Cooperative ITS Challenges: AUTOCITS Pilot in Lisbon

C. Premebida, P.Serra, A.Asvadi,A.Valejo,L.Moura

Cooperative, connected and automated Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) aims to improve road traffic safety, comfort, security, and traffic management by sharing data/information among vehicles, infrastructure, and road users. Cooperative ITS (C-ITS) also targets the reduction of environmental impact by the road transportation systems. Regarding self-driving vehicles, C-ITS plays a complementary role for enhancing onboard vehicle sensory data and thus making autonomous vehicles more robust and safe. In this paper, we present the C-ITS platform, the test-cases, and scenarios to be performed during the Lisbon Pilot of the AUTOCITS project. We also provide a description of the C-ITS Day-1 services, as simulated and also real-world events, that will be deployed and evaluated during the test-cases. Conventional, instrumented, and autonomous vehicles will take part on the Lisbon Pilot, all equipped with on-board connected vehicular technologies.
Two scenarios will be considered, motorway and urban-node scenarios, having distinct vehicles and test-cases, but all sharing
the same C-ITS technology framework.