AUSTRIA, 2020-10: ASFINAG connects roads with vehicles on a large scale in Europe

Südeinfahrt Wien C2X

Starting from November 2020 onwards, Austrian motorways will be fitted with dedicated short-range communication equipment to enable a direct exchange of safety-relevant information between the road infrastructure and vehicles. Through a procurement of V2X roadside units, the Austrian motorway operator ASFINAG has taken an important step to enable the dialogue between road infrastructure operators and road users. V2X stands for Vehicle-to-everything communication and includes co-operative, safety-related communication among vehicles and infrastructure. ASFINAG will start the deployment on selected sections and expand it to the overall Austrian motorway network within the next few years.

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31. August 2020: Comprehensive video explaining V2X technology

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Improvements of traffic safety and operation is a common goal. Learn how Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) can support this global challenge.

V2X in a nutshell

27 May 2020: Project "Inframix" finished

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Inframix is about hybrid traffic: Automated vehicles and ‚analogue‘ ones will co-exist on Europe’s road for a foreseeable amount of time and road operators will need to find ways to manage traffic of automated and non-automated vehicles and make traffic flow. Inframix is about hybrid communication: how to make different types of communication work together and co-exist.

The report Inframix published on the demonstrations is clear: ITS-G5 works, it’s interoperable and performed without any problems. The concept for regular LTE communication requires further work.

Projects like Inframix are important, since they offer an independent insight into how technologies perform and offer stakeholders to compare what is available on the market. Considering the immense amount of expectation that industry is building up around automated driving and connectivity technologies a neutral check is essential.

Another major outcome of the project is the successful testing of the after next "Day 2"-C-ITS-Services. This generation of C-ITS messages is already thinking about driving behavior and traffic management for a time when a large number of vehicles will be able to use such additional services. Some of these vehicles will even be fully autonomous by then.

Inframix

18 March 2020: Competitive advantage through C-ITS!

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EuroNCAP is to the automotive industry, what the Academy is to film industry. EuroNCAP rates the safety of vehicles. It’s an independent body composed of government bodies, automotive clubs, insurance industry and research institutes, which gives it a unique role and authority protecting consumer interest.

EuroNCAP has awarded a hazard warning connectivity application based on the European C-ITS standard ITS-G5 for road safety. This underlines the maturity of the technology and the award of five stars for road safety is an important aspect for customers when choosing a vehicle and gives car manufacturers a competitive advantage.

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24 October 2019: Volkswagen launches Golf 8 with C-ITS equipped

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Volkswagen are the first car manufacturer to serialise C-ITS, branded as Car2X in the Golf 8. The Golf 8 is a vehicle appealing to a mass market and the Golf will establish C-ITS in Europe’s vehicle fleet. Automotive association ADAC (Germany) and ÖAMTC (Austria) tested the Golf 8’s C-ITS and liked it! The Golf 8 also establishes an Eu-wide presence of C-ITS in the 5.9 GHz radio frequency band.

VW Golf 8 C2X