The international EU funded project InterCor held successfully its second TESTFEST in Reims from April 23 to 26.

In the European project InterCor, involving France, Netherlands, UK and Belgium, existing and new Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) services are being upgraded and tested along the four countries’ roads to ensure interoperability across borders. During the course of the project, the testing is being carried out across all four EU Member States. The first open TESTFEST took place in the Netherlands in July 2017 and focused on ITS-G5 services.

The second TESTFEST has been co-organised by the InterCor project together with the partners of SCOOP@F project . The TESTFEST took place on April 23 – April 26 around the city of Reims, France, on the A4 and A344 highways. The main goal of this TESTFEST was to check the use of different Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs) and the authentication of messages sent from different ITS stations. In total, 144 people from 11 countries have participated to this event.

Different security scenarios have been tested on a 23 km loop along the highway with services such as roadworks warning (RWW), fixed or mobile, salting vehicles, hazardous location notifications (stationary vehicle, human on the road),  etc. Twenty-two On-Board Units (OBU) and 12 Road Side Units (RSU) have exchanged messages and around 30 000 messages have been received by each RSU installed on the loop.

For Eric Ollinger, SCOOP@F and InterCor’s French pilot coordinator,, “it is important to show that cars from different countries in Europe can securely exchange messages with French roads and enjoy the services provided by French road operators. This TESTFEST is a big step towards a common European trust domain”.

For IDnomic, leading provider of trust services for the protection of digital identities and partner of both InterCor and Scoop@F projects “the use of the PKI, conform to the European standards, makes it possible to guarantee the privacy of the drivers while securing its interactions with other vehicles and the road infrastructure”.


Note to editor:
If you have any questions about the InterCor TESTFEST, please contact the local organiser Hacène Fouchal (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne) at Hacene.Fouchal@univ-reims.fr for more information.

InterCor
InterCor is a 3 year project of 30 million Euros co-financed by the European Union under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Programme; it will 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 road corridors through the Netherlands, Belgium, UK and France to achieve safer, more efficient and more convenient mobility for people and goods.
For further information, visit http://intercor-project.eu/

Related initiatives:

SCOOP@F
SCOOP@F is the only C-ITS deployment project in Europe built from scratch on a cooperation between road operators and car manufacturers, which has faced all the real life challenges of privacy, security, industrial processes, procurement, compliance assessment and interoperability.
SCOOP@F deploys 3000 vehicles over 2000 km of roads, on five sites : Ile-de-France, Paris-Strasbourg highway, Isère, the ring road of Bordeaux, Bretagne.
One of the objectives of SCOOP@F is to improve road safety, but also the security of the road maintenance agents who intervene on the roads for construction works and other maintenance operations.
The project is co-financed by the European Union.
For further information, visit http://www.scoop.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/en

C-Roads
The C-Roads Platform is co-financed by the European Union under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Programme, but is an open platform.
Therefore representatives from all ongoing C-ITS deployment activities all across Europe are working together towards interoperable C-ITS services for European travellers.
For more information please visit: https://www.c-roads.eu/platform.html