction of the first safety and comfort relevant services based on the wireless communication between vehicles among each other and service providers. The IAA organizers expect about one Million visitors.

Visit DRIVE C2X and COMeSafety in hall 3.1/booth C31.


11.09.2013

DRIVE C2X @ iMobility

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DRIVE C2X partners Ford and TNO present DRIVE C2X during the iMobility Challenge in Den Haag, the Netherlands on September 11.

Ford demonstrates V2X technology within the framework of DRIVEC 2X project. Three functions will be shown - emergency electronic brake lights, obstacle warning and road works warning - with two Ford S-MAX prototype vehicles.

In the TNO booth, TNO will focus on the DRIVE C2X validation work including the test of the emergency electronic.

For more information please visit www.imobilitychallenge.eu.

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13.06.2013 - 14.06.2013

DRIVE C2X @ TSS

Car in front of Lindholmen Science ParkDRIVE C2X is pleased to announce the last major demo event of DRIVE C2X’s test site campaign "Making cooperative systems cooperate". Visitors will have the unique opportunity to drive themselves and gain hands-on experience of the DRIVE C2X functions in a running FOT. The event will take place on June 13-14, 2013 at the Test Site Sweden (TSS), in Gothenburg.

 

The project invites expert community (June 13 - Expert day) and general public (June 14 - Public day) to experience the DRIVE C2X system and its implementation on its six European test sites. A real-time video transmission to the running FOTs across Europe provides insight in the various functions tested in DRIVE C2X and the traffic management approaches.

During the expert day, the community will have the opportunity to discuss test design and methodology of running FOTs in a series of workshops, presentations and exhibitions.

This is the preliminary agenda for the expert day:

8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome & Introduction, Address from the Swedish Minister of Transport, Address from the European Commission

10:00 Workshop 1: Technology

11:00 DEMONSTRATIONS & lunch

Hourly rotating groups: DRIVE C2X driving demonstration, Test management center & test sites real-time video transmissions, Focus groups & exhibition, COSMO driving demonstration

15:00 Workshop 2: Testing

16:00 Workshop 3: Users

17:00 User feedback

17:30 End of event

Learn more about the event: find the preliminary agenda here.

On the public day, all visitors will be introduced to cooperative driving by short films and the project Coordinator. Afterwards, they have a chance to experience and discuss the benefits of cooperative driving with the project team.

This is the preliminary agenda for the public day:

8:00 | 10:00 | 12:00 Introduction to DRIVE C2X, benefits of cooperative systems and the DRIVE C2X use cases

9:00 | 11:00 | 13:00 Cooperative mobility driving demonstration

10:00 | 12:00 | 14:00 Feedback session & exhibition with coffee & snacks

 

The location for the event is the Lindholmen Science Park in Lindholmspiren 3-5, Gothenburg, Sweden (directions & accommodations).

A press announcement was published in preparation of the event.





22.10.2012 - 26.10.2012

19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria

tl_files/content_images/vienna_logo.pngFrom 22nd to 26th October 2012, the 19th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) is taking place in Vienna, Austria. Under the theme Smarter on the way, the ITS World Congress will focus on innovative mobility systems for the benefit of all traffic users.

DRIVE C2X participates in multiple activities during the World Congress. In the Congress section, the consortium was invited to organise two special sessions:

  • SIS 38 – IBEC: Business models and revenue sources for C2X communication, Wednesday, 24 October, 16.00–17.30, Schubert 3, with Matthias Schulze (Daimler; organiser and moderator), Wolfgang Schulz (IERC), Nadja Rappold (facit), Torsten Geissler (BASt), Marko Jandrisits (ASFINAG), Luisa Andreone (Centro Ricerche Fiat)
  • SIS 68: Global deployment of Car-2-X communication technology – a technical perspective on commonalities and similarities, Thursday, 25 October, 16.00–17.30, Schubert 5, with Andreas Festag (NEC Laboratories Europe; organiser and moderator), Mike Shulman (Ford Motor Company), Guan Jizhen (ITS China), Takeshi Yamamoto (NEC), Paul Gray (Cohda Wireless), Lan Lin (Hitachi Europe)

In addition, seven technical papers and a contribution to a special session will be presented by members of the consortium on research undertaken within DRIVE C2X.

In the Exhibition section, DRIVE C2X will present the project status at the exhibition area of the European Commission (Hall B, C20). The DRIVE C2X stand will also feature the Test Management Center of the cooperative driving live demonstration staged at Hall A.

This live demonstration of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C CC) and Testfeld Telematik (TT) will be powered by DRIVE C2X technology, using the newly validated DRIVE C2X reference system. Visitors are invited to register for this opportunity to experience C2X technology in real traffic conditions.

