Initial harmonised use case road map

One of the objectives of the CODECS work package on "roadmapping for cooperative ITS deployment" was to bring European C-ITS roadmaps together such that a harmonized roadmap could be realized, a harmonized roadmap which could be accepted by all stakeholders as an initial European C-ITS deployment roadmap. For this different stakeholder group C-ITS roadmaps, service/application lists, related technical roadmaps and use case descriptions have been initially examined. The findings led to discussions with the related stakeholder group representatives showing that there are various explanations of how these roadmaps should be interpreted and no common principles. It became clear that just analysing the roadmaps and merging them would not produce the result expected. Putting similar looking but differently interpreted services, use cases, applications or features in a generalized single set of roadmaps will miss the harmonizing and coordinating objective.

The need for cross stakeholder coordination and thus having common principles for road mapping however is still seen as beneficial. Deliverable D3.4 therefore contains a general analysis of the aspect impacting road mapping for C-ITS, analysis of a number of already existing roadmaps and the identification of an initial set of principles. Recommendations are formulated as guide to come to European manageable C-ITS roadmaps in near future.

Read more in deliverable D3.4...

Deployment Guidance

In very broad terms, the purpose of the “Deployment Guidance” developed by CODECS  is to ease the access to the complex C-ITS ecosystem and the plethora of specifications, organisations and interpretations that can be found in various sources nowadays. From a technical perspective, many relevant areas could/should be considered in more or less detail when it comes to cooperative systems and services.

  • Not only mandatory standards need to be implemented correctly in order to create in-teroperable C-ITS solutions, but also specific interpretations of those standards have to be met – which requires awareness of those profiling documents.
  • Different technological approaches with specific benefits and limits are available, and they are covering partially overlapping areas.
  • Individual organisations have to define and assess their own priorities regarding the various cooperative services aiming at safety, efficiency and sustainability of the traffic and transport sector, taking many aspects into account.
  • Domain specific knowledge and alliances can significantly influence those decisions.
  • Being aware that the aforementioned aspects are entangled, how and to what extent is also an important success factor.
  • Without a good understanding of these prerequisites, the current best practices and the rea-sons behind those lessons learned, it is very hard to start into C-ITS deployment:
  • Without extensive knowledge and experience it is already hard to define a proper start-ing point for this endeavour.
  • There is a real risk of “learning the hard way”, making bad decisions and repeating mistakes others have made before.

Read more in deliverable D2.6...

Aligning open strategic issues from corridor-projects and pilots

As a final strategy coordination support activity, CODECS has taken the perspective on strategic issues from the point of the deployment pilots and projects. Deliverable D4.6 gives a concise overview of the major C-ITS deployment projects, and makes the distinction between platforms, deployment, coordination support initiatives and how they interact. It finally looks at how the strategic issues previously identified in the CODECS deliverable D4.4 affect the projects and how projects brought additional elements to these strategic issues, such as:

  • Keeping up with standards
  • Hybrid communication
  • Use Cases
  • Challenges in incorporating C-ITS in current day to day operations
  • Legal
  • From managing the whole chain of traffic management towards becoming also partner in the chain
  • Business Cases / Legal perspective


Aligning open strategy issues for deployment

After the start of CODECS in May 2015 with the focus of supporting the Amsterdam Group and the C-ITS deployment platform phase I, various other EC initiatives were started to further support the deployment of C-ITS, such as the follow up of the C-ITS Deployment Platform, the CODECS initiative, various EC funded (deployment) projects, and the EU-EIP 4.4 working group on C-ITS. Each of them addressing specific strategic issues. For the alignment of specific open strategic issues, the CODECS partners focussed on those important issues that needed an extra investment to further support and accelerate the implementation of C-ITS:

  • Use Cases
  • Hybrid Communication
  • Urban C-ITS.

In deliverable D4.5, specific activities, findings and recommendations can be found on these specific open strategy issues. The CODECS partners used multiple actions to establish the ground-work for this report:

  • Workshops (e.g. City Pool, Use Cases, Roadmaps, Deployment is underway).
  • Conference calls and discussions amongst the CODECS partners
  • Participation in other EU initiatives as e.g. C-Roads, the C-ITS deployment platform, the Amsterdam Group and the EU-EIP (4.4) initiative.
  • Interaction with the extensive network of the CODECS partners


Updated report on state-of-the-art strategy for C-ITS deployment

Taking of an inventory of the State-of-the-Art strategy was one of the first CODECS activities in work package 4 on Strategy Coordination Support. In order to take stock on the strategy status for C-ITS deployment in Europe, and to identify open strategy issues, CODECS had conducted a comprehensive analysis of strategic documents such as initial ITS reports, national five year ITS plan reports, progress reports and other reports discussing C-ITS. The analysis has initially been published in November 2015 as D4.1, and an update followed in July 2017. Now CODECS has published the second update of this report in D4.4, in relation to additional information, impressions and requirements formulated towards the state-of-the-art strategy, gathered e.g. through the CODECS workshops and webinars, or through monitoring the activities of deployment players and decision making councils like e.g. the Amsterdam Group, C-Roads and the C-ITS Deployment Platform. Read more...

Final project presentation at TRA 2018

CODECS used the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2018 as platform to present the final project results. The TRA took place from 16 to 19 April 2018 in Vienna, Austria, and is an arena for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport to share and discuss new ideas, research results, technological solutions and new business models. Key focus areas of this year's TRA were

  • how digitalisation is transforming transport and mobility systems,
  • how to change our mobility system with regard to decarbonisation and future growth,
  • and what the future vision for transport and mobility for Europe looks like.

