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Cooperative communication system to realise enhanced safety and efficiency in European road transport

Objective

Effective large-scale control of traffic, geared to address both efficiency and safety, requires a system incorporating a hierarchy of control levels:
- High control level over an urban, metropolitan or regional area provided by a Regional Control Centre (RCC) that acts as a strategic controller
- Middle control level provided by local sub-centres, each operating over a limited number of nodes and links in the road network
- Low control level implemented within an individual vehicle

COM2REACT's overall objective is to establish the feasibility of such a three-layer, scalable, cooperative system. Its implementation will involve the deployment of two two-way communication systems: vehicle to vehicle (V2V), and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I). This structure will facilitate significant improvement in the flow of information acquired by moving vehicles and in its quality and reliability, thereby enhancing road efficiency and traffic safety on urban, intercity arterials and rural roads.

A key objective of COM2REACT is the implementation of the middle control level by means of a virtual traffic control sub-centre, which manages a moving group of vehicles in close proximity. The virtual sub-centre (VSC) functions locally via the V2V communication system. It obtains and processes data acquired by the vehicles and rapidly provides instructions related to local traffic and safety situations. It also transmits, by means of the V2I communication, selective data to an RCC and receives, in return, instructions to distribute to the vehicles. The role of VSC is set, unnoticeable by the driver, to one of the vehicles in the group according to rules imbedded in all COM2REACT vehicles.

The COM2REACT system will build upon the DG Research REACT project to create the high level and the low level layers of the system.

Coordinator

MOTOROLA ISRAEL LTD.
Address
Kremenetski Street 3
Tel Aviv
Israel

Participants (13)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris 6
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
EVERIS SPAIN, S.L.
Spain
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 141, Edificio Cuzco Iv, Planta 9
28046 Madrid
HALEVI DWECK & CO. ARTTIC ISRAEL COMPANY LTD
Israel
Address
54 Haneviim St.
95141 Jerusalem
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
INTEMPORA SA
France
Address
Place Jules Gevelot 2
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
NAVTEQ B.V.
Netherlands
Address
De Run 1115
5503LB Veldhoven
PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILES SA
France
Address
Route De Gizy
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
SPHERICON LIMITED
Israel
Address
Hamanim Street 33
60910 Bnai Zion
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
THE ASSOCIATION FOR URBAN PLANNING DEVELOPMENT AND PRESERVATION - JERUSALEM
Israel
Address
Clal Building, 97 Jaffa Street
91280 Jerusalem
TRANSVER GMBH
Germany
Address
Maximilianstrasse 45
80538 Muenchen