On 5 and 6 November, C-Roads Platform Working Group together with the European ITS Platform organised a workshop about C-ITS deployment and evaluation. The event gathered experts to share knowledge, challenges and solutions about C-ITS, especially focusing on organizational and policy issues.
Evaluation approaches and results, to support C-ITS pilots and contribute to recommendations for the continuation of the C-ITS roll-out, have also been discussed.
Mrs. Charlotte Ducuing, from the University of Leuven, Belgium, presented the cybersecurity regulation in the ERTICO-led CONCORDA project, during the session named “Data Privacy and general Data Protection Regulation”.
The speech revolved around two main aspects:
– The interaction between C-ITS Regulation and the NIS Directive ;
– The legal implications of on-going work at UNECE level to try and regulate cybersecurity of connected and automated / autonomous cars ‘by design’ (as part of vehicle technical regulation).
In this context, Thomas Desseilles and Giacomo Somma from ERTICO presented the C-ITS ecosystem and deployment business models developed in the framework of the C-MobILE project, together with Evangelos Mitsakis from CERTH. Jos van Vlerken from the City of Copenhagen presented the C-MobILE approach to evaluation. C-MobILE (Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and depLoyment in Europe) is deploying cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) and services designed to deal with specific mobility challenges across Europe. The project also aims to help local authorities deploy the C-ITS services they need and to raise awareness of the potential benefits for all road users. Key points covered:
– Operational aspects of service bundling, traffic management integration, and preliminary cost-benefit results;
– Evaluation and assessment aspects, with specific regard to user ex-ante acceptability and ex-post acceptance.
Lastly, Gary Crockford, Department for Transport, United Kingdom, presented the experiences and preliminary results from C-Roads pilot including interoperable corridors project InterCor which is led by led by Rijkswaterstaat and the French Department of Transport Infrastructure. InterCor is linking the C-ITS corridor initiatives of the Netherlands C-ITS Corridor NL-DE-AT and the French SCOOP@F and extending to United Kingdom (A2-M2 corridor) and Belgium C-ITS initiatives to achieve a sustainable network of corridors providing continuity of C-ITS services. As leader of the InterCor United Kingdom Member State operations, Gary Crockford present also the evaluation approaches and implementations results.