In the European project InterCor – involving France, Netherlands, UK and Belgium – existing Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) are being upgraded and tested for their interoperability along with new services. To ensure interoperability, a common set of specifications geared towards seamless cross-border service continuity are being developed and validated. The validation is carried out during four TESTFESTs where the interoperability of in-vehicle end-user devices and road-side ITS stations from the different EU Member States is tested.

The first TESTFEST, focusing on ITS-G5 services (Wi-Fi-p), was held in Netherlands in July 2017 (see here for more info).

The second TESTFEST is being co-organised by the InterCor project together with French partners of the Scoop@F project. It will take place around the city of Reims, France, on the A4 and A344 highways. The main goal of this TESTFEST is to check the use of different Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs) and the authentication of messages sent from different ITS stations. Different security scenarios will be tested along with following services:

  • Roadworks Warning (RWW) using DENM messages, in particularProbe Vehicle Data (PVD) using CAM and DENM messages
  • Alert neutralisation of part of a lane, whole lane or several lanes
  • Alert planned road works – mobile (e.g. cutting the grass or renewing the lane markings)
  • Winter maintenance – Salting in progress
  • A V2V warning (OHLN) using DENM
  • The InterCor TESTFESTs are open to anyone active in this field. Interested public and private organisations (public authorities, road operators, systems suppliers, services providers, vehicle manufacturers, etc.) are invited to register and to take part in this first TESTFEST. i.e. by bringing on-board units (suitable for the services) and vehicles to test the interoperability with the InterCor RSUs in France.

For any questions or further information at this stage, please contact:

Peter Schmitting (ERTICO-ITS Europe),
Hacène Fouchal (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne),
Deadline for registration is Monday, March 15th, 2018.

More information is available here.

Click here to register for the InterCor PKI-Security TESTFEST!

The registration for the InterCor PKI TESTFEST Webinar is available here.