And finally, DRIVE C2X will premiere a short film that highlights the benefits of cooperative mobility in a humourous fashion.

Visit the ITS World Congress 2012 website for more information.


05.07.2012

DRIVE C2X @ DITCM, Helmond, the Netherlands

DRIVE C2X is close to its key milestone "FOT system validated". The project invites you to examine the DRIVE C2X system with a day of demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops. The event will be hosted on 5 July 2012 in Helmond, The Netherlands.

The milestone marks the completion of the pan-European reference system from DRIVE C2X. The system unites approaches from several C2X projects and will serve as the basis for DRIVE C2X's seven test sites. Moreover, other C2X projects will refer to the developed system.

Tying in with the successful first event in Friedberg, DRIVE C2X presents the reference system at its system test site named Dutch Integrated Testsite for Cooperative Mobility:

  • The event DRIVE C2X @ DITCM will let you experience the test track with live driving demonstrations in cars from various OEMs.
  • You can gain insight into the workings of the reference system by discussing the exhibits with members of the project.
  • You can learn about the ideas and views of the participants during the interactive discussions in workshops.

When registering, you can still influence the workshops by sending questions and topics you would like to discuss during the workshops.

The preliminary agenda for the event is as follows:

09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome & intro
10:00 Workshop 1: The DRIVE C2X reference system

11:30 Demonstrations, lunch, interactions

14:30 Workshop 2: Data collection, management, sharing
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Workshop 3 (panel discussion): Deployment perspectives and potential pitfalls
16:45 Conclusion
17:00 End

The location for the event is the TNO campus in Steenovenweg 1, 5708 HN Helmond (directions).


Helmond system test site


27.10.2011

1st ITS Cooperative Mobility Plugtest, Helmond, the Netherlands

DRIVE C2X partners used the opportunity to test their implementations of the ITS networking & transport and facilities layer protocols at the 1st ITS Cooperative Mobility Plugtest™ at the High Tech Automotive Campus in Helmond, the Netherlands. Of the fourteen companies and institutes that participated, nine are DRIVE C2X partners: CTAG, DENSO, Hitachi, Honda, NEC, NordSys, TNO, Vector, and VTT. Among the tested implementations were the DRIVE C2X reference software for the vehicle and roadside stations. The Plugtest was an essential milestone for the DRIVE C2X project before the DRIVE C2X functions testing.

In total, the participating companies and research institutes executed more than 750 interoperability tests. 90% of the tests indicated interoperability, which shows the high quality of the standards and the system specifications as well as the maturity of the technology and implementations.

In addition to interoperability among partners of the DRIVE C2X projects, the successful tests between DRIVE C2X and eCoMove implementations have verified the interoperability between the two major projects.

Read the Plugtest Helmond news item.

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13.10.2011

DRIVE C2X @ simTD, Friedberg, Germany

To promote cooperative driving DRIVE C2X has developed a dedicated campaign focusing on its various test sites all over Europe. DRIVE C2X @ simTD is the first event in this series taking place on October 13, 2011 in Friedberg, Germany. simTD is one of the main initiatives in Europe to set up a large scale FOT with cooperative systems.

On the test grounds near to Frankfurt/Main, simTD shows its V2V and V2I communication system which was especially developed for field operational testing. Amongst others demonstration vehicles, test bench, communication and control unit, vehicle application unit, ITS roadside stations and the simTD traffic management center will be presented. Selected functions can be experienced through live demonstrations.

simTD has recently completed its crucial milestone “system works in the test field” and is now on the verge of the field operational trial. In three workshop sessions the international C2X community is invited to discuss the results of simTD, to compare them with the outcome of other European FOTs, and to identify their potential impacts for the implementation of cooperative systems in Europe.

The sessions build on the three phases of a field operational trial:

  • preparation - the communication system and FOT framework,
  • operation - the test management and piloting,
  • evaluation - the methods and data requirements.

Each session will have a talk on the simTD approach, complemented or contrasted by a DRIVE C2X test site perspective and a short statement on the European dimension. After these push-talks, the floor is open to the workshop participants to challenge the speakers with their questions.

Please download the agenda for more detailed information.

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Test site calendar

11.12.2013

Media invited to winter tests

VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland arranges a press conference at the winter test site of DRIVE C2X on December 12 . In the press conference, the project consortium will be represented by Mr. Matthias Schulze, Senior Manager, Driver Support, Daimler together with research scientists. In the end of the press conference the representatives of the media will have a possibility to experience in practice how cars communicate slipperiness of the road to the driver.

DRIVE C2X partners have been carrying out DRIVE C2X winter tests in Tampere, Finland in which they were testing the Weather Warning (WW) function providing drivers with a warning on slippery road conditions ahead. Three DRIVE C2X vehicles are in use for these tests: Opel Insignia, Volvo V70 and Mercedes 500.

