The first TESTFEST focused on ITS-G5 services (Intelligent Transport System using an alternative protocol to GSM) was a success. The pilot phase took place in July 2017 on the A16 motorway near Dordrecht. Roadworks Warning (RWW), traffic information collected by moving vehicles (Probe Vehicle Data (PVD)) and In-Vehicle Signage (IVS) services were available via fixed roadside units for testing both in representative lab environments and real life traffic conditions.
Three other TESTFESTS will be organised under the InterCor project on other technologies and services:
- Communication Hybrid,
- Public Key Infrasctructure,
As an expert in logistics information systems such as Port Community Systems (PCS), MGI will participate in the TESTFEST focused on services alongside its partner Géoloc-Systems, which designs and develops geolocation systems.
MGI is working specifically on MCTU (Multi-Modal Cargo Transport Utilisation), which will be tested in 2018. The scenario will involve a carrier transporting goods for export, from pick-up on the shipper’s premises to its arrival at the terminal. The hauler will receive all the information it needs for transporting the goods from multiple sources via a dedicated app.
The hauler will be able to do things like notify the terminal of its Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA), obtain booking confirmations, and check traffic conditions both inside and outside the terminal.
Haulers who use InterCor will have full interoperability with the Ci5 PCS for even greater tracking and smoother goods flows.
InterCor is a European project that has received €30 million in funding over three years under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), along with funding from the European Commission.
The goal of the project is to ensure the interoperability of road infrastructure information systems (based on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems technology) along a corridor passing through the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and France*, and to achieve safer, more efficient and more convenient mobility for people and goods across Europe.
* Partner organisations :
|· ERTICO-ITS Europe, Belgium
· The Department of Mobility & Public Works, Belgium
· Department for Transport, United Kingdom
· Rijkwaterstraat, Netherlands
· Provincie Noord Brabant, Netherlands
· Provincie Utrecht, Netherlands
· Geoloc Systems, France
|· I-TRANS , France
· Marseille Gyptis International, France
· Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l’Energie, France
· Opentrust Keynectis, FranceSANEF, FranceTelecom Paristech, France
· Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
· Université de Valenciennes, France