About InterCor

InterCor stands for Interoperable Corridors, linking the C-ITS corridor initiatives of the Netherlands C-ITS Corridor NL-DE-AT, the French SCOOP@F and extending to United Kingdom and Belgium C-ITS initiatives to achieve a sustainable network of corridors providing continuity of C-ITS services and offering a testbed for beyond Day-One C-ITS service development.

InterCor is a 3 year study that seeks to enable vehicles and the related road infrastructure to communicate data through cellular, ITS G5 or a combination of cellular and ITS-G5 (hybrid) networks on a road corridor through the Netherlands, Belgium/Flanders, UK and France to achieve safer, more efficient and more convenient mobility of people and goods.

The objectives of InterCor study are:

  1. Demonstrating a large-scale interoperable deployment of C-ITS through the Netherlands, Belgium / Flanders, UK and France to achieve safer, more efficient and more convenient mobility of people and goods.
  2. Foster four member states cross border interoperability by ensuring interoperability testing, security and certification, seamless continuity of service, operation and maintenance.
  3. Provide C-ITS services on a broader scale by specifying, using and fostering an hybrid communication approach to utilise a combination of cellular and ITS-G5 communication.
  4. Extend the strategic cooperation between C-ITS front running countries and assist other Member states to step-in in a cost-effective and future-proof way to develop and apply the common deployment framework through the consistent and cohesive network of corridors.
  5. Evaluate through a common evaluation framework the cumulative, real-life benefits of C-ITS applications towards increased safety, efficiency, flexibility, user acceptance, sustainability of road transport, to support public and private stakeholders to invest in C-ITS.

This study supports the ambition of the Dutch EU-Presidency (2016) on Smart Mobility which aims to ensure a smooth and effective transition from navigation of vehicles to truly connected, cooperative, and automated vehicles on European roads. The study will achieve the kick-off of C-ITS (V2V, V2I and V2X) communication deployment on European roads and ensures new services and systems are compatible and interoperable on a EU level.