The aim of this project is to demonstrate the technical and commercial feasibility of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) services provided over DAB, either as stand-alone or combined with GSM and/or positioning. The project will demonstrate a number of ITS applications provided in different demonstration sites across Europe on the basis of technology developed in DIAMOND (IST-1999-11161), supporting the use of DAB and the service providers interested in utilising DAB for ITS services. Key actors in ITS and DAB have collaborated (vehicle manufacturers, terminal manufacturers, service providers, network operators, various public broadcasters and others) to create this European project for realising the opportunities. Demonstration sites are at Hannover (EXPO2000), Paris, Turin (ITS World Congress 2000) and south Germany (centred on Munich).
Demonstrate the services specified and developed in IST-1999-71161
The improved DAB-based ITS services will be tested at four demonstration sites: Hanover, Paris, Turin and South Germany.
The aims of these Demonstration sites are:
- to act as a proving ground for the overall concepts and to provide the other sites with valuable information for fine-tuning their activities
- early demonstration site at Hanover
- to ensure that the data is relevant at the European level and that different modes of transport (road, rail, bus, tram, metro, air), different services and applications, and different operational cultures can be incorporated a number of main Demonstration sites in Paris, South Germany, Hanover again and Turin that provide comparable data but with specific differences
- to provide publicity for the concepts at the highest and widest levels
- a showcase demonstration site (Turin).
Each demonstration site gathers all the companies necessary to operate a service. The service architecture is incorporating local infrastructure constraints and quality management requirements are being adapted together with any specific terminal requirements for local needs.
A marketing plan is being developed for each demonstration site with a separate strategy to identify the transition from demonstration to commercial operation. Socio-economic evaluation is being undertaken using classic methods to estimate the net economic benefits of services against the existing situation. The demonstration sites come together regularly to identify and act on key common issues.
Each demonstration site will evaluate statistically:
During EXPO 2000 (duration 150 days) 500 test users:
- 1000 existing digital radio testers in Saxony-Anhalt
- 5-10 fully equipped demonstration cars
Two six month long trials involving 260-360 users:
- first trial - 240 testers in 40 vehicles for a period of one month each
- second trial - 120 new testers in 20 vehicles for one month each, plus extension of first trial to some users in the other 20 vehicles
Existing equipped testers and new testers:
- Audio - 1000 existing adapted
- Monochrome display - 500 existing adapted
- 1/4 VGA colour - 500 existing adapted plus 20 new
- High resolution handheld/integrated in a car - 20 new
- PC based - 100 existing plus 10 new
Up to 7000 users (attending ITS World Congress in Turin) using:
- multimedia kiosks - at least 10
- at least one prototype in-car
- at least one prototype new generation bus stop display
· displays installed on-board shuttle buses.
Feedback on the agreed set of technical specifications created in IST-1999-11161;
Feedback on technical architecture and guidelines created in IST-1999-11161;
Feedback on API for the HMI with a set of guidelines created in IST-1999-11161;
Contribute to service architecture and operational and quality procedures created in IST-1999-11161;
Demonstrate a range of ITS services in an operational environment;
Evaluate and assess service quality based on DIAMOND framework and feed results back;
Contribute to the business model.
Funding SchemeDEM - Demonstration contracts
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