Events

Workshop on I2V Message Architecture for Long-Term Road Works Warning (and beyond)

17 October, 2017, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

CODECS and the Amsterdam Group invite interested stakeholders to a workshop on I2V Message Architecture for Long-Term Road Works Warning (and beyond). It takes place on Tuesday, 17 October 2017, at the premises of the Federal Highway Research Institute (Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, BASt) in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.

The aim for this open technical workshop is to find common ground for the message architecture for Long Term Roadworks. In recent years the Day One C-ITS service Short Term Road Works Warning (ST-RWW) has been shaped into a workable and widely supported message set. The next phase for the service Road Works Warning is the incorporation of Long Term Road Works Warning (LT-RWW). Early investigations have concluded that the ST-RWW message set can only be used for a small part of the full LT-RWW spectrum. To be able to transcode 99% of all RWW situation a more diverse message set is needed, e.g. by using IVI and/or MAP alongside DENM. As identified at earlier workshops, this immediately introduces new challenges such as duplicate or contradictory information. By sharing current thoughts on this, and collaborating in a one-day workshop we aim to progress towards a common solution for handling multiple message sets (from various SDO’s) at once. The relevance of this goes well beyond the example case of this workshop, LT-RWW. Reflecting this scope, the workshop will consist of the following building blocks:

  • Introduction of the challenge,
  • Understanding the primary purpose of message sets (e.g. DENM, IVI and MAP),
  • Defining principles for a common message architecture.

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Workshop on Hybrid Communication

19 May, 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The CODECS project organised a workshop on Hybrid Communications on Friday, 19 May 2017. At this Workshop, representatives from all major European projects and involved stakeholder organisations presented their views and expectations on hybrid communication. The goal of CODECS is to support a common understanding of the term and aspects it covers. CODECS will consider the consolidated views when highlighting strategic issues, developing harmonised use-case and technology roadmaps and a blue print for giving deployment guidance.

The workshop took place in the Aqua Hotel Brussels (Rue de Stassart 43, 1050 Brussels).

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Workshop C-ITS Deployment is Underway Part III

14 February, 2017, Amsterdam

The third edition of the workshop series "C-ITS Deployment is underway!", which is jointly organised by CODECS and the Amsterdam Group, was again dedicated to the progress on C-ITS Deployment in Europe. About 60 experts from 14 European countries, representing research institutes, authorities, OEMs, suppliers, cities and ITS associations, joined the workshop at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

Subject of the presentations and discussions was the latest progress achieved by the “frontrunner initiatives” (e.g. C-ITS Corridor, SCOOP@F, NordicWay), and the state-of-play on open issues in view of contributing to a “blueprint” for deployment to support interoperable C-ITS services. Furthermore, guest speakers provided information about the latest progress towards C-ITS deployment on EU-level and through the pilots contributing to the C-Roads Platform. The launch of the C-Roads platform in December 2016 has increased the number of Member States involved in piloting and deploying C-ITS services significantly. And there is expected more to come making use of the recent CEF call on ITS.

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CODECS - CIMEC City Pool Workshop #3

14 November, 2016, Barcelona

The third ‘C-ITS and cities’ workshop, organised jointly by the CIMEC and CODECS projects, took place in Barcelona during the afternoon of Monday, 14 November 2016. The workshop was held at the headquarters of the RACC in Barcelona.

The purpose of this event was threefold:

  • to respond to city questions about what is C-ITS and what it can (and cannot) do,
  • to provide information about the deployment status and plans of the main stakeholders (vehicle manufacturers, system suppliers, motorway operators and cities)
  • and finally to gather feedback on the urban use cases for C-ITS, which have been developed in both the CIMEC and CODECS projects.

This workshop was the third in a series of workshops focused on C-ITS and cities. The two former events were held in Glasgow and London.

The Barcelona workshop was being organised back to back with a stakeholder consultation workshop on ‘automated vehicles and urban traffic management’, which took  place on Tuesday, 15 November under the new H2020 project MAVEN. The timing and location of both workshops have been selected due to the Smart Cities Expo World Congress which Barcelona hosted from 15 to 17 November.

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Workshop on C-ITS Use Cases

26 September, 2016, Amsterdam

When it comes to the benefits road users will experience when cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and Services will have entered European Roads, the term “use case” is frequently applied. What is a use case, and how does it differ from other terms often used in the same context, e. g. scenario, service or application? How can use cases be described systematically, and which actor is responsible for their definition?

The goal of the CODECS project is to enable a common understanding of use cases. In this workshop, the project presented interim findings on use case definitions and descriptions. In the second part, the participants were invited to give insight into their understanding of use cases, and to contribute to comprehensive use case descriptions. In an open discussion, CODECS sought stakeholder’s feedback on use case priorities and their place in future C-ITS Deployment roadmaps.

The workshop took place on Monday, 26 September 2016, 10.00 to 16.30 h, in room G3.08 in the WTC Business & Conference Center at Schiphol Airport (NL).

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Project Dissemination Session at ITS European Congress

June 7, 2016, Glasgow

CODECS contributed to the ITS European Congress 2016 in Glasgow with a project dissemination session. Under the title "Transition challenges towards cooperative and automated driving", CODECS invited congress visitors to a panel discussion of main challenges in realising cooperative and automated traffic and transport in Europe.

