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Demonstration of ITS Applications through Multimedia Over Networks using DAB

Objective

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).

Objectives:
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).

Work description:
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:
HANOVER
During EXPO 2000 (duration 150 days) 500 test users:
- 1000 existing digital radio testers in Saxony-Anhalt
- 5-10 fully equipped demonstration cars
PARIS
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
SOUTH GERMANY
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
TURIN
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.
Milestones:
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 Scheme

DEM - Demonstration contracts

Coordinator

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

Participants (18)

AZIENDA TORINESE MOBILITA
Italy
Address
Corso Turati 19/6
10128 Torino
BLAUPUNKT GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-strasse 200
31139 Hildesheim
CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES DE L'EQUIPEMENT DE LYON
France
Address
25, Avenue Francois Mitterrand
69674 Bron
CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES DE L'EQUIPEMENT DU SUD-OUEST
France
Address
Rue Pierre Ramond
33165 Saint Medard En Jalles
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano (To)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
HANNOVERISCHE CONSULTING FUER VERKEHRSWESEN, TRANSPORTTECHNIK UND ELECTRONISCHE DATENVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Koenigstrasse 53
30175 Hannover
INSTITUT FUER AUTOMATION UND KOMMUNIKATION E.V. MAGDEBURG
Germany
Address
Steinfeldstrasse 3 (Igz)
39179 Barleben
INSTITUT FUER RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Floriansmuehlstrasse 60
80939 Muenchen
MIZAR AUTOMAZIONE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Vincenzo Monti 48
10126 Torino
MOVE ENTWICKLUNGS-, INFRASTRUKTUR- UND SERVICE-GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Address
Lister Strasse 17
30163 Hannover
RAI - RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Mazzini 14
00195 Roma
REGIENOV
France
Address
13 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-platz1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
TELE ATLAS N.V.
Netherlands
Address
Reitscheweg 7 F
5232 BX 'S-hertogenbosch
TELEDIFFUSION DE FRANCE
France
Address
Rue D'oradour Sur Glane 10
75015 Paris
TRANSPORT RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY KELLER + FRIEDRICH GBR
Germany
Address
Karl-stieler-strasse 21
83607 Holzkirchen
VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38436 Wolfsburg