Beginning Europe’s Infrastructure-to-Vehicle (I2V) Roll-Out
Infrastructure-to-vehicle communication has successfully been developed and tested/piloted in Europe. With the availability of spectrum between 5.875 and 5.905 GHz for transport safety ITS applications, the challenge now is to start regular operational roll-out. On the vehicle side, the introduction needs to be commercially viable. For the infrastructure – mainly operated publicly in Europe – this requires a stable regulatory framework and a broad political consensus. It is well understood that V2I/I2V application means a close cooperation between the private (vehicles and personal devices) and the public sector in many different areas, which has to be established not on a regional or national basis, but on a European level. The presentation highlights the various initiatives and platforms to address these issues, with the first C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent Transportation) enabled infrastructure in regular operation expected to appear on Europe’s roads before the end of this year.
Dr. Josef Kaltwasser – AlbrechtConsult
Dr. Kaltwasser is a consultant at AlbrechtConsult in Aachen, Germany. He received his Diploma in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University, and later his Doctorate for research on V2X communication in the first phase of C-ITS development. His focus is on data communication, distributed systems and software architectures, in particular for intelligent transport systems. His current work at AlbrechtConsult is mainly addresses cooperative ITS as a first step towards future connected, cooperative and automated mobility, with a clear focus on the infrastructure aspect.