With the end of these tests, the project celebrates the successful conclusion of all DRIVE C2X testing activities during an extensive testing period carried out in Germany, Italy, France Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland.


01.12.2013 - 13.12.2013

Winter tests in Finland

DRIVE C2X partners have been carrying out winter tests in Tampere, Finland in December. Partners were testing the Weather Warning (WW) function providing drivers with a warning on slippery road conditions ahead. DRIVE C2X used the opportunity to test the systems under harsh winter weather conditions.

Three DRIVE C2X vehicles are in use for these tests: Opel Insignia, Volvo V70 and Mercedes S 500.


24.09.2013

SCORE@F Final Event

The European project SCORE@F invites to its final event at Inria Rocquencourt near Paris, France on September 24.

In SCORE@F 21 partners have been working in coordination with the pan-European project DRIVE C2X aiming at preparing for the deployment of Cooperative ITS, as driven by the European Commission ITS Directive and the ITS Standardisation Mandate M/453 adopted in 2010.

DRIVE C2X will hold a session moderated by the DRIVE C2X Coordinator Matthias Schulze. The session will take place from 14:00-15:00 focusing on:

  • FOT preparation - Francois Fischer, ERTICO
  • Data management - Thomas Benz, PTV Group
  • Outlook: Data evaluation - Pirkko Rämä, VTT

For more information please visit www.scoref.fr.

 


20.06.2013

simTD final event after successful FOT

On June 20th, 2013, the research project simTD presented its system of car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication. At the fairgrounds in Frankfurt/Main more than 350 participants from industry, academia and politics were welcomed to the final event of the project. 

More than 20 representatives from TV, print and online media attended the press conference in which the project results were presented to the public. At the subsequent expert conference simTD experts showed technology, field test and results of the project as well as a preview of the forthcoming implementation of the car-to-x technology. Accompanying, the participants had the opportunity to learn more about additional results of simTD and discuss the future of mobility with experts at an exhibition.

The highlight of the event were the driving demonstrations in real traffic. For this purpose, a total of 17 cars and two motorcycles of the project partners were available. More than 250 visitors took advantage of this opportunity and participated in a demonstration run experiencing the simTD system in real operation.

More information and current information material can be found on www.simtd.de.


13.06.2013 - 14.06.2013

DRIVE C2X @ TSS

For the third and last event of the “Making Cooperative Systems Cooperate” tour DRIVE C2X joins up with the Test Site Sweden in Gothenburg to demonstrate C2X technology to the expert community and - for the first time - to the general public.


25.09.2012

Forum des Acteurs, Versailles, France

The second Forum des Acteurs des ITS Coopératifs at the Satory test site in Versailles, France, on 25 September 2012 brings together the partners of the French test site consortium SCORE@F for information exchange, presentations and a demonstration of the SCORE@F system. For an updated schedule please visit → www.scoref.fr or contact → contact@scoref.fr.


20.09.2012

VTT ITS seminar, Tampere, Finland

Presentation of the DRIVE C2X Tampere test site with demonstration


05.07.2012

DRIVE C2X @ DITCM

In the second event of the “Making Cooperative Systems Cooperate” tour DRIVE C2X joins up with the Helmond test site to show the full DRIVE C2X reference system to the public for the first time.


14.06.2012

Workshop on Cooperative Mobility services, Versailles, France

From 11 to 15 June 2012, cooperative mobility solution vendors will meet at IFSTTAR to test the interoperability of their communication components. This will be an opportunity for experts involved in the standardization, the development and the deployment of cooperative systems to present the principles of these technologies as well as their views about benefits and challenges of the cooperative systems. This workshop on benefits and deployment challenges will take place on 14 June 2012 at IFSTTAR, Versailles-Satory, involving members of DRIVE C2X and the C2X community.

The availability of appropriate V2V and V2I communication systems will allow proposing a wide range of application to the drivers:
• Safety application to warn drivers about potential dangers
• Application to broadcast information like parking availability
• Business applications like fleet management

More information


11.06.2012 - 15.06.2012

Cooperative Mobility Services Plugtest, Versailles, France

The success of the previous Cooperative Mobility Services Plugtests™ event on ETSI ITS Transport and Networking communication layer protocols has led ERTICO and ETS to pursue their efforts in providing a further series of interoperability events for Cooperative Systems.

The next event is intended to focus on Facility protocols.

The aim of the interoperability program is to validate the ITS communication layer base standards and thus support the standardization process. Vendor to vendor test sessions will assess the level of interoperability and the correct understanding of the base standard requirements. By performing Plugtests, suppliers are preparing Cooperative ITS equipment for deployment according to the Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area.


30.05.2012

ITS Factory day, Tampere, Finland

Presentation of the DRIVE C2X Tampere test site