This project is contributing to the development and harmonization of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) services, where cloud-to-cloud communication will contribute to a more efficient and secure transport system. NordicWay 2 will lay the groundwork for the implementation of C-ITS services by developing a digital infrastructure that supports hybrid communication of traffic-related data.
Both vehicles and infrastructure are becoming increasingly connected, which is creating new possibilities for a more efficient transport system. New services that improve the flow of traffic and increase road safety through smart communication will contribute to increased accessibility and fewer accidents in the future. The objective of NordicWay 2 is to develop and test C-ITS for implementation by supporting cloud-to-cloud communication with both cellular and short-range communication. The goal is to test interoperability for multiple C-ITS services and contribute to harmonization by developing a digital infrastructure that prepares the transport system for connected and autonomous driving.
Within the project framework, CLOSER is responsible for designing two pilots for different C-ITS services with a long-term goal of implementing:
- Access control to defined infrastructure
- Dynamic environmental zones
Access control to defined infrastructure refers to developing a digital architecture for information exchange between the operations control center and the vehicle to enable a traffic system where a vehicle that meets certain requirements can access infrastructure with available capacity during rush hour. This can eventually contribute to more efficient traffic control and be an incentive for more sustainable vehicle and transport arrangements.
Dynamic environmental zones refers to meeting current and future challenges involving emissions in urban environments and creating possibilities for cities to set virtual zones where the vehicle’s character changes when it drives through the zone, in this case that a car switches from hybrid mode to electric mode. These zones may need to change over time based on the current emissions or air quality on which the possibility of dynamic zones is to be tested. By distributing information about current zones, vehicles can calculate which power train needs to be used to optimize the use of electric drive.
NordicWay 2 is a collaborative project between Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, involving stakeholders from both the public and private sector. The project is financed in part by the EU through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program and will run between 2017 and 2020.