C-ITS Pilot Field Operational Test & Evaluation

The iMOVE CRC is a consortium of 45 business, research and government partners which, through collaborative projects, will use data and emerging technology to improve the ways Australia moves.

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) will enable vehicles to communicate with other vehicles and infrastructure. The driver of a vehicle would then be alerted about potential hazards or be provided with traffic information.

To be delivered by Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads, this project’s objectives are as follows:

  • validate the impacts and safety benefits of C-ITS, and user perceptions
  • demonstrate technologies and build public awareness and uptake
  • grow government’s technical and organisational readiness
  • encourage partnerships and build capability in private and public sectors.

Involving 500 participants, this project aims to contribute to the establishment of a standardised methodology, support the collection of the data through participant management, and evaluate this core data set. This data will be used by transport agencies – local, state and federal – to support the investment of infrastructure, both digital and physical, that supports emerging C-ITS. In the future, this data and results could also be used by others to perform, compare or supplement an evaluation.

Findings

The CARRS-Q ITS team conducted two C-ITS (Cooperative ITS) tests at the Mt Cotton training facility. During the first test, we installed a vehicle ITS station (V-ITS-S) within a subject vehicle, Renault Zoe electric car, and collected a series of Cooperative Awareness Message (CAM) samples to validate their accuracy across a series of vehicle manoeuvres. The purpose of the test was to collect in-vehicle CAM data providing vehicle performance information as would be provided by a vehicle in field operation. The intention was to cover a variety of speed, acceleration, braking and lane changing behaviours so as to determine whether vehicle behaviour can be determined from logged CAM data. Moreover, additional data was collected from an accelerometer and CAN bus (vehicle communication network) logger. In the second test, we installed four devices from different V-ITS-S vendors in the subject car and collected vehicle CAM data from the four devices. The series of CAM messages from each device was captured to compare the four devices performance and accuracy across a series of vehicle manoeuvres to the Zoe CAN speed data logged at 50 Hz. This test covered three scenarios namely speed, braking/acceleration and lane change tests.

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Funding / Grants

  • iMOVE CRC (2017 - 2020)

Team

Partners