CODECS joined the Interactive Zone, complementing the classic exhibition and the scientific conference. In the Interactive Zone, research results and initiatives were presented in special areas for startups, networking as well as showcase & demonstration. CODECS could be found on booth IAZ3, and organised a couple of panel sessions:

  • Thursday, 8:30 – 9:30 o'clock
    Panel title: C-ITS deployment - Use Cases and Roadmaps

Find a summary of the final project results in the CODECS brochure

Updated report on state-of-the-art strategy for C-ITS deployment

In ordner to provide strategy coordination support, one of the CODECS project's very first activities has been a comprehensive inventory of the state-of-the-art strategy for C-ITS deployment in Europe. At that time, CODECS had reviewed and analysed 61 reports, including initial ITS reports, national five year ITS plan reports, progress reports and other reports discussing C-ITS (view website report and D4.1). Additional information, impressions and requirements formulated towards the state-of-the-art strategy, and especially monitoring the activities of deployment players and decision making councils such as the Amsterdam Group, the C-ITS Deployment Platform and the C-Roads initiative, has led CODECS to an update of the report.  Read more...

CODECS reports addressing C-ITS in urban areas

CODECS has recently completed two reports specifically addressing urban areas and C-ITS. The first report provides insight to the views of city authorities on C-ITS as well as some key requirements and opportunities for C-ITS deployment, whereas the second deals with the more technical issue of integrating C-ITS in a city’s existing systems architecture, specifically which interfaces are affected and what is the feasibility of moving towards standardised interfaces.

Read full Deliverable 4.2 Requirements of urban transport authorities regarding cooperative V2I and I2V systems and their strategic policy implications

Read full Deliverable 4.3 Feasibility study on common technical specifications for interfacing the vehicle and urban traffic management system

State-of-the-Art Analysis of C-ITS Deployment

In Deliverable 2.2, CODECS has documented a comprehensive analysis of the state-of-the-art of C-ITS Deployment in Europe within Work Package 2 (Coordination of initial deployment activities). The deliverable takes stock of the developments with regard to three perspectives: the different C-ITS pilots and deployment initiatives, the issues to be solved for deployment, and core actors’ view on C-ITS deployment.

Read full deliverable D2.2

Cooperative ITS and Cities

Together with the H2020 sister project CIMEC (Cooperative ITS for Mobility in European Cities), CODECS has established the City Pool, a platform for sharing and building knowledge on cooperative ITS in cities. The city pool met at several occasions to gather city representatives' input on requirements and expectations for connected mobility:

  • Which cooperative ITS would road authorities like to see implemented?
  • What data are they willing to share with the vehicles and other road users?
  • Which data would they like to get back from the vehicle (to support traffic management for instance)?
  • What is the business case for making investments insystems and other digital infrastructure?
  • How can these new developments build on legacy systems?

The following City Pool Workshops took place:

CODECS - CIMEC City Pool #1, 3 March, 2016, London

CODECS City Pool Workshop #2, 6 June, 2016, Glasgow

CODECS - CIMEC City Pool Workshop #3, 14 November 2016, Barcelona

Final workshop of CODECS C-ITS City Pool #4, 22 March 2018, Dublin

Workshop Series "C-ITS Deployment is underway!"

Together with the Amsterdam Group, the strategic alliance of CEDR, ASECAP, POLIS and the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium, CODECS has established the Workshop-Series "C-ITS Deployment is underway!" Both organisers are committed to network all relevant stakeholders for facilitating joint deployment of cooperative ITS in Europe, and the workshop series provides corridor projects and pilots with a platform to present their status, to declare first practical experiences and to address open issues for an aligned C-ITS implementation on vehicle and infrastructure side.

The first edition of the workshop took place in September 2015 in Roskilde, Denmark (find the summary here), followed by "C-ITS Deployment is underway! Part II" in April 2016 in Amsterdam (find detailed report in Deliverable D2.1), and the third workshop edition in February 2017 in Amsterdam (find detailed report in Deliverable D2.3).

The “C-ITS Deployment is underway!” workshops attract a growing number of deployment experts. They complement the discussion and design of the shared vision and concluded actions for C-ITS deployment which are in the focus of the European Commission’s C-ITS Platform. As a consequence, the progress reporting shall be continued in further workshops in 2017, which will also serve for advancing into more technical work on profiling of standards with infrastructure involvement.

Perspectives in functional roadmapping

On 17 February 2016, CODECS organised a Workshop on Perspectives in functional roadmapping. The Workshop belonged to CODECS’ activities on aligning implementation roadmaps to ensure a concerted C-ITS roll-out across Europe (work package 3). The workshop objectives were defined in discussing potential future C-ITS use cases which have been in the primary focus of the automotive industry who pushed the early development in C-ITS. Through an interactive workshop, the CODECS-team aimed at getting stakeholders’ feedback on potential use cases on top of safety-related V2V use cases and V2I use cases settled in motorway scenarios which are part of current road maps for Day 1. The workshop was held at the Ministry of Transport in Prague, Czech Republic, and attended by 23 stakeholders from ten European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Re-public, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Romania and The Netherlands). After a general intro-duction of Day 1 services, ITS technologies and their potential to support Day 1 + applications, as well ascurrent industrial-driven roadmaps, the participants where split in three working groups. They created ideas for future use cases benefiting especially 1. Public Transport (PT), 2. Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs),and 3. non-safety related services.

Read full Deliverable D3.1

Report on state-of-the-art strategy for C-ITS deployment in Europe

As one of the first core activities to provide strategy coordination support, CODECS has conducted an analysis of the state-of-the-art strategy for cooperative ITS deployment in Europe. In this inventory, in total 61 reports have been reviewed, including initial ITS reports, national five year ITS plan reports, progress reports and other reports discussing C-ITS. The results of the analysis form the basis for the second activity of the Strategy Coordination Support work package: identifying open strategy issues for deployment and reaching consensus on strategy bottlenecks. Read more...