Mission & Objectives

In the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium, leading European vehicles manufacturers, equipment suppliers and research institutions join forces for the deployment of cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (C-ITS). The main objective of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium is the development, testing and deployment of cooperative Systems in Europe based on inter-vehicle and vehicle to roadside short-range communication for improving road safety and road efficiency. Other complementary communication like cellular is considered where required.

The Consortium aims on ensuring the interoperability of cooperative systems, spanning all vehicle classes across brands and borders.

The wireless V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) communication via Vehicular Ad-hoc Network will lead to a safer, more efficient and more comfortable future mobility. It is an inevitable requirement for the long-term vision towards highly automated driving.

The Consortium has been founded in 2002 with the objective of developing European standards for C-ITS, as prerequisite for interoperability of systems improving road safety and road efficiency. Moreover, the CAR 2 CAR members discuss realistic deployment strategies, a roadmap to deployment and business models to speed-up the market penetration. In close collaboration with international stakeholders, especially from the US and Japan, the Consortium pushes the harmonisation of V2X communication standards world-wide.

Organisation

Achievements

The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) is the key player in C-ITS deployment in Europe. The first OEM has announced to deploy inter-vehicle communication technology based on the IEEE 802.11p standard as off 2019. The Basic System Profile developed by CAR 2 CAR members today serves as interoperability benchmark for deployment pilots and corridors. By collaborating with the infrastructure industry, road authorities, road operators, cities and regions in e. g. the Amsterdam Group and C-ROADS, the Consortium fosters a harmonised deployment of initial cooperative ITS services in vehicles and traffic infrastructure across Europe. A timeline of the most important milestones on this way:

2017

The C-ROADS Platform and the C2C-CC sign a Memorandum of Understanding on joint deployment of V2X-Services based on ITS-G5 by 2019

2017

The C2C-CC declares its strong support for the European Strategy on C-ITS Deployment, highlighting a hybrid communication approach for transmitting C-ITS messages using both direct vehicle communication (V2X ITS-G5 technology) as well as mobile radio communication.

2016

The C2C-CC publishes Release one of the Basic System Profile, listing all standards and specifications relevant for the vehicle-centered C-ITS technology, which serve as criteria for implementations of OEMs and suppliers to be tested against.

2009-2014

The C2C-CC supports the C-ITS Deployment Platform of the European Commission in developing a shared vision on the interoperable deployment of C-ITS in the EU.

2013

The C2C-CC establishes the pilot Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) which ensures the integrity of cooperative systems and the protection of privacy. Since the release, the PKI is in use by CAR 2 CAR members.

2014-2017

The C2C-CC supports the C-ITS Deployment Platform of the European Commission in developing a shared vision on the interoperable deployment of C-ITS in the EU.

2012

The vehicle manufacturers organised in the C2C-CC sign a Memorandum of Understanding on joint deployment.

2012

At the ITS World Congress in Vienna, the C2C-CC, the Testfeld Telematik Consortium and DRIVE C2X organise the Cooperative Mobility Demonstration.

2011

The C2C-CC starts collaborating with infrastructure industry, road authorities and operators, cities and regions in the Amsterdam Group

2002

The C2C-CC is founded by vehicles manufactures with the goal of standardising the wireless communication between vehicles and their environment in order to make vehicles of different manufacturers interoperable and also enable them to communicate with road-side units.

2008

The C2C-CC organises the first major demonstration event in Dudenhofen, Germany, publicly showing beneficial use cases of vehicle communication technology, interoperability, functionalities, and technical issues.

2008

The C2C-CC allocates the royalty free 5.9 GHz frequency band for safety relevant V2V communication in Europe

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Niels Peter Skov Andersen

General Manager
npa@car-2-car.org

Dr. Karl-Oskar Proskawetz

Administrator
kop@car-2-car.org