Hosted by the Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia (CTAG), ERTICO – ITS Europe and the C-MobILE project with the support of C-Roads Spain, this Interoperability TESTFEST will take place from 2 to 4 December in Vigo, Spain. 

The goal of this TESTFEST is to check the effective interoperability of all C-MobILE devices intended to be used in the context of the large-scale deployment of C-ITS in the participating cities and regions. Furthermore, the TESTFEST will verify that devices from non-C-MobILE participants are also interoperable, while demonstrating correct transmission of service information through ITS-G5 and cellular channels.

Two preparatory webinars were held to introduce participants to key aspects of the event – you can watch the recording of the first and second webinar on Youtube.

C-MobILE C-ITS services are being deployed across all C-MobILE deployment sites in Barcelona, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Newcastle, North Brabant (Eindhoven and Helmond) and Thessaloniki. With this TESTFEST, it will be possible to test interoperability with the C-MobILE Road-Side Units (RSUs) and back-office interfaces deployed locally.

The proving grounds for this event will include the CTAG Test Track as well as the SISCOGA Corridor, which stretches over 150km of urban, interurban and motorway roads from the centre of Vigo to the Spanish-Portuguese border to the South, and is equipped with 120 Road-Side Units (RSUs).

The services slated for testing during the three-day event cover Road Works Warning (RWW), Road Hazard Warning (RHW), In-Vehicle Signage (IVS), Slow or Stationary Vehicle Warning (SSVW) and Green Light Optimised Speed Advice (GLOSA). These services will be provided using two communication channels: ITS-G5 and cellular communication with the exception of SSVW which is provided via cellular only.

At the end of the testing process, it is expected that all devices involved correctly understand C-MobILE information, and that all applications used can understand information coming from the servers of the city of Vigo.