Initial deployment of V2X communication systems in Europe could begin in 2019

The 16 vehicle manufacturers organised in the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium adhere to their agreement to jointly bring cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and Services to the European market. Working under the assumption that some open issues identified can be resolved with all the required standards in place by 2016, initial deployment of cooperative vehicles could begin as soon as 2019.

MC_useCase_top_022The 16 vehicle manufacturers organised in the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium adhere to their agreement to jointly bring cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and Services to the European market. In discussion with international stakeholders, the Consortium addresses open issues for the earliest possible production and deployment of Vehicle-to-X communication systems based on the European and US market standards: ETSI ITS-G5 and IEEE 802.11p (WLANp), respectively.

With the Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 2012, the leading European vehicle manufacturers organised as the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium have expressed their intention to jointly bring these Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (C-ITS) onto European Roads. While the Consortium working groups have concentrated all efforts on meeting this goal, external factors have resulted in modifications to the planned framework in order to ensure a timely deployment.

The Consortium members are now heavily engaged in finding solutions for some open issues identified in order to adhere to the impending C-ITS market introduction. Working under the assumption that the open issues can be resolved with all the required standards in place by 2016, initial deployment of cooperative vehicles could begin as soon as 2019.

The allocation of the 5.9 GHz spectrum for safety-relevant Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications in 2008, standardised as ITS-G5 communication, has primarily been driven by the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium. Following on from this, one of the most significant work streams undertaken by the Consortium members has involved working to guarantee that the introduction of V2X communications within the assigned frequency band will not interfere with road tolling using an adjacent frequency. Another substantial task in this field is studies of proposals for allowing WiFi to share the 5.9 GHz band with V2X communications.

The Consortium has also identified aspects of the system standardisation that could cause additional issues and delays with the deployment of the technology. Firstly, security and privacy policies that have already been completed in terms of the European Commission Mandate M/453 may need to be modified in order to compensate for the additional requirements of the infrastructure and national stakeholders. Secondly, some infrastructure related standards, planned to be developed within the Mandate M/453 are still not yet in place.


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