Cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) are expected to considerably influence road safety, traffic efficiency and comfort. Nevertheless, their market penetration is still limited, on the one hand due to the high costs of installation and maintenance of the infrastructures and, on the other hand, due to the price of support automated driving functions. A breakthrough C-ITS technological solution was studied, designed, built and tested that is based on the implementation of custom low-cost on-road platforms (named “strips”) that embed micro/nano sensors, communication technologies and energy harvesting to shift intelligence from the vehicle to the road infrastructure. The strips, through a V2X and LTE communication gateway, transmit real-time, reliable and accurate information at lane level about the environmental and road condition, the traffic and the other road users’ position and speed. The exchanged information supports a series of C-ITS functions and services extending equipped vehicles capabilities and providing similar functions to non-equipped ones (including powered two wheelers). The general framework and the technological solution proposed is presented and the results of the field trials, conducted in three pilot sites around Europe, quantify the promising system performance as well as the positive effects of the C-ITS applications developed and tested on driver/rider’s behavior.

Cooperation between roads and vehicles: Field validation of a novel infrastructure-based solution for all road users’ safety / Gkemou, Maria; Biral, Francesco; Gkragkopoulos, Ioannis; Valenti, Giammarco; Tsetsinas, Ioannis; Bekiaris, Evangelos; Steccanella, Andrea. - In: SAFETY. - ISSN 2313-576X. - 7:2(2021), pp. 39.1-39.36. [10.3390/SAFETY7020039]

Cooperation between roads and vehicles: Field validation of a novel infrastructure-based solution for all road users’ safety

Biral, Francesco;Valenti, Giammarco;
2021

Abstract

Cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) are expected to considerably influence road safety, traffic efficiency and comfort. Nevertheless, their market penetration is still limited, on the one hand due to the high costs of installation and maintenance of the infrastructures and, on the other hand, due to the price of support automated driving functions. A breakthrough C-ITS technological solution was studied, designed, built and tested that is based on the implementation of custom low-cost on-road platforms (named “strips”) that embed micro/nano sensors, communication technologies and energy harvesting to shift intelligence from the vehicle to the road infrastructure. The strips, through a V2X and LTE communication gateway, transmit real-time, reliable and accurate information at lane level about the environmental and road condition, the traffic and the other road users’ position and speed. The exchanged information supports a series of C-ITS functions and services extending equipped vehicles capabilities and providing similar functions to non-equipped ones (including powered two wheelers). The general framework and the technological solution proposed is presented and the results of the field trials, conducted in three pilot sites around Europe, quantify the promising system performance as well as the positive effects of the C-ITS applications developed and tested on driver/rider’s behavior.
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Gkemou, Maria; Biral, Francesco; Gkragkopoulos, Ioannis; Valenti, Giammarco; Tsetsinas, Ioannis; Bekiaris, Evangelos; Steccanella, Andrea
Cooperation between roads and vehicles: Field validation of a novel infrastructure-based solution for all road users’ safety / Gkemou, Maria; Biral, Francesco; Gkragkopoulos, Ioannis; Valenti, Giammarco; Tsetsinas, Ioannis; Bekiaris, Evangelos; Steccanella, Andrea. - In: SAFETY. - ISSN 2313-576X. - 7:2(2021), pp. 39.1-39.36. [10.3390/SAFETY7020039]
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