While the InterCor Hybrid TESTFEST preparations are in full swing in the UK, several InterCor partners participated in the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen where they organised a session on cross-border interoperability of C-ITS services.

ITS Copenhagen 2018 was a remarkable event with 10000 important players from over 90 countries who met with the ambition of building a sustainable future. There was high attendance at sessions discussing the mobility challenges that cities are facing today and how they can be addressed through ITS solutions.

The one and a half hour InterCor session took place on Tuesday, 18 September at the Bella Congress Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. The session was well attended which led to interesting discussions and interactions with the audience interested in the sizzling topic.

The session was moderated by Giacomo Somma, ERTICO-ITS Europe who introduced the speakers of the session including many InterCor partners: Eric Ollinger, DGTIM, Gary Crockford, Department for Transport in United Kingdom,
Serge van Dam of Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management,  Helge Molin from the Austrian Ministry for
Transport, Innovation and Technology, Sandro Berndt, of the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and Thomas Biehle from Volkswagen/ Cooperative safety and electronic processes.

During the session, current and upcoming experiences on cross-border interoperability testing of short-range Wi-Fi and cellular networks and their (hybrid) combination were presented. Speakers touched upon future perspectives for harmonized and coherent C-ITS market roll-out with a focus on organisational processes, including aspects like strategy, policy, procurement, standards and innovation.