Being a part of Intelligent Transport Systems, cooperative ITS (C-ITS or cooperative systems) encompass a group of technologies and applications that allow effective data exchange through wireless communication technologies between components and actors of the transport system, very often between vehicles (vehicle-to-vehicle or V2V) or between vehicles and infrastructure (vehicle-to-infrastructure or V2I).
The deployment of C-ITS is an evolutionary process that will start with the less complex use cases. These are referred to as “Day-1-services”, encompassing messages about traffic jams, hazardous locations, road-works and slow or stationary vehicles, as well as weather information and speed advises to harmonise traffic. Using probe vehicle and infrastructure-related data, all C-ITS services shall be transmitted directly into the vehicles in a way that allows users to get informed but not distracted.
The deployment of C-ITS faces many important issues still unresolved, such as legal, organisational, administrative, governing aspects, technical and standardisation issues as well as implementation and procurement issues.
C-Roads is a platform of Member States working on the deployment of harmonised and interoperable C-ITS services in Europe.
The C-Roads Platform approach will pursue cooperation on a holistic level in order to cover all dimensions linked with the deployment of C-ITS, such as sharing experiences and knowledge regarding deployment and implementation issues, as well as user acceptance. It will follow a bottom-up approach that will include national pilots. These will form basic elements for a later pan-European C-ITS implementation. The national pilot initiatives will move on to cross-site testing which will allow them to grow together and achieve transnational interoperability. In this way C-Roads will ensure European cohesion of C-ITS deployment in the European Union with regards to a long-term roll-out.
C-Roads Slovenia is part of the C-Roads Platform. The C-Roads Slovenian Pilot (activity 2) will take place along 100 km of TEN-T core network in Slovenia.
The objective of the Action is to improve real time traffic information with C-ITS day 1 services and to test hybrid communication solutions (C-ITS-G5 infrastructure and 3G/4G/LTE Cellular Connected Vehicle with the Cloud Information Services and national mobile traffic information application that is location and driving direction aware). Both I2V (infrastructure to vehicle) and V2I (vehicle to infrastructure) communication will be tested.
To reach this objective an upgrade of the ITS infrastructure of the network will be done, in particular on critical sections, which will allow a higher level of traffic management and will improve real time services.