Cooperative ITS (C-ITS) systems are likely to bring major changes to the way road administrations and road operators deal with traffic management and traffic information. C-ITS fits into a philosophy of upgrading the road networks by offering more efficient services for daily transportation.
SCOOP@F is a C-ITS pilot deployment project that intends to connect approximately 3000 vehicles with 2000 km of roads. Its objective is to improve the safety of road users and road operating staff. It must also help to improve traffic management and multimodality.
SCOOP@F is composed of two parts, SCOOP@F Part 1 (Action 2013-FR-92004-S, supported by EU funding through Decision No C(2014) 9071, from 2014 to 2015) and SCOOP@F Part 2 (from 2016 to 2018). SCOOP@F Part 2 is the proposed Action subject to this Grant Agreement.
SCOOP@F Part 2's objectives are the following:
- To test the deployment of Day-1 (initial deployment) C-ITS from 2016. Prepare manufacturers, transport authorities and French road operators for initial deployment, test and develop enhanced services, address standards, data ownership, safety devices and governance.
- To provide an efficient security system. System security is a key element in order to ensure privacy of users and enable large-scale deployment. End-to-end communication security and security management solutions will be provided on the basis of the most suitable and state-of-the-art security standards.
- To enable hybrid communication system (ITS G5 + cellular). A system using ITS-G5 communications via road-side units is necessary for services for which the information must be disseminated in timeliness. However, future trends will require new network architectures to cope with horizontal (between vehicles) and vertical (between vehicles and infrastructure) communication scenarios. A novel hybrid network architecture (based on cellular and vehicular infrastructures) will be introduced to provide a better quality of service.
- To enable large-scale deployment. Tests and evaluation will be relevant and representative provided that the number of tested vehicles, roads and services are sufficiently substantial. This is why SCOOP@F Part 2 aims at deploying services on approximately 3000 vehicles and 2000 km of roads.
- To enable the evaluation of the infrastructure equipment strategy. It shall take into account the management strategy and operational costs for public and private stakeholders and its efficiency for each type of road network and operators.
- To contribute to interoperability of C-ITS in EU. While SCOOP@F tests sites are localised in France, cross-tests will be carried out also in test sites of three additional countries: Austria (using the test site of the "Corridor Project" which is a major pilot deployment project on the axis connecting Rotterdam to Vienna via Frankfurt and Munich), Spain (exploiting the site developed within the SISCOGA corridor) and Portugal (in the Minho area, in the North of Portugal close to the Spanish border). SCOOP@F Part 2 will also be involved in the activities of the C-ITS platform and of the Amsterdam Group towards interoperability in the EU.
In order to achieve these objectives, the following outcomes are expected:
- Finalization of validations of the system developed in SCOOP@F Part 1 in closed circuits and on open roads
- Experimentation of the services in pilot sites including cross-tests with other European MSs
- Evaluation of the results of the pilot project
- Introduction of new services, such as traffic information and multimodal information
- Specification & development of a hybrid communication solution (3G-4G/ITS G5)
- Definition of a national road map for deployment of the Day-1 C-ITS The project aims at reaching a critical mass