Communications for eSafety
The five major objectives of the project were:
- Coordination and consolidation of the results emerging of the European and national projects as well as the outcomes of initiatives like the Car-to-Car Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) to prepare the standardization process with respect to all technologies for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.
- Support to the Forum, especially the Working Group on Communications, by promoting information exchange, summing up major research results, giving feedback on implementation progress, disseminating recommendations from the Forum and providing input concerning deployment strategies.
- Harmonisation and coordination with activities and initiatives elsewhere in the world, particularly with the VSC and VII consortia in the US and programmes like AHSRA and ASV3 in Japan
- Support to allocation of a dedicated frequency band with effective protection for safety related car to car/infrastructure communication through cooperation with the European regulation bodies and the technical WGs of standardisation organisations.
- Dissemination of results towards all stakeholders, e.g. general public, industrial players, road operators, European and national authorities etc. to prepare system introduction.
COMeSafety encompassed five main activities dedicated to cooperative safety systems:
- Co-ordination and consolidation of research results and their implementation
- Support to the eSafety Forum
- Support to worldwide standardisation
- Support to frequency harmonisation and spectrum allocation
The COMeSafety Project supported the eSafety Forum with respect to all issues related to vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications as the basis for cooperative intelligent road transport systems.
COMeSafety provided a platform for both the exchange of information and the presentation of results. Regular electronic newsletters and publications at major conferences and press events complemented the dissemination efforts. For European and worldwide harmonisation, liaisons were established and workshops were organised to bring together the eSafety Forum and all stakeholders. COMeSafety provided an open integrating platform, aiming for the interests of all public and private stakeholders to be represented.
Consolidated results and interests were submitted to the European and worldwide standardisation bodies. Especially the European frequency allocation process was being actively supported by participating in ETSI and CEPT technical groups. Relevant ISO and IEEE work were envisaged also to be considered. With liaisons to all relevant stakeholders, the provision of information and preparation of strategic guidelines COMeSafety supported directly the eSafety Forum on the items of cooperative systems for road safety and traffic efficiency, which would speed up the system deployment.
COMeSafety actively supported the process of spectrum allocation for cooperative ITS systems as a common concern of all the related projects and as a basic requirement for a successful operation providing the expected impact on road safety.