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:
- 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.
- Foster four member states cross border interoperability by ensuring interoperability testing, security and certification, seamless continuity of service, operation and maintenance.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.