Guiding questions of the discussion have been:

  • Strategy coordination support: Open issues for a strategy framework promoting seamless C-ITS deployment
  • Interoperability required today: How to organise profiling of standards with infrastructure involvement?
  • Roadmapping beyond Day One: Issues for research, testing and standardisation for the transition towards cooperative and automated driving.

In short impulse presentations, CODECS members outlined the project's activities, and the following  discussion enquired the audience's information demand and special requirements in these focus areas. Challenging items taken up for discussion by the audience have been the identification of the most active players and front runner in deployment preparation, the cooperation with non-European states as well as the upwards- and downwards compatibility of systems and services. 


City Pool Workshop #2

June 6, 2016, Glasgow

CODECS linked the second edition of the workshop "C-ITS and Cities" to the ITS European Congress in Glasgow and welcomed 25 city and local authority representatives at the Glasgow City Council. The scope of the second city pool workshop was to determine new use cases relevant for cities.


For introduction and following up on the first city workshop, the CODECS team provided an overview on the main C-ITS technology components. As basic subject for the discussion with the city representatives, the list of new use cases established during the CODECS workshop "Perspectives in functional roadmapping" has been presented. The city of Rotterdam exemplarily provided its vision for C-ITS and first practical experience with the implementation and operation. 

Main part of the workshop has then be a small group discussion on potential new use cases which are of interest for cities, especially with regard to public transport operation, the protection of vulnerable road users, and non-safety applications. The presentations shown during the workshop can be found in our Library.


C-ITS Deployment is underway! Part II

April 26, 2016, Amsterdam

CODECS and the Amsterdam Group have continued their successful collaboration with organising the second edition of the public workshop “C-ITS Deployment is underway!”  About 50 C-ITS experts from 15 European countries joined the Workshop at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to follow the status reports of C-ITS corridor project  and pilots, and to discuss technical and operational solution approaches as well as open issues for an area covering C-ITS roll-out all across Europe. The presentations shown during the workshop as well as a detailed summary of the discussion can be found in our Library


Cooperative ITS and Cities: First workshop of the CODECS & CIMEC City Pool

March 3, 2016, London

The H2020 projects CODECS and CIMEC could welcome more than 50 representatives of urban and regional road authorities as well as industry partners at their first City Pool Workshop, hosted by Transport for London.

The City Pool is a platform for sharing and building knowledge on cooperative ITS in cities, and its first physical meeting was set aside to introduce C-ITS, the deployment preparation on behalf of the automotive industry, relevant applications and the deployment status in corridor projects and pilots to city and municipality representatives. Furthermore, the cities of Newcastle and Kassel reported about their experiences in operating ITS applications in urban environment, and the CIMEC project represented preliminary results of a city requirements survey.

The workshop took place back-to-back with the final event of the VRUITS project, focusing on enhancing the safety of vulnerable road users through ITS applications.  

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Workshop: Perspectives in functional roadmapping

February 17, 2016, Prague

The CODECS team enjoyed a very lively discussion of future V2X communication use cases with more than 20 C-ITS stakeholders at the roadmapping workshop in Prague, Czech Republic. The workshop has been hosted by the Czech Ministry of Transport, and it has been an excellent occasion for the CODECS project to widen its stakeholder community and to debate C-ITS  implementation road maps with new dialog partners.

The workshop has been triggered by a general introduction of use cases worked out by the automotive industry, of ITS technologies for Day 2 applications and of existing road maps to move towards cooperative and automated driving. Afterwards, the participants were invited to jointly generate ideas for further C-ITS use cases. In small working groups and a very studiously atmosphere, they discussed potential services benefitting especially public transport, vulnerable road users, and services on top of safety applications.

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CODECS led focus group discussion at Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona

The Smart City Expo World Congress has provided CODECS with the opportunity to lead a focus group discussion with local C-ITS stakeholders on potentials and challenges linked to the implementation of cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems in urban environments. About 15 participants followed the invitation of CODECS to this interactive workshop. In small working groups, they analysed strong and weak points of C-ITS applications likely to be operated in cities, with respect to business models, road safety contribution, fuel consumption, travel management, technological aspects, stakeholder perspectives & acceptance as well as privacy issues.

 


C-ITS Deployment is underway! - Joint public workshop of CODECS and the Amsterdam Group

September 15, 2015, Roskilde

40 participants joined the workshop "C-ITS deployment is underway!" which has been organised by CODECS and the Amsterdam Group on 15 September 2015 in Roskilde, Denmark. The workshop gave initial deployment activities a platform to present their current status, and to discuss requirements for harmonising the activities in the different deployment hot spots arising all over Europe.

The Cooperative ITS Corridor Netherlands, Germany, Austria, SCOOP@F from France, BaSIC from Czech Republic, NordicWay from Scandinavia and the UK corridor initiative provided an insight into implemented applications, applied technologies and involved stakeholders. By taking the example of Bilbao in Spain, also the city perspective on C-ITS deployment was enlightened. In the afternoon, the commitment and current activities of the European Commission as well as the EU-US Harmonisation tasks groups in accompanying initial deployment and paving the way for the next phases have been presented. 

The CODECS-team was very satisfied with the progress of the workshop being the first public
event (co)-organised by the project, and the fruitful cooperation with the Amsterdam Group.

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