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Kapsch to deliver roadside C-ITS devices for Connected Vehicle pilot project in Australia

Kapsch TrafficCom has secured a two-year contract for the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, delivered by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles.

From late 2019 onwards, the pilot project makes use of Kapsch roadside units deployed along a distributed roadside ITS station network in and around the City of Ipswich, close to Brisbane.

Overall, there will be about 500 public and fleet vehicles retro fitted with C-ITS technologies, and 30 roadside C-ITS devices installed on roads and motorways. The Pilot will examine the safety benefits of a connected vehicle ecosystem, whilst laying the technical foundations for the future generation of smart transport infrastructure. TMR are working in collaboration with Kapsch’s research & development centre through this Pilot.

The Pilot includes the testing of eight safety use-cases, including vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) applications.

These use cases include:
• Emergency braking warning (V2V)
• In-vehicle speed warning (V2I)
• Turning warning for bicycle riders and pedestrians (V2V)
• Road works warning (V2I)
• Back-of-queue-warning (V2I)
• Red light violator warning (V2I/V2V)
• Red light warning (V2I)
• Stopped or slow vehicle warnings (V2V)

Kapsch has a track record in communication standards through existing tolling technologies and extensive experience with C-ITS systems, and has been a driving force in ETSI and ISO standardization forums and interest groups throughout the world. The Australian Federal Government and industry have agreed to align with the European standards.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said working with world leading organisations would provide an opportunity for the Queensland Government to demonstrate to road users the safety-related features of cooperative, or connected, vehicle technologies.

Source: Press Release

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