On 28 February, ERTICO and 20 project partners from nine different European countries will officially close the ICT4CART project, which was led by ERTICO partner ICCS. The intense and stimulating activities of the ICT4CART consortium were focused on designing, implementing and testing, in real-life conditions, a versatile ICT infrastructure in order to enable the transition towards higher levels of automation (up to L4). While working with key ICT elements, namely hybrid connectivity, data management, cyber-security, data privacy and accurate localisation, an important aspect of the project was also to address existing gaps in the current ICT infrastructure development.

During the project’s 42-month lifespan, the ICT4CART consortium demonstrated, at their various test locations – in Germany, Austria, Italy, and a cross-border case at the Austrian-Italian border – and under different conditions, four high-value use cases: (UC1) dynamic adaptation of vehicle automation level based on infrastructure information, (UC2) intersection crossing (urban) & lane merging (highway), (UC3) smart parking & IoT services, and (UC4) cross-border interoperability.

Last month, ICT4CART published its first technical newsletter to share the first instalment of its results from the project’s German and cross-border demo sites. The highlights included information about smart parking and G5 short-range communication technologies, as well as technologies used for increasing vehicles’ perception of the surrounding traffic.

The second technical newsletter features the next two ICT4CART pilot sites: in Italy and Austria. This issue gives more insights into the implementation of communication technologies such as cellular and ITS-G5 short-range communication and real-time communication. Also included in this final newsletter is information about the dynamic adaptation of vehicle automation level based on infrastructure information, IoT services, and several ICT4CART’s use cases, such as virtual mirror for intersection crossing (urban), lane merging (highway) and smart parking.

Read the second newsletter here, and in case you missed the first technical newsletter, you can read it here.

ERTICO would like to thank all project partners for their cooperation during the last 3.5 years.

We also thank our readers for following ICT4CART’s progress and engaging on the topic.