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Intelligent Transport Services over Wireless Application Protocol

Objective

The ITSWAP project aims to contribute to the development of innovative services that deliver Internet-like information to mobile users. To achieve this, the project will establish the technical and commercial feasibility of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) services provided over Wireless Application Protocol (WAP). The project will define and test the WAP delivery mechanisms for a number of on-board and off-board ITS applications in different field trial sites across Europe. It will also promote the adoption of WAP as an ITS platform for service providers and the car industry.

Objectives:
The aim of this project is to establish the technical and commercial feasibility of ITS provided through WAP. The project will define and test the WAP delivery mechanisms for a number of ITS applications in different field trial sites across Europe. In particular, key technological/ergonomical/commercial studies will be performed on the mechanisms for a pan-European service, on the ways to build a successful service that can be accessed anywhere and on the offer of specific ITS services on WAP terminals. By involving all sectors in the field and by using professional communication tools, the project intends to create wide awareness of its results and to formulate recommendations to relevant bodies such as the GATS-Forum and WAP Forum.

Work description:
The Service requirement definition aims to identify ITS services that could be provided over WAP and to compile a comprehensive overview of user needs to be fulfilled by ITS services that will be demonstrated in the project. Within the Service specifications and system implementation work the project will develop a system architecture for the provision of ITS services based on WAP specifications and will specify requirements for service roaming. It will also propose a Framework for quality/operational procedures for service delivery and examples of model service level agreement to provide services and roaming. Finally, within this work the project will develop reference software modules that will be implemented in the different field trials. The objective of each field trial will then be to implement ITS services using the specifications developed. Four sites are proposed: UK, Sweden, France and Italy.
A wide range of ITS services will be implemented including route guidance, on-trip and pre-trip information, Point Of Interest, remote control of vehicle and car pooling. The WAP performances will then be addressed in Assessment and Evaluation. Recommendations to improve WAP will be proposed and potential synergy between WAP and other solutions (such as GATS) will be evaluated. This part of the project will also propose an evolution path for ITS services on wireless technology platforms (e.g. GPRS, UMTS) confronting WAP with other possible technical solutions (such as Java applications). Finally, the project intends to create a strong awareness of its results through Dissemination and Implementation and to describe how the project results will be implemented by the different project partners. First project results will be presented during Torino ITS World Congress 2000.

Milestones:
The project intends to achieve the following milestones: a set of user needs and system requirements related to the provision of ITS services on WAP, a set of system architecture descriptions describing ITS services based on WAP, successful trials of WAP ITS services across Europe, requirements for the roaming of ITS services, elements of the Italian trial available for the Torino 2000 Showcase, evaluation results for the EC and the standardisation bodies and a roadmap for the evolution of wireless ITS.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ROAD TRANSPORT TELEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION ORGANISATION S.C.R.L.
Address
Avenue Louise 326
1050 Brussel
Belgium

Participants (23)

5T S.C.R.L.
Italy
Address
Corso Bramante 66A
10126 Torino
ASM BRESCIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Lamarmora 230
25124 Brescia
ATX EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Address
Niederkasseler Lohweg 20
40547 Duesseldorf
BMW FORSCHUNG UND TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Hanauer Strasse 46
80992 Muenchen
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano (To)
ERICSSON MICROWAVE SYSTEMS AB
Sweden
Address
Floejelbergsgatan 2A
421 84 Moelndal
FRANCE TELECOM
France
Address
6 Place D'alleray
75505 Paris 15
IAN CATLING CONSULTANCY
United Kingdom
Address
Ash Meadow, Bridge Way
CR5 3PX Chipstead
ITIS HOLDINGS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
The Warrant House, 1 High Street
WA14 1PZ Altrincham, Cheshire
MAGNETI MARELLI SISTEMI ELETTRONICI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Aldo Borletti 61/63
20011 Corbetta
MIZAR MEDIASERVICE S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Gianmatteo Giberti 7
37100 Verona
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES
United Kingdom
Address
Cathays Park
CF1 3NQ Cardiff
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
2628 VK Delft
NOKIA GMBH
Germany
Address
Meesmannstrasse 103
44807 Bochum
REGIENOV
France
Address
13 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
SERENISSIMA INFRACOM SPA
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 11
37135 Verona
SERVIZI UTENZA STRADALE S.P.A
Italy
Address
Piazzale Europa 12
37135 Verona
SOCIETE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'INNOVATION DANS LES TRANSPORTS
France
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin 2
31400 Toulouse
TELECOM ITALIA MOBILE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Bertola 34
10122 Torino
TELIASONERA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address

10663 Stockholm
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
Address
Goeteverksgatan 10
405 08 Goeteborg
WEBRASKA MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
France
Address
22 Rue Guynemer
78600 Maisons Laffitte