Presentations C-ITS Deployment is underway Part III

Maarten Amelink February 15, 2017

On February 14 2017, The Amsterdam Group and CODECS hosted a successful workshop at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, with over 50 attendees from a broad range of interested stakeholders. Bringing together experts accelerates deployment!

for the presentations click here

Since 2013, the Amsterdam Group has organised four public workshops.  The 2015, 2016 and recent workshop in February 2017 were organised together with the CODECS project. Through the years, the workshops have served as a one-stop-shop for tracking preparation of C-ITS deployment, exchanging knowledge on practical implementation and learn from each other in an expert community. The audience were able to get an overview of current C-ITS implementations and to discuss open issues.

As Torsten Geiβler (chairman of the Amsterdam Group) stated at the end of the workshop, continue sharing results is of utmost importance to enable harmonised roll out. Transition from the current (legacy) systems is a challenge; and most important is that open issues are solved, and not who does it.

Platform for C-ITS deployment

The day started with presentations on the work of the Amsterdam Group (Torsten Geiβler, chairman) and CODECS (Karl-Oskar Proskawetz, coordinator), for those unfamiliar with these initiatives. This was complemented by a presentation from the European Commission (Gerhard Menzel, DG MOVE), with current status of the C-ITS deployment platform and the EC strategy. In September 2017, the report from phase II of the platform can be expected. The current strategy is based on non-mandatory implementation of V2X technology, but other scenarios are considered as well.

C-Roads is a key element in the EC strategy for harmonised deployment of C-ITS in Europe. Martin Böhm (secretary general) provided an overview of the work of this platform, which so far includes 8 member states and 5 associate members. The platform is open for new countries that are willing to work within the C-Roads philosophy. The aim is to work towards a long-term platform, and not only as a project with a fixed duration and scope.

The link with the industry (OEMs, Telco’s etcetera) is organised through their respective platforms. Service specifications are approved by a steering committee that also includes the European Commission. Introducing new services (outside the current priority list) is encouraged, a process for this will be set up. Profiling of services is crucial, current templates for this should be harmonised.

Deployment initiatives

Details on the activities in the 8 C-Roads countries were given by Martin Böhm and country representatives (Martin Volny, Steve Schneider, Fred Verweij). Furthermore, the projects NordicWay (Ilkka Kotilainen), the C-ITS Corridor Rotterdam – Frankfurt/M. – Vienna (Helge Molin), C– the Difference (Vincent Blervaque) and urban C-ITS Deployment Initiatives (Giacomo Somma) were presented.

Cloud services from several suppliers are used. Freight services are increasingly part of the implementations. The urban dimension is present in most countries and harmonisation is the goal; however it is not realistic to develop a universal solution for all urban areas.

Open issues progress

A common security and certificate policy is needed and any member state and project is invited by the European Commission (Gerhard Menzel) to take part in this discussion. Niels Andersen (C2C-CC) highlighted the ongoing discussions for a requirements freeze towards 2019 deployment. Paul Spaanderman explained current status of Frequency Bands for V2X, and Marko Jandrisits the work on cross-testing of applications between countries.

For Long Term Road Works Warning (presented by Jaap Vreeswijk), a separate workshop will be organised close to a next Amsterdam Group / CODECS meeting. Bard de Vries explained the work for mapping of Safety related Message Sets and the (often underestimated) importance of legacy systems. A joint working group (TISA, DATEX and Amsterdam group) was already formed.

Further information

The presentations from the workshop are available for download: click here 

A full report on the workshop will be published as an official deliverable of CODECS later in spring.

Keep an eye on the Amsterdam Group and CODECS website for future events!