ETSI announces its 5th ETSI ITS Plugtest

ETSI announces its 5th ETSI ITS PlugtestTM event for co-operative transport systems focusing on V2V and V2I communications. This event will trial the ITS eco system under real life conditions, demonstrating conformance to ETSI ITS Release 1 standard and interoperability of ITS G5 radio equipment. Testing will take place from 7 to 17 November around the port of Livorno, Italy.

ETSI connected vehicles ieeeToday, ETSI announces its 5th ETSI ITS PlugtestTM, a two week testing event for co-operative transport systems focusing on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.

Testing will take place from 7 to 17 November around the port of Livorno, Italy. In addition the Sea Port Innovation Conference Day will be held on 16 and 17 November where attendees will be able to take a demo tour on the test track.

ETSI has worked for several months with its partners ERTICO, CNIT, Livorno Port Authority, Regione Toscana (Tuscan Regional Government), AVR (Livorno/Florence highway), Autostrade Tech (motorway network), and Telecom Italia to put in place the testbed. This event contributes to ITS deployment, tests interoperability of ITS equipment from all key vendors and demonstrates the convergence between ITS and Internet of Things.

This event will trial the ITS eco system under real life conditions from infrastructure to applications in vehicles, thus demonstrating conformance to ETSI ITS Release 1 standard and interoperability of ITS G5 radio equipment. Companies from Asia, Europe and North America will have the opportunity to connect their equipment to the test infrastructure. This is a unique chance for solution providers to maximize the effectiveness of their ITS solutions in urban environments.

In Livorno, the cruise terminal will be the testbed headquarters and a test-drive path will be used for quick setup of testing equipment in the field. The infrastructure will include a 10 minutes test drive on the Livorno-Florence highway, an IoT testbed enabling a set of specialized test cases on large-scale distributed sensing and actuation. The latter can be seen as a vertical realization of M2M communications in the context of Intelligent Transport.

The test site includes variable message signs, traffic lights, IoT sensors and cameras as well as connectivity with the highway control center. Different topics will be addressed, including road hazard signaling, traffic sign violation, intersection collision risk warning and loading zone management.


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